Chambers Annual Summer Party

Members and Clerks were very glad to welcome guests to enjoy an evening of Fizz and fun at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum to celebrate the summer together with this years achievements, the judicial appointments but mostly to thank Christopher [...]

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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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Nigel Moore and Rupert Chapman take over as Joint Heads of Magdalen Chambers

The members of Magdalen Chambers are delighted to welcome Nigel Moore and Rupert Chapman as the new Joint Heads of chambers with effect 1st June 2019. Christopher Naish was Head of Chambers at Southernhay Chambers from 2005 and then Joint [...]

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Family Second Six Pupil Rachel Bennett is accepting instructions

We are pleased to announce that Rachel has commenced her second six period within her pupillage specialising in the area of family Law. Please contact Grainne McGovern our Senior Family Clerk and her team for assistance. [...]

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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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James Bax Appointed as Full Time Salaried Employment Judge

Chambers are delighted to congratulate James Bax on his Appointment of a Salaried Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) The Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable David Gauke MP, has appointed James Alexander Bax to be a Salaried [...]

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Pakeeza Rahman appointed Deputy District Judge

Chambers are delighted to congratulate Pakeeza Rahman on her appointment by the Lord Chief Justice as Deputy District Judge assigned to the Midlands Circuit. Pakeeza will also continue to accept instructions in her specialist area of Family Law. [...]

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David Lidbury appointed as Deputy District Judge

Chambers is delighted to congratulate David Lidbury on his appointment by the Lord Chief Justice as a Deputy District Judge appointed to the Western Circuit. David will also continue to accept instructions in his specialist area of Family Law. [...]

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James Bax appointed Deputy District Judge

Chambers offer many congratulations to James Bax on his appointment by the Lord Chief Justice as Deputy District Judge on the Western Circuit. James will also continue to accept instructions in his specialist areas of Law. [...]

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Sarah Evans appointed Deputy District Judge

We are delighted to announce Sarah Evans appointment by the Lord Chief Justice as Deputy District Judge assigned to sit on the Western Circuit. Sarah will continue to accept instructions in her specialist area of Family Law. [...]

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Andrew Worthley appointed as Deputy District Judge

Chambers are delighted to congratulate Andrew Worthley on his appointment by the Lord Chief Justice as a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit. Andrew will continue to accept instructions in his specialist areas of Law. [...]

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Exeter alumni Andrew Worthley chairs Devon Chambers moot final in the UK Supreme Court

“This week Exeter University was proud to host the Devon Chambers moot final in the UK Supreme Court. The four participating students Emma Swindell, Lauren Holmes, Graeme Whitcher and Ella Worsley tackled a complex and interesting moot case created by [...]

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The South West Legal Support Trust – Great Legal Bake Wednesday 27th February 2019

We are again supporting The South West Legal Support Trust with this years Great Legal Bake as well as raising money for Exeter Personal Support Unit which we are very proud to support. Our event again this year will be [...]

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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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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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David Lidbury appointed as First-Tier Tribunal Judge

We are delighted to congratulate David on his appointment as Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber. David will continue to sit as a member of the RFU Discipline Panel and the Devon [...]

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Elizabeth Willsteed appointed as First-Tier Tribunal Judge

Chambers are delighted to announce Elizabeth's Appointment as a Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal assigned to the Social Entitlement Chamber. Elizabeth will continue to practice from chambers and accept instructions in her specialist areas. [...]

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Rupert Chapman appointed as a First-Tier Tribunal Judge

Chambers are delighted to congratulate Rupert on his Appointment as a Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal assigned to the Social Entitlement Chamber. Rupert will continue to accept instructions within his specialist areas. [...]

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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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We are celebrating having been selected to receive the Wellbeing certificate of recognition from the Bar Council

"Chambers is delighted to have been awarded the Bar Council's Certificate of Recognition which acknowledges the efforts made by Chambers to support and promote the wellbeing of its members and staff" states Christopher Naish, Head of Chambers.  "We have always [...]

