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Michael Lemmy conducts advocacy training in South Africa

8th July, 2016

"Three of our trainers have just returned from South Africa where they have assisted with the first National Pupillage Advocacy Training Programme organised by the country's General Council of the Bar (GCB).

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Brexit - a bonfire of employment rights? Paul Gilroy, QC

29th June, 2016

European directives on employment law have been enacted in literal or modified terms for decades into domestic UK legislation.

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Ian Denham speaks at PEOPIL Conference in Amsterdam

9th May, 2016

In April 2016, Ian Denham, the head of Chambers’ Travel law team, was invited to speak at the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) in Amsterdam.

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Robert Smith Provides Advice for Copeland Borough Council

29th April, 2016

The council yesterday received a 390-name petition calling for it to take legal action after it emerged that ParkingEye had been issuing fines to motorists who overstay the two-hour limit in the supermarket's car park in Whitehaven without consent.Councillors ruled however, on receiving legal advice, that it would be unlikely to win a prosecution and voted to stand by the original position of not pursuing legal action or a compensation claim.Mayor of Copeland Mike Starkie said: "The barrister agreed that our decision not to take this forward was the right one; we would be unlikely to win a prosecution."Although we understand some people would like to see their parking tickets rescinded, we are not willing to risk council taxpayers’ money – possibly a six-figure sum – when the likelihood of success is remote."ParkingEye erected 32 signs and a number-plate monitoring camera in August 2014, but landowners Morrisons only applied for the council’s permission in January 2016, blaming an “administrative oversight".Copeland gave retrospective planning permission for the camera and advertising consent for the signs last month.

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Amy Smith and Tom Gilbart lead Employment Lawyers Association Training Event

14th March, 2016

The Employment Lawyers Association invited Amy Smith and Tom Gilbart to lead their recent all day seminar "Advocacy for Employment Lawyers" at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester.

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New Court of Appeal Decision on Testamentary Capacity (James Fryer-Spedding)

28th January, 2016

Today’s Court of Appeal judgment (28.1.16) in Burns v.

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Nicholas Clarke QC successfully prosecutes notorious Manchester drug dealer

11th January, 2016

Following a lengthy trial lasting over three months, Nicholas Clarke QC of 9 St John Street has successfully prosecuted William Black who was given 15 years imprisonment as a result of fraudulent mortgage applications.

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Joseph Mulderig secures dismissal of a claim against a former professional footballer in a high-profile High Court trial concerning alleged historic abuse of apprentices at Stoke City FC

5th November, 2015

GB v (1) Stoke City Football Club Limited (2) Peter David Fox [2015] EWHC 2862 (QB)

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Chambers and Partners 2016 Legal Directory

4th November, 2015

Chambers are pleased to announce we have received twenty eight rankings in the Chambers and Partners Legal Directory 2016

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Catherine Cundy appointed as Junior Counsel to the Crown

3rd November, 2015

Chambers are delighted to announce Catherine Cundy has been appointed by the Attorney General as Junior Counsel to the Crown.

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