Court of Appeal considers principles relating to interim injunctions

John Sharples, member of our Commercial and Chancery Practice Group has successfully represented the Respondent in an interim injunction case of Winstone v Great Gate Management Company Ltd. (COA 24/5/12) (lawtel document LTL 24/5/12 EXTEMPORE).

John acted for the successful respondent in an appeal from a 1st instance decision, which refused an interim injunction.  The Court of Appeal considered whether the principles in Shelfer v City of London Electric Lighting Co. Ltd. [1895] 1 Ch 287 regarding permanent injunctions had any application in relation to interim injunctions.

A summary of the decision is available on Lawtel.

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Lucy Reed is shortlisted for Awards at the Family Law Awards 2012

Congratulations to Lucy Reed, member of St John’s Family Practice Group, who has been shortlisted for two awards at the Family Law Awards 2012 .

Lucy will find out at the awards ceremony which will be held on 10 October 2012 at the London Hilton hotel whether she has won the following:

  • Most Innovative Family Lawyer of the Year
  • Family Law Readers’ Commentary Award

To access the Family Law Awards 2012 shortlist, please click here.

For further details about Lucy Reed and her practice, please visit this page.

High Court reviews the law relating to implied easements and damages in lieu of an injunction

John Sharples,  member of our Commercial and Chancery Practice Group successfully represented the Defendant in a right of way case of Loveluck-Edwards v Ideal Developments Ltd. & Dyke [2012] EWHC 716 (Ch).

John acted for the defendant over whose land the claimant had asserted a right of way, by implication and/or prescription. Morgan J undertook a wide-ranging review of the authorities concerning implied easements and damages in lieu of an injunction.

The judgment is available and can be found here.

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Horse-related injuries: latest article from David Regan

David Regan member of the Personal Injury Practice Group, has just written an article for the New Law Journal.

In this article David Regan takes the reins of the debate surrounding liability for horse-related injuries.

Download article: Horsing around

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Partnership and Insolvency expert Martha Maher speaks at R3’s Partnership and Insolvency Conference in London

Martha Maher will speak at R3’s Partnership and Insolvency Conference in London this Thursday (14th June).

Martha will talk about liabilities of partners and llP members on failure which will give an insight into the recent involvement in distressed law firms over the last 12 months and will discuss the recent case of Tiffin vs. Lester Aldridge LLP reported on 1 February 2012.

Martha acted for the administrators in the Halliwells case and her involvement in this case highlights her expertise and experience in insolvency and partnership law.

For a full programme and information on how to book your place, please click here.

St John’s Chambers raises £4,000 for AvMA

St John’s organised a Charity Golf Day & Dinner at The Bristol Golf Club on 25th April 2012 in aid of AvMA for their 30th Anniversary and a raised an excellent sum of £4,000.

Over 40 golfers took to the very wet golf course in treturous weather and competed the 18 hole match with winner Frenkel Topping and second prize runner up St John’s Chambers being awarded trophies for all the team.  Other teams that participated include Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Clarke Willmott, Foot Anstey and New Law Solicitors.

Chambers would like to say a huge thank you to Withy King for sponsoring the event, Scott Law for kindly donating the goody bags, Weslayn for Lawyers for donating the trophies and Bristol Golf Club for supporting the event and donating raffle prizes.

We would particularly like to say a big thank you to all those who supported us in raising much needed funds for our chosen charity.

More information about AvMA can be found at

Licensing Act amended guidance: latest article from Roy Light

Roy Light, member of the Public & Administrative Law Practice Group has published the second of a two part article on the amended statutory guidance in Local Government Law.

Roy continues his examination of the amended guidance under the Licensing Act 2003 Part 2.

To download a copy of this article please visit this page

For further details about Roy Light and his practice please visit this page or contact his clerks, who will be happy to assist.

Court Clarifies Quistclose Trust: latest article from Jody Atkinson

Jody Atkinson has recently published an article on the recent decision in the High Court of Bieber v Teathers Ltd for Lexis Nexis.

In this article Jody Atkinson considers a recent case on Quistclose Trusts, the existence of which can be highly relevant in insolvency situations.

Download article: Court Clarifies Quistclose Trust

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Adrian Maxwell has been appointed to the Falklands Islands Approved Lawyer List

Adrian Maxwell, member of the Regulatory and Disciplinary is appointed to the ‘Falklands Islands Approved Lawyer List’.

He will be available to advise legal practitioners, individuals, the prosecuting authority and statutory bodies in the following areas; criminal, drugs, fraud, human rights, money laundering, murder, regulatory, terrorism and white collar crime.

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St John’s members and staff take part in the Bristol 10k

Members and staff from St John’s Chambers took part in the Bristol 10k running event on Sunday 20th May 2012 as part of the Clarke Wilmott Business Challenge. Braving the chilling Sunday morning air, the St John’s team assembled in Bristol’s Millennium Square and College Green, respectively along with 10,000 other runners, to undertake this challenge. For some this was their first run looking to raise money for charity and set a respectable finishing time while more seasoned runners aimed to set a new personal best matching or even beating their previous years’ record.

The first Bristol 10k took place in 2008 attracting over 5000 participants. Since then it has become an internationally renowned event with elite athletes and fun runners travelling from all over the world to take part. The route takes runners from the @Bristol Centre on Anchor Road, along some of the city’s most scenic areas and monuments including the site of the historic floating harbour, Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge as well as much of its working docks and along the cobbled streets of the city centre itself.

St John’s teams represented chambers proudly with some impressive first times from 50 minutes to just over an hour. The seasoned runners saw their previous times beaten by as much as ten minutes setting a new personal best for many of them. Staff also raised £250 for Macmillan Cancer Support and £280 for the children’s charity Bernardo’s, with donations still coming through. A great time was had by all, at times gruelling and even an injury or two, but the atmosphere was simply electric with an abundance of good cheer for a cold Sunday morning fuelled further by the Olympic spirit gripping the city with the impending arrival of the torch and the mounting excitement of the games soon to be held.