We welcome applications from talented barristers with expertise in our core practice areas: Family, Housing, Property, Business, Public law and Court of Protection.
Grace Cheng was part of a 7-member working group from the Chancery Bar Association (ChBA) and Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR) that responded to the Law Commission’s call for evidence on smart contracts.
On 30 March 2021, Grace Cheng delivered a lecture to the AIFC Academy of Law on the principles of civil proceedings in UK courts. She has rights of audience before the AIFC Court in Kazakhstan.
Joshua Swirsky represented the local authority in the deprivation of liberty case of CGM v Luton Borough Council. The court found that if a local authority does not apply for an order under the inherent jurisdiction, a parent can challenge the deprivation of liberty of their child in a specialist school by bringing a writ of habeas corpus.
Anna Dannreuther has been appointed a member of the Employment Lawyers Association’s Legislative & Policy Committee.
The case reaffirms the right of a local authority in most circumstances to carry out an investigation before deciding whether to start a prosecution under s222 of the Local Government Act 1972. For claimants, the case stresses the need to show they have some identifiable interest in the remedy sought to have standing to bring judicial review proceedings.
Francis Hoar represents a solicitor who is seeking judicial review of the government’s hotel quarantine laws.
We are delighted to welcome Winsome Levy as a new tenant. Called to the Bar in 2003, Winsome specialises in Court of Protection, mental health tribunal, adult social care and inquest cases.
We are keen to hear from excellent family practitioners interested in joining us as tenants. Our family law barristers are regularly instructed in complex and ground-breaking cases. And we have more work than we can cover.
Nikolas Clarke represented the local authority’s social services department in an Article 2 inquest concerning AJM who died in April 2019.