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Christopher Sharp QC and Zoe Saunders write articles for Family Law

Christopher Sharp QC and Zoe Saunders, members of the Family Practice Group have recently written articles for Family Law on the Family Procedure Rules 2010.

Christopher Sharp QC looks at the jurisdiction to rehear cases involving children.

Zoe Saunders looks at the case of Barder v Calouri.

  • FPR 2010 – In defence of Barder
    This article was published by Family Law (a publishing imprint of Jordan Publishing Ltd) in the December 2011 issue of the journal Family Law, at [2011] Fam Law 1352

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View Zoe Saunders‘ profile

If you would like any further information please contact their clerks.

Richard Stead writes about tree safety for Forestry Commission

Personal Injury barrister, Richard Stead has been involved in writing the legal section in the National Tree Safety Group’s new guidance on trees and public safety, which sets out sensible, proportionate, reasonable and balanced advice to landowners, and those responsible for trees, on managing the risk to health and safety from trees.

This recently published guidance is available on the Forestry Commission website, and is available to download at www.forestry.gov.uk

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St John’s Chambers raises £28,000 for Headway and Headway Somerset

Throughout the year, Chambers has been involved in numerous fundraising activities to raise awareness and funds for brain injury charities Headway and Headway Somerset.

Events which staff and members participated include; London Marathon, Charity Golf Day, Dragon Boat Race, Abseil, Charity Ball , and our most recent event , the National Brain Injury Conference.

The Brain Injury Conference, which was hosted in Bristol on 17th November 2011 in aid of Headway raised a fantastic sum of £6,000. The conference was chaired by Christopher Sharp QC and it attracted over 150 legal practitioners throughout the UK.

This full day conference featured an interactive courtroom style debate with Dr Nigel Walton and Prof Rodger Wood, leading Consultant Neuropsychologists in the country discussing the controversy over mild head injury and debating their differences. It also featured talks from District Judge Alex Ralton on Court of Protection and hot topics in brain doxycycline online injury litigation from St John’s Personal Injury Barristers.

The event was a great success and highly positive feedback was received. _”Overall it was an excellent day and one of the best I have been on ever, let alone in the last few years”_ Solicitor, Bristol

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.

Headway is the UK’s leading charity working to improve life after brain injury, and therefore any support is very important.

Headway and Headway Somerset promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.

More information about Headway can be found a: www.headway.org.uk

More information about Headway Somerset can be found at:|www.headwaysomerset.org.uk

Jones v Kernott – into forbidden territory without a fig leaf?

Zoe Saunders, member of the Family Practice Group has recently written an article on the recent case of Jones v Kernott.

Zoe explains why the recent judgment in Jones v Kernott sees us wandering into forbidden territory without a fig leaf! The article includes a summary of the key points together with some practical guidance for practitioners in this increasingly complex area of cohabitation advice

Download article: Jones v Kernott

“St John’s Chambers continues to have the leading family team in Bristol” Legal 500 2011

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Latest article from David Regan: 7th edition of the Ogden tables

David Regan, member of the Clinical Negligence Practice Groupneglignece, has just written an article for the Solicitors Journal.

The article talks about the new edition of the Ogden tables and how it may not radically transform the system, but it is a good http://www.montauk-monster.com/pharmacy indicator of what’s in store for the near future.

To view the this article please click here.

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

Guy Adams succeeds in Court of Appeal in undue influence claim against Registered Charity

Guy Adams, member of the Commercial & Chancery Practice Group, acted for Richard Curtis, in successfully resisting an appeal against his successful claim based on undue influence against the Self-Realization Meditation Healing Centre (SRMHC).

The case was on unusual facts and has attracted considerable publicity.

Mr Curtis and his former wife became involved, over a number of years, with the Self-Realization Meditation Healing Centre and in particular became devotees of its guru, Mrs Rena Denton.

It was found that SRMHC, by Mrs Denton and other senior officers, was in the relationship of spiritual advisor to Mr and Mrs Curtis and that a presumption of undue influence arose at the time that they purported to give their house to SRMHC, whichSMRHC were unable to rebut.

