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Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity First Tier Tribunal (SEND) important Education Law case decision for 2021

Arran Dowling-Hussey recently acted for East Sussex County Council successfully defending an appeal in the First-tier Tribunal Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Decision Appeal No: EH925/19/00026. In

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Environment Act 2021: Two points to watch - by Simon Randle and Vivienne Sedgley

The Environment Act 2021 has been described as historic and world-leading. It also led to sewerage footage going viral. But what should we watch out for now? Click here

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New Tenant - Charlotte Crocombe

We are delighted to announce that Charlotte Crocombe joins Chambers as a full tenant after successfully completing her pupillage. Charlotte is developing a broad practice in public law,

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4-5 Gray’s Inn Square is absolutely delighted to welcome new tenants!

The Thomas Cronwell Group Click here to read more: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6851500734798733312  

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Satinder Hunjan QC - Clinical Negligence: Encephalitis: £11.5 million

Satinder Hunjan QC has successfully secured around £11.5 million in a clinical negligence claim for the Claimant following the failure of a tertiary level children’s hospital

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Legal 500 2022 - Top Tier Rankings for 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

We are delighted to announce that 14 members have been included in Legal 500 2022 in 6 practice areas. We have been ranked as Tier 1 for our Social Housing law team,

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Judicial appointment - Clara Zang

We are delighted to announce that the Lord Chief Justice has appointed Clara Zang to sit as a Deputy District Judge on the London/South Eastern Circuit. This

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Congratulations to Katharine Elliot who has been appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel

We are pleased to announce Katharine Elliot’s appointment to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. She will cover all

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Updated National Planning Policy Framework - branching out to a street near you! **Released yesterday**

Simon Randle and Elizabeth Nicholls ** Released yesterday**, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have published the long awaited revised National Planning Policy Framework. This sets out

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Chambers welcomes Nikesh Pandit’s appointment to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ (ICAEW) Financial Services Faculty Board.

Chambers welcomes Nikesh Pandit’s appointment to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ (ICAEW) Financial Services Faculty Board. Nikesh will serve as a

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Danish tax authority loses High Court ‘cum-ex’ case

The Danish tax authority’s attempt to pursue more than 100 financial institutions for £1.5bn in tax payments through London’s High Court has collapsed, after

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Tim Straker QC commences 2 week Planning Inquiry regarding Woking Football Club and a Property Development Appeal.

Woking Football Club Tim Straker QC commences 2 week Planning Inquiry regarding Woking Football Club and a Property Development Appeal. *LIVE* Click here to watch: https://www

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Tower block re-cladding – service charge liability Three 4-5 barristers appear in key Court of Appeal case on service charge liability for re-cladding a tower block.

Tower block re-cladding – service charge liability Three 4-5 barristers appear in key Court of Appeal case on service charge liability for re-cladding a tower block. Corporation of

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Siân McGibbon, led by Anand Beharrylal QC, acts in successful appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Siân McGibbon, led by Anand Beharrylal QC, represented the successful appellant in this appeal against the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago for wrongful arrest and

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Gordon Exall, joins Satinder Hunjan QC

Gordon Exall, joins Satinder Hunjan QC A huge welcome to Gordon Exall who joins 4-5 as an Associate Tenant. He brings first class expertise to our boutique, specialist

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Satinder Hunjan QC in successful claim on behalf of a former Professional Football Player

Satinder Hunjan QC instructed by Barrington Atkins of Stewarts Solicitors has successfully secured a settlement on behalf of ex-professional football player Matthew Fryatt against his former football club

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Top 20 Cases of 2021 in The Lawyer -  Skatteforvaltningen (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) v Solo Capital Partners LLP (in Special Administration) and Ors

Jonathan Rose featured in the top five in The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases list last week acting in the case of Skatteforvaltningen (the Danish Customs

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Croydon London Borough Council v Ms Chipo Kalonga [2021] EWCA Civ 77

Anneli Robins of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square was led by Justin Bates of Landmark Chambers, instructed by Denise Phillips of GT Stewart Solicitors, and appeared on

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Sweet & Maxwell’s Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation

Nikesh Pandit, regulatory barrister at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square, co-authors article with Jones Day's Aidan Lawes and Emirali Mustafa in

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New Tenant - Elizabeth Nicholls

We are delighted to welcome a new tenant to 4-5, Elizabeth Nicholls. Elizabeth advises and represents clients in chambers core areas of commercial and chancery work, including contract,

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Serious Fraud Office’s Prosecution C Panel

