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CONSTRUCTION OF CHARGES IN PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT CASES

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Diarmuid Bunting recently defended a healthcare professional in a case before the Conduct and Competence Committee of the Health and Care Professions Council. He has provided a short case note. Click here to download the article. Diarmuid’s clerks can be contacted on 0161 214 1500 or email clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

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Re A&O (Children: Scotland) [2017] EWHC 1293 (fam) 

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The President Family Division, Sir James Munby. Lorraine Cavanagh acted for the Scottish parents of two children placed in England under a compulsory supervision order albeit with prospective adopters. They issued an adoption application in England which the parents defend. The question arose as to the ability of the Family Court and Family Division properly to perform […]

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Charles Austin joins Chambers

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We’re pleased to announce that Charles Austin has accepted an invitation to join St John’s Buildings after completing his pupillage under the supervision of David Taylor. Charles will be practising in all areas of Personal Injury and Company and Commercial law. Contact Charles’ clerks on 0151 243 6000 or clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

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The Lawyer Awards 2017

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We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories for The Lawyer Awards 2017. Sally Harrison QC, our Head of Chambers, has been shortlisted for Barrister of the Year and St John’s Buildings have been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year in the same awards. See the categories here. The Lawyer […]

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Quilter v Hodson Developments Ltd

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The Supreme Court have refused permission to appeal in the case of Quilter v Hodson Developments Ltd.  Pepin Aslett, who was led by Clive Freedman QC in the Supreme Court proceedings, originally successfully acted for Ms Quilter alone in the Court of Appeal in November 2016.  The decision is an important one for property purchasers […]

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R v Emily Watson

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Jane Dagnall defended Emily Watson, a personal assistant who pleaded guilty to stealing £46,466 from her employer. Manchester Crown Court heard that, over the course of a year, Ms Watson used three company credit cards to buy presents for her boyfriend including an Xbox, designer clothing and a personalised car number plate. She edited company […]

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R v Iain Theyers

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Gordon Stables has opened for the prosecution in an ongoing case which has already attracted significant press interest. Iain Theyers from Inverness is standing trial at Hull Crown Court on one count of bigamy. It is alleged that he married Louise Martin while still married to Marian Belahonia, the mother of his son. Mr Theyers […]

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