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Dunsfold School: Decision of the Charity Tribunal

Mark Mullen represented the successful Appellants before the First-tier Tribunal (Charity) in a case concerning a challenge to a cy-près scheme made by the Charity Commission for a charity holding land and buildings which had been used for the purposes of a school from 1839 until the school’s closure in 2004.

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Judgment in Scott & Scott v Kennedys Law LLP & Vertex Law LLP [2011] EWHC 3808 (Ch)

Simon Williams represented the Claimants in Scott & Scott v Kennedys Law LLP & Vertex Law LLP before Mr. Justice Vos in the Chancery Division on the 16th November 2011.

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Judgment in Wright & Another v Gater [2011] EWHC 2881 (Ch)

Marcus Flavin appeared for the claimants in an application under the Variation of Trusts Act 1958 for the court’s approval of a variation of statutory trusts in favour of an infant arising on two successive intestacies.

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Judgment in Killearn v Killearn [2011] EWHC 3775 (Ch)

Hedley Marten and Daniel Burton appeared for the First and Fourth Defendants respecitvely in the Claimant’s application to sell 17th century Haremere Hall, in Etchingham, Sussex, which is currently held in a family trust.

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Decision in the Independent Schools Public Benefit Case

The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) has today released its decision in R (Independent Schools Council) v The Charity Commission for England and Wales and HM Attorney General v The Charity Commission for England and Wales [2011] UKUT 421 (TCC).

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Radcliffe Chambers secures 58 recommendations in this year's edition of the Chambers UK

The 2012 edition of Chambers UK, which was recently published, comments: “Radcliffe Chambers is a ‘supremely user-friendly set’ with reasonable charging rates and ‘barristers who are courteous and responsive.’ It is also blessed with clerks of high quality.

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Chambers welcomes Daniel Burton as new junior tenant

We are pleased to announce that Daniel Burton has joined chambers with effect from 1st October 2011.

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Radcliffe members gain 41 recommendations in the new Legal 500

The new edition of The Legal 500 2011 notes that Radcliffe Chambers is ‘easy to deal with, flexible and helpful’ and ‘always provides a good quality of service’.

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Alexander Forbes Trustee Services Ltd. v John Doe & Richard Roe

On 5 September 2011 in the High Court in Birmingham Keith Rowley QC appeared for the well known litigant Richard Roe at a hearing to determine how regulation 13 of the Occupational Pension Schemes (Winding Up) Regulations 1996, SI 1996/3126, affects the application of money purchase assets on the winding up of two hybrid pension schemes.

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Judgment in Houldsworth v Bridge Trustees [2011] 1 WLR 1912

The Supreme Court today handed down its judgment in Houldsworth v Bridge Trustees Ltd (the Imperial Home Décor Pension Scheme). Keith Rowley QC appeared for the trustee of the scheme.

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