Cases by Area of Law

Grimes v The Trustees of the Essex Farmers And Union Hunt

Barristers: Leslie Blohm QC & Christopher Jones

Date: 19 May 2017

Area of Law: Agriculture & Rural Affairs &  Property and Real Estate

View judgment here: Grimes v The Trustees of the Essex Farmers And Union Hunt [2017] EWCA Civ 361 

Runnymede Borough Council v Doig and others [2017] EWHC 1873 (Ch)

Interim injunctions and human rights issues in relation to gypsies and travelers

Ann Legg and Lynn Burton v Aaron Burton, Victoria Brooks and Michael Burton [2017] EWHC 2088 (Ch)

Barrister: John Dickinson
Area of Law: Wills, Trusts and Tax
Summary: John Dickinson was successful in acting for the Claimants in the two day trial heard on 2nd and 3rd August, with judgment being handed down by His Honour Judge Matthews on 11th August 2017 in the Chancery Division of the Bristol District Registry. The Claimants established a constructive trust under the doctrine of mutual wills under which the estate of their Deceased mother was held for the Claimants, rather than being held under her last Will for various of her grandchildren and others.

The judgment is available here.

Dawnus Construction Holdings Ltd v Amey LG Ltd

Barrister: Andrew Kearney
Area of Law: Construction
Summary: Andrew Kearney appeared in the TCC for Amey in a case in which two construction adjudication decisions were found to have become finally binding due to failure to give a notice of dissatisfaction.

Read a summary and the full case published on BAILII:

Re K (A Child: deceased) [2017] EWHC 1083 (Fam)

Barrister: Christopher Sharp QC
Area of Law:
Christopher Sharp QC, family law silk, appeared for the local authority in the recent case of Re K (A Child: deceased) [2017] EWHC 1083 (Fam) which reviews the case law on the powers of the court, and clarifies the extent of the inherent jurisdiction, in addressing the appropriate disposal of the body of a child.

Read the full case published on BAILII: Re K (A Child: deceased) [2017] EWHC 1083 (Fam)

Re S (A child) (Care Proceedings: Surrogacy) sub nom A Local Authority (Applicant) v (1) W (2) K (3) D (4) S (By Her Children’s Guardian) (Respondents) & A (Intervener) (2015) [2015] EWFC 99

Barrister: Abigail Bond

View full judgment: In the matter of the Children Act 1989 and in the matter of S (A Child) (Care proceedings; surrogacy)

G v A Limited Company

Barrister: Natasha Dzameh
Area of Law: Property and Real Estate
Summary: Natasha, instructed by Lucy Mills at Gregg Latchams Limited, was successful in a rolled up hearing of her client’s application for permission to appeal and the appeal before His Honour Judge Denyer QC. This case concerned the liability of a non-resident tenant, who was also a director of the landlord management company, for service charges. The Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003 and section 20(3) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 were of particular importance. Natasha argued that there had been an error of fact, an error of law and serious procedural irregularity. This case reminds landlords of the importance of complying with the relevant legislation and dealing with their claim in the appropriate forum. To read the full article please click here.

Ashcroft & Penley v Webster [2017] EWHC 887 (Ch)

Barrister: Oliver Wooding 
Area of Law: Wills, Trusts and Probate
Summary: Oliver appeared successfully for the applicants to extend an Extended Civil Restraint Order for a further two years.

A and B (Children) [2016] EWFC B115 (1 April 2016)

Barrister: Kathryn Skellorn
Area of Law: Children

View case: A and B (Children) [2016] EWFC B115 (1 April 2016)

S (A Child) (Care Proceedings; Surrogacy) [2015] EWFC 99 (08 December 2015)

Barrister: Kathryn Skellorn
Area of Law: Children

View case: S (A Child) (Care Proceedings; Surrogacy) [2015] EWFC 99 (08 December 2015)