September 2016

Of Course Our Partnership Doesn’t Need To Be Written. Let’s Just Write That Down

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

Chambers ranked in Legal 500 guide 2016

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

Re W (A Child)[2016] EWCA Civ 793

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

Stage 3 Road Traffic Accident- power to transfer proceedings.

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 [2016] EWCA 401 Continue reading