6 April 2021
Charlie Newington-Bridges was instructed by Willans LLP to act for the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation (‘the Foundation’) in an application brought by the Foundation against one of its members who had made a request for a list of the names and addresses of the members of the Foundation under s116 of the Companies Act 2006. The defendant had sought the list, amongst other things, to seek the removal of directors of the Foundation on grounds of gross negligence and other serious allegations. The Foundation refused the request and made the application under s117 to the Court on, in essence, two grounds. Firstly, that the request was invalid because it did not contain all the information required under s116 and, secondly, that the request was made for improper purposes.
11 March 2021
Ben is acting in a £500,000+ claim for a claimant who suffered a stroke when a feeding line was incorrectly inserted into an artery during routine surgery, leaving them with a host of speech, hearing mobility, and sensory problems.
29 January 2021
John Dickinson was successful in obtaining for his clients an order in a Part 8 claim to rectify a deed of variation that varied Gillian Morrell’s will, so as to provide that £450,000 from the half share she left to her son Philip was to be settled in a discretionary trust for Philip, his wife and their three children, with Philip and his wife as trustees.
13 January 2021
Ben is acting for a local authority in a £1.5m claim involving highly sensitive allegations of sexual abuse over a prolonged period while the claimant was a primary school student.
4 January 2021
Abigail Bond represented a profoundly deaf mother in ‘highly unusual, if not unique’ care proceedings, where the mother, who had no recognisable or formal language, gave her ‘evidence’ in a series of pre-recorded interviews conducted by a specialist psychologist and a sign-language interpreter. The mother retained the care of her child within a Shared Lives placement.
9 December 2020
Two local authorities disagreed about whether the two sisters (one placed in each of their care) should be placed together or separately for adoption. Lucy acted for Bristol City Council who sought placement together. Outcome: placement together.
9 October 2020
Graeme (instructed by Jay Oberoi of Avon & Somerset Family Law) represented the maternal grandmother on her application for leave to apply for the revocation of a placement order made in February 2020 at the end of care and placement proceedings.
2 October 2020
Lucy acted for prospective adopters intervening in care and placement proceedings in order to secure placement with them.
8 June 2020
Leslie Blohm QC and Alex Troup of the Wills & Trust Team, instructed by Burges Salmon LLP, represented the successful Appellant, Robert Sofer, in the case of Sofer v. Swissindependent Trustees SA  EWCA Civ 699.
2 June 2020
More higher court success for Matthew White in a case of significance for claims involving accidents on the highway.
1 June 2020
Matthew White, of St John’s Chambers’ personal injury team, successfully represented the claimant in Barlow v. Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council  EWCA Civ 696.
1 June 2020
Richard Stead, instructed by Lea Brocklebank, partner in DACB Beachcroft’s Complex and Catastrophic Injury Team, successfully defended a GB International carriage driver in a claim alleging negligence arising out of an accident occurring during a competition at the Indoor Carriage Driving National Championships.