Trusts Newsletter – Summer 2024

A digest of some interesting cases over the last 6 months:- Trusts Tax Wills Probate TRUSTS - Folds Farm Trustees Ltd v. Cutts [2024] EWHC 12 (Ch) ‘It is inherent in a discretionary trust that some beneficiaries may be treated [...]

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Chambers welcomes two new Pupils

Members and clerks are delighted to welcome Phoebe Mitchell and Vincent Mulcock who both started their specialist pupillages in April 2024.. Phoebe is undertaking a specialist Family Pupillage under the supervision of William Hillier whilst Vincent is undertaking a specialist [...]

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Renters’ Reform Bill passes through the house!!

MPs voted in favour of the government's Renters' Reform Bill, Wednesday 24 April 2024, and the indefinite delay to the end of no fault evictions (s.21 notices) remains in place. The government have held off outlawing s21s until a review [...]

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Second Six Pupil Graeme Whitcher is accepting instructions

We are pleased to announce that Graeme has commenced his second six period within his pupillage specialising in the area of Civil Law. During his first-six, Graeme has shadowed members of the Civil Team across all areas of Chambers’ expertise, [...]

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Katie Elford

Second Six Pupil Katie Elford is accepting instructions.

We are pleased to announce that Katie has commenced her second six period within his pupillage specialising in the area of Civil Law.  During her first-six, Katie has shadowed members of the Civil Team across all areas of Chambers’ expertise, [...]

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The Importance of Being Neutral

CHARLES COOPER CONSIDERS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TRUSTEES DECLARING AND MAINTAINING NEUTRALITY IN THE COURSE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS Where a trustee or personal representative is a party to legal proceedings, the general rule is that they are entitled to be paid [...]

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Mental Health Tribunal success for Tanya Jones resulting in client being discharged from their sectioning.

Tanya Jones was instructed by Rebecca Moore of Coodes Solicitors to represent their client in an application to the First-Tier Tribunal (Mental Health).  The client had been detained under section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (admission for assessment). [...]

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Trusts Newsletter – Winter 2023

A digest of some interesting cases over the last 6 months:- Trusts Tax Wills Probate PROBATE, WILLS - Sangha v. Sangha [2023] EWCA Civ 660 The presumption against intestacy is 'not... enough to overcome the natural meaning of the general [...]

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Breakfast Seminar – The Intermediate Track and Fixed Recoverable Costs

Presented by Charles Shwenn we invite you to a breakfast seminar on Monday 20th November from 8.30am until 9.00am. Continental Breakfast and refreshments provided from 8.00am. [...]

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Chambers welcomes four new Pupils

We are delighted to welcome four new pupils who commenced their pupillages on 16th October 2023. From left to right Usmaan Siddiqui is undertaking a specialist Family Pupillage under the supervision of Christian Gape and Paul Bitmead. Katie Elford is [...]

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Medico-legal News – Autumn 2023

A digest of some interesting cases over the last 12 months:- Withdrawal of Treatment Clinical Negligence Disciplinary Inquests WITHDRAWAL OF TREATMENT - St George's NHS Trust v.Casey [2023] EWHC 2244 (Fam) When asked to declare the death of an adult, [...]

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Chambers welcomes new tenants Lewis and Lauren

After successful completion of their 12 month pupillages with Chambers, we are delighted to report that Lewis Jukes and Lauren Garner-Jackson have accepted tenancy with us.  Lewis has had a fantastic start in all areas of civil practice with a [...]

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Tanya Jones successfully appeals against a possession order resulting in the claim being dismissed.

Tanya Jones was instructed on behalf of the Appellant in an appeal where it was averred the court had erred in its decision to grant the Respondent possession. The grounds of appeal were firstly that the notice to quit, entitling [...]

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Trusts Newsletter – Summer 2023

A digest of some interesting cases over the last 6 months:- Trusts Tax Wills Probate PROBATE, WILLS - Boult v. Rees [2023] EWHC 147 (Ch) The evidence of an experienced Solicitor was held to provide 'only limited support' in assessing [...]

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Civil Second Six Pupil Lewis Jukes is accepting Instructions

We are pleased to announce that Lewis has commenced his second six period within his pupillage specialising in the area of Civil Law. During his first-six, Lewis has shadowed members of the Civil Team across all areas of Chambers’ expertise, [...]

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Successful constructive dismissal claim for Tanya Jones

 Tanya Jones was instructed to act for the Claimant in respect of their Constructive Dismissal, Whistleblowing Detriment and Discrimination arising from disability claims against the Respondent.   The Claimant did not have the required 2 years’ service to claim ordinary unfair [...]

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Constructive Dismissal success for Tanya Jones

Tanya Jones was instructed by Pam Dosanjh Phillips of Spencer West LLP to act for the Claimant in respect of their Constructive Dismissal claim against the Respondent. Tanya successfully argued the last straw doctrine was enough to breach the implied [...]

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Chambers warmly welcomes Ian Darcy as a tenant.

Magdalen Chambers are delighted to announce that Ian Darcy has joined chambers as a tenant from January 2023. Ian, who was formerly an In-House solicitor, is a welcome addition to the Chambers specialist Civil Team practising predominantly in Regulatory, Public [...]

