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Construction trial raises issues as to scope of an agent’s authority

Published: 16/10/2013 | News

Joshua Hedgman was recently instructed in a construction trial which raised issues as to the authority of a managing agent in ordering extra works. Joshua was acting for a groundworks contractor that was engaged over 2010 and 2011 to carry out the substructure works of a redevelopment in East London. The Defendant occupier had argued […]

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The Wales & Chester Circuit Elections

Published: 05/10/2013 | News

Paul Lewis QC has been elected as the Leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit. He will take up office on 1st January 2014. Michael Mather-Lees QC has been elected as the Treasurer of the Wales and Chester Circuit. He will take up office on 1st January 2014.

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Successful defence of school finance officer charged with conspiracy to defraud

Published: 04/10/2013 | News

Paul Lewis QC recently led the successful defence of a school finance officer charged with conspiracy to defraud Brent Council of large sums of public money. The defendant, a qualified accountant, had been the subject of a lengthy enquiry by both Brent Council and the Metropolitan Police. His trial was due to last up to […]

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Chambers welcome Aidan O’Brien and Robert Golin as tenants

Published: 26/07/2013 | News

Chambers welcome Aidan O’Brien and Robert Golin as tenants. Chambers is very pleased to announce that both Aidan and Robert have accepted tenancy invitations, to commence on the successful completion of their pupillages in October 2013. Aidan and Robert will practise over the broad spectrum of Chambers’ work, particularly personal injury, employment, commercial and insurance […]

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R v Cairns [2013] EWCA Crim 467

Published: 11/05/2013 | News

Significance In the course of four appeals against sentence, the Court of Appeal restated the principles concerning the proper approach to be adopted by judges in relation to the basis on which a guilty plea had been entered. Paul Lewis QC appeared for the Crown and Ian Murphy QC appeared for the appellant Rafiq. Facts […]

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