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Bethany Pitt successful in Relocation Case

Bethany Pitt successful in Relocation Case

In a recent family law case, Bethany Pitt achieved a fantastic outcome for a mother. Following a final hearing, Bethany secured a "lives with" order in favour of the applicant's mother, allowing her to relocate with her child to their hometown permanently. The case involved complex challenges. Bethany's meticulous cross-examination addressed multiple allegations against the mother, and her

30 May 2024

Cobden House Chambers Battles It Out for Day One Trauma Support!

Cobden House Chambers Battles It Out for Day One Trauma Support!

The Cobden House Chambers football team took to the pitch on Sunday for a competitive charity match against Stephensons Solicitors and Express Solicitors. In a spirited and fun-filled game, the teams battled it out for a worthy cause: Day One Trauma Support. While Stephensons emerged victorious this year, claiming the championship trophy, the true winners are undoubtedly Day One Trauma Support.

29 May 2024

Cracking the First Six: Be a Critical Magpie

Cracking the First Six: Be a Critical Magpie

Pupillage interviews are over, congratulations to all who battled through! The calibre of candidates is so high these days that just getting an interview is a testament to your exceptional skills. Now that the dust has settled, let's talk about something that came up during our first round of interviews. We reached the customary "any questions?" stage, and while we're happy to answer anything,

16 May 2024

Marc Willems KC has secured a successful outcome in a recent credit hire appeal case.

Marc Willems KC has secured a successful outcome in a recent credit hire appeal case.

Marc Willems KC has secured a successful outcome in a recent credit hire appeal case, which will influence the ongoing legal battle between credit hire companies and RTA insurers. The case centered on the possibility of misrepresentation during the initial phone call between an innocent driver seeking a replacement vehicle and the credit hire company. The defendant insurer alleged that the credit

15 May 2024

Robert Sterling has been successful in two recent libel cases.

Robert Sterling has been successful in two recent libel cases.

Robert Sterling has been successful in two recent libel cases. Francis v Pearson and Burston [2024] EWHC 605 (KB) was a strike-out application on the ground of 14 months delay in taking a step in the action. The case is of general interest as it shows the importance of a claimant having to pursue the Court to fix a case management conference when it has failed to do so. Parsons v Atkinson [2024]

13 May 2024

Recent Successes in Defending Against Repeat Audiogram Requests in NIHL Cases

Recent Successes in Defending Against Repeat Audiogram Requests in NIHL Cases

Mussadak Mirza succeeded in opposing applications for repeat audiograms in two recent NIHL cases. Mohamed v (1) Paisley Welding & Fabrication (2) AOC International Limited (3) Amec Process & Energy Limited (4) Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Limited (5) Wood Group UK Limited Bowker v (1) Walstell Garage & Filling Station Limited (2) A R Astbury Limited In the first case, Mussadak Mirza,

25 April 2024

Satpal Roth's Successful Defense in Driving Offence Case

Satpal Roth's Successful Defense in Driving Offence Case

In a driving offence case, Satpal Roth- Sharma successfully defended a solicitor accused of using a phone while driving. Despite crucial body-worn footage not being provided after repeated requests over 18 months, Satpal strategically leveraged available evidence and legal arguments to emphasize fair trial procedures. By arguing that convicting the defendant without this crucial evidence would

24 April 2024

Cobden House Chambers Team Tackles Yorkshire Peaks for Day One Trauma Support

Cobden House Chambers Team Tackles Yorkshire Peaks for Day One Trauma Support

In a display of spirit and determination, a team of dedicated staff and members from Cobden House Chambers are gearing up for a challenging adventure in support of a worthy cause. They've set their sights on conquering the iconic Yorkshire Three Peaks, with the option for some team members to tackle a single mighty summit. This ambitious hike, taking place on Saturday, June 15th , will see the

22 April 2024

Philip Simms concludes Katelyn Dawson inquest

Philip Simms concludes Katelyn Dawson inquest

Philip Simms , instructed as counsel to the inquest by HM's Senior Coroner for West Yorkshire Mr Martin Fleming, has recently concluded the inquest touching upon the death of Katelyn Louise Dawson. Katelyn came by her death on 10 January 2018 when she was hit by a car whilst waiting for a bus to school. She tragically passed away in hospital later that day. After a police investigation, the

18 April 2024

Cobden House Chambers Runs Strong! Clerking Team Conquers Manchester Marathon for Day One Trauma.

