We are business as usual at 4-5. However, in light of advice from the Government and the Chairman of the Bar, we have taken the decision to work
Please find all details of up and coming events, seminars, news, publications and articles from the members of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square.
We are business as usual at 4-5. However, in light of advice from the Government and the Chairman of the Bar, we have taken the decision to work
In Hertsmere Borough Council v. Kiefer, Watford Borough Council v. McMahon  EWCA Civ the Court of Appeal held that, contrary to the decisions of the county court judges
In James v. Hertsmere Borough Council  EWCA Civ 489, the Court of Appeal decided that there was jurisdiction within a homelessness appeal to decide the lawfulness of contracting out,
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
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
Our Mediators can undertake mediations online using Zoom, or by telephone.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Liaise, learn and network with the field’s legends, leaders, and rising stars at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Arbitration Conference on 4-5 June 2020.
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
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
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
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  EWCA Civ 1099;  HLR 44.
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
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
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.
Judgment is out in the case of Birmingham City Council v Afsar & Ors  EWHC 3217 (QB). Jonathan Manning and Clara Zang have successfully obtained
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
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
In a five-day Employment Tribunal concerning potential damages of several hundred thousand pounds and several Claimants, Josh Hitchens, instructed by Pattinson & Brewer successfully applied to strike out
Simawi v The London Borough of Haringey (Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government as an interested party)  EWCA Civ 1770 The Court of Appeal held
We are delighted to announce that following successful third-six pupillages, Alexandra Sidossis and Joshua Hitchens have both accepted offers of tenancy at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
4-5's Sports Group are delighted to offer two premium tickets to watch Tottenham Hotspur at their NEW Stadium on Saturday 1
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
‘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
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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,
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
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
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
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