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We’re taking part in the London Legal Walk 2016

We are proud to be taking part in the London Legal Week 2016 on the 16th of May, to help raise funds for free legal services in London and the South East. The London Legal Week Support Trust believes that ‘access to justice should be equally available to everyone, regardless of their financial situation’ and so do we!


Court of Appeal clarifies liability of landowners for nuisance created by licensees.

Catherine Doran successfully appeared for the Respondents in Cocking v Waring [2016] EWCA Civ 140.


Peter Crampin QC and Oliver Hilton join Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers today welcomes Peter Crampin QC back to chambers and Oliver Hilton as a new member. Both join from leading chancery chambers, 3 Stone Buildings.


Frances Ratcliffe represents the successful appellant in appeal from the Pensions Ombudsman.

The High Court has delivered judgment in the case of Hughes v Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Ltd [2016] EWHC 319 (Ch). This case was an appeal from the Pensions Ombudsman concerning the scope of the statutory right to a transfer.


Katherine McQuail represents Joy Williams in claim for financial provision under the Inheritance Act.

Joy Williams lived with her partner, Norman for 18 years, most recently in their jointly owned home. Under his will, which long pre-dated their relationship, his share in the property passed to his estranged wife who he had never divorced.  After a trial at Central London County Court, Ms Williams was awarded her partner’s entire interest in the property by the Judge.


David di Mambro C Arb, FCIArb, FSALS is appointed to the CIArb Business Arbitration Scheme (BAS) Panel of Arbitrators

The Business Arbitration Scheme (BAS) has been developed by the CIArb to provide simple, cost-effective, and timely resolution of disputes of low to medium monetary value (£5,000 – £100,000), by arbitration before a sole arbitrator.


Wrongful trading law reviewed as liquidators fail to establish ‘increase in net deficiency’

In a comprehensive judgment, rejecting claims brought by the liquidators of Ralls Builders Limited. Mr Justice Snowden has reviewed the law of wrongful trading and clarified a number of aspects and apparently contradictory decisions that have caused controversy within the insolvency profession for a number of years


Court of Appeal to rule on effect of Pensions Act 1995 s.67 in Buckinghamshire & Ors v Barnardo’s & Ors.

Court of Appeal to rule on whether substitution of an index alternative to RPI for purposes of pension scheme indexation and revaluation would breach the subsisting rights provisions of the Pensions Act 1995 s.67.


Overriding interests: distinguishing a home from a residence

Jeremy Cousins QC recently appeared successfully for the bank in AIB Group(UK) plc v Maxine Turner-Hankinson [2015] EWHC 3994 (Ch), where one of the central issues in the case was whether an overriding interest had been established in respect of a cottage.


Mark Mullen appointed as Deputy Bankruptcy Registrar

Mark Mullen has been appointed by the Lord Chief Justice as a Deputy Bankruptcy Registrar, sitting part-time in the High Court at the Rolls Building, Royal Courts of Justice, hearing insolvency and company law matters.

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