Cobden House Chambers Runs Strong! Clerking Team Conquers Manchester Marathon for Day One Trauma.

Huge congratulations to the Cobden House Chambers Marathon Team for completing the Manchester Marathon on Sunday! Colin Harrison , Daniel Gray , Jamie Conwell and Martin Leech all took to the streets of Manchester to complete the grueling 26.2 mile race supported by friends, colleagues and family along the way. The Team have raised a fantastic £3,000 in support for Day One Trauma

17 April 2024

Cobden House Clerking Team Takes on adidas Manchester Marathon for Day One Trauma Support

Cobden House Clerking Team Takes on adidas Manchester Marathon for Day One Trauma Support

In a powerful display of unity and strength, four members of our clerking team - Martin Leech , Jamie Conwell , Daniel Gray , and Colin Harrison - are gearing up to tackle the gruelling adidas Manchester Marathon on Sunday, April 14, 2024. Their mission? To raise vital funds for Day One Trauma Support! This marathon serves as the inaugural event in our ambitious 2024 fundraising calendar, as we

21 March 2024

Satpal Roth-Sharma Achieves Success in CICA Case

Satpal Roth-Sharma Achieves Success in CICA Case

Satpal Roth-Sharma instructed by a client via the direct access scheme, recently presented a compelling case before the First Tier Tribunal, Criminal Injuries Compensation, resulting in a noteworthy success. The Tribunal granted her appeal, overturning the original decision by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The Appellant, who discovered her father's murdered body in 2014,

11 March 2024

Chetna Parmar successful in her appeal against CICA

Chetna Parmar successful in her appeal against CICA

Chetna Parmar , instructed by Habib Rahman at Alison Law Solicitors , has been successful in an appeal against the CICA. The case, spanning over 5 years, involved Chetna representing the Applicant who contested CICA's negative decision to deny compensation. Handling a sensitive matter, this case served as a pivotal point for the applicant to pursue further action against other entities. Despite

29 February 2024

Gary Lewis considers the continuing case of The Premier League -v- Everton Football Club

Gary Lewis considers the continuing case of The Premier League -v- Everton Football Club

Following on from his article on 1 December 2023 which considered the decision leading to Everton's immediate 10-point deduction, Gary Lewis digests the appeal decision published on 26 February 2024 which reduced that sanction and what could come of the second set of proceedings. Download Article: the_premier_league_and_the_law_-_the_continuing_case_of_everton_football_club_28.02.24__002_.pdf

28 February 2024

Satpal Roth-Sharma Secures Not Guilty Verdict in Drug Conspiracy Case at Preston Crown Court

Satpal Roth-Sharma Secures Not Guilty Verdict in Drug Conspiracy Case at Preston Crown Court

Satpal Roth- Sharma , specialising in serious crime, fraud, and regulatory matters, recently represented a defendant accused of conspiring to supply Class A drugs at Preston Crown Court. In a strategic move, she successfully argued to exclude late expert interpretation evidence from the case, leaving the Prosecution facing difficulties in proving their matter. The Learned Judge, acknowledging the

08 February 2024

Nick Ross Successfully Prosecutes Defendant in 400k Cannabis Import Case

Nick Ross Successfully Prosecutes Defendant in 400k Cannabis Import Case

NICK ROSS successfully prosecuted a case for the CPS involving a 20-year-old Californian who pleaded guilty to importing 22.4kg of Cannabis. The illicit substances were found in two suitcases at Manchester Airport, following his journey from LA to New York, then to Munich and finally to Manchester. Border Force suspected the defendant not to be a genuine visitor, leading to his refusal to

05 February 2024

Cobden House Chambers chooses Day One Trauma Support as their Charity Partner for 2024. 

Cobden House Chambers chooses Day One Trauma Support as their Charity Partner for 2024. 

At Cobden House Chambers, our commitment to justice extends beyond the courtroom. We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Day One Trauma Support, a UK charity dedicated to supporting individuals affected by major trauma. Cobden House Chambers and Day One Trauma Support unite in a shared commitment: to empower individuals embarking on the path to recovery and justice. This aligns

01 February 2024

Keith Jones Joins Chambers

Keith Jones Joins Chambers

Keith Jones Joins Chambers We are delighted to announce that Keith Jones has joined Chambers. Keith specialises in a wide range of serious criminal cases, including drug trafficking, fraud, money laundering, and more. He also handles private road traffic defence work in both magistrates’ and Crown courts Find out more about Keith by visiting his profile here .

