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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

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:


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.


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.


Judgment in Gill v. GB Oils Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 860

Josh Lewison appeared on behalf of the appellant in this Court of Appeal case concerning a summary judgment application relating to the enforcement of a guarantee.


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.

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