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Supreme Court decision in Szepietowski v The National Crime Agency

The Supreme Court has given judgment in Szepietowski v The National Crime Agency.


Francesca Quint quoted in Third Sector Online

Francesca Quint, who was speaking at the Charity Commission’s annual public meeting last month, has been quoted in Third Sector Online (27.09.13) on the issue of appeals to the charity tribunal.


New Retail Mortgages text book by Malcolm Waters QC, Elizabeth Ovey and Mark Fell

A new Sweet and Maxwell publication, Retail Mortgages: Law, Regulation and Procedure provides readers with one-stop access to an in-depth and up to date treatment of the law, regulation and procedure governing retail mortgage lending.


Chris Jeffs joins as new junior tenant

Chris Jeffs has taken up a tenancy with Chambers with effect from the 1st October after completing a successful 12 month pupillage at the set.


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.


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

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.


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.


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”.


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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