Congratulations to both Raoul Colvile and Selena Jones for being appointed to the Serious Fraud Office's Prosecution C Panel. Additional congratulations to Selena for also being appointed

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Charles Foster instructed in urgent out of hours medical treatment Court of Protection case, now appealing to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg Charles Foster instructed in urgent out-of-hours medical treatment Court of Protection case, now on appeal to the European Court of Human Rights

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Christopher Baker defends the interpretation and operation of a local authority’s housing allocation scheme in the Court of Appeal, in relation to an applicant in statutorily overcrowded accommodation

CHRISTOPHER BAKER defends the interpretation and operation of a local authority’s housing allocation scheme in the Court of Appeal, in relation to an applicant in statutorily

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New member - James Doyle

New Member – James Doyle The members of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers are delighted to announce that James Doyle has joined Chambers. James has an

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Congratulations to James Bridgeman SC who has been appointed to the ICDR panel of Arbitrators.

Congratulations to James Bridgeman SC who has been appointed to the ICDR panel of Arbitrators. The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) is the international division of the

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Ms Kaltun Bullale v City of Westminster Council [2020] EWCA Civ 1587

Ms Kaltun Bullale v City of Westminster Council [2020] EWCA Civ 1587 Court of Appeal 25 November 2020 Before Bean, King & Lewis LJJ   Ian Peacock and Anneli Robins of 4-5

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Sharif v Birmingham City Council Court of Appeal, Sir Terence Etherton MR, Bean and Holroyde LJJ [2020] EWCA Civ 1488, 10 November 2020

The Court of Appeal has held that an injunction obtained by Birmingham City Council to restrain street-cruising was lawful and that the authority had not been obliged to

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Jonathan Manning Successful in the Court of Appeal

Clarke, R (On the Application Of) v Birmingham City Council [2020] EWCA Civ 1466 The Court of Appeal has ruled that Birmingham City Council acted lawfully in its decision to

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New tenant - Annabel Heath

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square is delighted to announce that Annabel Heath joins Chambers as a tenant after successfully completing her pupillage. Annabel’s specialisms

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Permission granted in Coronavirus accommodation judicial review

The High Court today granted permission for a judicial review of Brighton and Hove City Council's refusal to accomodate a street homeless former asylum seeker during the

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4-5 Gray’s Inn Square maintains position as Band 1 Set in Chambers and Partners 2021 for Social Housing

The Social Housing Team at 4-5 is delighted to maintain their position as a band 1 set in Chambers and Partners 2021. Described as a set who is 'home to

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Prempeh v. Lakhany [2020] EWCA Civ 1422

In Prempeh v. Lakhany [2020] EWCA Civ 1422, the Court of Appeal held that a notice seeking possession under section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 does not have to give the

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Christopher Baker and Rea Murray successful in a landmark victory in the UK Supreme Court

Christopher Baker and Rea Murray of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square have been successful in a landmark victory in the UK Supreme Court for an Orthodox Jewish,

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Legal 500 2021 - Top Tier Rankings for 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

We are delighted that 14 members of chambers have been included in Legal 500 2021 in 6 practice areas. Additionally, we have been ranked as Tier 1 for our Social Housing law

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Recorder Appointment

4-5 Gray's Inn Square is pleased to announce that Ian Peacock has been appointed by The Queen as a Recorder on the South Eastern Family Circuit. Ian

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SVAMC Task Force on Tech Disputes, Tech Companies & International Arbitration White Paper

Paul Cohen has co-authored a White Paper for the new initiative for Silicon Valley tech disputes resolution. The Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center has established a Task

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New Tenant - Iulia-Claudia Şaran

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square is delighted to announce that Iulia Saran joins Chambers as a tenant after successfully completing her pupillage. Iulia is developing a broad

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We are pleased to share that Naveen Agnihotri has obtained Certified Islamic Arbitrator & Expert status through IICRA.

We are pleased to share that Naveen Agnihotri has obtained Certified Islamic Arbitrator & Expert status through IICRA.   Naveen has been instructed by banks and law firms

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Interview: Justice Edwin Cameron - Hailed by Nelson Mandela as “one of South Africa’s heroes”

Justice Edwin Cameron - Hailed by Nelson Mandela as "one of South Africa's heroes", former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa and HIV

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New Tenant – Nikesh Pandit

New Tenant – Nikesh Pandit We are delighted to announce that Nikesh Pandit, formerly an associate solicitor in the regulatory team at the international law firm Jones Day,

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Raoul Colvile – SFO v. G4S C&J – Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Raoul Colvile – SFO v. G4S C&J – Deferred Prosecution Agreement Raoul Colvile was instructed as junior Counsel by the Serious Fraud Office who on

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Max Shephard - successful appeal in the case of Goodfellow v Rugby Football Union before the National Anti-Doping Panel.

