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    Eternal life, or dead and buried – which claims survive death?

    Article by Lemuel Lucan-Wilson, 23rd May 2024 To read or download this article as a PDF, please click here. Lois McMaster Bujold once wrote “the dead cannot cry out for justice. It is the duty of the living to do so... Read more

    By Lemuel Lucan-Wilson
    Thursday 23 May 2024

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    Recent Cases

    Judgment handed down Cowan v Equis Special LP and other

    International / offshore, Professional liability, Trusts, probate and estates: contentious

    Thomas Grant KC
    Thursday 23 May 2024

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    Green, brown and grey belts: modifying restrictive covenants, and the Upper Tribunal’s Discretion

    Article by Martin Hutchings KC, 20th May 2024 To read or download this article as a PDF, please click here. Introduction Why s.84(1) powers of the Upper Tribunal matter. The powers of the UT are important to developers because they are... Read more

    By Martin Hutchings KC
    Monday 20 May 2024

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    McCloud Costs Directions: BMA v HM Treasury

    Edward Sawyer has written an article in which he discusses the Court of Appeal’s decision in BMA v HM Treasury, which upheld the validity of directions made by the Treasury to charge members rather than taxpayers with the costs of... Read more

    By Edward Sawyer
    Thursday 16 May 2024

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    Wilberforce nominated in two categories at The Legal Cheek Awards 2024

    We are delighted to announce that Wilberforce Chambers has been nominated at The Legal Cheek Awards 2024 in the following categories: Best Chambers for Quality of Work Best Chambers for Legal Tech The winners of this year’s awards will be... Read more

    Wednesday 15 May 2024

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    The Bar Council awards Wilberforce Chambers a Wellbeing Certificate of Recognition

    We are delighted to announce that The Bar Council has awarded Wilberforce Chambers a Wellbeing Certificate of Recognition. Wellbeing at the Bar Certificate The certificate recognises the “invaluable work demonstrating commitment to wellbeing in the barristers’ profession”. The Bar Council... Read more

    Thursday 16 May 2024

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    Wilberforce shortlisted for Set of the Year at the High Net Worth Awards 2024

    We are delighted to announce that Wilberforce Chambers has been shortlisted at the High Net Worth Awards 2024 for Set of the Year. Chambers and Partners’ criteria for this nomination reads as follows; “These award nominations and the ultimate winners are the... Read more

    Thursday 2 May 2024

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    Lessons from the PO on recoupment and overpayments

    Ram Lakshman has written an article in which he considers the important Pensions Ombudsman determination relating to the BIC UK Pension Scheme, concerning the recoupment of overpaid benefits from future pension instalments. The article was first posted on Paul Newman KC‘s... Read more

    By Ram Lakshman
    Thursday 2 May 2024

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    Reception in Memory of Gabriel Hughes

    An early evening reception in memory of Gabriel Hughes is to be held at the Garrick Club, Sinden Room, on Wednesday 11th September from 6-8.30 pm. Gabriel’s family from New Zealand are hosting this event and very much hope that... Read more

    Thursday 2 May 2024

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    Substantial Disposals by Administrators in the First Eight Weeks: When is the purchaser a “connected person” and when is an evaluator independent?

    David Pollard has published a three part article on Substantial Disposals by Administrators in the First Eight Weeks: When is the purchaser a “connected person” and when is an evaluator independent? Published in the journal International Corporate Rescue, it discusses the... Read more

    By David Pollard
    Monday 29 April 2024

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    A Tale of Two Forums – the decision in Grosskopf v Grosskopf [2024] EWHC 291 (Ch)

    Article by Ernest Leung, 19th March 2024 To read or download this article as a PDF, please click here. 1. The decision by Master Clark on 16 February 2024 in Grosskopf v Grosskopf (two members of Wilberforce Chambers: Fenner Moeran KC... Read more

    By Ernest Leung
    Friday 26 April 2024

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    The pro-rating of pensions increases

    Paul Newman KC has written an article in which he considers whether the pro-rating of annual non-statutory increases to pensions in payment for only part of a year can be read into a scheme that makes no express provision for... Read more

    By Paul Newman KC
    Thursday 25 April 2024

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