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Tom Dumont appointed as a judge for the STEP Private Client Awards 2013

We are pleased to announce that Tom Dumont has been appointed as one of the judges for this year’s STEP Private Client Awards.


Part II 1954 Act proceedings concerning substantial mixed use commercial premises

Following the settlement on 20th May of the Pt II 1954 Act proceedings between Travis Perkins and Camden London Borough Council concerning premises in West Hampstead, the site has now been brought to market with an estimated disposal value of £25 million, as reported recently in the Estates Gazette (6 July 2013).


Judgment in Roberts v National Anti-Vivisection Society

Mark Mullen appeared for the National Anti-Vivisection Society before Judge Hodge QC (sitting as a judge of the Chancery Division) in a case concerning the construction of a will.


Judgment in Death Bed Gifts Appeal

William Moffett acted in the recent appeal in Vallee v Birchwood [2013] EWHC 1449 (Ch), which is currently causing something of a stir among private client practitioners. The case concerned a donatio mortis causa, a death-bed gift, made in respect of a house by handing over title deeds, by the donor to his daughter some 4 months before his death.


Judgment in Hounslow Badminton Association v Registrar of Companies

Mr Justice Vos delivered judgment as to the effect of administrative restoration of a company under section 1024 of the Companies Act 2006 on an application for registration of particulars of a charge delivered prior to restoration.


Trustees seek Court's guidance before exercising power of appointment

Kate Selway acted for settlement trustees who were applying under CPR 64.2 for a declaration that a proposed exercise of a power of appointment was for the benefit of a beneficiary (“E”). The settlement excluded illegitimate children from the class of beneficiaries. E was unmarried and had recently had a child (“T”).


Claims Under Guarantees - 20th June

This Radcliffe Chambers Resource seminar by Shantanu Majumdar, William Moffett and Josh Lewison will provide practical guidance (including an update on recent case law) for solicitors bringing and defending claims on guarantees.


Former Southampton footballer successful in dilapidations claim against his old club

Simon Williams recently acted for retired footballer Francis Benali in his successful dilapidations and contractual claim against his former club, Southampton.


Freezing Injunctions: A workshop - 14th May 2013

This Radcliffe Chambers Resource seminar by Shantanu Majumdar and Christopher Buckley gives practical tips and guidance in the light of recent case law for solicitors dealing with freezing orders.


Decision in NT v FS

Katherine McQuail was recently instructed in an application for a statutory will in the Court of Protection: NT v FS & Others.

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