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Judgment in the Morshead Mansions litigation: [2014] EWCA Civ 96.

Edward Hicks appeared as junior counsel for the successful appellant, Morshead Mansions Ltd (MML) in this case which concerned whether sections 21 and 22 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 are enforceable by civil injunction.


Judgment in Re Catling [2014] EWHC 180 (Ch)

Edward Hicks appeared in this contentious probate case for the seven eldest children of the late Joyce Beech Catling, successfully challenging the validity of her alleged last will of May 2007, which purported to leave her entire estate to the first defendant, her eighth and youngest son, on the grounds of lack of testamentary capacity and want of knowledge and approval.  The deceased’s earlier 2004 will, which left the estate between the eight children in equal shares, was admitted to proof along with a 2005 codicil.


With Capacity in Mind

Michael Heywood, Katherine McQuail and Justin Holmes are speaking at this seminar organised by Bond Dickinson in Leeds next Thursday 30th January.


Companies Limited by Guarantee (4th ed.) published

Mark Mullen and Josh Lewison are the authors of the fourth edition of Companies Limited by Guarantee, published by Jordans today.


David di Mambro to co-edit Mithani: Directors' Disqualification

David di Mambro has joined the editorial team of Mithani: Directors’ Disqualification.


Hedley Marten: Memorial Service in Lincoln's Inn Chapel, Tuesday 14th January

Hedley Marten (Richard Hedley Westwood Marten), until very recently Head of these Chambers, died on Wednesday 18th September 2013 aged just 70.  He was much loved and respected by his friends and professional colleagues within and beyond these Chambers as well as by his immediate family, of whom he was so very proud.


Judgment in Nesbitt v Nicholson & Others [2013] EWHC 4027 (Ch)

Josh Lewison appeared in this contentious probate case raising issues of fraudulent calumny and testamentary capacity.


Francesca Quint and Tom Dumont selected for Chambers UK Top 100

Francesca and Tom have been included in the list of the top 100 junior barristers practising at the Bar of England and Wales, which was published by Chambers UK yesterday.


Radcliffe Chambers ranked in the top 25 of all barristers’ sets

In addition to numerous recommendations of Radcliffe Chambers as a set, our barristers have secured 60 entries as Leaders at the Bar across 13 core Chancery and commercial fields in the new edition of Chambers UK, published last week.


Radcliffe Chambers Resource seminar: Fog in Channel – Continent cut off?

This seminar will be given by Malcolm Waters QC, Elizabeth Ovey and Mark Fell, the authors of Retail Mortgages: Law, Regulation and Procedure, which was published by Sweet & Maxwell last month. The talks have a European dimension.  They consider whether, in the sphere of business to consumer financial services contracts, the direction of UK regulation and case law is consistent with developments in Europe.

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