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Judgment on Method D2 in Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Ltd. v Lloyds Bank plc & Ors.

On 6 December 2018 Morgan J. handed down his supplemental judgment in relation to Method D2, following his dismissal of the representative beneficiaries’ application for permission to appeal in Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Ltd. v Lloyds Bank plc & Ors..

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Radcliffe Chambers shortlisted for four awards at The Legal 500 Awards 2019

We are delighted that Radcliffe Chambers and its members are shortlisted across four categories in The Legal 500 Awards 2019.

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Densham v CCEW [2018] UKUT 0402 (TCC) – Allotments, enclosure awards and the mortmain red herring

Kate Selway has successfully represented the Charity Commission before the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery) in an appeal brought by local allotment holder Pauline Densham, who sought to argue that the wording of two mid 19th century enclosure awards allotting land in Hughenden, Bucks “on trust for the labouring poor” did not create a charitable trust of allotment land.

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Application for permission to appeal dismissed in Lloyds Banking Group Pensions Trustees Ltd. v Lloyds Bank plc & Ors.

Following his reserved judgment dated 26 October 2018, on 3 December 2018 Morgan J heard an application by the representative beneficiaries for permission to appeal on the issues of (i) methodology and (ii) forfeiture. This application was refused, the Judge holding that neither proposed ground of appeal had a real prospect of success.

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Avtar Khangure QC joins Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers is pleased to welcome leading commercial and chancery silk Avtar Khangure QC as an associate member. He is ranked in the top tier for commercial dispute resolution and restructuring/insolvency by Chambers UK Bar and Legal 500 Bar.

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Mark Mullen appointed Insolvency and Companies Court Judge

We are pleased to announce that HM the Queen has appointed Mark Mullen to be an Insolvency and Companies Court Judge with effect from 17th December 2018, based at the Rolls Building, Royal Courts of Justice.

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Radcliffe Chambers wins Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year at the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2018

Radcliffe Chambers is delighted to have won Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year: Chambers at the UK Diversity Legal Awards 2018. The winning initiative is its student barrister experience programme organised in collaboration with Big Voice London.

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Macintyre & Anor v Oliver & Ors [2018] EWHC 3094 (Ch)

Justin Holmes and Josh Lewison appeared in this case. Justin representing executor trustees applying for directions and Josh representing St Bart’s Hospital, one of the named beneficiaries.

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The Dystopia Pension Scheme: An everyday tale of pension administration - Talk by Elizabeth Ovey

Elizabeth Ovey recently delivered a talk at the Annual Conference of the Association of Pension Lawyers. The talk explored some of the problems which arise when it turns out that for several years a pension scheme has been administered on the wrong basis.

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Regency Villas Title Ltd and others (Respondents/Cross-Appellants) v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd and others (Appellants/Cross-Respondents)

Katie Longstaff appeared as second junior counsel for the successful Respondents/Cross-Appellants.

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