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Boundary dispute – Tanya Jones obtains final mandatory injunction in trespass claim.

Tanya Jones, instructed by WBW Solicitors, represented the successful Claimant at a hearing by obtaining a final mandatory injunction against the Defendants. The Claim concerned a boundary dispute between two neighbouring properties whereby one neighbour had taken down a boundary [...]

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David Campbell – Civil Mediator

David is a Registered Mediator with the Civil Mediation Council and authorised to conduct Community, Civil and Commercial mediations. David bolsters Chambers Mediation Team who enjoy the benefit of our own Meditation suite in chambers. Contact the Civil Clerks for [...]

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Russell James is ranked at Leading Junior for another year by Legal 500 – 2023

Chambers congratulates Russell for his continued success being ranked by Legal 500. Property and Construction Tier 2: ‘Russell has exceptional knowledge of the legislation relating to homelessness and housing. He is very organised, and provides detailed and thorough advice.' [...]

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Natasha Bellinger continues to be ranked as Leading Junior by the Legal 500 – 2023

Chambers would like to congratulate Natasha on her continued success as Leading Junior. Leading Juniors: Property and Construction Tier 2: Natasha Bellinger - Property and Construction Tier 2 - 'A courageous and responsive advocate.' [...]

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Part-year worker’s holiday entitlement to be that of a full-time worker – Harpur Trust v Brazel [2022] UKSC 21

Summary On 21 July 2022, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Harpur Trust v Brazel [2022] UKSC 21. Lady Rose and Lady Arden dismissed the appeal and upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal, with which Lord [...]

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Train strike 2022: should strikes be supported by law in a society so dependant on travel services or is it time for change?

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) launched a ballot of its members in May 2022 on taking strike action. This ballot saw over 40,000 Network Rail workers and 15 train operating companies ballot for strike action. [...]

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Civil Second Six Pupil Tanya Jones is accepting Instructions

We are pleased to announce that Tanya has commenced her second six period within her pupillage specialising in the area of Civil Law. During her first-six, she has shadowed members of the civil team in housing, property litigation, contract, commercial, [...]

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*WE ARE RECRUITING*

If you are a member of the Bar seeking to leave the city hustle and bustle aside and relocate to practice in the scenic South West, we want to hear from you! Magdalen Chambers is one of the largest sets [...]

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Chambers welcomes two new Pupils

We are delighted to welcome Ella White and Tanya Jones as they start their pupillage with chambers this month. Ella will undertake a specialist Family pupillage under the supervision of Elizabeth Willsteed and Tanya will undertake a specialist Civil pupillage [...]

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A Practical Guide to Non-Party Costs Orders – Author Charles Shwenn

Chambers would like to congratulate Charles Shwenn on the publication of his book by Law Brief Publishing: A Practical Guide to Non-Party Costs Orders. This is a valuable tool for practitioners as well as companies, insurers and commercial litigation funders. [...]

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Natasha Bellinger appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel

Chambers are delighted to congratulate Natasha Bellinger on her appointment to the Attorney General’s Panel of Civil Counsel (Regional C Panel) with effect from 1 March 2020.  Natasha has a range of experience in general civil litigation, including contract, landlord [...]

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NON-PARTY COSTS ORDERS: PRINCIPLE AND PROCEDURE

Charles Shwenn a member of our Civil Team recently delivered a well received seminar on this topic. Click on the link for his seminar notes. Non-party Costs Orders- Principle and Procedure - Charles Shwenn [...]

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Pupillage Applications are now open with a deadline of 4.00pm14th February 2020

Chambers applications for two pupils one family and one civil law are now open with a view to the successful candidates commencing their pupillage in October 2020. The details and application can be found with the following link. Bar Council [...]

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Consecrated ground: whose vault is it?

An interesting article for New Law Journal jointly written by Kate Harrington with Charles Auld New Law Journal - Consecrated ground: whose vault is it? [...]

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Chambers celebrates further success with rankings in Chambers and Partners 2020

We are proud and delighted to announce that Chambers continues in it’s success being recognised by Chambers and Partners 2020. Five members have also been individually ranked together with recognition for the clerking team for client service “The clerks are [...]

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Section 146: A modern Interpretation

Charles Auld & Kate Harrington trace the introduction, construction & interpretation of s 146 notices as published in the New Law Jourrnal https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Aeacb56d7-474d-4556-bb58-a1e4f2dabad2 [...]

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Civil Second Six Pupil James Lewis-Bale is accepting instructions

We are pleased to announce that James has commenced is second six period within his pupillage in the area of Civil Law. Please contact Harry Turner our Senior Civil Clerk and his team for assistance. [...]

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THE NEW RESIDENCE NIL-RATE BAND

THE NEW RESIDENCE NIL-RATE BAND CHARLES COOPER CONSIDERS THE RESIDENCE NIL-RATE BAND AND TRANSFERABLE RESIDENCE NIL-RATE BAND FOR INHERITANCE TAX Inheritance Tax is payable on the value of a deceased's estate above a set threshold, referred to as the Inheritance [...]

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