Chambers News Shanthi Sivakumaran secures conviction in private prosecution
Brigadier Fernando, a Sri Lankan military officer appointed Defence Attache to the Sri Lankan High Commission in 2018 was found guilty at Westminster Magistrates Court for public order offences. Shanthi Sivakumaran, instructed by the Public Interest Law Centre acted pro bono for the Tamil Activists in the private prosecution for threats he made at a protest outside the High Commission on 4 February 2018.
Chambers News Lamb Building welcomes former pupils Miss Aphra Bruce-Jones and Mr. Thomas Richardson as new members
Lamb Building are delighted to announce that after the successful completion of their respective pupillages Miss Aphra Bruce-Jones and Mr. Thomas Richardson have accepted invitations to join chambers. Aphra will join our Immigration and Crime Teams and Tom will be joining our Civil and Crime Teams.
Chambers News Lamb Building Barristers recognised in 2019 Legal Directories
Members of the Crime Team and the Immigration Team received news this week that they have been included in those recommended in Chambers Directory and/or the Legal 500

Our congratulations go to:
Bernard Richmond QC (Crime Team), Eric Fripp (Immigration Team), Andrew Selby (Crime Team), Justine Fisher (Immigration Team), Bojana Asanovic (Immigration Team), Keelin McCarthy (Immigration Team), Emma Daykin (Immigration Team), Ross Talbott (Crime Team)
Chambers News June Venters QC is honoured at The Law Society Excellence Awards 2018
Congratulations to June Venters QC for being highly recommended in the Solicitor Advocate category of the Year at the recent The Law Society Excellence Awards 2018 evening.
Chambers News Paula Rhone Adrien appears on Woman's Hour - Why get married?
Paula Rhone Adrien appears on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour discussing whether marriage is still relevant in modern society - @bbcradio4
Chambers News Lamb Building welcomes UKLGIG research on LGBTQI+ asylum claims and congratulates its members
Lamb Building welcomes the UKLGIG report on Home Office decision-making in sexual orientation and gender identity asylum claims and congratulates two members, Bojana Asanovic who wrote the report and Shanthi Sivakumaran who was a research contributor. The report identifies shortcomings in credibility assessments and application of the correct standard of proof in LGBTQI+ asylum claims and makes recommendations for improved practice. The report also notes improvements in Home Office interviewing of LGBTQI+ claimants.
Chambers News Emma Daykin instructed by 800-strong group of Turkish entrepreneurs to challenge new Home Office on ILR
As reported in the Financial Times:
"Emma Daykin, a barrister acting for the group, has sent the Home Office a pre-action letter - the prelude to a judicial review that will ask a judge to rule that the department acted illegally."

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Chambers News Shanthi Sivakumaran gives lecture on Youths in the Criminal Justice System at University of Law
On 29 May 2018, Shanthi Sivakumaran gave a lecture to ULaw students on youths in the criminal justice system as part of the Criminal Justice and Human Rights Forum. Shanthi spoke with Michael Goold of Garden Court Chambers.
Chambers News Jane Elliott-Kelly successful in The Administrative Court
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
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
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.
Chambers News 3rd Six Pupillages available at Lamb Building
Lamb Building are offering periods of 3rd Six Pupillage to exceptional candidates who are committed to the publicly funded independent Bar. Applications are particularly invited from those with experience in Crime, Immigration and Asylum, Family and Housing Law.

Click the title or see our Pupillage page for more details.
Chambers News Matthew Lee successfully overturns homelessness decision in landmark Court of Appeal case on vulnerability and the Public Sector Equality Duty
On 19 October 2017 the Court of Appeal gave Judgement in the case of Smith v Haringey London Borough Council (heard with Panayiotou v London Borough of Waltham Forest). Matthew Lee was co-counsel for the Mr Smith.

This case concerned (1) the meaning of "significantly" in Hotak v London Borough of Southwark [2015] UKSC 30 in relation to priority need in homelessness cases and (2) whether a local authority was entitled to contract out/delegate its Public Sector Equality Duty pursuant to s149 of the Equality Act 2010.

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Chambers News Bernard Richmond QC chairs conference on Vulnerable Clients
Bernard Richmond QC was the Chair of the recent College of Advocacy conference on Vulnerable Clients. The event, "Vulnerability & Power: Maintaining the balance - the clients' perspective" took place in the Temple and attracted a large number of barristers, solicitors and other professionals. The needs of vulnerable clients is a topic of particular interest to Bernard who undertakes a large number of cases involving vulnerable individuals.

