Entries by Magdalen Chambers

Appealing a Homelessness Decision Out of Time: A Welcome Sense of Realism Injected by the Court of Appeal in an Age of Legal Aid Advice Deserts

On 30 January 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in an important case concerned with bringing a homelessness appeal pursuant to section 204 of the Housing Act 1996 after the 21 day time limit prescribed. The decision is Al Ahmed v Tower Hamlets LBC [2020] EWCA Civ 51 and it involved an appellant appealing out of […]

Christmas and New Year opening times 2019/2020

Monday, 23 December – 8.30am – 6.00pm Tuesday, 24 December – 9.00am – 4.00pm Wednesday, 25 December – Closed Thursday, 26December – Closed Friday, 27 December – Closed Monday, 30 December – 9.00am – 4.00pm Tuesday, 31 December – 9.00am – 4.00pm Wednesday, 1 January – Closed Thursday, 2 January – 8.30am – 6.00pm For […]

Family Law barrister Tony Ward retires after 48 years in practice

After a distinguished 48 year career at the bar, Tony announced his retirement from practice on 31st October 2019. A family law specialist, Tony developed an outstanding financial practice within divorce, cohabitation, and under Schedule I of the Children Act. He demonstrated considerable experience in dealing with complex financial cases including corporate and partnership issues, […]

Gavin Collett continues with success by being ranked by Chambers and Partners 2020

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Gavin Collett on his ranking in the Planning – Western (Bar) by Chambers and Partners 2020 (Band 2). Gavin is well regarded for his expertise in planning law, with particular specialist knowledge in highways and rights of way. He acts for local authorities, as well as developers and private individuals. He […]

Carol Mashembo celebrates success with further rankings in Chambers and Partners 2020.

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Carol Mashembo on her ranking in the Family/Matrimonial Department for Western (Bar) by Chambers and Partners 2020 (Band 2). Carol has a diverse family practice encompassing cohabitation disputes, financial remedies and private children law. She has over 15 years’ experience and regularly handles cases that involve dealing with litigants in […]

Christopher Naish celebrates further success with ranking in Chambers and Partners 2020.

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Christopher Naish on his ranking in the Family/Matrimonial Department for Western (Bar) by Chambers and Partners 2020 (Band 1). Christopher maintains a broad practice, acting for guardians, parents and local authorities on private and public children law matters, as well as being able to handle complex financial remedy cases. He […]

Rupert Chapman celebrates further success with ranking in Chambers and Partners 2020

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Rupert Chapman on his ranking in the Family/Matrimonial Department for Western (Bar) by Chambers and Partners 2020 (Band 2). Rupert is recognised for his expert handling of cases involving complex matrimonial finance disputes and private law children matters. Many of his cases straddle multiple jurisdictions around the world. Strengths: “He has […]