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President of the Family Division advocates repeal of Family reporting statute in the Italian Divorces case

Simon Murray and Tom Collins act for the Queen’s Proctor in an application to rescind decrees of divorce granted by the English and Welsh county courts in a large number of cases involving Italian nationals who have been involved in a massive conspiracy (involving around 180 other cases) to pervert the course of justice by claiming jurisdiction on false...

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Assistant Coroner Role

We are pleased to announce that Laura Johnson has been appointed Assistant Coroner for East London. Laura will carry out this part time judicial role alongside her full time practice as a barrister.

The new appointment will complement Laura’s existing coronial practice as an advocate experienced in representing interested persons in inquests covering the...

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Alastair Hammerton appointed as a Circuit Judge

We are delighted to announce that Alastair Hammerton has been appointed a Circuit Judge. A member of the Hammerton family has been associated with Chambers for over 60 years and we are extremely grateful to have benefitted from this presence. There is no doubt that Alastair’s tremendous legal skills and professional abilities will be a huge asset to the...

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Lord Faulks QC appointed as Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice

Chambers is pleased to announce that Lord Faulks QC, a recent past Head of this Set, has been appointed to the office of Minister of Justice and will be serving in that capacity in the House of Lords as from 20 January 2014.  

This is a proud moment for Chambers and we wish Lord Faulks well in his new post. It will be a demanding...

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1 Chancery Lane members involved in landmark Court of Appeal decision on 7th November 2013.

Regarding case of Japp v Virgin Holidays [2013] EWCA Civ 1371 further details can be found on the PIBlawg please click here

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After a six week trial in the Commercial Court, Mr Justice Popplewell has dismissed all claims made against the former directors of Madoff Securities International Ltd ("MSIL"), the UK company of Bernard Madoff's business, by its liquidator, following its collapse following Mr Madoff's arrest and the exposure of the Ponzi Scheme that he was operating. The...

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British Airways PLC & International Consolidated Airlines Group SA v. Sindicato Espanol de Pilotos de Lineas Areas & Another

English Courts have no jurisdiction under the Judgments Regulation EC Regulation 44/2001 to rule upon the lawfulness of industrial action by a Spanish trade union alleged to have breached the Claimants’ right to freedom of establishment and to provide cross-border services under Articles 49 and 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union...

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Walford v London General Transport Services Ltd: serious injuries claim against bus company and driver dismissed

Judgment was handed down on the 22nd May 2013 by David Pittaway QC (sitting as a QB Judge) following the hearing of the case of Michael Walford v (1) London General Transport Services Ltd (2) Mr Lukeba Mengha. The neutral citation is [2013] EWHC 1367 (QB). Angus Piper of 1 Chancery Lane, instructed by DWF LLP, appeared on behalf of both Defendants.

Mr Walford had...

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