Appointments to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel

Monthly Archives: February 2014

Appointments to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel


We are delighted to announce a number of appointments to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel: Vikram Sachdeva has been appointed to the A Panel, Justine Thornton and Andrew Deakin… Read more »

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Alex Ruck Keene argues social workers should be given greater powers to enter homes in attempt to amend Care Bill


In a briefing prepared with Gary Fitzgerald, CEO of Action upon Elder Abuse, Alex Ruck Keene has rejected the Government’s claims that existing legal powers are sufficient to protect vulnerable… Read more »

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Court of Protection names ‘P’ and authorises one-month trial period at home for former politician suffering from Alzheimer’s disease


Mungo Wenban-Smith acted for the Westminster City Council and Parishil Patel acted for Manuela Sykes through her litigation friend in this matter. The court ruled that Manuela Sykes, an 89-year-old… Read more »

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Police Procurement: High Court explains correct test for contractor vetting


Gordon Nardell QC and Parishil Patel appeared for the Claimant in R(A) v. Chief Constable of C Constabulary [2014] EWHC 216 (Admin). The judgment of Coulson J deals with the… Read more »

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Renewable energy & heritage assets: Court of Appeal gives Barnwell judgment


On 18 February the Court of Appeal gave its eagerly anticipated judgment in Barnwell Manor Wind Energy Ltd v. East Northants DC, English Heritage and National Trust [2014] EWCA Civ… Read more »

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John Pugh-Smith gains important NPPF policy clarification


In a recent High Court judgment (19 Feb) important clarification of the Government’s housing policy under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), para.49. In his judgment, Collins J confirms that… Read more »

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Rachael O’Hagan helps at the SCL launch


The SCL launched its first international junior event in Paris. Rachael O’Hagan helped with the organisation of this event.

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Commercial Regulation Seminar


Chaired by Stephen Tromans QC and presented by Gordon Nardell QC, Jenni Richards QC and Duncan Sinclair, this seminar covered the following topics: HRA damages in the wake of Infinis:… Read more »

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39 Essex Chambers grows international presence with a new chambers in Kuala Lumpur


39 Essex Chambers is to continue its growth in Asia, announcing yesterday that it was opening an office in Kuala Lumpur, the first UK barristers’ chambers to have a presence in… Read more »

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No duty of care owed by occupier to contractor’s employee


William Norris QC and Judith Ayling acted for the National Trust in Yates v National Trust, where it was held that no duty of care was owed by the National… Read more »

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