31 January 2024

Path To Pupillage

Path To Pupillage

Embarking on the journey to secure pupillage? We have four pupils who have shared their unique tips from their pupillage application journey together with their path to pupillage. Click on each person’s tips to view their journeys and tips.

29 January 2024

Case Update: Aaron Pulford Secures Substantial Wins for Tesco in Motor Fraud Case with Exemplary Damages

Case Update: Aaron Pulford Secures Substantial Wins for Tesco in Motor Fraud Case with Exemplary Damages

Case Update: Aaron Pulford Secures Substantial Wins for Tesco in Motor Fraud Case with Exemplary Damages Today, the court awarded Tesco Stores Limited exemplary damages over £60,000 due to the outrageous conduct of 4 parties conspiring and staging crashes in fraudulent claims. As part of an anti-fraud operation, Aaron Pulford secured exemplary damages for Tesco against former employees

18 January 2024

Richard Oughton successfully obtains a declaration under Part I of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987

Richard Oughton  successfully obtains a declaration under Part I of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987

Richard Oughton successfully obtains a declaration under Part I of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 In Goulden v Milne [2024] EW Misc 1 (CC) Richard Oughton successfully obtained a declaration that the tenants of a building comprising residential flats could acquire the freehold pursuant to Part 1 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. HH Judge Keyser KC held that notices under s3 and s3A

17 January 2024

Aaron Pulford continues UKs Largest Motor Fraud Operation

Aaron Pulford continues UKs Largest Motor Fraud Operation

Continuing from Aaron Pulford’s outstanding success in the largest civil fraud trials in the UK at the end of 2023, Aaron is starting 2024 with the 8 remaining cases, which are proceeding to assessment of damages hearings, commencing on Monday 15 th January 2024 until the end of February 2024. These hearings are to address the court on the outrageousness of the conspiracy and the deceits of 10

11 January 2024

Philip Simms successful in Shabir v Ministry of Justice

Philip Simms successful in Shabir v Ministry of Justice

Philip Simms , instructed by Soo Choi of the Government Legal Department, successfully represented the Ministry of Justice at trial on 8 and 9 January 2024. The trial was before HHJ Saggerson in the County Court at Central London. The Claimant brought a claim valued in excess of £200,000 for orthopaedic, ophthalmic, and psychological injuries. He alleged that he had suffered injury whilst working

10 January 2024

Ben Clayton joins Chambers

Ben Clayton joins Chambers

Ben Clayton joins Chambers We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to our Personal Injury team – Benjamin Clayton. Ben brings a wealth of expertise in Personal Injury Law, having honed his skills with a successful practice set on the Midland's Circuit and as a Solicitor-Advocate for a national advocacy firm. His experience representing both claimants and defendants provides a

08 January 2024

Robert Sterling succeeds for his client in the first stage of libel action

Robert Sterling succeeds for his client in the first stage of libel action

It is a common form of journalism to refer to an individual and his wrong doing and for effect to place that story side-by-side with a separate story of wrong doing. Sean Price v Newsquest Media Group Limited [2023[ EWHC 3027, where Robert Sterling recently appeared for the successful claimant, Mr Price is a good example of how a newspaper, The Northern Echo, in its reporting, over-stepped the

04 January 2024

Jennifer Routledge joins Chambers

Jennifer Routledge joins Chambers

Jennifer Routledge joins Chambers We are delighted to announce that Jennifer Routledge has accepted the offer of tenancy after successfully completing her pupillage. Jennifer specialises in all aspects of Business, Property and Housing Law.

