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Radcliffe Chambers becomes a member set of the COMBAR

Radcliffe Chambers is pleased to announce that we are now a Commercial Bar Association Set of Chambers.


Season's Greetings from all at Radcliffe Chambers

This year, instead of sending Christmas cards, we have made a Christmas charity donation to the Social Mobility Foundation.


Charity Tribunal decision: target shooting not a charitable sport

Mark Mullen represented the Charity Commission for England and Wales before the tribunal on an appeal by Cambridgeshire Target Shooting Association (“CTSA”) against the decision of the Commission not to register it as a charity.


Indemnity costs secured for failure to engage in ADR

Stephen Acton has recently secured an indemnity costs order in the case of Browne v Swindon Borough Council against the local authority, following a successful claim for tree root damage suffered by the claimant’s house.


Court of Appeal considers nature of tenant’s loss in claim for damages for landlord’s breach of covenant in Moorjani v Durban Estates [2015] EWCA Civ 1252

Simon Williams appeared for the successful appellant, Mansing Moorjani, whose claim for damages for breaches by his landlord of its covenants to insure the building and maintain the common parts had been rejected by the trial judge on the basis that he was not resident in the building for the periods in respect of which he claimed damages and could not therefore have suffered loss.


Judgment in the Court of Appeal in County Leasing Asset Management Ltd & 5 ors v Mark Glenn Hawkes [2015] EWCA Civ 1251

Christopher Boardman appeared for the successful Appellants in this case, in which the Court of Appeal has provided guidance on the principles applicable to the Court’s discretion, when making an order for the restoration of a dissolved company, to order that the period of dissolution should not count for limitation purposes: aka a ‘limitation direction’.


Judgment in Ascham Homes Ltd v Hassett Auguste [2015] EWHC 3517 (Ch)

Wendy Mathers appeared for the successful appellant in this appeal from the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman concerning the construction of “business efficiency” in Regulation 19 of the Local Government Pension Scheme (Benefits, Membership and Contributions) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/1166) (as amended).


Clive Moys represents Camden Council to recover possession of their former district housing office.

Clive Moys represented Camden Council in proceedings to recover possession of Camden’s former district housing office


Malcolm Waters QC and Elizabeth Ovey contribute to the latest volume of Halsbury’s Laws of England, Financial Institutions

Malcolm Waters QC and Elizabeth Ovey acted as consultant editors for Parts 2 and 3 of this volume, which deal with Mutual Societies and co-operative and community benefit societies.


Radcliffe Chambers is awarded ‘highly commended’ as Chambers of the Year at the Modern Law Awards.

Radcliffe Chambers is thrilled to announce that we were awarded ‘highly commended’ as Chambers of the Year at the Modern Law Awards.

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