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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Gas Safety and Section 21 Notices – “With you everything’s gas”*

The Court of Appeal has (on 18 June 2020) handed down judgment in the appeal of Trecarrel House v Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760 ruling on the consequences for the validity of a section 21 notice in landlord and tenant [...]

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Appealing a Homelessness Decision Out of Time: A Welcome Sense of Realism Injected by the Court of Appeal in an Age of Legal Aid Advice Deserts

On 30 January 2020 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in an important case concerned with bringing a homelessness appeal pursuant to section 204 of the Housing Act 1996 after the 21 day time limit prescribed. The decision is Al [...]

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Magdalen Chambers are again ranked as a leading set by the Legal 500

Magdalen Chambers is thoroughly delighted to announce that for the fourth successive year we have been rated as a leading set on the Western Circuit by the prestigious Legal 500 directory. The authors mentioned chambers specialism in civil and family [...]

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Permission granted for Second Appeal in Landlord and Tenant Break Clause Case

Court of Appeal Grants Permission for Second Appeal in Landlord and Tenant Break Clause Case Lewison LJ has granted a tenant permission to appeal in a case concerning the correct construction of a break clause in a residential letting and [...]

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Renting Homes in Wales – Samuel Waritay March 2016 Update

In a rather quiet way the Welsh Government has now legislated to do away with 35 years of convoluted tenancy labels, procedures and terms by passing the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 (“RHWA”). The Act is an admirable attempt to [...]

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Magdalen Chambers is delighted to announce that Russell James (formerly of Devon Chambers) has joined Chambers from the beginning of February.

Magdalen Chambers is delighted to announce that Russell James (formerly of Devon Chambers) has joined Chambers from the beginning of February. Russell is an experienced civil practitioner who specialises in Housing and Homelessness Law, Property Litigation, Civil and Commercial Litigation [...]

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Noticeably Possessed

Take Notice (of Possession): All Change Renting is big business. With the percentage of private renters in England increasing year on year, it is little wonder that the government is enacting various reforms across the rental sector to further its [...]

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New and Important Change in Planning Law For Homeowners too

Homeowners also have new opportunities under the  new General Development Order to which Gavin Collett has referred in his comments on its  implications for farmers and landowners. (more…) [...]

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