04 December 2023

The Premier League and The Law: The Curious Case of Everton Football Club

The Premier League and The Law: The Curious Case of Everton Football Club

The Premier League and The Law: The Curious Case of Everton Football Club On the day Everton Football Club is set to submit its appeal against its controversial 10-point deduction, Business and Property Counsel (and Everton fanatic) Gary Lewis considers the case and what could come of that appeal. Please see link to the full article : -

04 December 2023

THE CASE OF DDM

THE CASE OF DDM

Marc Willems KC and Jonthan Boyle secure substantial settlement Marc Willems KC is delighted to be able to report that he and his Junior, Jonathan Boyle , both of Cobden House Chambers, Manchester have been able to settle the case of DDM on terms which were approved by the High Court on the 27th November 2023. DDM suffered catastrophic injuries including a very severe brain injury in an

30 November 2023

PUPILLAGE OPPORTUNITIES 2024

PUPILLAGE OPPORTUNITIES 2024

PUPILLAGE OPPORTUNITIES 2024 Cobden House Chambers is delighted to announce that it is now recruiting for four fully funded 12-month pupillages in the Personal Injury, Crime, Family, and Business & Property/Housing Departments. The planned pupillage start date is October 2024 for all of the pupillages, but Chambers will consider a flexible starting date to accommodate successful

27 November 2023

Marc Willems KC and Oliver Celensu secure £6.455 million settlement.

Marc Willems KC and Oliver Celensu secure £6.455 million settlement.

Marc Willems KC and Oliver Celensu secure £6.455 million settlement. Marc Willems KC leading Oliver Celensu recently secured a lump sum settlement of £6.455 million in a case where the Claimant sustained catastrophic injuries to his leg in a road traffic accident. The Claimant’s significant orthopaedic injuries resulted in him requiring the use of a wheelchair for the remainder of his

22 November 2023

Jack Littler joins Chambers

Jack Littler joins Chambers

Jack Littler joins Chambers We are delighted to announce that Jack Littler has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Jack specialises in all aspects of Personal Injury Law.

20 November 2023

Marc Willems KC and Chloe Murray succeed in the Court of Appeal

Marc Willems KC and Chloe Murray succeed in the Court of Appeal

Marc Willems KC and Chloe Murray succeed in the Court of Appeal Marc Willems KC and Chloe Murray of Cobden House Chambers have succeeded in their appeal to the Court of Appeal in the case of Clements-Siddall v Dunbobbin Hotels Ltd. The Judgment was handed down today. The Claimant was an unborn child at the time of the accident when his mother fell over the unguarded raised edge of a

07 November 2023

Bethany Pitt joins Chambers

Bethany Pitt joins Chambers

Bethany Pitt joins Chambers We are delighted to announce that following the completion of her pupillage, Bethany Pitt has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Bethany specialises in all aspects of family law .

30 October 2023

Satpal Roth-Sharma rejoins Chambers

Satpal Roth-Sharma rejoins Chambers

Satpal Roth-Sharma rejoins Chambers We are delighted to announce that Satpal Roth-Sharma has rejoined us. Satpal is an experienced Crown Court advocate specialising in all aspects of criminal litigation and regulatory work including inquests and professional discipline. She has vast experience in both defence and prosecution work. Satpal qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and became a Higher

03 October 2023

Megan Horner Joins Chambers

Megan Horner Joins Chambers

Megan Horner Joins Chambers We are delighted to announce that following the completion of her pupillage, Megan Horner has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Megan specialises in all aspects of Criminal and Regulatory Law

25 September 2023

New Pupils Join Chambers

New Pupils Join Chambers

New Pupils Join Chambers We are delighted to welcome to chambers Ian Bond (Business, Property and Housing), Emily Fildes (Family) and Bradley Mather (Crime) who have all commenced pupillage with us today. We wish them all the very best of luck.

08 September 2023

Gary Lewis successful in High Court before the DCJ of Manchester

Gary Lewis successful in High Court before the DCJ of Manchester

Gary Lewis successful in High Court before the DCJ of Manchester On 8 August 2023, HHJ Bird, sitting as a judge of the High Court in the King's Bench Division, handed down judgment in the contempt of court case of Stockport MBC v Alexander and Others. Judgment followed a two-day trial in which Gary Lewis, instructed by Marc Livingston and Catriona Virden of Janes Solicitors, represented the

09 August 2023

Nick Flanagan appointed as Crown Court Recorder

 Nick Flanagan appointed as Crown Court Recorder

Nick Flanaga n appointed as Crown Court Recorder Cobden House Chambers are delighted to announce that Nick Flanagan has been appointed a Crown Court Recorder. Nick is one of 163 new recorders appointed by the King on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Alex Chalk KC MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon.