Guy is praised by clients for his “robust and commercial approach”. For further details about Guy and his practice, please visit this page.

For further information please contact his clerks, who will be pleased to assist.

Roy Light licences UK’s largest restaurant

Roy Light, member of our Licensing Team appeared on behalf of Za Za Bazaar.

The restaurant/bar occupying 30,000 square feet with some 1000 covers, will open for business on 30 November 2011, having been successful in its premises licence application for alcohol and late night refreshment.

It replaces a nightclub/bar at the same premises. The restaurant, located at the Harbourside in Bristol, comes within one of Bristol’s cumulative impact area.

However, the licensing sub-committee accepted the argument, in line with Bristol’s licensing statement, that the cumulative impact policy was not triggered – as this was not an application for otherwise unlicensed premises but was necessary due to major variations in layout and operation proposed by the new operators.

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

Latest article from David Regan: 7th edition of the Ogden tables

David Regan, member of the Clinical Negligence Practice Group, has just written an article for the Solicitors Journal.

The article talks about the new edition of the Ogden tables and how it may not radically transform the system, but it is a good http://www.montauk-monster.com/pharmacy/tramadol indicator of what’s in store for the near future.

Download article: OGDEN tables 7th Edition

For further details about David Regan and his practice please visit this page.

Guy Adams succeeds in Court of Appeal in undue influence claim against Registered Charity

Guy Adams, acted for Richard Curtis, in successfully resisting an appeal against his successful claim based on undue influence against the Self-Realization Meditation Healing Centre (SRMHC).

The case was on unusual facts and has attracted considerable publicity.

Mr Curtis and his former wife became involved, over a number of years, with the Self-Realization Meditation Healing Centre and in particular became devotees of its guru, Mrs Rena Denton.

It was found that SRMHC, by Mrs Denton and other senior http://www.medsforhairloss.com/propecia.html officers, was in the relationship of spiritual advisor to Mr and Mrs Curtis and that a presumption of undue influence arose at the time that they purported to give their house to SRMHC, which SMRHC were unable to rebut.

Guy is praised by clients for his “robust and commercial approach”. For further details about Guy and his practice, please visit this page.

For further information please contact his clerks, who will be pleased to assist.

 

St John’s Chambers raises £10,000 for Headway and Headway Somerset

St John’s Chambers hosted an extremely successful charity ball on Friday 28th October at the Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, raising a fantastic sum of £10,000 (and we are still counting), for Headway and Headway Somerset.

The event was sponsored by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors in Bristol and it attracted over 280 legal professionals throughout the South West including solicitors, barristers, bankers and accountants. We also had great pleasure in welcoming Lord Mayor Councillor Geoff Gallop and Lady Mayoress Mrs Bernice Gallop, who joined PSMG as their guests.

Fundraising activities included heads & tails, raffle and an auction to help raise even further funds on the night.

St John’s Chambers would like to say a huge thank you to Scott Law who printed the tickets and programmes for the event, as well as thanking the following local companies who have been extremely generous in donating prizes:

  • Wesleyan
  • Fine Images
  • Marriott City Centre Hotel
  • Gary Henri
  • Jordan Publishing
  • New Law Solicitors
  • Jamie Oliver Italian
  • English National Ballet
  • Bright White Smiles
  • Hotel Du Vin, Bristol
  • Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Bath Priory
  • Mud Dock, Bristol
  • Temple Legal Protection
  • Bath Aqua Glass
  • The Bristol Golf Club
  • A&P Jewellers
  • Clifton Cakes
  • Millennium Stadium
  • Just So Balloons
  • Frenkel Topping
  • Kololi Beach Club Ltd
  • PSMG
  • Bare Knuckles Racing

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

We are now looking forward to our Brain Injury Conference which is to be held on 17th November to raise even more funds for Headway UK.

Headway is the UK’s leading charity working to improve life after brain injury, and therefore any support is very important. Headway promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.

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