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Unfair relationships provisions of the Consumer Credit Act considered

Elizabeth Ovey, instructed by DWF has represented NRAM plc in a claim against NRAM based on the unfair relationships provisions of the Consumer Credit Act and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations. This claim was rejected by Mr. Recorder Cadwallader sitting in Leeds. The case began with a claim by NRAM to possession of one of a substantial portfolio of buy-to-let properties, met with an unsuccessful counterclaim for a sum in the order of £4 million.


Ross v A [2015] EWCOP 46

Justin Holmes appeared for the Official Solicitor in Ross v A, a case in which the Court of Protection retrospectively authorised a deputy to pay the school fees of a sibling of A out of A’s personal injury fund.


Francesca Quint has become an honorary president of British Mensa

Radcliffe Chambers is proud to announce that Francesca Quint  who is widely known as a specialist in charity law has become an honorary president of British Mensa. We would like to congratulate Francesca on her appointment.


Keith Rowley Q.C. appears at pension scheme compromise hearing

On 18 June 2015 Keith Rowley Q.C., instructed by Eversheds LLP, appeared before Mann J. on behalf of the Defendant in Grolier International Ltd. v. Capital Cranfield Trustees Ltd. on the hearing of an application under CPR Rule 19.7(6) for approval of a conditional compromise agreement entered into between the Claimants and the Defendant, the latter in its capacity as the sole trustee of the Grolier International Limited Pension Plan.


Radcliffe Chambers shortlisted as Chambers of the Year in the STEP Private Client Awards

We are delighted to be shortlisted in the Chambers of the Year category in this year’s STEP Private Client Awards. Click here to read STEP press release and see the complete list of finalists.


We have raised over £1,500 for the London Legal Support Trust!

Our team of walkers joined more than 8,000 lawyers in the London Legal Walk which took place on the 18th of May. We are delighted to have successfully raised £1,536.25 and we are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated and helped us to achieve this substantial amount.


The law of donatio mortis causa clarified by the Court of Appeal. Vallee v Birchwood wrongly decided

Mark Mullen appeared for the Appellants in King v. The Chilterns Dog Rescue [2015] EWCA Civ 581 before the Court of Appeal (led by Penelope Reed QC).  The Court reversed the decision of Charles Hollander QC, sitting as a deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division (sub nom. King v. Dubrey [2014] EWHC 2083 (Ch)), and declared that Vallee v. Birchwood[2013] EWHC 1449 (Ch) had been wrongly decided.


Mark West was one of the contributors to ‘Nelson’s Band of Brothers: Lives and Memorials’ edited by Peter Hore

We are proud to announce that Mark West was one of the contributors to ‘Nelson’s Band of Brothers: Lives and Memorials’ (edited by Captain Peter Hore RN). Nelson’s Band of Brothers is a bibliographic encyclopaedia of the officers who fought under Nelson’s tactical command at his three great battles, chronicling all the captains of Nelson’s ships and describing in detail their social origins, their characters and their achievements, not only under his command, but also in their lives and service beyond.


Funding Litigation: A Seminar by Radcliffe Chambers

Jonathan Edwards, Pupil at Radcliffe Chambers provides an overview of this event and the key findings.


Fraud does not vitiate registration of a limited partnership

Mark Mullen represented the Registrar of Companies before Nugee J inBank of Beirut and others v HRH Prince Adel El-Hashemite [2015] EWHC 1451 (Ch). Three banks brought a claim for declarations and damages against the Prince and also claims for rectification of the register of limited partnerships maintained by the Registrar under the Limited Partnerships Act 1907.

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