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Josh Lewison participates in The Law Society Gazette advocacy roundtable

Radcliffe Chambers barrister Josh Lewison joined lawyers practising across a range of areas to discuss the future of advocacy.


Who will speak for those whose liberty is in the hands of the Court of Protection? - Article by Justin Holmes

Re KT & Others [2018] EWCOP 1 shows that the government is still washing its hands of the problem – and there are consequences for all Court of Protection cases.


Radcliffe Chambers expands its commercial offering with the recruitment of two new members

Commercial barristers Caroline Bolton and Anthony Dearing joined Radcliffe Chambers in January 2018, bringing with them experience in commercial, chancery, banking, property, and local government disputes and transactions.


Compromise approved in pension scheme equalisation dispute: Sogefi Filtration Ltd. v. Havard & Ors.

Keith Rowley QC and Henry Day acted on behalf of the claimant sponsoring employer, Sogefi Filtration Ltd, in proceedings concerning whether, following the decisions of the European Court of Justice in Barber v. Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group [1991] 1 Q.B. 344 and Coloroll Pension Trustees Ltd. v. Russell [1995] All E.R. (EC) 23, male and female members’ normal retirement dates under two defined benefit occupational pension schemes had been equalised: Sogefi sought declarations as to the validity of certain amendments to the schemes and rectification of two scheme deeds.


Finding a valid trust when no property was specified: Ong v Ping

Oliver Hilton acted on behalf of various parties who, in the context of bankruptcy proceedings, sought to set aside a number of judgments of the High Court which were alleged to have been obtained by fraud.


Taxing gains made by non-residents consultation

Whilst the Budget speech did not appear to mention it, Douglas Keel, a tax barrister, mentions that a Consultation Document and a Technical Note where published jointly by HM Treasure and HMRC with a view to taxing gains arising to non-residents from the disposal of UK immovable property…


Piers Feltham secures victory in pension appeal

Piers Feltham secured a remarkable victory for his client Mr Jossa before the Pensions Ombudsman and then on appeal in the High Court.


Tom Dumont & Andrew Brown in the Privy Council

Tom Dumont, leading Andrew Brown, appeared recently in the Privy Council before Lords Sumption, Carnwath, Hughes, Hodge and the most recent appointee to the Supreme Court, Lord Briggs.


Fraudulent calumny decision upheld

Kate Selway acted for the successful respondent when Morgan J recently dismissed two applications for permission to appeal the decisions of Mr Recorder Lawrence Cohen QC following a two week trial earlier this year concerning consolidated claims of fraudulent calumny and undue influence.


Keith Rowley QC wins Chancery Silk of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards

We are delighted to announce that Keith Rowley QC won ‘Chancery Silk of the Year ‘ award last night at the Chambers UK Bar Awards.

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