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Chambers News Lamb Building welcomes Beverly Cripps and Mavis Amonoo-Acquah
Lamb Building is delighted to welcome Beverly Cripps and Mavis Amonoo-Acquah as new tenants to chambers. After a highly successful time at the CPS Beverly, who is a level four prosecutor, has decided to return to independent practice.
Mavis joins us from St. Ives Chambers, Birmingham.
Chambers News Louise Desrosiers featured in Career Matters
Lousie Desrosiers offers advice to students on entering the legal profession in the latest issue of Career Matters magazine.
Chambers News Nicola Shannon appointed Recorder
Congratulations to Nicola Shannon who the Queen has appointed as a Recorder on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Michael Gove MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. Her appointment will take effect from 11 January 2016.
Chambers News Lamb Building's Exhibiting Artist: Seyhr Qayum
Lamb Building welcomes exhibiting artist, Seyhr Qayum, to Chambers. Seyhr has displayed three pieces in the main conference room. Each piece uses a different range of media and explores representational and abstract concepts, reflective of her style.
Chambers News Louise McCullough elected Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
Chambers is pleased to announce that Louise McCullough has been elected a Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.
Chambers News Lewis Power QC and Rhodri James acquitted of 2 Counts of Attempted murder at Croydon Crown Court in South London Gang Feud
This high profile case focussed on the rivalry between the GAS and TN1 gangs in South London. This week the Evening Standard has run a week long feature on the prevalence of such Gangs which are responsible for some of the worst crimes committed in recent years by organised gangs in the capital.
Chambers News Yasmeen Ul Haq gives student careers talk
Yasmeen Ul Haq gave a careers talk to sixth form and secondary school students at Sydenham High School for Girls on 29th September 2015. She spoke about her life and work as a barrister and answered many questions.
Chambers News London Parks half marathon - 11th October 2015
Earlier this year, we lost our much-loved family barrister Michelle Powell to cancer. In her memory, our Senior Clerk, Gary Goodger, is running the London Parks half marathon in aid of the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. If you would like to sponsor him, please follow this link.
Chambers News Lewis Power QC and Michael Newport secure acquittal in International money laundering case
Lewis Power QC & Michael Newport secured the only acquittal after a 4 week trial at Blackfriars Crown Court in this complex case related to the high net worth multi-billion dollar Indian Company, Sahara India Pariwar and alleged fraudulent dealings in the UK. The case involved concepts of "International Capacity Building" on money laundering and cash smuggling with recent foreign deployments and also and most crucially "Alternative Remittance Systems and Informal Value Transfer Systems" such as Hawala.
Chambers News Lamb Building welcomes Deborah Revill and Shabana Saleem
Lamb Building is delighted to welcome Deborah Revill and Shabana Saleem as new tenants in chambers. Deborah has a flourishing immigration practice and Shabana will join the family team, where she will continue to build her international practice.

We welcome both to chambers!
Chambers News Clare Leslie and Bernard Richmond QC top the judges' leaderboard at Strictly Furnival
Chambers congratulates Clare Leslie and Bernard Richmond QC after they topped the judges' leaderboard with their cha cha cha at Strictly Furnival on Friday 22nd May. A great night was had by all and thousands were raised for a wonderful charity.
Chambers News Ami Feder and Clare Leslie's case reported in the Nigerian press.
Ami Feder and Clare Leslie have been representing a Nigerian national, and the case has been reported in the Daily Times of Nigeria.

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Chambers News Lamb Building Allstars have a game on Friday 24th April
As the evenings are now much lighter, the chambers' 5 a side football team is back in action. Our team is made up of barristers and clerks from the chambers. On 24th April, they will be playing a team from M Reale Solicitors at Powerleague in Shoreditch. The games are always fun and there is generally a drink afterwards.

If anyone is interested in organising a match, contact chambers to arrange a date. We also have 2 netball teams - one mixed and one for ladies - and games can be arranged with Sandra Akinbolu, netball team manager.
Chambers News Congratulations to Jackie McCarthy, chambers' Fees Clerk
Jackie McCarthy has just passed 4 Chartered Institute of Credit Management assessments and so has been awarded a CICM Level 3 Certificate in Credit Management.
Chambers News Emma Daykin in Missouri working on death penalty study
Emma Daykin is taking the month of April to work as a pro bono investigator and researcher in Missouri. Working together with Amicus, the Capital Sentencing Institute, Philips Black and based at the St. Louis University School of Law, Emma will contribute to an empirical examination of the Missouri capital-sentencing statute since its enactment in 1977 following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gregg v. Georgia, establishing the the modern era of the death penalty in the United States. Professor Raymond Paternoster of the University of Maryland is the study's lead researcher.
Chambers News Lamb Building is pleased to announce 2 new tenants
Edward Hand has joined the Crime team and will predominantly be based in Brighton while Andrew Morrell will be based in London as a member of the Civil team.

