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  • Ann Cotcher QC joins Broadway House Chambers as a Door Tenant

    Broadway House Chambers are delighted to announce that Ann Cotcher QC has joined our Criminal Team as a Door Tenant. Ann was called to the Bar in 1979 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2000 and for the past 18 years has been in constant demand in complex, sensitive and often high-profile cases.

  • Frances Hertzog has joined us as a Criminal Door Tenant

    We are thrilled to announce that Frances Hertzog has joined us as a Door Tenant. We look forward to welcoming Frances into our Criminal Team. Frances is very experienced in all areas of criminal practice, particularly fraud, white collar crime and matters under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Frances is regularly instructed to defend applications under […]

  • Proprietary Estoppel update: Thompson v Thompson [2018] EWHC 1338 (Ch)

    Proprietary Estoppel update: Thompson v Thompson [2018] EWHC 1338 (Ch) This case involved the family farm and more specifically the question of whether proprietary estoppel operated to give the claimant an interest in a family farm and, if so, what the extent of his interests was.   Background Facts 2. The facts of the case […]

  • Section 20 Children Act 1989 – A Brief Review

    The starting point is – Section 20 of the Children Act 1989: “Provision of accommodation for children: general (1) Every local authority shall provide accommodation for any child in need within their area who appears to them to require accommodation as a result of – (a) there being no person who has parental responsibility for him; (b) his […]

  • Firearms Offences

    The use of firearms to commit offences on the streets of the UK has been steadily rising and it raises the question, “How is that possible in this country when we have such tight controls on the possession of firearms?” Some firearms are prohibited weapons and cannot be possessed legally by a member of the […]

  • Fairness in Variation Applications: When the ‘Meal Ticket for Life’ Requires you to go on a Diet?

    With the anticipation of a well-deserved summer holiday many family lawyers could be forgiven if their summer reading did not focus on the judgements emanating from the Supreme Court in July. July was a busy time for the Supreme Court, with the excitement and anticipation of Owen v Owen (delivered on the 25th July 2018) […]

  • Interim Relief Applications in the Employment Tribunal

    Since joining these chambers in 2006 it took until 3rd August 2018 to receive my first set of instructions to make an application for interim relief under section 128 Employment Rights Act 1996. Not having come across this before, I did some research (there is surprisingly little in Harvey) and of course spoke to some […]

  • Waggott v Waggott: ‘Meal ticket for life…?’

    In the last twelve months the financial remedy world has had to get to grips with two key Court of Appeal decisions – Hart and Sharp – which deal with issues including matrimonial and non-matrimonial property, short marriages and sharing. To complete the trio, in April of this year, along came Waggott v Waggott [2018] […]

  • Good Character Directions and Allegations of Historic Sexual Offences

    In many cases involving allegations of historic sexual offences the sole prosecution evidence is that of the Complainant.  A Defendant must rely upon what is available to them and a properly formulated good character direction, where applicable, is one such evidential resource which cannot not be understated.  As the reader will likely be aware, the […]

  • Agents of Change and the Equality Act 2010

    In today’s workplace it is not uncommon to find individuals engaged on terms not constituting a classic employer/employee relationship. Many people operate under the auspices of “brass-plate” companies or other arms-length arrangements entirely legitimately, even if the relationship they create might in the eyes of the uninformed outsider be seen as employment in all but […]

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