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Radcliffe Chambers wins Chambers of the Year at the Legal Cheek Awards 2019

Radcliffe Chambers is delighted to have won Chambers of the Year at the Legal Cheek Awards 2019. Thank you to those who provided feedback during the awards process, and to all our members and staff, whose hard work has led to our continued growth and success.


William Brazil v Norwich City Council [2017/1102] F-t T (Property Chamber) Land Registration Division

Judge McAllister has dismissed an adverse possession claim brought by Mr Brazil who claimed to have acquired title to valuable development land off Mile Cross Road, Norwich.


Blue Manchester Ltd v North West Ground Rents Ltd [2019] EWHC 142 (TCC)

In Blue Manchester Ltd v North West Ground Rents Ltd [2019] EWHC 142 (TCC) Edward Hicks, led by Paul Darling QC, acted as junior counsel for the successful claimant, which is the tenant and owner of the Hilton Hotel in the iconic Beetham Tower in Manchester.


Judgment in Northampton Borough Council v Cardoza & Ors [2019] EWHC 26 (Ch)

James Morgan QC represented the successful claimant in Northampton Borough Council v Cardoza & Ors [2019] EWHC 26 (Ch), a high profile case concerning £10.25 million of loans made by the council to Northampton Town Football Club and the conduct of defendants, as the former directors of the club, in relation to those loans. Following a 10-day trial, HHJ Barker QC found that the former directors had acted in breach of their fiduciary duty and were liable to compensate the council as assignee of the club.


Various Claimants v Giambrone & AIG [2019] EWHC 34 (QB)

In Various Claimants v Giambrone & AIG [2019] EWHC 34 (QB), Shantanu Majumdar of Radcliffe Chambers (instructed jointly by Edwin Coe and Penningtons Manches) has secured an order from Mr Justice Foskett holding liability insurers liable under s 51 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 (non-party costs) for half of the claimants’ costs (at first instance) in suing Giambrone and other defendants for professional negligence.


High Court authorises trustee of British Airways pension scheme to continue appeal to the Supreme Court in “unprecedented circumstances”

Airways Pension Scheme Trustee Limited v (1) Mark Owen Fielder (2) British Airways plc [2019] EWHC 29 (Ch)

The Trustee of the Airways Pension Scheme has successfully obtained approval from Mr Justice Arnold to pursue to the Supreme Court its appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal in British Airways plc v Airways Pension Scheme Trustee Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1533, [2018] Pens LR 19, and to be indemnified in respect of the costs of doing so from Scheme funds.


Thomas Dumont appointed as Queen’s Counsel

We are delighted to announce that Thomas Dumont has been appointed as Queen’s Counsel, taking effect on Monday 11 March.



Judgment on Method D2 in Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Ltd. v Lloyds Bank plc & Ors.

On 6 December 2018 Morgan J. handed down his supplemental judgment in relation to Method D2, following his dismissal of the representative beneficiaries’ application for permission to appeal in Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Ltd. v Lloyds Bank plc & Ors..


Radcliffe Chambers shortlisted for four awards at The Legal 500 Awards 2019

We are delighted that Radcliffe Chambers and its members are shortlisted across four categories in The Legal 500 Awards 2019.


Densham v CCEW [2018] UKUT 0402 (TCC) – Allotments, enclosure awards and the mortmain red herring

Kate Selway has successfully represented the Charity Commission before the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery) in an appeal brought by local allotment holder Pauline Densham, who sought to argue that the wording of two mid 19th century enclosure awards allotting land in Hughenden, Bucks “on trust for the labouring poor” did not create a charitable trust of allotment land.

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