The 2nd edition of Cohabitation Claims published this month by Resolution includes 2 chapters written by Christopher Stirling. Chris, whose focus areas are matrimonial finance, property and commercial law, probate and inheritance wrote one chapter of useful case studies. His other chapter gives practical guidance about issues such as Capital Gains Tax, bankruptcy, Land Registry […]
We are very sad to announce the death of Kay Jones on Sunday 7 April 2019. Kay had been a member of chambers for more than 40 years. She had been due to retire earlier this year due to ill health. John Critchley, Head of Chambers, said: “Kay was a well-known family barrister who had […]
Property barrister and sitting judge at the First Tier Tribunal Max Thorowgood, presided over a light-hearted mock tribunal trial as part of the Southampton Property Association (SPA’s) annual CPD event on 5 April. Delegates said they found the mock trial of an adverse possession case ‘interesting from a work perspective’ and ‘entertaining’. Property and public […]
Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Emma Godfrey, Adrian Davis and Matthew Stott have all been appointed as Deputy District Judges. Their practices will continue as usual.
Grace Cheng and Rebecca Handcock acted for the Secretary of State for Transport and assisted as part of a wider team in Eurotunnel v Secretary of State for Transport. The case settled on 1 March 2019. This was a procurement claim involving a challenge by Eurotunnel to capacity contracts awarded by the Government to DFDS, […]
Judgment was handed down today in Cowan v Foreman and ors  EWHC 349 (Fam), a widow’s application to extend the 6-month time limit for a claim pursuant to section 4 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The testator settled the bulk of his estate on discretionary trusts with letters of […]
Jonathan Pennington Legh discusses the Court of Appeal case of Gibbs v Lakeside Developments  EWCA Civ 2874 This second appeal concerned the narrow question: “If a possession order was liable to be set aside for non-service of the proceedings, can the tenant recover the proceeds of sale of the property on the basis of […]
Sarah McKeown considers the decision of the Court of Appeal in Powell v Dacroum Borough Council  EWCA Civ 23. The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against a refusal to suspend a warrant for possession as there had been no breach of the public sector equality duty, but even if there had been it […]
Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Richard Harris and Matthew Stott have all been appointed as fee-paid Judges of the First-tier Tribunal. Richard has been assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber, and Matthew has been assigned to the Social Entitlement Chamber. Their practices in family law will continue as usual.
Clare Cullen considers the decision of the High Court in Forward v Aldwyck Housing Group Limited  EWHC 24 (QB). The High Court dismissed an appeal against a possession order notwithstanding a breach of the public sector equality act duty. Public Sector Equality Act duty (‘PSED’) The PSED under section 149, Equality Act 2010 requires […]