Max Shephard is successful on appeal in the case of Goodfellow v Rugby Football Union before the National Anti-Doping Panel. Mr Goodfellow tested positive for methasterone which

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We are delighted to welcome to Charles Foster who joins 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square today.

We are delighted to welcome to Charles Foster who joins 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square today from Serjeants’ Inn.  Another excellent addition to our expanding

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£20M:  Satinder Hunjan QC successfully concludes very high value cerebral palsy claim arising out of uterine rupture during a trial of labour following a VBAC.

£20M: Satinder Hunjan QC successfully concludes very high value cerebral palsy claim arising out of uterine rupture during a trial of labour following a VBAC. ABB (a

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Toby Vanhegan successful on behalf of the Claimant in R(Mitchell) v. Islington LBC [2020] EWHC 1478 (Admin)

Toby Vanhegan successful on behalf of the Claimant in R(Mitchell) v. Islington LBC [2020] EWHC 1478 (Admin)   In R(Mitchell) v. Islington LBC [2020] EWHC the High Court held

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Croydon LBC v Kalonga [2020] EWHC 1353 (QB)Tipples J

Croydon LBC v Kalonga [2020] EWHC 1353 (QB)Tipples J   A flexible tenancy is a species of secure tenancy which is granted for a fixed term of at least

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Satinder Hunjan QC Success: Liability for Down’s Syndrome arising out of system failure for organising urgent appointments for a combined test and indemnity costs for failing to make an offer at a JSM

CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE SUCCESS: LIABIITY FOR DOWN’S SYNDROME ARISING OUT OF SYSTEM FAILURE FOR ORGANISING URGENT APPOINMENTS FOR A COMBINED TEST AND INDEMNITY COSTS FOR FAILING TO

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International Arbitration podcast

Forethoughts @ 4-5 International Arbitration podcast – can you hold a full arbitration hearing by video? Click here to watch: The podcast    

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CURRENT COVID-19 COURT & PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE

The junior barristers at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square have compiled a list of practical guidance concerning the operation of Courts and Tribunals. We hope that readers find

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The (indemnity) cost of hubris - Mediator and Counsel Stephen Barker comments

Stephen Barker, leading CMC Registered Commercial Mediator and barrister at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square reviews an important development in mediation costs law – Mr Justice Griffiths

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Hertfordshire County Council v. Davies [2020] EWHC 838 (QB)

In Hertfordshire County Council v. Davies [2020] EWHC 838 (QB), the Court held that although the authority had not given proper notice of their application for permission for a writ

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Judgment handed down in Hertsmere Borough Council v. Kiefer, Watford Borough Council v. McMahon [2020] EWCA Civ the Court of Appeal

In Hertsmere Borough Council v. Kiefer, Watford Borough Council v. McMahon [2020] EWCA Civ the Court of Appeal held that, contrary to the decisions of the county court judges

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James v. Hertsmere Borough Council [2020] EWCA Civ 489

In James v. Hertsmere Borough Council [2020] EWCA Civ 489, the Court of Appeal decided that there was jurisdiction within a homelessness appeal to decide the lawfulness of contracting out,

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Rea Murray acts in one of the first cases where the judge cited the COVID 19 pandemic in support of his decision

On an application for an interim injunction against a trespasser to land, His Honour Judge Gerald cited, at the conclusion of the one day hearing on 17 March 2020, the

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Remote mediations @ 4-5

Our Mediators can undertake mediations online using Zoom, or by telephone.

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New Pupils @ 4-5

Laura Stockin and Iulia Şaran start their second six at 4-5 on Wednesday 1st April.  They will be available for remote hearings from 1st April for

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Modern Slavery - Leaning into the debate

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Luton Community Housing Limited v Durdana.  Court of Appeal, Patten, Moylan and Newey LJJ.  [2020] EWCA Civ 445, 26 March 2020

The Court of Appeal has held that where the Appellant landlord had breached the public sector equality duty (“PSED”), the Circuit Judge had been wrong to

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Public Sector Equality Duty. Court of Appeal - Luton Community Housing Partnership v Durdana

The Court of Appeal (LJJ Patten, Moylan, Newey) heard the appeal in the case Luton Community Housing Partnership v Durdana. The Equality and Human Rights Commission intervened.

