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The law of deathbed gifts

Mark Mullen‘s article on the law of donationes mortis causa has been published in Trusts and Trustees by Oxford University Press. It examines the nature of the doctrine and the current state of the law.


In good faith? Dov Ohrenstein writes for the New Law Journal

Dov Ohrenstein writes for the New Law Journal on the impact of the good faith doctrine on commercial contracts,


Nicholas Macklam returns to full time practice

We are delighted to welcome Nicholas Macklam back to full time practice following his recent appointment as a Judicial Assistant to the Court of Appeal.


Court of Appeal Judgment in NRAM plc v McAdam and Hartley [2015] EWCA Civ 751

The Court of Appeal gave judgment on 23 July 2015 allowing the appeal inNRAM plc v McAdam and Hartley [2015] EWCA Civ 751.  Malcolm Waters QC leading Patrick Goodall QC, appeared for NRAM on instructions from Ashurst LLP.


“Crossing the Line” – Advising on structured deposits

What duties do financial intermediaries owe if they “cross the line” by giving advice on products which are normally distributed under a mere “information regime”. This was the issue on a recent appeal in which Peter Dodge successfully appeared for the Respondent. The decision of Her Honour Judge Raeside in Anderson v Openwork Limited [2015] EW Misc B14 is available on BAILLI and is also the subject of an article on the FT Adviser website.


Josh Lewison joins the Chancery Bar Association Main Committee

We are delighted to announce that Josh Lewison has been co-opted to join the Main Committee of the Chancery Bar Association.  Josh will join Mark West on this Committee.  Mark has acted as Treasurer for the Chancery Bar Association since 2012.


Judgment in Various Claimants v Giambrone [2015] EWHC 1946 (QB)

On 7 July 2015, Mr Justice Foskett handed down a 153-page judgment in a complex claim (negligence, breach of trust and fiduciary duty) against Italian lawyers in relation to their advice to buyers at an off-plan property development in Southern Italy.


Unfair relationships provisions of the Consumer Credit Act considered

Elizabeth Ovey, instructed by DWF has represented NRAM plc in a claim against NRAM based on the unfair relationships provisions of the Consumer Credit Act and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations. This claim was rejected by Mr. Recorder Cadwallader sitting in Leeds. The case began with a claim by NRAM to possession of one of a substantial portfolio of buy-to-let properties, met with an unsuccessful counterclaim for a sum in the order of £4 million.


Ross v A [2015] EWCOP 46

Justin Holmes appeared for the Official Solicitor in Ross v A, a case in which the Court of Protection retrospectively authorised a deputy to pay the school fees of a sibling of A out of A’s personal injury fund.


Francesca Quint has become an honorary president of British Mensa

Radcliffe Chambers is proud to announce that Francesca Quint  who is widely known as a specialist in charity law has become an honorary president of British Mensa. We would like to congratulate Francesca on her appointment.

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