Andrew Worthley successfully represents the respondent in a unfair dismissal and unlawful deduction of wages claim appeal – Hanson Quarry Products -v- Lock

An interesting and important read in relation ill health and lack of return to work support. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/62bec86c8fa8f519b5f1b7a2/Hanson_Quarry_Products_Europe_Limited_of_Hanson_House_v_Mr_Peter_Luck__2022__EAT_98.pdf [...]

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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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Court of Appeal Grants Permission to Appeal in Livewest v Bamber 

The Court of Appeal has granted permission for a second appeal in the case of Livewest v Bamber [2018] EWHC 2454. This case concerns the correct interpretation and application of sections 21(1A) and 21(1B) of the Housing Act 1988 which apply [...]

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CAVEATS AND STANDING SEARCHES

CHARLES COOPER REVIEWS THE USE OF CAVEATS AND STANDING SEARCHES AND A RECENT CHANGE TO THE NON-CONTENTIOUS PROBATE RULES From November 2018 an online application can be made to the Probate Registry for Caveats or Standing Searches in a deceased's [...]

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William Hopkin Individually ranked as tier 1 Leading Junior in the 2018 Legal 500

Chambers congratulates William Hopkin on being recognised for his work in the area of  Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery Law: William Hopkin is a key name at Magdalen Chambers for commercial litigation and company disputes. He is described as ‘Very astute [...]

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NIL-RATE BAND LEGACIES AND THE NEW RESIDENCE NIL-RATE BAND

CHARLES COOPER REVIEWS THE CONSEQUENCES FOR NIL-RATE BAND LEGACIES OF THE NEW RESIDENCE NIL-RATE BAND FOR INHERITANCE TAX Since 09 October 2007 it has been possible to claim, on their death, the unused Inheritance Tax Nil-Rate Band ('NRB') of their [...]

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Divorce and financial remedies: reforms and representation

Long-awaited reforms to financial settlement processes and procedures are being piloted this month, with the introduction of three regional Financial Remedies Courts. These courts, which will be part of the Family Court, will deal with all types of financial remedy [...]

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Chambers welcomes two Pupils

Members of Chambers are delighted to welcome two new pupils for the final, essential, part of their training known as a pupillage The pupils will spend twelve months in chambers undertaking the preparation of cases under the careful supervision of experienced and [...]

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