Elizabeth Willsteed represents Respondent Children by their Children’s Guardian

Re:N [2021] EWCA Civ 785 Elizabeth Willsteed represents Respondent Children by their Children's Guardian in Appellant Mother's Appeal held 21st May 2021. Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Approved Judgment [...]

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Domestic Abuse in the Family Courts: A Changing Landscape?

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in 4 joined cases considering the approach of the Family Court to the issue of domestic abuse. In a case that attracted substantial comment in the media, and which was live tweeted [...]

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Parental consent and the deprivation of liberty of 16 and 17 year old children

On 26 September the Supreme Court gave judgement In the matter of D (A Child) [2019] UKSC 42. The case considers the scope of parental responsibility to consent to the living arrangements for children which would otherwise amount to a [...]

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Court of Appeal Gives Judgment in Livewest v Bamber [2019] EWCA Civ 1174

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Livewest v Bamber [2019] EWCA Civ 1174 - a case concerned with whether or not 6 months notice is required to end a fixed term tenancy by the use of a [...]

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David Campbell acts as Prosecutor for A.C.T National Health and Safety Criminal Mock Trial

On Wednesday 13th February David Campbell acted as Prosecution Counsel for Compliance on Trial - Health and Safety  Criminal Mock Trial he helped organise with A.C.T National Ltd at the National Liberal Club in London. The event was attended by [...]

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Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & Mullins v Smith [2018] UKSC 29

In what is likely to be the leading authority on employment status for years to come, the Supreme Court today has dismissed the appeal of Pimlico Plumbers from the Court of Appeal decision that Mr Smith was a worker and [...]

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Fundamental Dishonesty in Context – LOCOG v Sinfield [2018] EWHC 51

In the absence of an authoritative statutory definition, a fair amount of judicial ink has been spent attempting to unpack the practical meaning of the term ‘fundamental dishonesty’. It was introduced by CPR 44.16(4) as an exception to the qualified [...]

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Unmarried couples win right to claim bereavement damages following landmark ruling 

Unmarried couples are to have the same rights to bereavement damages as married couples following a landmark Court of Appeal ruling. NHS worker Jakki Smith, 59, brought an appeal after discovering she was not eligible for damages after her partner [...]

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Burden of Proof under the Equality Act 2010: Ayodele v Citylink Limited & Napier [EWCA] Civ 1913 a Return to Orthodoxy after Efobi v Royal Mail Limited.

Further to my article on 9th October 2017 the Court of Appeal has considered the effect of section 136 of the Equality Act 2010 in the case of Ayodele v Citylink Ltd. The point arose as an additional ground of [...]

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The Court of Appeal Gives Judgment in Fundamental Dishonesty Case

On Monday 30 October 2017 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in the case of Howlett v Davies [2017] EWCA Civ 1696, which concerned the issue of fundamental dishonesty for the purpose of removing the costs protection provided by Qualified [...]

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Dan Dyson Led by Neil Hext QC succeeds in Court of Appeal

CHANNON V WARD [2017] EWCA Civ 13 The Court of Appeal has held that a negligent broker who failed to place PI insurance for his accountant client had caused no loss as the notional insurer would not have accepted the [...]

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Dan Dyson appears before the Court of Appeal

Dan Dyson led by Neil Hext QC of 4 New Square Chambers appeared before the Court of Appeal (Lady Justice Gloster and Lord Justice Tomlinson) on 22 and 23 November 2016 in the case of Rodney Channon (t/a Channon & Co) [...]

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