Cases by Area of Law

Odey v Barber

[2008] Ch 175 (Siller J)

Barrister: Leslie Blohm QC
Area of Law: Property and Real Estate
Whether an unrequested permission can prevent a right of way advising by prescription.

Re D

Barrister: Kambiz Moradifar
Area of Law: Children

Summary: Kambiz represented a father in a three week fact finding hearing accused by his two teenage daughter of rape and sexual assault over a number of years.

B (Children)

[2008] EWCA Civ 131

Barrister: Judi Evans
Area of Law: Children

Kerdene v Purnull-Exell

Barrister: James Pearce-Smith
Area of Law: Property

Summary: Acting for landowner in a claim for possession of land which the defendant claimed to have acquired by adverse possession. 2-day trial in the County Court.

Clark v Thomas

Barrister: James Pearce-Smith
Area of Law: Commercial Dispute Resolution

Summary: Representing the claimants in an 8-day trial in the Cardiff Mercantile Court in a dispute between investors / directors in relation to a plastic-recycling business.

Dudman v Taylor Wimpey

Barrister: James Pearce-Smith
Area of Law: Building, Construction & Engineering

Summary: Acting for house-builder in dispute concerning the construction of a new house.

Pagliaro v Thomas and ors

[2008] WTLR 1417

Barrister: Guy Adams
Area of Law: Wills, Trusts and Probate

Summary: Acted for trustees in relation to case concerning the administration of trusts and the apportionment of capital and interest.

Morris v Morris

[2008] Civ 257, [2008] All ER (D) 333 (Feb) CA, [2008] Fam Law 521, 152 Sol Jo (no 9) 31

Barrister: Guy Adams
Area of Law: Property, Wills, Trusts and Probate

Summary: Acted for farmer at trial and on appeal to the Court of Appeal in dispute with his former wife as to whether she had acquired an interest in the farm by way of constructive trust or proprietary estoppel as a result of carrying on a business from the farm.

Small v North Somerset Council

[2008] EWHC 2982 (Admin);  [2008] All ER (D) 245

Barrister: David Fletcher
Area of Law: Planning
High Court challenge to the recently adopted North Somerset Local Plan, on the grounds that the gypsy policies did not accord with the Structure Plan, nor with government guidance.  Challenge rejected by the Administrative Court, principally on the basis that existing gypsy policies were under review in accordance with the new plan system, and it was unrealistic to expect the local planning authority to restart the old plan process.

Poppleton v Trustees of the Portsmouth Youth Activities Committee

[2008] EWCA Civ 646, [2007] EWHC 1567 (QB)

Barrister: Christopher Sharp QC
Area of Law: Personal Injury

Summary: Tetraplegia sustained in a fall from a climbing wall, negligence of activities centre.