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MARINE AND COASTAL ACCESS ACT 2009
SOMERSET COASTAL ACCESS REPORT PUBLISHED
ACTION REQUIRED BY MIDNIGHT 12TH DECEMBER 2013
On 3rd October Christopher Naish represented the mother and Christian Gape represented the Guardian in an appeal in the Court of Appeal (Arden, Ryder and Macur LJJ) in the case of RE Y (Children). Read more
We are very sorry to announce the death of Joy Daniell who was senior clerk at Southernhay Chambers from December 1985 to December 2012. Read more
Homeowners also have new opportunities under the new General Development Order to which Gavin Collett has referred in his comments on its implications for farmers and landowners. Read more
It is not uncommon for relatives to take an aged member of the family to a solicitor so that a new will can be executed. The Court of Appeal decision in Hawes v Burgess  EWCA Civ 73 demostrates the care that has to be exercised in such a situation. The relevant will was drafted by an independent solicitor who was experienced in drafting wills and who had explained its contents to the deceased before she executed it three weeks later. The trial Judge found that the deceased lacked the degree of understanding to comprehend and appreciate the claims to which she ought to have given effect. He also found that the deceased did not know and approve the contents of the contents of the will. Read more
The family justice reforms and new Public Law Outline arise from a general agreement amongst practitioners and commentators that the family justice system is failing families.
We are delighted to announce the merger of Southernhay Chambers and Rougemont Chambers to provide our collective clients with an increased breadth of expertise and create the largest chambers to the south west of Bristol.
“Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.”
Niccolo Machiavelli Read more
On 29th July 2013 the Employment Tribunal (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013 come in to force for cases where the claim is sent to the Respondent on or after this date. Read more