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Judgment in Brennan v Prior and others

This was a probate action in which the daughter of the deceased, acting in person, attempted to challenge the validity of her father’s will on numerous grounds leaving her a legacy of £100,000 and dividing the remainder of his £450,000 estate between his siblings.  Edward Hicks appeared for the executors.

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Terminating tenancies under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

This Radcliffe Chambers Resource seminar by David di Mambro and Clive Moys will cover the following topics:

Part I – The law appears to be straightforward. There are excellent practitioner texts on the subject but there are many practical and tactical matters which they do not address. The purpose of this seminar is to fill that gap:

  • To which tenancies does the Act apply?
  • The intricacies of continuation and dates of termination
  • Landlord notices – avoiding traps
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Hedley Marten

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death on Wednesday 18th September of Hedley Marten who was, until forced to retire recently because of ill health, Head of these Chambers since they were created by the merger of 11 New Square and 11 Old Square in 2006.  He will be much missed by all who knew him.  A full obituary will appear shortly.

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The Legal 500 Bar Awards 2013

We are pleased to announce that Radcliffe Chambers have been nominated as Chambers of the Year, in the Traditional Chancery category of the inaugural Legal 500 Bar Awards.

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Radcliffe Chambers ranked as a leading set by the new edition of the Legal 500

The recently published Legal 500 2013 comments that Radcliffe Chambers is noted for “the superb technical ability of its barristers” and that it is “crammed full of impressive experts, and has very professional and impressive clerks”.

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Clarification on Non-EC Regulation Bankruptcy jurisdiction

Natalie Brown represented the petitioning debtors in the recently reported case of Re: Akaydin [2013] BPIR 539.  The claim raised a jurisdictional point in petitions presented by non-EC resident debtors for their own bankruptcy.

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Charity Law Update

This Radcliffe Chambers Resource seminar by Robert Pearce QC,Francesca Quint and Joshua Winfield will cover the following topics:

  • The Equality Act 2010 and Charities
  • Official Reviews of Charity Law: The Review of the Charities Act 2006 and the PASC Review
  • A Review of Recent Case Law
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Practical Property Points

This Radcliffe Chambers Resource seminar by Marie-Claire Bleasdale, Tom Beasley and Josh Lewison will provide practical guidance on difficult and urgent property problems as follows:

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Nominations announced for the Chambers 100 UK Bar

We are pleased to announce that Keith Rowley QC, Francesca Quint and Thomas Dumont have been shortlisted for the Chambers 100 UK Bar, a ranking of the UK’s top 100 silks and top 100 juniors.

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Leaving it all behind: some problems of gifts on death - 18th September

This Radcliffe Chambers Resource seminar by William Moffett and Mark Mullen will provide practical guidance (including an update on recent case law) on death bed gifts and on construing ambiguous provisions in wills.

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