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Mediation: untangling knotty problems

Colin Manning (Joint Head of Medition Group), Iain Christie and Patrick Taylor feature in February 2020 Counsel Magazine 'Mediation: untangling knotty problems' following on from CMC Annual Conference 2019.

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The Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Phase 2 of the Inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower is under way and the Inquiry will seek to investigate the series of events which caused the fire

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Denmark’s investigation into the Solo Capital hedge fund, Jonathan Rose instructed

SKAT [the Danish tax authority], have brought a claim in the Commercial Court against 80+ defendants with at least 23 legal teams alleging fraudulent and/or the wrongful reclaim of

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International Arbitration Conference 2020

Regrettably, due to Covid-19 we have cancelled this conference. It will be rescheduled in due course.   Liaise, learn and network with the field’s legends, leaders,

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Nikki Carr Appointed as a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber

4-5 would like to congratulate Nikki Carr on her appointment as a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber by the Senior President of Tribunals, the Right Honourable

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New Senior Clerk

  I am delighted to announce that Emily Martin has taken over as Senior Clerk. Emily brings an absolute breath of fresh air to Chambers with her strong

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Association of Women Solicitors Seminar - Tackling Problems in Witness Preparation: An interactive workshop - Thursday 30th January 2020, 18:00 in Chambers

Amrit Kaur Dhanoa and Rosalee Dorfman Mohajer will consider the various stages of preparing witness evidence in a civil case, from issuing a claim up

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Christopher Baker and Rea Murray are to be in a ground-breaking case in the Supreme Court.

Permission to appeal has been granted by the the Supreme Court in R (Z and others) v (1) Hackney LBC  and (2) Agudas Israel Housing Association [2019] EWCA Civ 1099; [2019] HLR 44.

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Jonathan Manning is ‘Lawyer of the Week’ in The Times

Jonathan Manning is ‘Lawyer of the Week’ in The Times for his work representing Birmingham City Council over LGBT equality protests. This important case considered

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Alexandra Sidossis obtains a successful outcome under TUPE (the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006)

Last month, Alexandra Sidossis successfully argued a Service Provision Change (SPC) TUPE transfer in a 7-day preliminary hearing. Here are the key points to take away:   SPC

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On Thursday 28th November, Tim Straker QC and Vivienne Sedgley present a webinar on Purdah ahead of the General Election

In preparation for 12th December General Election, Timothy Straker QC and Vivienne Sedgley discuss political publicity, access to information, the Code of Practice, guiding principles and statutory restrictions.

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Teaching ‘LGBT issues’ at a Birmingham Primary School – Court decision regarding protesters

Judgment is out in the case of Birmingham City Council v Afsar & Ors [2019] EWHC 3217 (QB). Jonathan Manning and Clara Zang have successfully obtained

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Satinder Hunjan QC Successful in Settlement of Brain Damage and Blindness Claim Following Weight-Loss Surgery

Satinder Hunjan QC has successfully represented a Claimant who suffered mal-nutrition following otherwise successful weight loss surgery resulting in catastrophic consequences involving substantial disability and blindness. Following the

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Joint and Severally Liable Tenancies: A Guide for Landlords, Tenants and Guarantors

Clara Zang and Salmaan Hassanally have written an article for OpenRent called ‘Joint and Severally Liable Tenancies: A Guide for Landlords, Tenants and Guarantors’. The article

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Simawi v The London Borough of Haringey Judgment handed down in Appeal succession case

Simawi v The London Borough of Haringey (Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government as an interested party) [2019] EWCA Civ 1770   The Court of Appeal held

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Alexandra Sidossis joins 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

We are delighted to announce that following a successful third-six pupillage, Alexandra Sidossis has accepted our offer of tenancy at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square. Alexandra

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Katharine Elliot nominated for Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year

Katharine Elliot - 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Katharine represented the campaign group, Stop Bengeo Quarry (SBQ) - a community of over 4,000 residents, who are against plans for

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Siân McGibbon and Katie Lines join 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

We are delighted to announce that following successful pupillages, Sián McGibbon and Katie Lines have both accepted offers of tenancy at 4-5 Gray’s

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Timothy Straker QC - R (The Good Law Project) -v- The Electoral Commission and Others

The Court of Appeal has unanimously allowed an appeal arising out of the 2016 EU referendum and have held, as submitted by Timothy Straker QC with James Tumbridge of

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Edwin Cameron, Former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, joins 4-5.