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Charles Cooper

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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Gavin Collett is ranked in by Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2019

Many congratultions to Gavin for being ranked by Chambers and Partners 2019 in the area of planning. Well regarded for his expertise in planning law, with particular specialist knowledge in highways and rights of way. He acts for local authorities, [...]

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Rupert Chapman

Rupert Chapman ranked by Chambers and Partners 2019 for Family/Matrimonial

Chambers congratulates Rupert on his second accolade of the week by being ranked by Chambers and Partners. Rupert is acknowledged for his handling of cases involving matrimonial finance disputes and private law children matters. Many of his cases straddle multiple jurisdictions around the world. [...]

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Carol Mashembo ranked by Chambers and Partners 2019 for Family/Matrimonial

Chambers congratulates the second success this week for Carol with the rankings for Chambers and Partner being announced today. Carol has a diverse family practice encompassing cohabitation disputes, financial remedies and private children law. She has over 15 years' experience [...]

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Christopher Naish ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners 2019 for Family/Matrimonial

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Christopher for being ranked by Chambers and Partners again this year for his work in the field of Family/Matrimonial Law. Has a broad practice, acting for guardians, parents and local authorities on private and public [...]

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Nigel Moore ranked by Chambers and Partners 2019 for Employment Law

Chambers are delighted to congratulate Nigel on his ranking in this years Chambers and Partners which are announced today. Nigel - Band 3 Called to the Bar after a number of years' practice as a solicitor, and has since acted [...]

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Chambers Clerks recognised for another year by Legal 500

[av_textblock size='' font_color='' color=''] Chambers are delighted to congratulate our Senior Clerk James Basden and Senior Civil Clerk Harry Turner who are both recognised by the Legal 500. Described as ‘very personable, efficient, client focused and responsive’ as well as being [...]

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Russell James is Individually ranked as tier 1 Leading Junior in the 2018 Legal 500

Members of Chambers are delighted to congratulate Russell on his ranking by the Legal 500 again this year in the area of Property: Magdalen Chambers and who is very well known for his experience in housing and homelessness matters He is described as ‘Highly [...]

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Rupert Chapman

Rupert Chapman is Individually ranked as tier 1 Leading Junior in the 2018 Legal 500

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Rupert on his ranking by the Legal 500 again this year in the area of Family and Children:  He is the proud head of our family team which is  noted for it's ‘strength in depth’, with [...]

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Carol Mashembo is Individually ranked as tier 1 Leading Junior in the 2018 Legal 500

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Carol on her ranking by the Legal 500 again this year in the area of Family and Children:  which has ‘strength in depth’ in its family team, with members acting in, among other areas, cases involving [...]

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Tony ward is Individually ranked as tier 1 Leading Junior in the 2018 Legal 500

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Tony on his ranking by the Legal 500 again this year in the area of Family and Children:  which has ‘strength in depth’ in its family team, with members acting in, among other areas, cases involving [...]

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Christopher Naish is Individually ranked as tier 1 Leading Junior in the 2018 Legal 500

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Christopher on his ranking by the Legal 500 again this year in the area of Family and Children:  which has ‘strength in depth’ in its family team, with members acting in, among other areas, cases involving [...]

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Gavin Collett Individually ranked as tier 1 Leading Junior in the 2018 Legal 500

Chambers is delighted to congratulate Gavin on being recognised by the Legal 500 for his work in the field of Construction, planning and Environment: where he acts for individuals, developers and local authorities. Gavin is described as  ‘Highly experienced in planning, [...]

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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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Magdalen Chambers are again ranked as a leading set by the Legal 500 for 2018

Leading set Western Circuit Bar Magdalen Chambers has solid expertise in civil and family law; recent instructions include care proceedings and financial remedy matters. Property law cases are prominent on the civil side, however, members are well versed in commercial, [...]

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Chambers are delighted to welcome Jennifer Smith as our new tenant specialising in Family Law

Jennifer successfully completed her specialist family pupillage under the supervision of Christopher Naish. Jennifer has a busy practice of private and public law work and applications under Part IV Family Law Act 1996 (Domestic Violence). Jennifer also intends to build [...]

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