We welcome both to chambers!
Chambers News Lamb Building Remembers Michelle Powell
It is with great sadness that chambers informs you that Michelle Powell passed away in her sleep on 11th March 2015, having lost her courageous battle with cancer. Michelle joined Lamb Building in 2002 and her career flourished. Michelle was always at the heart of our chambers and will remain so.

Michelle will be remembered by us all as a dedicated, hardworking and popular barrister. Clients will always remember her caring attitude and her beautiful smile which would have immediately put them at ease.

Those of us who knew her on a more personal level will remember the fun we shared, her great dancing, her strong support for Swindon town and her genuine love and warmth which always shone through.

Michelle will be deeply missed by all those who knew her both on a professional and personal level.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with her husband, parents and family.
Chambers News Lamb Building change to contractual terms
Lamb Building's standard contractual terms have been amended as from 10 March 2015 by addition of a new clause 13. This provides that at the conclusion of a particular matter in which the Barrister provides services, the Barrister shall return to the Authorised Person the papers held in relation to that matter. This means that any papers held by the Barrister sufficiently marked or identified as original, or specified for return at a relevant point, or received at court by the Barrister and not otherwise in the possession of the Authorised Person, shall in the absence of other agreement be returned by suitable means to the Authorised Person upon conclusion of the matter or termination of instruction. In the event of other papers the Barrister may, in the absence of specific terms agreed exceptionally with the Authorised Person and applicable to the particular matter, securely dispose of papers by shredding or other equivalent means, rather than return.

The primary aim of this change is to enable appropriate disposal of papers, including appropriate disposal rather than return of papers which are duplicates received electronically. This aims to save postage and DX costs, including costs otherwise passed on within agreed fees.
Chambers News Hannah Hurley and Jasvir Degun join Lamb Building Chambers
Lamb Building Chambers is pleased to announce 2 new tenants.

Hannah Hurley did her pupillage in chambers and has now become a tenant in the Crime team. Jasvir Degun is an experienced Family practitioner, especially in the field of financial remedies.

We welcome both to the team!
Chambers News "Murder in the Cathedral" - Temple Church 30th & 31st January & 1st February
T S Eliot's play "Murder in the Cathedral", starring Philip Franks, will be performed at Temple Church on Friday 30th & Saturday 31st January & Sunday 1st February.

Our member, Louise McCullough, is a part of the cast, along with other members of Middle and Inner Temple.
Chambers News Louise McCullough attends the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
Barrister Louise McCullough has recently returned from Oslo where she attended the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and related events. The 2014 Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi for their work promoting the education and welfare of children.
Chambers News Immigration seminars go in-house
After the success of the current series of immigration seminars, which were fully booked within two days of advertising them, Emma Daykin and Gordon Lee have been invited by Blavo & Co to deliver 6 hours of in-house CPD seminars.

If any other company would like to arrange any in-house training, please contact chambers.
Chambers News Lamb Building Chambers' new tenants
Congratulations to Christel Querton and James Kyle, who yesterday became chambers' newest tenants in the Immigration and Crime Groups respectively.
Chambers News Lamb Building Allstars -v- Formula 1 legal team
The chambers' football team, Lamb Building Allstars, will be playing against the legal team of Formula 1 on Thursday 27th November at 7pm at Powerleague Shoreditch.

Come along and watch and learn!
Chambers News Honours even with Peters & Peters!
After the recent football and netball matches, honours were even - Lamb Building won the football and Peters & Peters the netball.

A rematch is already planned and the mixed netball team will be playing against Saunders Law on 6th November.

Please contact us if you want a game!
Chambers News Lamb Building's mixed netball team takes on Kingsley Napley
As our team captain, Sandra Akinbolu, is chambers' Equal Opportunities officer, she has arranged the next netball game as a mixed event.

Lamb Building will be taking on a mixed team from Kingsley Napley on 15th October at 6.30 pm at Lincoln's Inn.

Come along and cheer them all on!

If any other team would like to challenge us to a game, please contact Sandra.
Chambers News Double header - Lamb Building Chambers -v- Peters & Peters!
Members and clerks of Lamb Building Chambers have recently formed a football team and will play Peters & Peters at Powerleague in Shoreditch on Monday 22nd September at 18:30.