22 May 2023

Robert Sterling Succeeds in The Supreme Court

Robert Sterling Succeeds in The Supreme Court

Robert Sterling Succeeds in The Supreme Court Where the owner of a property agrees with an introducer to pay a fee conditional upon the property being sold for a certain amount to the person he introduces, and the property is sold for less than that amount, does the property-owner have an obligation, contractual, statutory or restitutionary, to pay reasonable remuneration to the

09 February 2023

Our Family Pupil Bethany Pitt shares a brief insight into her pupillage so far…

Our Family Pupil Bethany Pitt shares a brief insight into her pupillage so far…

Our Family Pupil Bethany Pitt shares a brief insight into her pupillage so far… Whilst I sit and reflect on my first three months in pupillage, I cannot believe how fast the time has gone. I started pupillage in an unorthodox way, as a month prior I had knee surgery which meant I attended my first day with a set of crutches. Everyone was so supportive and accommodating but of course

03 February 2023

Dixon v Crown Estate Commisioners [2022] EWHC 3256 (Ch)

Dixon v Crown Estate Commisioners [2022] EWHC 3256 (Ch)

Dixon v Crown Estate Commisioners [2022] EWHC 3256 (Ch) Richard Oughton succeeds in a novel argument to enable shareholders to recover land from the Crown where a company has been dissolved and the time limit for restoration has expired. The reference to attached Note. dixon_v_crown_estate_commissioners_chambers_note_i.docx

09 January 2023

Richard Hartley KC and Jonathan Boyle reach £7.5m settlement

Richard Hartley KC and Jonathan Boyle reach £7.5m settlement

Richard Hartley KC and Jonathan Boyle reach £7.5m settlement Richard Hartley KC and Jonathan Boyle have recently achieved a £7.5M settlement for a client who suffered a spinal cord injury in a road traffic accident which rendered him paraplegic. Whilst primary liability was admitted, contributory negligence remained in issue. The client was a remarkable individual who had enjoyed a

03 January 2023

Christmas Open hours

Christmas Open hours

Christmas Open hours Please see below for our opening times during the festive period:- Friday 23 rd December 2022 – 9am to 12.30pm Monday 26 th December 2022 – Closed Tuesday 27 th December 2022 – Closed Wednesday 28 th December 2022 – 9:00am to 3:00pm Thursday 31 st December 2022 – 9:00am to 3:00pm Friday 30 th December 2022 – 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday 2 rd January 2022 - Closed Tuesday 3 rd

20 December 2022

Anthony Mazzag secures £5.75 million settlement

Anthony Mazzag secures £5.75 million settlement

Anthony Mazzag secures £5.75 million settlement Anthony Mazzag has recently secured a settlement of £5.75 million in a below the knee amputation case. It was particularly important for the Claimant to settle the claim as soon as possible and, during the course of the lockdown periods, significant work was carried out so that the claim was in a very advanced state within a short period of

29 November 2022

Pupillage Opportunities 2023

Pupillage Opportunities 2023

PUPILLAGE OPPORTUNITIES 2023 Cobden House Chambers is delighted to announce that it is now recruiting for four fully funded 12 month pupillages in the Personal Injury, Crime, Family and Business & Property/Housing Departments. The planned pupillage start date is October 2023 for all of the pupillages, but Chambers will consider a flexible starting date to accommodate successful candidates

28 November 2022

Chloë Booth and Suzanne Hargreaves - Reported case

Chloë Booth and Suzanne Hargreaves - Reported case

Chloë Booth and Suzanne Hargreaves - Reported case Chloë Booth instructed by Hannah Smith of Bendles Solicitors, for the mother and Suzanne Hargreaves instructed by Mark Graham of Gaynham King and Mellor Solicitors, for the child in a newly published case: Private law matter involving a fact – finding in respect of allegations of sexual abuse of a child. The proceedings uncovered the

24 November 2022

Oliver Celensu joins Chambers

Oliver Celensu joins Chambers

Oliver Celensu joins Chambers We are delighted to announce that following the completion of his pupillage, Oliver Celensu has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Oliver joins the Personal Injury department. For further information on Oliver and his practice please contact Colin Harrison .

