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We offer a rolling programme of seminars as well as providing regular briefing notes and other articles and updates as part of our Radcliffe Chambers Resource initiative for clients. All seminars are free of charge and are fully accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. For full details please contact our Business Development and Marketing Coordinator: Maria-Margarethe Young.

Our barristers under ten years’ call run a Junior Programme, made up of events aimed at recently qualified lawyers. Each event is structured around an hour long seminar covering topical issues such as recent case law, with drinks and networking both before and after.

Junior Programme events open at 5.30pm, with the seminar beginning at 6.00pm, followed by further networking from 7.00pm onwards. All events are held at Arundel House, 13-15 Arundel Street, Temple Place, London WC2R 3DX.

Our seminars qualify for CPD purposes and are free to attend.

If you would like to reserve place or request further information please email events@radcliffechambers.com.


03.05.11 Minority Shareholders and Unfair Prejudice

This seminar, given by Dov Ohrenstein, addresed some issues concerning company law with a focus on minority shareholders and unfair prejudice.

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14.09.11 Court of Protection Issues

This seminar by Howard Smith and Justin Holmes concerned:

“Making decisions in the best interests of P: an evolving approach”

  • Re S (Protected Persons) [2010] 1WLR 1082
  • Re P [2010] Ch 33
  • Re M [2011] 1WLR 33
  • Re G [2011] WTLR 231

“Costs in the Court of Protection”

  • How and why costs rules in Court of Protection litigation are significantly different from those in ordinary civil litigation
  • Practical suggestions both for minimising clients’ costs exposure and for maximising the chances of obtaining a costs order against an unsuccessful party to Court of Protection litigation.

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21.09.11 Expanding the Horizons of Fairness

This seminar by Malcolm Waters QC, Elizabeth Ovey and Mark Fell concerned:

  • Unfair relationships provisions in the Consumer Credit Act 1974
  • “Fair and reasonable”: The FSA’s Treating Customers Fairly initiative, and the Financial Ombudsman Service
  • The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

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28.09.11 Protecting Shareholders

This seminar by Dov Ohrenstein and Shantanu Majumdar concerned:

  • The problem of Reflective Losses#
  • Exceptions to the rule in Foss v Harbottle with reference to the recent decisions
  • The types of derivative claims that can now be brought but could not be brought prior to the 2006 Act

04.10.11 Commercial Contracts: Some Complexities Resolved

This seminar by David di Mambro, Stephen Acton and Simon Williams concerned:

  • The canons of construction and important words and phrases
  • Repudiation: An overview
  • Damages: Refresher and update

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06.10.11 Practical Probate

This seminar by Katherine McQuail, Kate Selway and Mark Mullen concerned:

  • Testamentary Capacity – an update
  • Court-appointed receiverships in probate cases: benefits and pitfalls
  • Probate and Possession Proceedings

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12.10.11 “One day, all this will be yours!”: Exactly what is the court’s approach to estoppels?

This seminar by Thomas Dumont and Piers Feltham concerned:

  • Promises & Remedies, Commercial and Domestic
  • Reliance and Detriment in Proprietary Estoppel

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19.10.11 Public Benefit and Charity Law

This seminar by Robert Pearce QC, Francesca Quint and Mark Mullen concerned:

  • R (Independent Schools Council) v The Charity Commission for Englandand Wales HM Attorney General v The Charity Commission for England and Wales – An Overview of the Decision
  • Intervening In The Schools Case
  • Charitable Schools Litigation 2011 – Origins And Outcomes

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20.10.11 Property Law Points

This seminar by Malcolm Waters QC, Robert Pearce QC, Elizabeth Ovey and Marie-Claire Bleasdale concerned:

  • The changes made by the 2011 edition of the Standard Conditions of Sale
  • Human rights for property lawyers
  • Eight useful cases that every property practitioner should have in their back pocket

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