Not to be outdone, the female members and staff have formed a netball team and they will play a team from Peters & Peters at Lincoln's Inn on Thursday 25th September at 18:30.

Please come along and support our teams!
Chambers News Appointment news - Ami Feder
At the Trinity Bencher Elections (17.7.2014), Ami Feder has been elected a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple.
Chambers News Lewis Power QC admitted to International Criminal Court
Lewis Power QC has been admitted to the List of Defence Counsel of the International Criminal Court. The Court based in the Hague is the permanent International Tribunal which prosecutes individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the new crime of aggression.
Chambers News Lamb Building has a vacancy for a Third Six pupil
Lamb Building has a vacancy for a Third Six pupil for predominantly criminal-based work to start as soon as possible.

If you are interested in this position, please contact our Pupillage Committee for further information or for an informal chat. To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter.
Chambers News Lamb Building Chambers football team is back in action!
On Thursday 10th July, at Powerleague in Shoreditch, Lamb Building Chambers will be taking on Hodge Jones & Allen at 7-a-side football.

Who needs the World Cup when you can watch these teams play!
Chambers News "Laches, Prejudice and the Village Green Preservation Society" - Seamus Kearney's published piece
Seamus Kearney's article "Laches, Prejudice and the Village Green Preservation Society" was published in the most recent Northern Ireland Conveyancing and Land Law Journal.

Please click on the link below to read the full article.
Chambers News Lamb Building -v- Blavo & Co football match
On Friday, a team of clerks and barristers from Lamb Building took on Blavo & Co at 7 a side football.

A high scoring game was enjoyed by all - players and spectators alike - and the post-match beers were very welcome!

Lamb Building will now take on allcomers - once they have recovered! Contact Chief Clerk, Gary Goodger, to arrange a game.
Chambers News Support Lamb Building barristers on the London Legal Walk
Tonight Louise McCullough, Joanna Toch and Jamil Dhanji will be doing the London Legal Walk to raise funds for London's legal advice charities.

Please support them if you can!
Chambers News Lamb Building Allstars are aiming to be part of Roy's Boys in Brazil!
A team of Lamb Building clerks and barristers will be taking on a team from our client Blavo & Co at Spitalfields Market on Friday 23rd May at 6.20 pm.

Come along and watch!
Chambers News Lewis Power QC secures acquittal in Historic Rape case dating back half a century.
This trial, R - v - H, held at Luton Crown Court is believed to be the oldest historic sexual case to be prosecuted before the criminal courts, the allegations of which included rape and serious sexual abuse, dating back to the early 1950s. The defendant was found not guilty on all charges.
Chambers News Bernard Richmond QC has been approved to sit in Private Family law cases.
Bernard Richmond QC, who is a Recorder in the criminal courts with authorisation to sit at the Central Criminal Court and in serious sex cases, has also been approved to sit in Private Family law cases.
Chambers News Maxine Kinghorn on maternity leave
Chambers wishes Maxine Kinghorn all good wishes as she takes maternity leave for the next 12 months. We welcome Helen Robinson Povey who will be covering her position during that time.
Chambers News Brighton Pupillage Notice
Lamb Building are looking to recruit a pupil for 12 months for our Brighton annex from January 2014.

Interviews for pupillage in Brighton will take place on Saturday, 11th January.

Applicants will be notified by Friday, 20th December, at the latest, whether they have reached the interview stage.

Please see the pupillage page of the website for further details.
Chambers News Bernard Richmond QC Leads Advocacy Training in Jamaica & Meets Chief Justice
At the invitation of the British High Commission in Jamaica and in conjunction with the DPP's office of Jamaica, Bernard Richmond QC visited Jamaica from 22nd November to 2nd December 2013.
He was involved in devising and delivering advocacy courses for advocates as well as presenting workshops on presenting telephone and financial evidence.
Chambers News Lamb Building Welcomes New Member
Lamb Building is delighted to welcome Matthew Lee as a new member.

Matthew was called to the Bar in 2011 and practises in all areas of civil law.
Chambers News Bernard Richmond QC lectures in Isle of Man
Bernard Richmond QC was the guest of the Isle of Man Law Society, leading their advocacy course on Vulnerable Witnesses.
Chambers News Jeremy Wainwright and Kate Kelleher Conduct School Outreach Session
Jeremy Wainwright and Kate Kelleher hosted 22 students and 3 teachers from St. James School in Twickenham for an afternoon of mock trials and talks on courtroom techniques. Lamb Building is committed to encouraging social mobility and outreach work to schools.
Chambers News Lamb Building Update
The members of Lamb Building wish to express their gratitude to Ami Feder who is stepping down as Head of Chambers after 20 years of exemplary leadership. Ami will continue in chambers with his busy practice in commercial fraud.