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square is delighted to announce that Edwin Cameron has accepted an invitation to join us as an international arbitrator following his recent retirement

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Philippa Seal joins 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

We are delighted to welcome Philippa Seal, who has a property and general commercial practice with particular expertise in the field of landlord and tenant. 

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The WINNER of 2 Premium Tickets for Tottenham Hotspur V Crystal Palace F.C.

Congratulations to Ilian Granville from BUTTERS DAVID GREY LLP for winning 2 tickets to watch Tottenham Hotspur at their NEW Stadium on Saturday 14th September 2019, when they will be

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Iain Christie Appointed as Vice-Chair of BSB Independent Decision-Making Body

Chambers is pleased to announce the appointment of Iain Christie, an Associate member of chambers and member of the 4-5 Mediation Group, as the Vice-Chair of the Independent

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ELECTION LAW - NEWS: Timothy Straker QC & Amrit Kaur Dhanoa on Electoral Petitions: A Case in Favour of the Law Commission’s Proposals for Reform

Electoral Law in the UK has become complex, voluminous and fragmented. Following much debate on the subject, and having monitored the position for a number of years, the

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Sappho Dias addresses the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Sappho Dias delivered a speech on behalf of Timothy Dutton CBE QC at a special sitting of the Constitutional Court on 20 August 2019 to mark the retirement of Justice

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Tanveer Qureshi joins 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

We are delighted to welcome Tanveer Qureshi, who specialises in allegations of fraud, money laundering, asset forfeiture, bribery and other misconduct by companies, directors and financial

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WIN 2 Premium Tickets for Tottenham Hotspur V Crystal Palace F.C.

4-5's Sports Group are delighted to offer two premium tickets to watch Tottenham Hotspur at their NEW Stadium on Saturday 1

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Jonathan Manning instructed on important Judicial Review

Jonathan Manning is instructed on an important judicial review of the decision by the Secretary of State for Justice and HM Prisons and Probation Service to transfer a

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Garrett Byrne to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor

The Queen has appointed Garrett Thomas Byrne to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP and the Lord

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Jane Lambert contributes to WIPO study on intellectual property enforcement measures.

This study provides an overview of current approaches to online copyright infringements, focusing specifically on the responses to piracy in the digital sphere across the world.  The

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James Bridgeman SC appointed as arbitrator on the General List of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS TAS)

James Bridgeman SC has been appointed as arbitrator on the General List of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS TAS). The CAS TAS consists of approximately 390 members

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Timothy Straker QC secures victory in case against the Electoral Commission

DARREN GRIMES -v- ELECTORAL COMMISSION  Mr Grimes has been completely exonerated and The Electoral Commissions notice fining him has been withdrawn by Order of the Court. The

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Satinder Hunjan QC - Discount rate in Foreign Jurisdictions

Satinder Hunjan QC has secured a multi-million pound settlement on behalf of a catastrophically brain injured young man who suffered a road traffic accident in central London; he

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Martin George -Thompson’s Modern Land Law (7th Edition) published on 8th August

The new, 7th edition of Thompson’s Modern Land Law by Martin George and Antonia Layard will be published on 8th August. You can request an inspection

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“The Addison Act” - a celebration of 100 years of social housing

One hundred years ago this month, the Housing, Town Planning Etc. Act 1919 received Royal Assent. Commonly known as the Addison Act after the then Minister of Health and

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Delighted to welcome five new members

Chambers is proud to welcome five new members; Elisabeth Mason & Denise Gomez DelSignore strenghten our International team; Selena Jones joins our Property team whilst Alexandra Sidossis

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Our new art exhibition - Industry meets the Professions by Jon Woolfenden

We are very excited to hang our new exhibition! We welcome artist Jon Woolfenden from Salcombe, Devon. Jon's work is big, its industrial and its hard hitting

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Toby Vanhegan - Discrimination Law Association - Using the Equality Act 2010 in Housing Law

Toby will present a seminar about the current developments of using the Equality Act 2010 in housing litigation. He is pioneering in this area of housing law by acting

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Sir Guenter Heinz Treitel QC FBA DCL

4-5 Gray's Inn Square is saddened to report the death of Sir Guenter Heinz Treitel QC FBA DCL, Emeritus Vinerian Professor of English Law and the

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Public Law Group holds first conference for Lawyers in Local Government, Homelessness, Housing & Allocations

 

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James Bridgeman SC elected as Honorary member of the Board for the Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC)

The Secretary General of the Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC), Mr Beka Injia, has confirmed that James Briedgeman SC has been elected by the Board

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