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Radcliffe Chambers win Chambers of the Year at The British Legal Awards 2016

We are absolutely delighted to have won Chambers of the Year at The British Legal Awards 2016.


Stopped by the security guard

Mark West presents his casenote of the recent decision in Croke concerning the attempted last minute issue of proceedings where the claimant’s agent was stopped by a security guard.


Frances Ratcliffe will be presenting at the APL Midlands Group Meeting - 24 November 2016

Frances Ratcliffe and Ben Fairhead from Pinsent Masons LLP will be leading a discussion forum on Donna- Marie Hughes v Royal London and recent developments with the Pensions Ombudsman at the APL Midlands Group Meeting on 24 November 2016.


Sophia Rogers joins Radcliffe Chambers

Radcliffe Chambers, the leading Lincoln’s Inn barristers chambers, today welcomes Sophia Rogers as a new member. Sophia joins from leading chancery chambers, 3 Stone Buildings.


Wise v Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (UK) Ltd. [2016] EWHC 2814 (Ch) - Appeal from Pensions Ombudsman by way of rehearing

Daniel Burton, instructed by Thrings LLP, appeared for the successful Respondent in an appeal in the Chancery Division.  Arnold J handed down judgment on 11 November 2016 of Mr Wise’s appeal against a determination of the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman that rejected his complaint of maladministration against the Respondent, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (UK) Ltd.


Pension rights for fee-paid judges

In an article published by LexisNexis, Elizabeth Ovey discusses pension rights for fee-paid judges.


Landscape, land tenure and ways of seeing the past

No need for a time machine; the past is close at hand. In an article recently published by Christie’s, Kate Selway explores the legal, historical and cultural ties that bind the present to the (not so) distant past.


Radcliffe Chambers ranked in latest edition of Chambers and Partners

We are delighted to have been ranked in this year’s edition of Chambers and Partners with 35 of our Members ranked across 14 different practice areas.


Court of Appeal rules in Barnardo’s pension scheme litigation - Barnardo’s & Ors v Buckinghamshire & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 1064

Keith Rowley Q.C. and Henry Day acted for the charity Barnardo’s at the hearing of its appeal against last year’s High Court decision that the definition of the term “Retail Prices Index” (RPI) in the governing documentation of the Barnardo’s Staff Pension Scheme did not enable the scheme’s trustees to substitute an alternative index for purposes of pension indexation and revaluation so long as RPI remains an officially published index. Also before the Court was the representative members’ cross-appeal that any such substitution would breach the subsisting rights provisions of the Pensions Act 1995 s.67.


Further victory for HMRC in Icebreaker tax litigation – Bastionspark LLP and others v HMRC [2016] UKUT 0425 (TCC)

Nicholas Macklam acted for HMRC (led by Jonathan Davey QC) in successfully resisting the appeals of various Icebreaker LLPs against a decision given by the First-tier Tribunal in relation to the costs of first instance proceedings.

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