The Becket Chambers Commercial Team deals with all types of business organisation- from listed companies to sole traders. A surprising number of disputes come from partnerships, when two or more friends or relatives have set up a business informally, and there is, later, a disagreement as to what each partner may, or may not do. … Continue reading
I was reminded recently in a case that it is possible to obtain financial support under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 in certain circumstances. The facts in my case were that the Parents were divorced and there had been no financial orders made. The Father had the care of the children on an … Continue reading
Chambers are pleased to announce that we have been recommended as a leading set in the Legal 500 2016 guide. “Experienced in all areas of family law, Becket Chambers is ‘extremely easy to work with – helpful, supportive and committed’. Members are active in public and private law children matters, family injunctions, divorce and financial … Continue reading
Once again, there are rule changes afoot, relevant to the family lawyer. As of 03.10.2016, there will be amendments to the Family Procedure Rules, to be known as the Family Procedure (Amendment No 2) Rules 2016. They can be found here. For the family finance practitioner, rules 4 & 8 are of particular interest. Rule … Continue reading
This case concerns a successful appeal by prospective adopters against a decision to refuse an adoption order and grant an SGO to paternal grandparents and is of interest as the appeal raised the following issues: The approach to be taken in determining a child’s long-term welfare once the child has become settled in a prospective … Continue reading
Low value, road traffic accident personal injury claims worth between £1000 and £10,000 have a streamlined process. The Pre-Action Protocol prevents parties from incurring disproportionate costs. The Protocol involves a three-stage process in which stage 3 is a quantum hearing adopting the simplest procedure possible. The recent case of Phillip v Willis  EWCA 401 … Continue reading
Since February 2016 private landlords in England have been required to carry out checks to ensure that those they let to have a ‘right to rent’. With penalties for non-compliance of up to £1,000 per tenant (or £80 per lodger) and rising to £3,000 (and £500) for repeat non-compliance, it is vital that landlords understand … Continue reading
We are delighted to welcome Pat Messer who has recently joined Chambers as Administration Assistant. Pat will be based at our Eastbourne annexe.