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Carol Mashembo is successful in high value dental negligence settlement

Carol Mashembo, member of our Clinical Negligence Practice Group, instructed by Tim Jones of Foot Anstey LLP (Taunton) has recently successfully concluded a high value dental negligence claim in the case of M v M (2011)LTLPI 14/2/2012.

Carol represented the Claimant, a 43 year old woman who sustained significant dental injuries following a dentist’s failure to treat her teeth and gums appropriately over a 20 year period. She would also always require specialist periodontal therapy and cognitive therapy treatment. The Claimant received general damages which far exceed the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines.

This case will be of use to those involved in dental negligence claims and particularly where there has been alleged negligent treatment over a protracted period from the same dentist.

The case is reported in Lawtel under citation
M v M (2011) LTLPI 14/2/2012.

For further details about Carol Mashembo and her practice please visit this page.

St John’s Chambers AvMA 30th Anniversary Charity Golf Day & Dinner

Following the success of our first charity golf day last year in aid of Headway, St John’s Chambers have decided to host another golf day in aid of AvMA for their 30th Anniversary.

This event, to be sponsored by Withy King , will be held on Wednesday 25th April 2012 at The Bristol Golf Club.

Entrants may enter a team of four, or alternatively http://healthsavy.com Chambers can form a team for you. The cost is only £100 + VAT (total £120) per golfer which includes coffee and a bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf and a 3 course dinner with prizes awarded in the evening.

For more details or to book your place, please download the booking form.

More information about AvMA can be found at www.avma.org.uk

Kambiz Moradifar appointed Family Recorder

St John’s is pleased to announce that Kambiz Moradifar, member of our Family Practice Group is one of three appointments on the Western Circuit who have been appointed as a Family Recorder.

Kambiz specialises in Family Law and as part of his core practice regularly undertakes work involving serious cases of abuse, physical and sexual abuse, infant fatality and baby shaking syndrome in the High Court of Justice and the County Court. Kambiz also undertakes all levels of ancillary relief and cohabitation disputes including complex issues such as foreign divorces.

Christopher Sharp QC (Head of the Family Practice Group) said “Kambiz’s appointment is another example of the high quality and expertise of St John’s Chambers Family Team”.

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

Multi-Disciplinary Conference – to debate the Family Justice Review

Chaired by the Honourable Mr Justice Ryder

This one day conference takes place on 23rd March 2012 in Taunton and is aimed at all professionals involved in the Family Justice System and will allow you to contribute to the debate regarding how the recommendations of the Family Justice Review can be implemented, in light of the Government’s response to the review.

For more details, please click here.

Gambling Act policies: latest article from Roy Light

Roy Light, member of the Public & Administrative Law Practice Group has published the latest in his series of licencing updates for Local Government Lawyer website.

Licensing authorities will have started, or started thinking about, the process of preparing new gambling policy statements which must be published before 31 January 2013. Roy Light considers the form that policies should take.

To download a copy of this article please click here.

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

Licensing Update: latest article from Roy Light

Roy Light, member of the Public & Administrative Law Practice Group has published the latest in his series of licensing updates in the Solicitors Journal.

Roy Light considers the procedure for appeals from licensing authorities to the magistrates’ court, reforms to the licensing regime and the latest edition of Paterson’s.

To download a copy of this article please click here.

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

Christopher Sharp QC writes a protocol for BBC’s Protecting Our Children

Christopher Sharp QC has recently drafted a protocol which has helped the BBC to film a documentary about child protection services.

Protecting Our Children is a three-part series that closely follows Bristol’s child protection teams over the course of a year to see frontline work first-hand.

The BBC established a working protocol which was drafted by Christopher Sharp QC, who was working with the council. He was then involved in reviewing the subsequent amendments proposed by the BBC and the protocol was finally ratified by the most senior family court judge in Bristol.

For more details, visit the BBC TV Blog: Protecting Children Our Children You will also be able to find out when the next episode is on.

View Christopher Sharp QC’s profile.

Roy Light has been appointed to the Portman Group Independent Complaints Panel

Roy Light has recently been appointed to the Portman Group Independent Complaints Panel.

The Portman Group is the social responsibility body for alcohol producers. It operates a Code of Practice on the naming, packaging and promotion of alcoholic http://www.topambienonline.com drinks in the UK. Its aim is to ensure that alcohol is marketed responsibly.

For further details, please click here.

For further details about Roy Light and his practice please visit this page.

Prof Roy Light chairs CLT’s 3rd Annual Licensing Regulation and Control Conference

Roy Light and Head of the Public and Administrative Practice Group, Peter Wadsley will both be presenting papers at this CLTconference in London on 15th February 2012.

Roy will talk on the Police & Social Responsibility Act 2011 and Peter http://premier-pharmacy.com/product/ventolin/ will cover Appeals to the Magistrates’ Court.

For more information or to book a place, download Licensing Regulation and Control 2012 Programme

Save 20% on the conference fee by quoting ROY LIGHT CLT2012

Family Barrister Julia Belyavin runs 95 miles for charity

Family Barrister, Julia Belyavin ran 95 miles from Bristol to Reading as a gift for an old friend.

Julia ran the equivalent of more than three marathons back to her roots in Tilehurst to raise awareness and funds to help fight motor neurone disease.

Her 90-mile challenge along the Kennet and Avon Canal took three days and she arrived at her parents’ home on Christmas Eve, which is also Christina’s birthday.

Anyone who would like to help raise funds can visit www.justgiving.com/runninghomeforchristmas

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