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 […]
We are very sorry to announce the death of Paul Randolph on Tuesday, 8 January 2019. John Critchley, Head of Chambers, said: “Paul was a great star in the mediation world and was known nationally and internationally for his distinctive approach to mediation and mediation training. He had a tireless commitment to alternative dispute […]
Emma Godfrey reviews the decision of the Court of Appeal in Alibkhiet v London Borough of Brent; Adam v City of Westminster  EWCA Civ 2742 which considers the use of out-of-borough placements in discharge of the main housing duty under s.193 Housing Act 1996. In both cases the local authority had accepted a s.193 […]
Alistair Cantor considers the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in FJM v United Kingdom, App No 76202/16 which conclusively rules out the employment of Article 8 defences in possession proceedings between private individuals The facts FJM was a vulnerable individual suffering from mental health disorders. She became the assured shorthold tenant of […]