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Shortlisted for best chambers in work life balance and colleague supportiveness by Legal Cheek

15th March 2022

Legal Cheek have shortlisted St John’s for best Chambers in ‘work/life balance’, and ‘colleague supportiveness’. The winners will be announced at The Legal Cheek Awards on Thursday 24 March! Legal Cheek have published ‘The Chambers Most List‘ which provides everything you need to know about the leading chambers operating in the UK, including pupillage numbers, money,…

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St John’s Chambers welcome retired Judge, Nick Marston as a qualified Arbitrator

15th March 2022

We are delighted to welcome Nick Marston as an associate member to Chambers. Nick is a qualified Arbitrator with the CIArb and IFLA, and has recently retired as a Judge. Nick joins our new Arbitration team alongside Zoë Saunders who is also a CIArb and IFLA qualified Arbitrator, in financial matters. To celebrate his arrival…

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Natasha Dzameh publishes an article on Inheritance Act claims in the Family Law Journal

7th March 2022

Natasha Dzameh has recently published an article on Inheritance Act claims in the Family Law Journal [2022] Fam Law 384. Her article provides a summary of useful cases from 2021 regarding claims for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act) 1975. This is particularly helpful for those dealing with claims…

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Sophie Howard to judge moot to raise funds for the National Community Law Project

7th March 2022

Third six pupil, Sophie Howard will be judging the student moot and taking part in the Lecturers vs. Barristers Moot at Cardiff University on Saturday 12th March to raise funds for The National Community Law Project CIC. Lecturers from Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd Law School will take on Cardiff University graduates in a ‘Lecturers vs Barristers Moot’ as part…

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Andrew McLaughlin is successful in defending High Court clinical negligence claim against Betsi Cadwaladr Local Health Board

7th March 2022

Andrew McLaughlin has successfully defended a High Court clinical negligence claim against Betsi Cadwaladr Local Health Board brought by the widow of a man who committed suicide in the case of Williams v Betsi Cadwaladr Local Health Board [2022] EWHC 455 (QB). The claimant alleged (1) that the Health Board had inadequate arrangements for out…

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The 2022 edition of the Denton Resource has been published

1st March 2022

Dr Rachel Segal of St John’s Chambers has published the 2022 edition of the Denton Resource – an invaluable time-saving research aid for practitioners dealing with applications for relief from sanctions. This latest edition (covering relevant higher authorities reported up to 31 January 2022) now includes summaries of upwards of 300 cases in which the…

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Matthew O’Regan publishes article on challenges to competition and market authority decisions in merger cases 

15th February 2022

Specialist competition law barrister, Matthew O’Regan has recently had an article published in the Competition Law Journal (issue 4/2021) on challenges to decisions of the Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) in merger cases under the Enterprise Act 2002. Challenges to CMA decisions in merger cases are made to the Competition Appeal Tribunal and are made…

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Alex Troup is successful in High Court case of Dunbabin & Ors v Dunbabin

10th February 2022

Head of Wills & Trusts team, Alex Troup, instructed by Hugh James, represented the successful claimants in the case of Dunbabin & Ors v Dunbabin [2022] EWHC 241 (Ch) (10 February 2022), a case concerning the law of severance. The main issue in the case was whether the beneficial joint tenancy of a property belonging…

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Second edition of the Dictionary of Private Children Law (2022) has been published

3rd February 2022

We are delighted to announce that the second edition of the Dictionary of Private Children Law (2022) co-written by Zoë Saunders has been published this month. This book is a unique reference guide to the key concepts, cases and practice of private children law. This 2022 edition is fully updated to include changes and developments…

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Leslie Blohm QC acts for the claimants in High Court case of Leeson v Mcpherson

1st February 2022

Leslie Blohm QC (leading Tom Gosling of 23 ES Chambers) has been instructed by Glaisyers in the high-profile case of Leeson v Mcpherson where he appeared for the claimants, the Leeson family. The High Court in Manchester has had to consider the sufficiency of pleadings where a civil claim is based on a serious criminal…

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