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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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R v Darboe

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Oliver King prosecuted a 37-year-old barber from Chester, who was convicted of being part of a conspiracy to import over 8kg of cannabis into the UK with a potential street value of over £50,000. The jury found that Jarry Darboe entered an agreement with another man from Birmingham to use Darboe’s rented flat in Chester to […]

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Mark Senior in Family Law Journal

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Mark Senior has written an article entitled “Behind Closed Doors: The CAFCASS/ADCS Agreement” for the April edition of Family Law Journal. If you are a subscriber, you can read the article online. Alternatively, download a PDF.  

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FIRST SETTLEMENT APPROVED USING LORD CHANCELLOR’S -0.75% DISCOUNT RATE

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The High Court has settled what is thought to be the first case following the change to the discount rate, awarding a 10-year-old girl an increase on her capitalised settlement of over £5.5m. Michael Redfern QC was counsel for the Claimant. In the case of LMS v East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, on 16 March 2017, the High […]

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