Radcliffe Chambers today welcomes Peter Crampin QC back to chambers and Oliver Hilton as a new member. Both join from leading chancery chambers, 3 Stone Buildings.
The High Court has delivered judgment in the case of Hughes v Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Ltd  EWHC 319 (Ch). This case was an appeal from the Pensions Ombudsman concerning the scope of the statutory right to a transfer.
Joy Williams lived with her partner, Norman for 18 years, most recently in their jointly owned home. Under his will, which long pre-dated their relationship, his share in the property passed to his estranged wife who he had never divorced. After a trial at Central London County Court, Ms Williams was awarded her partner’s entire interest in the property by the Judge.
The Business Arbitration Scheme (BAS) has been developed by the CIArb to provide simple, cost-effective, and timely resolution of disputes of low to medium monetary value (£5,000 – £100,000), by arbitration before a sole arbitrator.
In a comprehensive judgment, rejecting claims brought by the liquidators of Ralls Builders Limited. Mr Justice Snowden has reviewed the law of wrongful trading and clarified a number of aspects and apparently contradictory decisions that have caused controversy within the insolvency profession for a number of years
Court of Appeal to rule on whether substitution of an index alternative to RPI for purposes of pension scheme indexation and revaluation would breach the subsisting rights provisions of the Pensions Act 1995 s.67.
Jeremy Cousins QC recently appeared successfully for the bank in AIB Group(UK) plc v Maxine Turner-Hankinson  EWHC 3994 (Ch), where one of the central issues in the case was whether an overriding interest had been established in respect of a cottage.
Mark Mullen has been appointed by the Lord Chief Justice as a Deputy Bankruptcy Registrar, sitting part-time in the High Court at the Rolls Building, Royal Courts of Justice, hearing insolvency and company law matters.
Radcliffe Chambers is pleased to announce that we are now a Commercial Bar Association Set of Chambers.
This year, instead of sending Christmas cards, we have made a Christmas charity donation to the Social Mobility Foundation.