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Upcoming Events & Seminars

Child Law Lecture Day

Seminar Date: Thursday 11th October 2018- from 9.25- to 16.30

The College Chambers Family Children team will be having its annual lecture day on 11th October 2018.

  • This is a day's course for child care lawyers, and also for lawyers undertaking private law children cases,
  • Following on from the success of previous years College Chambers is again holding a day's lecture course (5-6 hours of continuing education) dealing solely with aspects of Child Law,
  • The venue is once again Chilworth Manor, Southampton.
  • Registration will be at 9.25 with the lectures starting at 9.55am (this should give a chance for practitioners from across Dorset and Hampshire to get to the venue).
  • The cost will be £42 (inc VAT) per delegate, to include lunch and refreshments throughout the day

If you would like further details please contact the clerks either by calling 023 8023 0338 or e-mail, marketing@college-chambers.co.uk


Latest News

College Chambers welcomes new tenant - Elizabeth Bowden

We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Bowden (formerly of Bell Yard Chambers) to College Chambers. If you would like any further details on Elizabeth's practice please feel free to call the clerks - 02380 230 338

Annual Child Law Lecture

Following the success of previous years, College Chambers Family Children team announces that it will be holding its annual child law lecture day on 11th October 2018. Please see events / or contact the clerks (023 8023 0338) for further details.

Congratulations to Carol Davies

We would like to congratulate Carol Davies, for successfully completing her Arbitration training. Carol is now trained as a Domestic Arbitrator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is now a Fellow of the Institute.

Tahina Akther case reported on Westlaw

Tahina Akther was recently successful in the High Court in an application under s50 Administration of Justice Act 1985, for the removal of all the Executors in a Will to be replaced by an Independent Administrator. Further information on the Court’s findings and guidance in such cases can be found in the case report here.

Tahina Akther

College Chambers welcomes new Tenant - Edward Hurley

College Chambers is delighted to announce; Edward Hurley (formerly of No18 Chambers) has accepted an invitation to join Chambers, Edward specialises in all aspects of Civil and we will be joining Chambers Civil teams. If you have any queries about Edwards practice please do not hesitate to contact the clerks via phone (023 8023 0338) or e-mail ( clerks@college-chambers.co.uk )

Edward Hurley

New Member - Amy Oke

College Chambers is delighted to announce; Amy Oke has accepted an invitation to join Chambers following successful completion of her pupillage.

Amy Oke

Recognition in 2017 edition of The Legal 500

College Chambers are delighted to have received recommendations in this years Legal 500 both for our teams and individual members of Chambers.

 

College Chambers’ commercial team has experience in directors’ liability matters, partnership disputes, insolvency cases, and trusts and wills matters. Derek Marshall and Carol Davies are key contacts.

 

Carol Davies - College Chambers ‘Recommended for cases involving wills and administration of estates.’

Derek Marshall - College Chambers ‘His tenacity and advocacy skills never fail to impress.’

 

Family law is a key practice area at College Chambers, where the members have expertise across a range of matters. Douglas Taylor was appointed a District Judge in 2016.

 

Anthony Hand - College Chambers ‘Recommended for a broad range of family law matters.’

Simon Lillington - College Chambers ‘Well known for acting in family finance matters.’

 

Antonietta Grasso is head of the property team at College Chambers and her practice includes landlord and tenant matters, restrictive covenants, boundary disputes and adverse possession matters.

 

Antonietta Grasso - College Chambers ‘An excellent and stalwart advocate.’

 

An excellent year for Chambers and a massive congratulations to all who have been recommended in this years edition. 

College Chambers welcomes new Tenant - Roberta Holland

College Chambers is delighted to announce that Roberta Holland (formerly of 12 College Place) has accepted an invitation to join Chambers . Roberta is a family specialist and will be joining our Family Children team.

Douglas Taylor appointed District Judge

College Chambers would like to congratulate Douglas Taylor on his appointment as a District Judge. Douglas will be sitting on the Midland Circuit. The College Chambers team wishes Douglas all the best in his new role. 


Past Events & Seminars

College Chambers Breakfast Club

Event Date: Thursday 6th April 2017- from 7am- to 9am

College Chambers are launching a Breakfast Networking Club on Thursday 6th April at 7am - 9am. This event is open to all businesses and solicitors. We will be offering a continental style breakfast in a relaxed environment. This is a FREE event and spaces are  running out. If you would like to attend please email bmclachlan@college-chambers.co.uk to reserve your place.

Charity Fun Day - Saturday 22nd July at YMCA Fairthorne Manor

Event Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017- from 10am- to 5.30pm

College Chambers Charity Fun Day looks set to be a brillaint day out for all the family. There will be various activities throughout the day starting at 10am and will conclude at 5.30pm. We will be providing a hearty lunch and will also be conducting a raffle/auction with lots of amazing prizes. This day is suitable for children of all ages. We will be raising money for the YMCA.

For more information and to book tickets contact Ben McLachlan on 02380 230338 or email bmclachlan@college-chambers.co.uk

College Chambers Seminar Series

Seminar Date: Monday 24th July 2017- to

 

College Chambers are hosting a Series of Seminars in May through to July. These are hour long seminars with refreshments. These are free to attend. Please see below the Seminars that are on offer.

 

Wednesday 24th May 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start.

Carol Davies

“Ilott v The Charities - The Supreme Court chews the 1975 Act inheritance bone. But does its judgment help?”.

Carol will consider the Supreme Court’s decision and discuss the key points and whether or not they assist in the ever increasing number of claims against parents’ estates by adult children.

 

 

Wednesday 7th June 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start

Tahina Akther

"Spousal Maintenance where are we now?

Is it still fair to share income?”

This talk will look at the way in which the Courts now assess spousal maintenance, whether the sharing principle still applies to income, to what is matrimonial property and the terms of orders, such as when is it appropriate to have joint lives orders and nominal periodical maintenance. Has recent High Court cases made this area clearer or created more battleground on this thorny topic?

 

 

Wednesday 21st June 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start

Daniel Piddington

TUPE 2006 - A refresher

This session will provide a digestible overview of the application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, having regard to recent tribunal decisions such as Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust v Harland & Others. A perfect introduction to the area for new practitioners and a helpful refresher for more experienced solicitors.

 

 

Tuesday 4th July 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start

Anthony Hand

"Does Shaken Baby Syndrome Exist? - An Examination Of The Courts Changing Attitude To Non-Accidental Head Injury Cases In Care Proceedings."

In this one hour seminar, Anthony Hand will attempt to explain the mystifying world of non-accidental head injury (NAHI) cases in care proceedings. In particular has the attitude of the courts changed? Has what was once a sure fire case of NAHI, now become a more questionable outcome? And even if this was NAHI, is that game over?"

 

 

Wednesday 19th July 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start

Derek Marshall

Statutory and non-statutory duties of company directors.

“Do company directors have to maximise profits regardless of the cost to the workforce and the community?”

This and other important questions about the duties and responsibilities of company directors will be considered in my talk.

 

 

Please contact Ben McLachlan (bmclachlan@college-chambers.co.uk) to reserve your place. Spaces are limited so we suggest you book promptly to avoid disappointment.

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Seminar Date: Thursday 16th November 2017- from 5.30pm- to

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Family Finance Seminar

Seminar Date: Friday 27th April 2018- from 9.30 am- to 4 pm

We are delighted to once again be hosting our Family Finance Day at Chilworth Manor. Our Speakers

will be covering an array of topics and will are also pleased to be joined by Caroline Bayliss, a Director at Excalibur Actuaries.