Francis Hoar is instructed in the legal challenge against the UK Government’s Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ regulations (the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (England) Regulations). Judicial review proceedings were issued today.
Ruth Cabeza acted in this surrogacy case which raised an important point of law as to the jurisdiction to make a parental order under section 54 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act where the application is made by a surviving intended parent on behalf of both intended parents. The issue had not been tested in any previous cases.
Sarah McKeown and Mark Baumohl have been appointed as Deputy District Judges on the South Eastern circuit.
Ruth Cabeza acted for the successful adoptive parents in a novel case concerning a geographically split family. The case involved a complex factual matrix concerning issues of domicile, comity, public policy and child welfare.
Jonathan Pennington Legh will be one of the presenters in the Social Housing Law Association’s disrepair webinar on Thursday 21 May.
Alistair Cantor represented the successful respondent, a residents’ association, in a High Court appeal against a ‘negative declaration’ in effect confirming that the appellants (a local authority and another party) did not enjoy the benefit of any easements over a private road.
Joshua Swirsky acted for the successful local authority in R(Idolo) v LB Bromley  EWHC 860 (Admin).
Grace Cheng sat as an arbitrator at the inaugural online hearing of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
Joshua Swirsky acted for the successful local authority in R(Idolo) v LB Bromley  EWHC 860 (Admin). The case involved the Administrative Court considering the relationship between the Care Act 2014 and the Housing Act 1996 in the context of someone with serious health problems who had accommodation but it was no longer suitable because of his ongoing care needs. The Deputy Judge also considered a claim for damages under the Human Rights Act 1998.
Our barristers and staff continue to work during this public health emergency. But our chambers’ buildings remain closed until further notice.