02 November 2022

Criminal Department Announcement

Criminal Department Announcement

Criminal Department Announcement The members of Cobden House Chambers who practice in criminal law have unanimously affirmed that they will abide by the outcome of the current ballot by the Criminal Bar Association. We will only return to the Crown Courts to undertake legally aided defence instructions if the members of the CBA vote to accept the Government’s offer.

07 October 2022

Matthew Francis joins Chambers

Matthew Francis joins Chambers

Matthew Francis Joins Chambers We are delighted to announce that following the completion of his pupillage, Matthew Francis has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Matthew joins the Business / Property department and the Housing department. For further details about Matthew's practice please contact Christina Crook .

05 October 2022

Katherine Wright Joins Chambers

Katherine Wright Joins Chambers

Katherine Wright Joins Chambers We are delighted to announce that following the completion of her pupillage, Katherine Wright has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Katherine specialises in all aspects of Criminal and Regulatory Law

27 September 2022

Esther Agamemnon joins Chambers

Esther Agamemnon joins Chambers

Esther Agamemnon joins Chambers Cobden House Chambers is delighted to welcome Esther Agamemnon to the Family department. Esther was called to the bar in 2007 and brings to Chambers a wealth of experience after twelve years of working in local authority child care legal departments. To find out more about Esther and her practice, please contact Christina Crook on 0161 833 6000 or

02 September 2022

Peter Edwards joins as full tenant.

Peter Edwards joins as full tenant.

Peter Edwards joins as full tenant. We are delighted to announce that Peter Edwards has accepted an invitation to join Chambers as a full tenant having previously been a door tenant since 2018. Peter, called in 1992, is a specialist Personal Injury and Employment Law Practitioner. In the PI field he deals mainly with catastrophic injury claims (brain and spinal injuries) and claims for

13 July 2022

Chloe Booth produces article on Scott Schedules

Chloe Booth produces article on Scott Schedules

Chloe Booth produces article on Scott Schedules after re: H-N and others [2021] copy of the article is available below to download. scott_schedule_article_-_chloe_booth.pdf

12 July 2022

Announcement - Criminal Department

Announcement - Criminal Department

Announcement - Criminal Department Cobden House Criminal Department are unanimous in our support of the escalation of ongoing action. From Monday, we will not be accepting new instructions in legally aided cases, we will not be covering cases in which other members of the Bar are already instructed (returns) and we will be participating in “days of action” on those dates proposed by the Criminal

24 June 2022

Richard Oughton wins in an important case clarifying the law on adverse possession and registered land

Richard Oughton wins in an important case clarifying the law on adverse possession and registered land

Richard Oughton wins in an important case clarifying the law on adverse possession and registered land In Crook v Zurich Assurance REF/2019/`1066 the First Tier Tribunal (Land Registration) clarified the law in relation to para 5(4) of the Sixth Schedule to the Land Registration Act 2002 . For an adverse possessor to acquire title to registered land where the boundaries are uncertain,

23 June 2022

New Member of Chambers

New Member of Chambers

New Member of Chambers We are delighted to announce that Malka Afzal has joined Chambers. Malka is a Personal Injury practitioner with a busy practice encompassing all aspects of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Law. Should you wish to learn more about Malka and her practice please contact Steven Tobias on 0161 833 6882 or [email protected]

21 June 2022

Marc Willems QC secures Court approval for a £12m settlement in a cerebral palsy case against the MPS representing a General Practitioner

Marc Willems QC secures Court approval for a £12m settlement in a cerebral palsy case against the MPS representing a General Practitioner

Marc Willems QC secures Court approval for a £12m settlement Marc Willems QC has secured Court approval for a £12m settlement in a cerebral palsy case against the MPS representing a General Practitioner. The matter was listed for a liability and causation trial in the Royal Courts of Justice to be heard this June but was compromised at a Mediation in May 2022 and received Court approval

16 June 2022

Philip Simms concludes Harry Sykes inquest

Philip Simms concludes Harry Sykes inquest

Philip Simms concludes Harry Sykes inquest Philip Simms , instructed as counsel to the inquest, has recently concluded the inquest into the death of Harry Sykes before Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for West Yorkshire Martin Fleming. The inquest was heard over 10 days and concluded with a narrative conclusion. Harry was 16 when he drowned at a lake whilst on a rugby tour to Carcassonne

