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 Inn Square.
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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 Inn Square.
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 Venner Shipley,
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 as a
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. Philippa
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 taking on
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 Decision-making Body
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 Law Commission
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 Edwin Cameron.
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 professionals. Tanveer
4-5's Sports Group are delighted to offer two premium tickets to watch Tottenham Hotspur at their NEW Stadium on Saturday 14th September 2019,
Jonathan Manning and Josh Hitchens are instructed on an important judicial review of the decision by the Secretary of State for Justice and HM Prisons and Probation Service to transfer
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 Chief Justice
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 study explores
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 from jurisdictions
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 Court said
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 was from
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 copy or
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 Housing, the
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 & Joshua
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 and we
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 in the
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 leading authority
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 to join
Andrew Dymond and Rayan Imam, leading barristers in the property management industry, contributed to a new white paper which focuses on the ‘Top 10 Legal Cases All Property Managers
Vivienne Sedgley of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square joins Deborah Evans (CEO of Lawyers in Local Government) to discuss Local and European Elections in this informative Webinar. Webinar
Timothy Straker QC, Vivienne Sedgley and Katharine Elliot will be speaking at the LLG National Expert Planning Conference and London Branch Meeting on 24th May 2019. Timothy Straker QC will be
Keynote Lecture: James Bridgeman SC, Worldwide Past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Current issues in international commercial arbitration, direction of travel and a role for Scotland The
With effect from 1 June 2019, the prescribed form of notice requiring possession against assured shorthold tenants is being changed. The new form is in the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms)
Her Honour Judge Bloom has granted permission to the Claimant to appeal in Luton Community Housing Trust v Durdana and ordered that the appeal be transferred to the Court of
Ayesha Omar chaired a panel discussion entitled “Consultation Fever” at the Professionalism in Property conference yesterday. The numerous consultation documents and law reform proposals published by the Government
On 20 December 2018, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill received its Royal Assent becoming the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018. It came into force on 20 March 2019. The Act
This was an action for passing off. The claimant ran an event called the Asian Achievers Awards. The defendants ran a similar event called the British Asian Achievers Awards.
Recent cases addressing the issue of serving notice to quit a property following the tenant’s death have resulted in conflicting outcomes. Rea Murray and Toby Vanhegan provide some
The case concerned an application by the landlord, a lessee-owned company, to vary the Appellant's lease under section 35, Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. The effect of the proposed
Several of 4-5’s specialist Elections & Governance barristers have been retained by many Local Authorities & Returning Officers to cover immediate 24/7 legal advice during elections. Please contact Tom
Congratulations to Katie Lines (Pupil) who is now accepting instructions in all of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square’s core areas of practice. Please contact the Clerks (020 7404 5252 or
Congratulations to Sian McGibbon (Pupil) who is now accepting instructions in all of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square’s core areas of practice. Please contact the Clerks to
4-5 Mediation Group’s Iain Christie is a barrister, mediator and former FCO legal adviser who has conducted negotiations on behalf of the UK at the Council
We are delighted to welcome Amrit Kaur Dhanoa as a full member of 4-5 Gray's Inn Square following her successful completion of pupillage
We are delighted to welcome Rosalee Dorfman Mohajer as a full member of Chambers following her successful completion of pupillage.
The Licensees of Ashley Community Housing v Bristol City Council (CH/127/2016 and 53 others) Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) Judge Rowland 8 March 2019 The Upper Tribunal has held that the
The Landlord sought to recover £24,486.88 from the Tenant as her contribution towards the cost of replacing the central heating and hot water system. The Tenant was successful in
Congratulations to Nikki Carr who has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge in the County Court.
4-5 Gray's Inn Square were delighted to host Sarah Pritchard QC and Giles Cannock QC of Kings Chambers for Silks Day, accompanied by their families and Clerks William
Dispute Resolution: Arbitrators - Switzerland Chambers Partners, the world leader in legal market analysis, just released its Chambers Global Guide 2019. Hansjörg Stutzer is ranked among Switzerland’s
David Penson joins 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square as a Senior Practice Manager. Formerly Landmark & Blackstone Chambers, David brings expertise in property and planning. We are delighted to
Permission to appeal granted in Haringey LBC v. Simawi (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government intervening)  EWHC 2733
Following a 7 day trial, with Satinder Hunjan QC representing the Claimant and the Defendants appearing by Leading and Junior Counsel, a defence of fundamental dishonesty was defeated, with the Court
Karishma Vora is the first barrister to be empanelled by the Bank of India’s UK branch to carry out commercial litigation and International Arbitration work in the
For the second year running, I have been invited to address C5's annual conference on Pharma & Biotech Litigation. That conference will take place at the Radisson Blu
Christopher Baker and Rea Murray, who appeared as counsel for the charity, said: “It will have particular significance for many organisations looking to undertake forms of positive action, and
Satinder Hunjan QC, acting for the Claimant, has secured a finding of 60% liability in favour of a speeding motorcyclist. The Motorcyclist was travelling along a main road which had a 3
Christopher Baker and Rea Murray of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square secured a landmark victory in the Divisional Court for an Orthodox Jewish, charitable housing association accused of unlawful
Rupert Beloff has been appointed to the LawInSport Editorial Board (UK Division). LawInSport is a leading global community of people working in or with an interest in sport and the
Professor Carducci analyses under the law of treaties and EU law the role and interactions in treaty and investment arbitration of four important questions: a State's capactiy to conclude
Professor Carducci analyses issues and challenges that international multilingual arbitrations raise.
