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The law of donatio mortis causa clarified by the Court of Appeal. Vallee v Birchwood wrongly decided

Mark Mullen appeared for the Appellants in King v. The Chilterns Dog Rescue [2015] EWCA Civ 581 before the Court of Appeal (led by Penelope Reed QC).  The Court reversed the decision of Charles Hollander QC, sitting as a deputy High Court Judge in the Chancery Division (sub nom. King v. Dubrey [2014] EWHC 2083 (Ch)), and declared that Vallee v. Birchwood[2013] EWHC 1449 (Ch) had been wrongly decided.

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Mark West was one of the contributors to ‘Nelson’s Band of Brothers: Lives and Memorials’ edited by Peter Hore

We are proud to announce that Mark West was one of the contributors to ‘Nelson’s Band of Brothers: Lives and Memorials’ (edited by Captain Peter Hore RN). Nelson’s Band of Brothers is a bibliographic encyclopaedia of the officers who fought under Nelson’s tactical command at his three great battles, chronicling all the captains of Nelson’s ships and describing in detail their social origins, their characters and their achievements, not only under his command, but also in their lives and service beyond.

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Funding Litigation: A Seminar by Radcliffe Chambers

Jonathan Edwards, Pupil at Radcliffe Chambers provides an overview of this event and the key findings.

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Fraud does not vitiate registration of a limited partnership

Mark Mullen represented the Registrar of Companies before Nugee J inBank of Beirut and others v HRH Prince Adel El-Hashemite [2015] EWHC 1451 (Ch). Three banks brought a claim for declarations and damages against the Prince and also claims for rectification of the register of limited partnerships maintained by the Registrar under the Limited Partnerships Act 1907.

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Mis-selling and redress: Interest rate hedging products (“IRHPs”)

Peter Dodge analyses recent cases and developments in IRHP mis-selling.

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Joshua Winfield represents the relatives of residents and co-workers in their claim against Camphill Village Trust

Camphill Village Trust maintains nine communities established on a model of “career volunteers” living with and supporting adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other support needs.

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Judgment in Bangor Provident Trust v Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

Francesca Quint appeared with Michael Humphreys QC of the Northern Ireland Bar  for the appellant in the Bangor Provident Trust case in the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland.  Judgment has clarified the meaning in charity constitutions of the commonly-found words ‘to do anything incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects’.

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NRAM plc v McAdam and Hartley in the Court of Appeal

On 27 and 28 April, the Court of Appeal heard an appeal by NRAM plc against the judgment of Mr Justice Burton in NRAM plc v McAdam and Hartley.

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Judgment in Mills & anor v Mills & ors 21st April 2015 Ch D, HHJ David Cooke sitting as a Deputy

Tom Dumont appeared for the Claimants and Marcus Flavin appeared for unborn beneficiaries acting by a litigation friend in Mills & anor v Mills & ors.
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Nicholas Macklam has been appointed as a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal

Radcliffe Chambers is delighted to announce that Nicholas Macklam has been appointed as a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal, assigned to Lord Justice Longmore.

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