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Lucy Reed publishes the 4th edition of The Family Court without a Lawyer – A Handbook for Litigants in Person

2nd August 2022

Lucy Reed is the author of The Family Court without a Lawyer – A Handbook for Litigants in Person. Now in its 4th edition, Lucy commented that this is the most substantial update the book has seen since the first edition in 2011. The Family Court without a Lawyer is the book you need if…

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St John’s Chambers welcome family law barrister Glen Pritchard

2nd August 2022

St John’s Chambers is pleased to announce that Glen Pritchard, formerly a Solicitor working for Somerset County Council, has joined our Family & Divorce team. Glen was born and grew up in the North West but moved to the South West to study law at university.  After graduating, Glen remained in the South West and gained…

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St John’s Chambers raise £5,700 for AvMA from charity dinner 

20th July 2022

St John’s Chambers hosted an extremely successful charity dinner on Thursday, 26th May at the Bristol Harbour Hotel, raising a fantastic sum of £5,700 for Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. This event was sponsored by Frenkel Topping Group, and was attended by over 160 legal professionals. Guests…

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Wills & Trusts team featured in the High Net Worth Guide 2022 as leaders in private wealth

14th July 2022

Leslie Blohm QC, Alex Troup and John Dickinson of our Wills & Trusts team have been identified by Chambers UK for the second year running as leading professional advisers to the Private Wealth market (outside London), featuring in the High Net Worth Guide 2022. Leslie Blohm QC is the only silk ranked in private wealth outside of London. Head of our…

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Inquest into the death of Mr David Hulme

11th July 2022

Lauren Karmel was instructed by Irwin Mitchell to represent the family in an inquest into the death of Mr David Hulme whose cancer symptoms were misdiagnosed. David had a medical history of sarcoidosis which was diagnosed in 2014. In June 2020, David presented to the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust with symptoms of sepsis that had not resolved…

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St John’s Chambers shortlisted for Legal 500 Bar Awards 2022

6th July 2022

It is with great pleasure that we announce that St John’s Chambers has been shortlisted ‘Set of the Year’ (outside London) for The Legal 500 UK Awards 2022. Chambers is the only Set on the Western Circuit to be shortlisted. This clearly demonstrates the high level complex instructions we are receiving from law firms across…

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Adam Boyle wins appeal to the High Court in right of way dispute

4th July 2022

Adam Boyle, appearing before the Honourable Mr Justice Ritchie, successfully defended the appeal on all of the grounds brought against the respondents in the case of Banks v Blount [2022] EWHC 1491 (QB). Instructed by Esther Stirling and Rosie Lewis of Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Adam was brought in especially for the appeal, which related to…

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Darren Lewis provides a useful summary of fundamental dishonesty and S57 case law in Woodger v Hallas [2022] EWHC 1561 (QB)

28th June 2022

Darren Lewis, a member of our Personal Injury team, provides an insightful analysis of the recent High Court case of Woodger v Hallas [2022] EWHC 1561 (QB), a Substantial Injustice in S57 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 dishonesty case. The Appeal was heard by Mr Justice Knowles, who heard London Organising Committee of the Olympic And Paralympic Games (LOCOG) v…

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Jack Harris joins His Honour Judge Blair QC’s charity circumnavigation

30th May 2022

On Wednesday 1st June, our Family & Divorce barrister Jack Harris will be flying out to Dublin to join The Recorder of Bristol His Honour Judge Blair Q.C. on one leg of his 8-week circumnavigation of mainland UK. Jack will be joining him as crew on the Dublin to Troon leg of his journey. His…

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Matthew White appointed new Head of Chambers

11th May 2022

St John’s Chambers is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew White as Head of Chambers. Matthew takes over from Susan Hunter who has stepped down after 7 years in the role but continues as an active member of Chambers with a full-time practice in family law. Matthew will be assisted by Leslie Blohm QC and newly elected Judi…

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