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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Emma Cross Barrister

Supreme Court – Re H-W (Children): Proportionality of Care Orders

In a judgement published on 15 June 2022, the Supreme Court determined key issues regarding the making of Care Orders in H-W (Children); H-W (Children) (No 2) [2022] UKSC 17 (Re H-W). The full judgment is available here: https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2021-0196-judgment.pdf This [...]

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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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Chambers is pleased to congratulate David Lidbury on his appointment as Safeguarding Panel Chair for the ECB.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is the national governing body for all cricket in England and Wales, supporting the game at every level – from grassroots to professional. The ECB Safeguarding Panel is convened under the ECB Safeguarding [...]

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Emma Cross Barrister

K v K and guidance from the President on private law fact-finding hearings: More clarity for courts and practitioners in the post-Re H-N era

In the year since Re H-N (seminal case regarding PD12J, domestic abuse and fact-finding hearings), there have been a series of decisions in the higher courts which have helped to shape and define the original decision. In more recent times, [...]

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Rupert Chapman and Russell James appointed Joint Heads of Magdalen Chambers as Nigel Moore retires.

Magdalen Chambers is pleased to announce that Rupert Chapman and Russell James have been appointed as new Joint Heads of Chambers with effect from 1 June 2022. This follows the retirement of Nigel Moore who has been Joint Head of [...]

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Emma Cross Barrister

Chambers Family Team welcomes Emma Cross

Members and clerks of chambers are delighted to welcome Emma as a tenant of chambers. Emma is a dedicated and driven family barrister specialising in public and private children law disputes. She regularly appears in person and online in courts [...]

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Join the Exeter Legal Walk – 23rd June 2022

The need for free legal advice centres has grown in the past few years. The effects of Covid-19 has dramatically increased the need for advice, resulting in more of the population falling into poverty. The organisations we support: Prevent families [...]

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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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Family Second Six Pupil Ella White is accepting Instructions

We are pleased to announce that Ella has commenced her second six period within her pupillage specialising in the area of family Law. During her first-six, she has had the benefit of shadowing most members of the family team in [...]

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Somerset County Council v NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and others.

The President has given guidance as to the impact of breaches of the AAR 2005 on placement and adoption orders, and any potential routes to challenge such orders when breaches have occurred. Background: In May 2021 it was identified that [...]

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Somerset County Council -v- NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

The President has handed down his eagerly awaited judgment at the conclusion of the Somerset County Council Adoption Agency Regulations breaches litigation. Following procedural breaches relating to the proper preparation of child permanency reports coming to the attention of the [...]

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Soft Loans in Financial Remedy Proceedings – Raiding the Bank of Mum and Dad

Informal loans are a regular part of Financial Remedy proceedings. It is extremely common to read a party’s Form E and see substantial loans from friends or family towards legal fees or family expenses including the family home or business. [...]

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Chambers congratulations Gavin Collett on being ranked by Chambers and Partners for another year

Gavin Collett 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 is the head of the administrative [...]

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Legality of placements orders under the Adoption Agency Regulations 2005

Somerset County Council v NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group & Anor [2021] EWHC 3004: Elizabeth Willsteed appeared as part of the team representing the Guardians for the 10 children in this decision concerning the legality of placement orders made on [...]

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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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Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – 2021 Opening Times

Members and Clerks wish you are a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We wish you a very prosperous 2022! 23rd Dec – 8.30am -5.30pm 24th Dec – Closed 25th Dec – Closed 26th Dec – Closed 27th Dec [...]

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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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Many congratulations to Sarah Evans for being ranked by Chamber and Partners

Sarah EvansHighly experienced children law barrister with particular expertise in complex children disputes. She is a children's arbitrator and sits as a deputy district judge.Strengths: "She is very good with clients. She can also adjust her style to suit the [...]

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Many congratulations to Carol Mashembo for another year being ranked by Chambers & Partners

Carol MashemboExperienced family barrister with strong experience in high-value financial relief proceedings arising from divorce and often involving businesses, shared property and non-matrimonial assets. She has additional expertise in private children matters.Strengths: "She is realistic in her advice and tough in [...]

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Rupert Chapman

Chambers congratulates our Joint Head of Chambers on his Chambers & Partners Ranking

Rupert ChapmanRecognised 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: "His advice is clear and he makes a difficult subject easy for the client to understand in [...]