29 April 2022

Philip Simms concludes Paul Stewart inquest

Philip Simms concludes Paul Stewart inquest

Philip Simms concludes Paul Stewart inquest Philip Simms , instructed by Hugh Potter and Elliott Clifton-Thompson of Potter Rees Dolan , represented Mr Paul Stewart's family in the recently concluded inquest into his death before Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for North Manchester Ms Joanne Kearsley. Mr Stewart was involved in an altercation with Mr Richard Garrick on 17 May 2017 in which

07 April 2022

Cobden House Criminal Department Announcement

Cobden House Criminal Department Announcement

Cobden House Criminal Department Announcement Cobden House Criminal Department considered with care the question of whether to adopt the “no returns” action voted for by members of the Criminal Bar Association. We will be unanimous in our support of such action for as long as it takes to achieve proper remuneration for the work we do, a position which is not presently reflected in the

30 March 2022

Rebecca Hirst obtains a finding of fundamental dishonesty

 Rebecca Hirst obtains a finding of fundamental dishonesty

Rebecca Hirst obtains a finding of fundamental dishonesty following a multitrack trial heard before HHJ Carmel Wall. Having heard the evidence and submissions from counsel the court concluded that the claim was staged and, therefore, both the claim and the claimant were fundamentally dishonest. The claimant was ordered to pay the costs of the trial which can be fully enforced.

15 March 2022

Angela Georgiou Appointed Legally Qualified Chair for MPTS.

Angela Georgiou Appointed Legally Qualified Chair for MPTS.

Angela Georgiou Appointed Legally Qualified Chair for MPTS. Chambers would like to congratulate Angela Georgiou on her recent appointment as a Legally Qualified Chair and Legal Assessor for the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. This is a part-time position that will run alongside Angela’s existing practice in which she continues to specialise in Personal Injury, Medical Negligence

23 February 2022

Human Rights Act Declarations

Human Rights Act Declarations

Human Rights Act Declarations, under Articles 2, 3 and 8 of the Human Rights Act, and damages award of £2.3 million, secured for a Claimant who was abused by the Care Co-Ordinator responsible for her treatment, pursuant to the Mental Health Act, 1983. The Judgment of Mr Justice Fordham in UXA v. Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 345 (QB) was handed down on 21st December 2021 and

11 January 2022

New Members of Chambers

New Members of Chambers

New Members of Chambers Cobden House is delighted to announce Chloë Booth and Gareth Hancock have joined Chambers Chloë joins us from Jason Elliott Barrister's Chambers in North Shields, where she enjoyed a busy mixed practice, with a focus on crime and family. Gareth arrives to the personal injury department having specialised in large loss and catastrophic injury claims for major insurer

10 January 2022

Anthony Mazzag secured a £4.4M mediated settlement

Anthony Mazzag secured a £4.4M mediated settlement

Anthony Mazzag secured a £4.4M mediated settlement Anthony Mazzag secured a £4.4M mediated settlement, shortly before a 6 day trial, in a lower limb amputation case. The settlement will enable the Claimant to purchase a variety of advanced prosthetics including different prosthetic limbs suitable for a wide range of sporting activities which formed a large part of the Claimant’s

22 December 2021

Marc Willems QC secures landmark victory

Marc Willems QC secures landmark victory

Marc Willems QC secures landmark victory Marc Willems QC has secured a landmark victory in a clinical Negligence and Human Rights claim on behalf of patient who was groomed and sexually abused by her Care Co-ordinator. Marc led Peter Edwards and Prof Conor Gearty QC and secured a settlement the day before a three week trial was due to commence and then won the legal argument about

21 December 2021

Cobden House Chambers - Christmas Open hours

Cobden House Chambers - Christmas Open hours

Cobden House Chambers - Christmas Open hours Please see below for our opening times during the festive period:- Wednesday 22 nd December 2021 – 9:00am to 6:00pm Thursday 23 rd December 2021 – 9:00am to 5:00pm Friday 24 th December 2021 – Closed Monday 27 th December 2021 – Closed Tuesday 28 th December 2021 – Closed Wednesday 29 th December 2021 – 9:00 am to 3:00pm Thursday 30 th December

21 December 2021

Breathing Assisted Tetraplegic claim settles for £12M

Breathing Assisted Tetraplegic claim settles for £12M

Breathing Assisted Tetraplegic claim settles for £12M Marc Willems QC , instructed by Defendant insurers and reinsurers, has just settled a breathing assisted tetraplegic claim for a lump sum settlement of £12M. The settlement included a compromise on Liability and was reached by the parties engaging in Alternative Dispute Resolution throughout the life of the case. This was done by

