Barrister: Christopher Sharp QC
Area of Law: Family
Summary: Christopher Sharp QC, family law silk, appeared for the local authority in the recent case of Re K (A Child: deceased)  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)  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)  EWFC 99
Barrister: Abigail Bond
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.