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Chambers congratulates Christopher Naish on another year of ranking by Chambers & Partners

Christopher NaishMaintains a broad practice, acting for parents and local authorities on private and public children law matters, as well as being able to handle complex financial remedy cases. He advises on cases with allegations of fabricated or induced illness [...]

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Chambers congratulates Susan Campbell QC on Chambers and Partners Ranking

Susan Campbell QCHas extensive expertise in public and private children matters. She is particularly well regarded for her experience on cases involving injuries to children. She handles significant issues related to neglect, sexual abuse and emotional harm."She is very approachable [...]

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Excellent client feedback for Carol Mashembo in a Financial Remedy case

"Thanks again for your quality of service... the guidance you gave on the relevant legal issue was a game changer. The case summary and how you delivered it was so compelling, it just didn’t leave the judge any room for confusion”. [...]

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FINANCIAL REMEDIES IN A CHANGED WORLD – 9th November 2021, Exeter

We would be delighted to welcome you to join us for a very informative day with our guests Francis Clark LLP & Drew Pearce. We will be exploring Financial Remedies following Brexit and Covid 19. Please follow the link for [...]

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Financial Remedies in a Changed World – SAVE THE DATE. 9th November

Full day seminar Tuesday 9th November 2021 Joining members of our Finance Team are guest speakers. Southgate Mercure Hotel, Southernhay, Exeter. Program and booking details with be available shortly -- register interest by emailing events@magdalenchambers.co.uk [...]

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Natasha Bellinger ranked as Leading Junior by the Legal 500 – 2022

Members of chambers are delighted to congratulate Natasha on her continued success of being ranked by the Legal 500 - Tier 2 Property and Construction - ‘ Natasha combines clarity of thought and expression with determination. She is highly intelligent, [...]

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Russell James ranked as Leading Junior by the Legal 500 – 2022

Members of chambers are delighted to congratulate Russell for his further success being ranked by the Legal 500 - Tier 2 Property and Construction - ‘ Russell practices with exceptional attention to detail. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable, and [...]

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Elizabeth Willsteed ranked as Leading Junior by the Legal 500 – 2022

Members of Chambers are delighted to congratulate Elizabeth on her ranking by the Legal 500 for a successive year - Tier 4 Child Law (Public and Private) - ‘ She is a confident and articulate advocate. Her cross-examination is always [...]

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Carol Mashembo ranked as Leading Junior by the Legal 500 – 2022

Members of Chambers are delighted to congratulate Carol on her ranking by the Legal 500 for yet another year - Tier 2 Child Law (Public and Private) & Divorce and financial Remedy - ‘ Carol is a very knowledgeable, skilled [...]

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Rupert Chapman ranked as Leading Junior by the Legal 500 – 2022

Members of Chambers are delighted to congratulate Rupert on another year of success with his ranking by the Legal 500 - Tier 2 DIVORCE AND FINANCIAL REMEDY - ‘ Rupert has a meticulous eye, and speaks a language that the [...]

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Susan Campbell QC ranked as Leading Silk by the Legal 500 2022

Members of Chambers are delighted to congratulate Susan Campbell QC on another successful year and being ranked by Legal 500. Child Law (Public & Private) - Susan has a seemingly intrinsic ability to not only hone in on pivotal issues [...]

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Magdalen Chambers ranked as a Leading Set by the Legal 500 2022

Chambers are celebrating another year of success with particular mention to the family team. Magdalen Chambers has 'great strength in depth in family law', where the 'skilled team' has notable expertise in public children law work and is equally adept [...]

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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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Kate Harrington – Use a Picture – It’s worth a thousand words

Coronavirus regulations: out with impenetrable legalese & in with pictures, graphs & diagrams, say Charles Auld & Kate Harrington in the New Law Journal Click here for the article. Use a Picture - It's worth a thousand words [...]

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Christmas and New Year opening times 2020/2021

Wednesday 23rd – 8.30am - 6.00pm Thursday 24th - Closed Friday 25th - Closed Monday 28th - Closed Tuesday 29th – 10.00am -4.00pm Wednesday 30th – 10.00am - 4.00pm Thursday 31st – 10.00am - 4.00pm Friday 1st – Closed Monday [...]

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