Insight

Our members are involved in the evolution of the law through the cases that they act in. They take an active interest in developments in their field of expertise, and regularly comment on changes to legislation, the implications of case law and the process and tactics best used in different cases. We provide updates on the law to clients through regular training events.

If you are a junior solicitor/legal executive, trainee or paralegal, we offer bespoke CPD for you! For civil specialists, join our 'Take 5' initiative - their next event is a webinar entitled Litigation 1:01: hints, tips and tactics for every stage of litigation! Particularly good for new trainees or those moving into a litigation role. We'll run through some of the most common challenges in litigation and talk about how to overcome them. Sign up here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rHCHJLbzSVutR4_Axhq7Xg 

We were delighted to host the inaugural event for the Nigeria Group on Private International Law, chaired by Dr Onyoja Momoh on 21 June 2021 and look forward to supporting the group in the future.

We are always happy to discuss training sessions for clients, either remotely or in person. If you would like to organise in house training on a particular topic, please contact our Chambers Director or one of our Practice Managers.

 

Insight into civil

Chris Payne, Lucy Meredith and Dale Timson ran a webinar on 15 September 2021 on Part 36 offers. This is a complex part of the CPR, and gives rise to a lot of satellite litigation. If you would like to run this as an in house training event, let us know - we're always happy to provide training for clients either in person or by Zoom.

Lynette Calder and Nancy Williams ran a webinar on 26 May 2021 for those advising landlords about the changes to rules and procedure for possession claims ahead of the end of the eviction ban on 31 May. 

 

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Family insight

Two of our junior family tenants ran a webinar on 15 June 2021 entitled "How to get the most from your family barrister". Holly Symonds and Sophie Kay discussed the why, when and how to involve Counsel in your case most effectively. Feedback included "Really useful and interesting".  If there's a topic that you would like us to present on, please let us know - we are happy to produce seminars which are tailored to our clients' requirements.

Sophie Kay recently appeared in the Family Division of the High Court in an urgent child abduction matter - S v B [2021] before Mr Justice Poole. The mother unlawfully removed their child from the father’s care. Sophie represented the Applicant father at an urgent out of hours ex parte hearing, and successfully obtained a Tipstaff collection order. The Tipstaff located the child several hundred miles away from home with the mother, collected the child and returned them to their father's care. Sophie subsequently represented the father at the return date hearing before Mr Justice Cohen where the child abduction proceedings concluded.

Kate Round and Kyle Squire have presented a webinar entitled "Protection of Liberty Applications, both freestanding and arising out of care proceedings" on a number of occasions for different clients. Feedback included "I thought the course was really excellent in terms of content and having the case studies. So glad I attended." and "Thank you very much for the training this evening, very helpful indeed." The webinar will be run again later in the year - further details will be available here in due course.

 

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Insight into criminal

Jo Morris has recently written for The Times arguing that breaches of the Official Secrets Act do not require further protection

The first novel by Imran Mahmood "You Don't Know Me" is being made into a TV show - currently filming in Birmingham and hopefully on TV later this year. Imran's knowledge of the criminal justice system, combined with great imagination and a fantastic writing style makes for a brilliant book. His second novel, "I Know What I Saw" was released to critical acclaim on 10 June 2021. 

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