Michael Gettleson, a former Head of Chambers, died on 1 August 2015 at the age of nearly 94.
This “highly exceptional” order was made under the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction allowing the revocation of an adoption and for the applicant to change her last name.
Field Court Chambers are delighted to announce that Edward Bennett has been shortlisted for Young Barrister of the Year award at Jordans Publishing Family Law Awards.
In Aurelie Fhima v. Travel Jigsaw Ltd, Jason Braier represented the successful claimant in her claim for indirect discrimination having been turned down for a job solely because following Jewish practice prevented her from working on Saturdays.
Mark Tempest successfully argued that the statutory provision requiring the landlord to protect the tenant’s deposit before giving notice to end the tenancy applied even when the deposit was paid before the statute came into force.
Francis successfully prosecuted the longest election petition in English legal history.
Following a 6 week hearing at the High Court the election commissioner has ruled that Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets should be removed from office and the poll declared void.
Jonathan Cowen and Edward Bennett successfully acted for a Local Authority in arguing that the arrangements made by a Trust for a disabled 15 year old child in a hospital which were made with parental consent did not constitute a deprivation of the child’s liberty requiring authorisation under the inherent jurisdiction.
As of 5 April 2015, parents of a surrogate child are treated the same as all other parents when it comes to the right to take leave from work.
Nikolas Clarke recently succeeded, in a personal injury claim arising out of a road traffic accident, at trial.