The Law Commission has published its consultation paper on proposals to amend the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 so as to make the Right to Manage a more attractive option
Timothy Straker QC provides an update on key Election Law issues at the SOLACE (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives) Elections Conference 2019. Chief Executives and Returning Officers are personally
A 3-year-old who underwent unnecessary brain surgery for a tumour, has been awarded in excess of £26 million. The child – now an adult – has severe behavioural difficulties as
The Homes Fit for Human Habitation Act is on the statute book. But what is it for? What does it do? And will it work? Karen Buck MP, who guided
Rosalee Dorfman Mohajer looks at the implications of the Cliff Richard judgment against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police for local authorities when they share information with the press.
Yesterday (19 December 2018) saw the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act complete its passage through Parliament. It is expected to come into force in March 2019. The Act updates ss.8 and 10, Landlord
‘Raoul Colvile has been instructed as Junior Counsel by the Serious Fraud Office on a major, high profile matter. Previously, Raoul was part of the team which negotiated the
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I am delighted to welcome 26 new members who have joined us from Arden Chambers together with their clerking team. They bring expertise in housing, property, local government, public and
The Second Edition of ‘International Corruption’ by Paul Cohen has been published by Sweet and Maxwell. The leading text on UK and international anti-corruption legislation, investigative process and caselaw concerning
Rupert Beloff writes about the IAAF’s controversial new regulations in the latest edition of World Sports Advocate, considering the need for them, whether they are fair and the legal
On 8 March 2018 the Swiss Federal Supreme Court the “Court”) published on its website a new decision in the field of international arbitration (the “Decision”) 1wherein it confirmed the Court of
Whether at all and, if so, to which extent an arbitrator should assist the parties in reaching a settlement in arbitration seems to be one of the last divides between
Mr Justice Ouseley, in dismissing a challenge by the Licensed Private Car Hire Association, has ruled that a consultation conducted by TFL in respect of changes to private hire operators’
The latest issue of ‘Parker’s Law and Conduct of Elections’ has been published by LexisNexis. It is one of the leading commentaries on election law and practice
From 14 May 2018, appeals from the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) relating to the Land Registration Act 2002 will be determined by the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), rather than the Upper Tribunal (Tax
Following the coming into force of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and the new Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government
Since publication of the first edition 35 years ago, Homelessness and Allocations has established itself as the definitive guide to the rights of the homeless. It combines an unrivalled historical overview
On 9 April 2018 the Upper Tribunal granted permission to appeal a decision of the FTT concerning a boat-dweller’s entitlement to housing benefit. The case concerns an itinerant boat-dweller who applied
The new 2017/2018 edition of the Sports Law Year Book has been published by LawinSport and the British Association for Sport and Law. The Yearbook contains legal commentary and analysis from
Thomas Francis (2015) and Katharine Elliot (2016). They have both accepted invitations to join Chambers following their successful completion of pupillage.
Satinder secured a full strike out where the value of the case presented was to exceed £1million and when liability had been admitted. The claim arose from an electrocution injury
Chambers is delighted to welcome Professor Dr. Guido Carducci who has joined our International Arbitration group.
Congratulations to Helen McAteeron her successful application to the Attorney General’s C Panel.
Chambers is celebrating 50 years since our move to Gray’s Inn. We consider this to be an opportune time both in our history and for our future.
We congratulate Andrew Singer who has been included in the list of appointments to Queen’s Counsel. The ceremony will take place in February.
Chambers is very pleased to welcome James Bridgeman SC who has accepted an invitation to join Chambers. James is the 2018 President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and we congratulate
Robert Brown considers an announcement from the Department for Communities and Local Government that new measures will be brought forward to tackle what are considered to be “unfair and
Chief Executive – Vicky Thompson Vicky joins 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square as their first ever Chief Executive. She brings a wealth of experience having worked with the Bar and Solicitors
The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal challenging legislation whereby the appellant was denied homelessness assistance and welfare benefits due to her status as a Zambrano carer. Clara
As part of the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, the government is revising the existing statutory code of guidance. The intention is that it will provide updated guidance
Tim Clarke, Barrister The Law Commission is currently consulting on reforming the law on wills. Anyone who has been involved in probate litigation will know how difficult this area of
Chambers is very grateful to clients and referees who provided feedback to the Legal 500 and we are very pleased with another excellent set of recommendations Social Housing We are a
Max Shephard acted for the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the case of Mariana Birsasteanu. The allegations included the registrant administering oxycodone to a resident which was not prescribed this
Robert Brown and Justin Bates, Barristers, Arden Chambers The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has announced that the Government will be bringing forward a green
The Minister for Local Government, Marcus Jones MP, has announced that the Government intends to bring the Act into force in April 2018. His letter to local authorities says: “I very
In the claim, which was brought by the local authority in conjunction with West Midlands Police, injunctions were obtained against all 18 defendants, including some gang members who were serving prisoners.
Marcus Jones MP has written to all local authority Chief Executives to advise that it is the government’s intention to introduce secondary legislation commencing the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 in
Karishma Vora has been mentioned in the Corporate INTL Who’s Who Adviser Handbook 2017 as an excellent individual adviser under Commercial Disputes – International Arbitration.
4-5 Gray’s Inn Square were very pleased to host the 25th anniversary party of the Association of Women Solicitors, this was attended by a number of distinguished guests including,