Mark Baumohl is representing the local authority today in the Court of Appeal case of Al Ahmed v the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The case concerns what constitutes a ‘good reason’ for extending the time limit to file a s. 204 appeal notice under the Housing Act 1996.
Family law expert Francis Wilkinson defended a father in lengthy High Court proceedings. The case included applications relating to forced marriage and female genital mutilation and other very serious allegations against him.
In R(AB) v LB Ealing  EWHC 3351 (Admin) Joshua Swirsky represented the London Borough of Ealing in a challenge to its decision not to treat a young person as a ‘former relevant child’.
On Monday 18 November 2019, the High Court dismissed proceedings in which the Pring family alleged Julianna Moore had orchestrated the murder of her husband Barry John Pring in Kiev, Ukraine, on 16/17 February 2008. John McLinden QC & John Critchley represented Ms Moore throughout.
Joshua Swirsky acted for the local authority in R(F) v Manchester City Council. The council had carried out an age assessment on a young man from Guinea and concluded he was 20 years old rather than his claimed age of 17.
Door tenant, Jane Cross QC appeared in Re AA and 25 Others  EWFC 64. The case took place over 15 weeks in early 2019 and judgment has been handed down.
We are delighted to sponsor the Social Housing Law Association’s 14th annual conference which takes place on Friday 22 November.
Francis Wilkinson represented the successful mother appealing against a High Court decision that her children leave England to live in Mexico.
We are delighted that 8 members of chambers have been included in Chambers and Partners 2020. Additionally, we are ranked as a set for our social housing law team.
After 43 years in practice and 25 years with our chambers, barrister Dennis Sharpe has retired. Just before his retirement it was announced that he had been ranked again in Legal 500 2020 for children law (public and private).