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Our November seminars are available on our YouTube channel
November 15, 2023
Private Law Children Update 2023 – Nicola Holland and Suzanne Kelly Topics – Case Law Update & Parental Alienation Public Law Update – Dominique Gillan & Christine Julien Topics – Disclosure of information in care proceedings to police / CPS and update. Financial Remedies Update, November 2023 – Hannah McSorley & Andrew Austin. Topics –...
Raising money for Challengers at the Guildford 10k
October 9, 2023
A team of runners from Chambers took part in the Guildford 10k raising money for Challangers a local charity for disabled children. Well done to Dominique Gillan, Rowan Morton, Suzanne Kelly, Ruth Matthews, Kane Deitch and Ben Butler. Thank you to everyone who sponsored the team, they raised over £2000 for a great charity.
Guildford Chambers in The Legal 500, 2024 Edition
October 5, 2023
Guildford Chambers are pleased to have a number of barristers ranked as Leading Juniors in the South Eastern Circuit, in the latest Edition of The Legal 500. George Coates – ‘George heads up the practice and is highly regarded for his excellent track record of handling high-value matrimonial finance cases.’ Christine Julien – ‘Christine has real attention to...
How to ‘return’ a tenancy deposit: Richworth Limited v Billingham (2023) EW Misc 8 CC
September 15, 2023
By Laura Smallwood In this recent county court case the meaning of ‘return’ of a tenancy deposit for the purposes of the Housing Act 2004 was considered in the context of delivery by the landlord of a cheque which was not cashed or credited to the tenant’s account. Although only of persuasive value, the decision...
Enforcing English maintenance orders in Europe: the post Brexit landscape
June 20, 2023
By Kane Deitsch NOTE: the United Kingdom, at the time of this article’s writing in June 2023, has had its bid to re-join the 2007 Lugano Convention rejected by the European Commission. If and when the UK’s application is successful, the legal framework surrounding the enforcement of maintenance orders will change substantially from the position...
Receiving Evidence from witnesses not in the jurisdiction
January 27, 2023
By Dominique Gillan It is common practice for courts to permit persons located outside the jurisdiction of the court to give oral evidence by video or telephone. In fact, this procedure is governed by (family cases) FPR, PD22A Annex 3 and (civil cases) CPR PD32 Annex 3. There is also further Presidential Guidance issued following...
Guildford Chambers in The Legal 500, 2023 Edition
September 30, 2022
Guildford Chambers are pleased to have a number of barristers ranked as Leading Juniors in the South Eastern Circuit, in the latest Edition of The Legal 500. George Coates – ‘George is supremely experienced and a solid tactician. He has a reassuring manner and a keen eye for detail.’ Claire Shrimpton – ‘Claire is very approachable and...
Credit Hire - Impecuniosity
May 27, 2022
By Kimberley Clifton This article will consider: What is impecuniosity? And when does it need to be proved? Credit hire is an area of much litigation and claimants often seek to argue that they are impecunious in order to recover the credit hire rates claimed. The principle of impecuniosity means that a claimant did not...
Detriment: a requirement of the past in TOLATA cases?
March 24, 2022
Hudson v Hathway  EWHC 631 (QB) Detrimental Reliance in Common Intention Constructive Trusts A starting point for considering a common intention constructive trust dispute may well be Lewin On Trusts 20th Edition, specifically Section 4: Beneficial Interests of Two of More Persons. The courts have increasingly recognised that, at least in the context of a...
TOLATA - The Shift of Occupation Rent in Favour of Claimants : 1993 - 2022
February 16, 2022
Rowan Morton recently acted for the Claimant in a 4-day “TOLATA” claim before HHJ George in Guildford, whereby the jointly owned property (constructed by the Defendant) did not have the necessary building regulation approval, or energy performance certificate to be fit for sale or for residential rental. The Defendant had been living there for 7...
The importance of delay on applications to set aside judgment
January 14, 2022
By Kimberley Clifton Is delay sufficient to defeat an application to set aside default judgment? Unsuccessful applications There has been a flurry of recent cases from the last three years dealing with the significance of delay in applications to set aside a default judgment. The following cases are some interesting examples of applications...
All our recent webinars are available on our You Tube channel
December 2, 2021
Family finance 2021 – George Coates & Hannah McSorley TOLATA 2021 – Rowan Morton & Hannah McSorley Children Public Law update 2021 – Dominique Gillan & Suzanne Kelly Private Law Children update 2021 – Nicola Holland & Andrew Austin Tenancies and Covid – an end of year review Laura Smallwood – November 2021 Removing Executors...
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