News April 2014

30 Apr 2014

Eleanor Laws QC interviewed on the 'Today' programme on Radio 4

Eleanor Laws QC was interviewed on the Today programme yesterday on Radio 4 commenting on the significance of the verdicts in the Max Clifford trial. The Today programme can be accessed here  

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14 Apr 2014

Mukhtiar Singh completes his first multi-track trial

Mukhtiar Singh acted for the Defendants in a high-value, two-day unlawful eviction trial at Dartford County Court. The Claimant tenant made a number of allegations against inexperienced landlord Defendants, including: breach of covenant; harassment (including various acts of a criminal nature);

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07 Apr 2014

Eleanor Laws QC writes in Counsel Magazine on the way vulnerable witnesses are treated by the courts

In an article appearing in the latest issue of Counsel Magazine, Eleanor Laws QC writes on the changes that have occurred in the way vulnerable witnesses are treated by the courts. In this month's April issue, Eleanor specifically considers the recent case of R v F: [2013] EWCA Crim 424 and the

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04 Apr 2014

Rook and Ward on Sexual Offences - new Supplement published

William Hotham has made significant contributions to the new First Supplement of the 4th edition of Rook and Ward on Sexual Offences Law and Practice. The Supplement published on 24th March 2014 is available to purchase here This contributes to chambers' strength and depth of expertise in

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04 Apr 2014

John O'Higgins opens the case for the prosecution in the case of Lee Birch accused of murdering his ex-wife

John O'Higgins has opened the case for the prosecution in the case of Lee Birch accused of murdering his ex-wife after flouting court orders banning him from contacting her. The trial is being heard at Maidstone Crown Court. Click here for news coverage of the case

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03 Apr 2014

Jane Campbell represents parent in same sex custody case

Jane Campbell has successfully represented an appellant parent in the Court of Appeal in Re G Children [2014] EWCA Civ 336. Judgment was given by Black LJ, sitting with Moses and Kitchen LLJ, on 25 March 2014. The case concerned a same sex couple who have 5 year old twins. The appellant is the

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03 Apr 2014

Members of Six Pump Court ranked in Planning newspaper's 2013-2014 Planning Law Survey

Members of the Six Pump Court have been ranked highly in Planning newspaper’s annual Planning Law Survey for 2013-2014. Members featured in all three Top Rated Barrister categories. Stephen Hockman QC and Roy Martin QC featured in the Top Silks categoryMark Beard, Anne Williams, Will

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02 Apr 2014

79% and rising? The ACAS Early Conciliation Scheme

On 6 April 2014, the ACAS Early Conciliation Scheme is available to prospective claimants. From 6 May 2014, for most claims to employment tribunals, claimants must comply with the scheme. In this article Mukhtiar Singh explains the scheme; its practical effect; and raises some concerns for

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02 Apr 2014

Report of Parliamentary Inquiry into the Effectiveness of Legislation tackling Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking published today

The Report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the effectiveness of legislation tackling child sexual exploitation and trafficking in the UK has been published today. Eleanor Laws QC took part in the Inquiry. A number of oral evidence hearings were convened in late 2013 and early 2014, and the

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