After a successful pupilage, Oriel Chambers is pleased to welcome Miss Indunee Seneviratne as a Chambers’ Member.
We have no doubt that Indunee will have an excellent career at the bar and will be an important part of our Chamber’s future.
Oriel Chambers is please to announce that Nick O'Neill has become the new Chambers' Director following the early retirement of Sarah Cavanagh after more than 22 years.
Very often in sports there are incidents which lawyers must wonder about in a way that others may not. If the same incident had occurred on the street rather than on the pitch nobody would have been surprised if civil or even criminal action was initiated.
Since the Covid pandemic there has been a surge of cases with many victims feeling that they are trapped in their home and not in a position to escape their abuser. Domestic abuse is defined as being any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse.
Oriel Chambers are pleased to announce that Mark Cooper has been appointed by the Queen as a Recorder on the North Eastern Circuit with effect from October 2020.
John Gray has been instructed for the claimant in the 2nd appeal to the Court of Appeal in
Holmes -v- S & B Concrete Limited.
So…. you’ve found a court which is actually listing civil trials in person. You’ve
persuaded the court to list your case in person, rather than one of the 50 other cases
where the parties want an in-person listing. You’ve completed the 2020 civil
litigation equivalent of the 12 labours of Hercules. What next ?
Richard Bradley appears on behalf of the Environment Agency as Severn Trent are fined £800,000 for polluting a Shropshire stream.
This document below will focus on two judgments that the Court of Appeal gave on 30th April 2020.
The judgments relate to remote court hearings. It can be deduced that these judgments represent an effort by the Court of Appeal to give a clear message on remote hearings as they relate to both interim and final contested hearings
The Queen has appointed Lindsay Jane Clarke to be a District Judge on the advice of the Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP
Mark Cooper has been appointed Deputy District Judge
Coronavirus Updates - During the current Coronavirus crisis, some parents whose children are the subject of Child Arrangements Orders made by the Family Court have been understandably concerned about their ability to meet the requirements of these court orders safely in the wholly unforeseeable circumstances that now apply across the world.
Oriel Chambers barristers have produced a guidance document to be of help to practitioners wrestling with the practicalities of an influx of telephone and video.
Stephanie Cummings secures a 100% reduction on the basis of contributory conduct and Polkey principles. Stephanie appeared before Employment Judge Porter in the Manchester ET on behalf of a Respondent whose dismissal of its employee was found to be procedurally unfair. The Judge agreed that the award ought to be reduced to nil taking into account the principles in Polkey and the contributory conduct of the Claimant.
Marc recently joined chambers as a tenant following his successful completion of pupillage under the supervision of John Gray.
Oriel Chambers welcomes Michelle Liddy to their civil group.
Rebecca Jones has assisted with the settlement of a multi-track housing disrepair case on behalf of the Claimant. Rebecca was involved in all aspects of this litigation from drafting the pleadings to attending a CMC and a CCMC and providing advice on settlement. Indeed, Rebecca helped to ensure that the matter was allocated to the multi-track at CMC stage owing to its complexity.
In answer to an invitation Graham Williams has recently spoken to Direct Line Insurance and Plexus Law
By way of a reserved judgment, Employment Judge Shotter, sitting in the Employment Tribunal in
Liverpool found that the Claimant did not suffer an unlawful deduction of wages and that the
Claimant’s claim was not well-founded and should be dismissed.
There are now five members of Chambers on the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Counsel to the Crown. Chambers is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Yaqub Rahman and Alexander Williams and the new appointment of Stephanie Cummings
In 2013 the Government introduced Employment Tribunal fees. As a result, any prospective Claimant was faced with having to pay up to £1,200 to commence their claim and see it through to a hearing. The Supreme Court have unanimously ruled that the government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it introduced the fees.
The largest fine to date for a single offence ever imposed in a prosecution by either the Environment Agency or Lancashire County Council. and the second largest total fine ever imposed on a Defendant for environmental offences was lead by the head of Oriel Chambers Richard Bradley
The Court of Appeal have handed down the latest judgement in the latest long running battle between motor insurance companies and credit hire agencies.
John Gray will be attending the conference hosted by the Health Law and Regulation Unit examining 'New Challenges in Medical Negligence Law' on Thursday 20th April 2017
On Monday, 7 November 2016 Graham Williams, of Oriel Chambers, instructed by Aileen Scott of Horwich Farrelly, added to his tally of fundamental dishonesty findings by successfully employing Section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.
British child who died of cancer has become the first British child to be cryogenically frozen following ruling by High Court judge Mr Justice Peter Jackson
Potentially first decisions where this section has been used !
Richard Bradley presents Environment Agency on one of their biggest prosecutions
Alexander Frodsham has been appointed by the Attorney General