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February 15, 2024
Bilawal Khan & Kane Deitsch have joined Chambers –   Bilawal Khan “I am very pleased to have joined Guildford Chambers which has strength in all areas of civil law. I look forward to further developing my practice in areas which I already have experience in, with a particular focus on chancery, commercial and property...
December 20, 2023
Over the festive period, we will have reduced opening hours.   Friday 22nd December 8:30am – 1:30pm Monday 25th December Closed Tuesday 26th December Closed Wednesday 27th December Closed Thursday 28th December 9am – 11am Friday 29th December 9am – 11am Monday 1st January Closed Tuesday 2nd January Open (8:30am – 6pm usual hours) If you urgently need assistance outside of these...
November 15, 2023
Private Law Children Update 2023 – Nicola Holland and Suzanne Kelly Topics – Case Law Update & Parental Alienation Public Law Update – Dominique Gillan & Christine Julien Topics – Disclosure of information in care proceedings to police / CPS and update. Financial Remedies Update, November 2023 – Hannah McSorley & Andrew Austin. Topics –...
October 9, 2023
A team of runners from Chambers took part in the Guildford 10k raising money for Challangers a local charity for disabled children. Well done to Dominique Gillan, Rowan Morton, Suzanne Kelly, Ruth Matthews, Kane Deitch and Ben Butler. Thank you to everyone who sponsored the team, they raised over £2000 for a great charity.
October 5, 2023
Guildford Chambers are pleased to have a number of barristers ranked as Leading Juniors in the South Eastern Circuit, in the latest Edition of The Legal 500.   George Coates – ‘George heads up the practice and is highly regarded for his excellent track record of handling high-value matrimonial finance cases.’ Christine Julien – ‘Christine has real attention to...
September 15, 2023
By Laura Smallwood In this recent county court case the meaning of ‘return’ of a tenancy deposit for the purposes of the Housing Act 2004 was considered in the context of delivery by the landlord of a cheque which was not cashed or credited to the tenant’s account. Although only of persuasive value, the decision...
June 20, 2023
By Kane Deitsch NOTE: the United Kingdom, at the time of this article’s writing in June 2023, has had its bid to re-join the 2007 Lugano Convention rejected by the European Commission. If and when the UK’s application is successful, the legal framework surrounding the enforcement of maintenance orders will change substantially from the position...
January 27, 2023
By Dominique Gillan It is common practice for courts to permit persons located outside the jurisdiction of the court to give oral evidence by video or telephone. In fact, this procedure is governed by (family cases) FPR, PD22A Annex 3 and (civil cases) CPR PD32 Annex 3. There is also further Presidential Guidance issued following...
September 30, 2022
Guildford Chambers are pleased to have a number of barristers ranked as Leading Juniors in the South Eastern Circuit, in the latest Edition of The Legal 500.   George Coates – ‘George is supremely experienced and a solid tactician. He has a reassuring manner and a keen eye for detail.’ Claire Shrimpton – ‘Claire is very approachable and...
May 27, 2022
By Kimberley Clifton This article will consider: What is impecuniosity? And when does it need to be proved? Credit hire is an area of much litigation and claimants often seek to argue that they are impecunious in order to recover the credit hire rates claimed. The principle of impecuniosity means that a claimant did not...
March 24, 2022
Hudson v Hathway [2022] EWHC 631 (QB) Detrimental Reliance in Common Intention Constructive Trusts A starting point for considering a common intention constructive trust dispute may well be Lewin On Trusts 20th Edition, specifically Section 4: Beneficial Interests of Two of More Persons. The courts have increasingly recognised that, at least in the context of a...
February 16, 2022
Rowan Morton recently acted for the Claimant in a 4-day “TOLATA” claim before HHJ George in Guildford, whereby the jointly owned property (constructed by the Defendant) did not have the necessary building regulation approval, or energy performance certificate to be fit for sale or for residential rental. The Defendant had been living there for 7...

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