*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 in the south west outside of Bristol with members excelling in a wide range of areas of civil and family work. We were thrilled to achieve success for another year having been recognised by Chambers and Partners 2021 and be ranked once again to be recognised by the Legal 500 as a leading set on the Western Circuit in the Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2021.

After a busy and successful 2020, we are looking to expand and wish to hear from members of the Bar that seek to share in our growing and busy workload. We are situated in the heart of Exeter which offers the city living alongside its close links to the beautiful countryside, Dartmoor and beaches – what more could you want!

Magdalen Chambers is proud to have a strong, supportive and leading clerking team who have been recognised by Chambers and Partners 2020.

We will happily consider applications for tenancy or 3rd six pupillages. Please direct any applications which will be treated in the strictest confidence to : Senior Clerk, James Basden.  James@magdalenchambers.co.uk

 

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. Family practitioners who practice in the area of TOLATA may also find this guide of use.

Orders that a non-party to litigation shall pay the costs of that litigation have become increasingly prevalent since the court’s power to make them was confirmed in 1986. Though judges have a wide discretion in this regard, the jurisprudence that has developed on this topic offers important guidance as to its exercise. It is important for practitioners to understand these principles so that they can be alert to the possibility of recovering their costs from a non-party and when their clients might themselves be susceptible.

Charles Shwenn is a member of the civil team in chambers and maintains a broad commercial chancery practice. He has a particular interest in the law of costs and civil procedure, on which he regularly writes and advises.

This book can be purchased from Amazon using the following link. Practical Guide to Non-Party Costs Orders

William Hopkin Ranked As A Leading Junior On The Western Circuit By The Legal 500

Chambers is delighted to congratulate William Hopkin on his ranking as a leading junior on the Western Circuit by the Legal 500 in the area of Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery Law. Part of our broad and busy civil team, the Legal 500 said of William that ‘his advice is first rate, commercially minded, and pragmatic’ and that he is ‘experienced in a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including shareholder disputes and director disqualification, as well as charity law.’

Read more about Magdalen Chambers Ranking as Leading Set by the Legal 500 2020 here.