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Radcliffe Chambers welcomes Henry Day as new junior tenant

We are pleased to announce that Henry Day has joined chambers. Henry read Classics at Merton College, Oxford, and was called to the Bar in 2011.


Mark Mullen to speak at the Deputyship in the Court of Protection Conference 2012

Mark Mullen will give a paper on applications to the Court of Protection at the “Deputyship in the Court of Protection” Conference on 27th September 2012.


Judgment in Hope in the Community Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2012] UKFTT 498 (TC)

Mark Mullen represented the Commissioners in Hope in the Community Ltd v Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs before the First-tier Tribunal (Tax) on an appeal concerning a charitable company’s liability for VAT on monies received by it pursuant to ‘grant-funding’ arrangements.


Mark West appointed Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal

Members of Chambers are pleased to announce that with effect from 18th July 2012 Mark West has been appointed a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal (Adminstrative Appeals Chamber).


Shantanu Majumdar speaks at UK-US judicial seminar on the use of technology in e-disclosure

Shantanu Majumdar joined Senior Master Whitaker, US Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck and Bob Lewis MBE, Global Director of CFI/eDiscovery, Barclays Bank plc in a panel discussion hosted by Epiq Systems on 27 June 2012 and moderated by Epiq’s Laura Kibbe.


Two members of Radcliffe Chambers take part in Charity Law Conference

Francesca Quint and Elizabeth Ovey are both taking part in a one day Conference ‘Charity Law Review 2012’, organised by Central Law Training, which is to be held in central London on 21 September 2012. The Conference will be considering the recommendations of Lord Hodgson’s Review of the Charities Act 2006, published on 16 July.


Judgment in Cushway & Elliot v Harris [2012] EWHC 2273 (Ch)

Tom Dumont, instructed by Harcus Sinclair, appeared for the Claimants in their claim to set aside two wills.


The Lytham Schools: Decision of the Charity Tribunal

Mark Mullen represented the United Church Schools Trust, a respondent to an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Charity), at a hearing of a preliminary issue as to whether a cy-près occasion had arisen as to permit the Charity Commission to make a scheme facilitating the merger of the King Edward VII and Queen Mary School, Lytham St Annes, with the Arnold School, Blackpool.


Charity Law Review Advisory Group publish final report and recommendations

Francesca Quint is a member of the NCVO’s Advisory Group on the Reform of Charity Law and chair of its public benefit subcommittee.


Judgment in Phillips v RSPB & Others [2012] WTLR 891

Christopher Buckley represented the Attorney-General in this case concerning the application of intended gifts to charity.

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