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Chambers News Jane Elliott-Kelly successful in The Administrative Court
11/05/2018
Important new guidance on public law and EU law points in detention challenges

The Administrative Court found that a Lithuanian national was unlawfully held by the Home Office for almost 50 days. R (Lauzikas) v SSHD establishes two important points of legal principle argued for by the Claimant.

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Chambers News Andrew Morrell appears in an important case on costs in the Court of Appeal
21/02/2018
On 16th February the Court of Appeal handed down Gamal v Synergy Lifestyle Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 172. Flaux LJ considered and expanded the dicta of MacLeish v Littlestone [2016] EWCA Civ 127, laying down a novel presumption of law on how payments on accounts are treated (see paragraphs 27-28). The judgment can be found here.
Chambers News Jo Shaw joins Lamb Building
12/02/2018
Chambers are delighted to announce that Jo Shaw, formerly at 1 Essex Court, has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Jo was called in 2000 and will become a member of our Family and Civil Teams.

Latest Practice Group News

Crime Group June Venters QC and Yasmeen Ul Haq succeed in the Court Of Appeal setting aside all findings made at the conclusion of a complex fact finding hearing in Care Proceedings where the Local Authority sought a finding of 'unlawful killing'.
05/03/2018
On 16th February the Court of Appeal handed down R (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 198 a judgment arising out of an appeal hearing heard on 6th December 2017. The father appealed against numerous findings made against him at a fact finding hearing including that he had "used unreasonable force and unlawfully killed the mother".

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Crime Group Bernard Richmond QC and Clare Leslie secure murder acquittal
21/02/2018
Murder acquittal: Bernard Richmond QC and Clare Leslie, instructed by Paul Mason of Lewis Nedas solicitors, secure acquittal for 16 year old boy charged as a joint participant in the widely reported murder of John Pordage at Baddow Road BP garage in Chelmsford. The incident was said to have been started after the shooter was called 'the milky bar kid' by a friend of the deceased.

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