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New amendments to the costs limits for environmental claims

New amendments to the costs limits for environmental claims

21 Mar, 2017
New amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules have made significant changes to the costs limits for environmental claims brought after 28 February 2017. Jorren Knibbe, a member of Guildhall Chambers' public law team, has explained the changes in a new article

Debbie Grennan and Julian Allsop are delighted to be able to assist the Employment Lawyers Association

23 Feb, 2017
Debbie Grennan and Julian Allsop are delighted to be able to assist the Employment Lawyers Association as coordinators on the Advocacy for Employment Lawyers course.

Bank settles on second day of trial in first case to address the direct application of the COBS Rules to a mis-sold swap

20 Feb, 2017
John Virgo leading Holly Doyle were involved last week in the trial of what is believed to be the first case in which the High Court would have had the opportunity to consider the direct application of the COBS rules to the mis-selling of an interest rate swap to an individual private retail client.

Martin Lanchester considers the latest case relating to fixed costs, Sharp v Leeds City Council [2017] EWCA Civ 33

Martin Lanchester considers the latest case relating to fixed costs, Sharp v Leeds City Council [2017] EWCA Civ 33

2 Feb, 2017
Martin Lanchester considers the latest case relating to fixed costs, Sharp v Leeds City Council [2017] EWCA Civ 33 which was handed down by the Court of Appeal this week.

Guildhall's Personal Injury Team's response to Sir Rupert Jackson regarding fixed recoverable costs

26 Jan, 2017
Guildhall Chambers responded to the invitation from Sir Rupert Jackson to provide views before the fixed recoverable costs review.

Douglas Leach successfully resists appeal in NHS BSA v Young

Douglas Leach successfully resists appeal in NHS BSA v Young

18 Jan, 2017
On Monday the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in NHS Business Services Authority v Young [2017] EWCA Civ 8, dismissing NHS BSA’s appeal against the judgment of Nugee J ([2015] EWHC 2686 (Ch)).

Anna Vigars to be appointed as QC

12 Jan, 2017
We are delighted to announced that Anna Vigars is to be appointed as Queen's Counsel.

Brendon Moorhouse accepts role at UWE

Brendon Moorhouse accepts role at UWE

30 Nov, 2016
In addition to Brendon's busy practice, Brendon has been invited to join the Bristol Law School Environmental Law Unit (at UWE) as one of their external members

Christopher Quinlan QC appointed World Rugby Judicial Panel Chairman

Christopher Quinlan QC appointed World Rugby Judicial Panel Chairman

25 Nov, 2016
Guildhall Chambers is delighted to announce that Christopher Quinlan QC has been appointed World Rugby's Judicial Panel Chairman, the most senior judicial role within Rugby Union.

Counsel magazine "The importance of giving" December 2016

Counsel magazine "The importance of giving" December 2016

24 Nov, 2016
In December's Counsel Magazine, the article, "The importance of giving" explores the many ways barristers donate their time, energy and experience to charity work outside their profession.

Brexit Judgment - Louise Jones summaries the decision handed down earlier today

Brexit Judgment - Louise Jones summaries the decision handed down earlier today

3 Nov, 2016
Louise Jones summaries the decision handed down this morning in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union: the Government cannot use prerogative powers to notify under Art.50.

Sam Jones successfully defends the oldest man in English legal history to stand trial

Sam Jones successfully defends the oldest man in English legal history to stand trial

31 Oct, 2016
Sam Jones of Guildhall Chambers (led by a Richard Jory Q.C. of 9-12 Bell Yard) has successfully defended the oldest man in English legal history to stand trial.

Legal 500: award nominations announced 2016

20 Oct, 2016
Legal 500 have announced their shortlisted nominations for 2016. We have been nominated in 3 categories.

Congratulations to Guildhall's clerking team

14 Oct, 2016
We are delighted to announce at last night's Bristol Law Society Legal awards, our clerking team were acknowledged for their outstanding service.

New appointment for Suzanne Staunton

New appointment for Suzanne Staunton

11 Oct, 2016
Suzanne Staunton is due to be appointed as the Bristol Area Bar Junior for the Western Circuit.

Kriti Upadhyay and Brittany Pearce - Successfully complete pupillages

4 Oct, 2016
A few words from Head of Chambers, James Townsend "I am delighted that Kriti and Brittany are joining Chambers as full members..."

“The Quinlan Report” published on 29 September 2016

“The Quinlan Report” published on 29 September 2016

1 Oct, 2016
Christopher Quinlan QC, was appointed by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to lead a review of the structure, composition and operation of its Disciplinary Panel, Appeal Board and Licensing Committee, In doing so he led a project team which included another member of Guildhall Chambers, Sam Jones.

Legal 500 UK 2016 - Another sucessful year for Guildhall Chambers

14 Sep, 2016
Legal 500 have just announced their 2016 rankings for the UK Bar. We are pleased to announce another successful year for Guildhall Chambers.

Douglas Leach appears in significant EAT judgment on Tribunal Rules of Procedure, August 2016

Douglas Leach appears in significant EAT judgment on Tribunal Rules of Procedure, August 2016

9 Aug, 2016
The salient facts were that the claimant’s solicitor had lodged a claim form on behalf of the claimant shortly before the expiry of the limitation period.

Tim Walsh will be speaking at the upcoming Bristol Law Society Private Client Conference - 14th July 2016

Tim Walsh will be speaking at the upcoming Bristol Law Society Private Client Conference - 14th July 2016

8 Jul, 2016
Tim Walsh will be speaking at the upcoming Bristol Law Society Private Client Conference, on Thursday 14th July.

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