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Judgment in Green v Montagu [2011] EWHC 1856 (Ch)

William Moffett and Thomas Dumont appeared in this application for directions as to whether the illegitimate children of the 13th Duke of Manchester can safely be benefited from the 10th Duke’s Settled Estates.


Judgment in Shovelar v Lane [2011] EWCA Civ 802

Grant Crawford  appeared for the successful appellants in this case, concerning the appropriate costs order following a claim based on mutual wills.


Judgment in Siaw v Lock [2011] EWHC 2926 (Ch)

Kate Selway represented a respondent Court appointed receiver in a Chancery Division appeal before Norris J that challenged the receiver’s power to compromise a claim made against an estate.


Tom Beasley and Steven Barrett join Radcliffe Chambers

Two new tenants, Tom Beasley and Steven Barrett (both formerly of 33 Bedford Row), have joined us with effect from today, 20th June 2011.


Judgment in Millburn-Snell v Evans [2011] EWCA Civ 557

Joshua Winfield represented the respondent in this case, which concerned the ability of personal representatives to bring proceedings before obtaining a grant of letters of administration.


Judgment in Pritchard v Teitelbaum [2011] EWHC 1063 (Ch)

Marie-Claire Bleasdale appeared in this application which raised an important point regarding the enforcement of High Court orders for possession against trespassers.


The Queen (Independent Schools Council) v Charity Commission

Elizabeth Ovey, Robert Pearce QC, Francesca Quint and Mark Mullen are taking part in litigation concerning the issue of public benefit, charitable status and independent schools in a hearing listed for seven days starting today, 17 May 2011, before the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber).


Judgment in United Vending v Desai [2011] EWHC 919 (QB)

Dov Ohrenstein appeared for thel Defendant in this case concerning the disputed title to goods sold by an administrator.


Judgment in R (Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School) v Archbishop of Westminster [2011] EWCA Civ 433

Francesca Quint appeared for the Respondents before the Court of Appeal in this case, concerning the eligibility for appointment of foundation governors.


Judgment in Prudential Staff Pensions v The Prudential Assurance Company [2011] EWHC 960 (Ch)

Keith Rowley QC and Elizabeth Ovey were both instructed, for the representative beneficiaries, in proceedings which were brought by the trustee of the Prudential Staff Pension Scheme for directions on a large number of issues following a change by Prudential in its long-established policy of granting discretionary increases on pensions in payment.

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