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9 Gough Chambers Family Law Team Shortlisted for the 2018 Family Law Chambers of the Year

We are pleased to announce that 9 Gough Chambers’s Family Law Team have been shortlisted for the 2018 Family Law Chambers of the year.
We would like to thank all those that have nominated us and we are grateful to the…

TATLA Briefing – August 2018

In April 2018 the Ministry of Justice published a new Pre-Action Protocol for the Resolution of Package
Travel Claims. It governs all claims arising from gastric illness during package holidays where the letter
of claim was sent after 7th May…

Giles Mooney settles cauda equina claim for £2.25 million

Giles Mooney has successfully settled the case of Smith v Tesco at a Joint Settlement Meeting. The case which has been running for over four years concerned a Claimant who was injured at work whilst driving a shunter vehicle. He drove the…

Thom Dyke secures acquittal in £0.5m fraud trial

Thom Dyke acted for the defendant, TG, in a complex fraud trial involving alleged losses of nearly half a million pounds. TG was found not guilty by the jury after the three week trial at Guildford Crown Court.
The prosecution alleged…

Tom Little QC prosecutes former Uruguayan diplomat for killing neighbour

At the Old Bailey His Honour Judge Leonard QC yesterday sentenced Enrique Facelli, a former Uruguayan diplomat for killing his neighbour in a long running dispute to a Hospital Order with restriction. The defendant was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia at the time…

An exciting opportunity to join an established Family Team – Get In Touch

Due to demand for our services and ever increasing private and public workloads the 

Tim Parker successful in the Court of Appeal in Re A (Children)

Tim Parker led by Frances Judd QC of Harcourt Chambers and instructed by LB Southwark has successfully sought a retrial in a case where the first instance judge had dismissed the proceedings. The Court of Appeal found that, in this most difficult…

Thom Dyke successfully prosecutes Uber driver and friend for “selling guns to straight killers”

Thom Dyke has successfully prosecuted an Uber driver (AK) and his friend (ES) for “selling guns to straight killers”.
On 23 May 2017, police had the pair under surveillance in North London. ES was seen leaving his house holding a bag…

Tom Little QC succeeds in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today allowed the Prosecution’s Interlocutory Appeal in R v Mackinlay and others as to way in which election expenses are to be calculated and declared. Tom Little QC is prosecuting the case in the Southwark Crown Court and appeared…

Settling outside the Claims Portal: do fixed costs still apply?

Where a claim which is inappropriately started outside the relevant portal is settled before issuing proceedings, its costs may be limited to those recoverable under the relevant portal.
The claim was for noise induced hearing loss and…

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