Entries by Lisa Lyons

Have you had your court hearing about your children adjourned or cancelled because of Covid-19? Do you need a decision now about your child?

There is an alternative which is quicker and more economical than the court, and is legally binding. It is called the Children’s Arbitration Scheme. Specially qualified children specialists are able to make legally binding decisions under this scheme which have the same effect as a court order. The difference is, this can be done with […]

Eviction, Unlawful Eviction & Covid-19

Recent media reports and social media excerpts suggest there has been an increase in attempts by landlords during the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) crisis to evict their tenants including one national report of a landlord attempting to evict a paramedic by text. This article answers in brief some of the questions that tenants and landlords may […]

It’s business – but not as usual.

Since the situation became increasingly troubling our team have worked hard to be in a position to assist our clients, the Courts, and the Ministry of Justice to keep the system running in these unprecedented circumstances. All of our members are trained on using the main cloud-based video platforms considered by Macdonald J in his […]

Local Authority’s duty to carry out inspection of Children’s homes under s80 of the Children Act 1989: Covid-19 Guidance

Local Authority’s duty to carry out inspection of Children’s homes under s80 of the Children Act 1989: Covid-19 Guidance In the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak (‘Covid-19’), there has been little guidance as to what social workers should do when they are refused entry into the home of a child in care (or ‘looked after […]

Magdalen Chambers is delighted to announce that Russell James (formerly of Devon Chambers) has joined Chambers from the beginning of February.

Magdalen Chambers is delighted to announce that Russell James (formerly of Devon Chambers) has joined Chambers from the beginning of February. Russell is an experienced civil practitioner who specialises in Housing and Homelessness Law, Property Litigation, Civil and Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury. He has appeared in the full spectrum of civil courts and tribunals […]

Magdalen Chambers welcomes Geoff Killen

Magdalen Chambers is delight to Welcome Geoff Killen to Chambers. Geoff  is a specialist in personal injury law, with particular experience and expertise in: Employers Liability (including disease claims i.e. NIHL, WRULD, asbestosis & mesothelioma); Occupiers Liability; Product Liability; Public Liability; Animals Act claims; MOD claims; Inquests; any case with difficult Schedules of Loss or […]

Mental Capacity Law and Practice – Seminar 2nd February

Presented by Magdalen Chambers at Larkbeare House, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4NG Including large group sessions on Capacity – the current law Exeter Dementia Action Alliance – making Exeter a dementia friendly city The Care Act – Funding and Welfare And a choice of small group sessions on Continuing Health Care – Challenging Funding Decisions […]