News and Events

Guildhall Chambers seeks an established tenant of up to 10 years’ call and a third six pupil to join its Employment and Discrimination team

6 Jul, 2018
Guildhall Chambers is one of the UK’s leading sets. We have adopted a specialist team approach and feel that this best meets the needs of our clients. Due to a vacancy arising within its busy Employment and Discrimination team, it invites applications from established practitioners of up to 10 years’ call to join it.

Ewan Paton successful on appeal in Wild Duck Limited v Smith [2018] EWCA Civ 1471

Ewan Paton successful on appeal in Wild Duck Limited v Smith [2018] EWCA Civ 1471

3 Jul, 2018
Ewan Paton, in his second successful Court of Appeal outing in recent weeks, acted for the successful Respondent in Wild Duck Limited v Smith [2018] EWCA Civ 1471, in which judgment was handed down on 27th June 2018.

Members of Guildhall provided training to NHS England, Department of Health and Local Government

22 Jun, 2018
On Thursday 21 June 2018, Guildhall Chambers provided training to NHS England, Department of Health and Local Government on Care Home Insolvency and Closures.

Public Law / Court of Protection Recruitment

18 Jun, 2018
Guildhall Chambers is seeking to recruit enthusiastic practitioners to its Public Law and Court of Protection teams.

Julian Allsop becomes ELA South West Representative

Julian Allsop becomes ELA South West Representative

24 May, 2018
Julian has been elected as the Employment Lawyers Association's South West representative for 2018-2020.

Richard Smith QC secures the acquittal of Berlinah Wallace

Richard Smith QC secures the acquittal of Berlinah Wallace

21 May, 2018
Richard Smith QC led for the defence in the recent high-profile murder trial of Berlinah Wallace at Bristol crown court.

Ewan Paton successful on appeal in Baker v Craggs [2018] EWCA Civ. 1126 on Law of Property Act overreaching

Ewan Paton successful on appeal in Baker v Craggs [2018] EWCA Civ. 1126 on Law of Property Act overreaching

16 May, 2018
Ewan Paton has successfully represented the appellant, Mr. Craggs, in an appeal to the Court of Appeal from the decision of Mr. Justice Newey [2016] EWHC 3250 (Ch.), at which hearing he also appeared.

Douglas Leach successful in Shared Parental Leave pay appeal

Douglas Leach successful in Shared Parental Leave pay appeal

1 May, 2018
The EAT has today handed down judgment in Hextall v (1) Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police (2) Working Families (intervening) (1.5.18, UKEAT/0139/17/DA).

Supreme Court rules costs payable in the event of direct settlements between claimants and insurer

Supreme Court rules costs payable in the event of direct settlements between claimants and insurer

27 Apr, 2018
Supreme Court rules costs payable in the event of direct settlements between claimants and insurer: Gavin Edmondson Solicitors Limited v Haven Insurance Company Limited [2018] UKSC 21.

Guildhall Chambers shortlisted for Chambers of the Year - The Lawyer Awards 2018

24 Apr, 2018
We are delighted to announce for the 2nd year in a row we have been shortlisted by The Lawyer in the category "Chambers of the Year".

Stefan Ramel successfully represents Openwork Limited in the Court of Appeal against Mr Alessandro Forte

Stefan Ramel successfully represents Openwork Limited in the Court of Appeal against Mr Alessandro Forte

19 Apr, 2018
Openwork Limited brought proceedings against Mr Alessandro Forte in the High Court claiming substantial sums in unpaid commission clawback.

Appointments to the Attorney General's Regional Civil Panel of Junior Counsel

19 Apr, 2018
Guildhall Chambers is delighted to announce that Julian Allsop, Jeremy Bamford, Daisy Brown, Rhys Hadden and Paul Lewis have been appointed to the Attorney General's Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.

Andrew Langdon QC appears on Radio 4's "Unreliable Evidence" discussing Digital Courts

Andrew Langdon QC appears on Radio 4's "Unreliable Evidence" discussing Digital Courts

13 Apr, 2018
Andrew Langdon QC joined Dame Hazel Green, Master of the Rolls and Richard Susskind on Wednesday's "Unrelable Evidence" hosted by Clive Anderson.

Neil Levy considers Davey v Money; Dunbar Assets Plc v Davey [2018] EWHC 766 (Ch), 11 April 2018

Neil Levy considers Davey v Money; Dunbar Assets Plc v Davey [2018] EWHC 766 (Ch), 11 April 2018

11 Apr, 2018
In a long-awaited judgment, Snowden J has dismissed claims by Ms Davey that administrators of Angel House Developments Ltd acted in breach of duty by accepting directions and instructions from the bank.

"The Bar: independent advocacy operating in the Public interest." Lecture: Andrew Langdon QC

"The Bar: independent advocacy operating in the Public interest." Lecture: Andrew Langdon QC

9 Mar, 2018
Andrew Langdon QC recently delivered a lecture at the University of the West of England, where he discussed how the Rule of Law in the UK is under threat due to failures by successive Lord Chancellors and lack of resources.

James Haskell successfully defends FGM case

James Haskell successfully defends FGM case

6 Mar, 2018
James Haskell at Guildhall Chambers has successfully defended only the second person in British legal history to be prosecuted for alleged Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Christopher Quinlan QC and Christy Farrer  represented Guildhall at the Parliamentary Review Gala

Christopher Quinlan QC and Christy Farrer represented Guildhall at the Parliamentary Review Gala

6 Mar, 2018
Christopher Quinlan QC and Christy Farrer were delighted to attend the Parliamentary Review Gala in London last night to represent Guildhall Chambers alongside Bristol West MP Thangham Debbobaire.

Rob Sowersby comments on Inquest heard yesterday of little girl who died of asthma after being turned away from doctors

Rob Sowersby comments on Inquest heard yesterday of little girl who died of asthma after being turned away from doctors

27 Feb, 2018
Rob Sowersby represented the family at an inquest held yesterday in Newport into the death of their five-year-old daughter, Ellie-May.

Guildhall Chambers shares best practice alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in The Parliamentary Review

25 Jan, 2018
Guildhall Chambers appears alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in The Parliamentary Review - a series of documents published by Westminster Publications Ltd with the aim of sharing knowledge and raising standards.

Christopher Quinlan QC appointed Chair of an independent review for the Lawn Tennis Association

Christopher Quinlan QC appointed Chair of an independent review for the Lawn Tennis Association

5 Jan, 2018
Christopher Quinlan QC has been appointed by Sport Resolutions (UK) to chair a Lawn Tennis Association ('LTA') Independent Review.