From 1st October 2013 Bernard Richmond QC will be Head of Chambers.
Chambers News Safora Syed holds a talk at the House of Lords
Safora Syed gives a talk at the House of Lords on the 'Recognition and Enforcement of Turkish Judgments in the United Kingdom'.
Chambers News New Contractual Terms
From 31st January Lamb Building has adopted contractual terms that will apply to work carried out on instruction by Authorised Persons.

Click through to the main article to download the terms
Chambers News Lamb Building Welcomes New Members
Chambers is delighted to welcome Mark Blundell, Jamil Dhanji and Leanne Evans as new members.

Mark Blundell was called to the Bar in 2011 and practises immigration law and criminal law. He is also appointed as a fee-paid Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).

Jamil Dhanji was called to the Bar in 2010 and practises in immigration law and criminal law.

Leanne Evans was called to the Bar in 2007 and practises in criminal law.
Chambers News Lamb Building Welcomes New Members
Chambers is delighted to welcome Joe Holmes and Rowena Moffatt as new members.

Joe Holmes was called to the Bar in 2009 and practises criminal law and general civil law.

Rowena Moffatt was called to the Bar in 2009 and practises in immigration, asylum and public law. With a background in European Union law, she has a particular interest in cases with an EU law element.
Chambers News Kate Kelleher lectures in New York
Kate Kelleher is currently lecturing at the New York Law School, as invited by Professor Dean Leslie, who is a lecturer at the school and also a Lawyer at the New York Supreme Court dealing mainly in Commercial Issues.

This is her second year to be invited to assist, and this year the topic is Contracts: Enforceability and Interpretation. Her lecture was based on English and EU Law.
Chambers News Acquittal in £115m largest UK Ponzi Scam
On 8th March 2012 at Southwark Crown Court John Cecil Anderson, represented by Ami Feder was found not guilty on a count of fraud.
Chambers News Louise McCullough awarded Diploma in Forensic Medicine
Diploma in Forensic Medicine awarded by the Society of Apothecaries of London to Louise McCullough.
Chambers News Lamb Building Welcomes New Members
Chambers is delighted to welcome Eleanor Fletcher and Duncan Richards as new members.
Chambers News Further appointment within Lamb Building
Bernard Richmond QC has been appointed an Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner London West.
Chambers News Gary Hodkinson - Article Published in ELA Briefing
Gary Hodkinson's work "Redundancy Selection: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" has recently been published and is available to read in the ELA Briefing, Volume 18, Number 6, July 2011.
Chambers News Lamb Building Welcomes New Members
Chambers is delighted to welcome Heather Stevens and Gary Hodkinson as new members.
Chambers News Fiona Cunnell Appointed Coroner
Lamb Building is delighted to announce that Fiona Cunnell has been appointed HM Coroner for London Inner West.
Chambers News Lamb Building Inquests
James Trumble represents Sussex Police in recent inquest.
Chambers News 3rd Six Pupil required
Lamb Building are seeking to recruit a 3rd Six Pupil to practice primarily from our newly opened Annex at 22 Ship Street, Brighton.
Chambers News New Family Practitioner
Chambers welcome Joanna Toch who joins our Family team.
Chambers News Brighton news: New chambers opens in Brighton
Chambers News Lamb Building Annexe opens in Brighton
The Chambers of Ami Feder are pleased to announce the opening of their new Brighton Annexe at 22 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AD.
Chambers News Chambers mourn the passing, age 105, of HH Alan King - Hamilton Q.C, their founder and former Head of Chambers.
Chambers News New Members of Chambers
Chambers News David Cook
David Cook has been elected a Master of the Bench by Gray's Inn
Chambers News Further members of Westgate join Lamb Building
Further arrivals from Westgate Chambers
Chambers News Cumberland Lodge 2009 Programme
New sessions include a workshop incorporating the Merchant of Venice and Advocacy Training
Chambers News 20/05/09 - Foreign Travel Orders
Successful application by James Trumble for a Foreign Travel Order under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
Chambers News An Exhibition - Lawyers without Rights
01.05.2009 - 31.07.2009
Chambers News New members of chambers
Chambers News Lamb Building Advocacy Seminars
In addition to the CPD seminar programme, Lamb Building will be offering a series of Advocacy workshops on particular topics.