20 December 2021

Marc Willems QC and Aaron Pulford - Article in Journal of Personal Injury Law

Marc Willems QC and Aaron Pulford - Article in Journal of Personal Injury Law

Marc Willems QC and Aaron Pulford - Article Published in Journal of Personal Injury Law Marc Willems QC and Aaron Pulford's article on Ex Turpi Causa Non Oritur Actio/The Illegality in Defence: Did the Supreme Court in Henderson v Dorset help PI lawyers? has been published in the Journal of Personal Injury Law issue 4 2021.

17 December 2021

Michael Jones successfully defends RSA

Michael Jones successfully defends RSA

Michael Jones successfully defends RSA in a claim for damages for severe traumatic brain and spinal injuries. The Claimant’s claim for £4 million in damages was discontinued at ADR following allegations of Fundamental Dishonesty

14 December 2021

Michael Jones successfully defends NFUM Insurance

Michael Jones successfully defends NFUM Insurance

Michael Jones successfully defends NFUM Insurance in a claim for damages for traumatic brain injury, sustained by a banking IT specialist at a leisure facility. In a judgment given on 7 December 2021, Her Honour Judge Bloom dismissed the claim and found that the Claimant had failed to prove the mechanism of the alleged injury, breach of duty and causation.

09 December 2021

Aubrey Sampson joins Chambers

Aubrey Sampson joins Chambers

Aubrey Sampson joins Chambers Cobden House Chambers is delighted to welcome Aubrey Sampson to the Criminal department. Aubrey was called to the bar in 2021 and brings to Chambers a wealth of experience having previously been a solicitor since 1994 and having dealt exclusively with crime since 1996. To find out more please contact Andrew Oakes on 0161 833 6000 or

23 November 2021

Alistair Reid defends against “improper motives” of Animal Protection Services private prosecution

Alistair Reid defends against “improper motives” of Animal Protection Services private prosecution

Alistair Reid has successfully defended in a recent private prosecution, which has attracted nationwide media attention. “Animal Protection Services”, a registered charity, launched a series of private prosecutions accusing defendants of animal welfare offences and breaching consumer protection regulations. However, Alistair quickly identified that not only were the charges unsupported by any

12 November 2021

Cobden House Chambers Ranked in Chamber and Partners 2022

Cobden House Chambers Ranked in Chamber and Partners 2022

Cobden House Chambers are delighted to be ranked as a Leading Chambers in the 2022 Edition of Chambers and Partners. We would like to congratulate those individual members of chambers who receive praise. We also thank our clients who have provided excellent references. Please click here to view Cobden House Chambers profile.

01 November 2021

Nick Flanagan appointed as a Fee-Paid Employment Judge

Nick Flanagan appointed as a Fee-Paid Employment Judge

Nick Flanagan appointed as a Fee-Paid Employment Judge. Chambers would like to congratulate Nick Flanagan on his recent appointment as a Fee-Paid Employment Judge . This post is with effect from 1 st October 2021 and he has been assigned to the North-Eastern Region. This is a part-time position that will run alongside his existing practice. Nick specialises in Employment Law, with

20 September 2021

Robert Sterling successful in his libel case

Robert Sterling successful in his libel case

Robert Sterling successful in his libel case Robert Sterling successful in his libel case for the retired couple accused in a local online newsletter of being liars, thieves and bullies in their claim over disputed land in the Lake District village of Rosgill, Cumbria. The case, Wozniak & Kelly v Randall (2021) EWHC 2341 (QB), can also be read online at The Times and the Mail Online

01 September 2021

Richard Oughton successful in the Court of Appeal

Richard Oughton successful in the Court of Appeal

Richard Oughton successfully defends High Court Judgment - Rock Ferry Waterfront Trust v Pennistone Holdings Limited Court of Appeal affirmed His Honour Judge Hodge QC on meaning of "Actual Occupation" In Rock Ferry Waterfront Trust v Pennistone [2020] EWHC 3007 H.H. Judge Hodge QC sitting as a Judge of the Chancery Division in Liverpool dismissed the Defendant’s application to

06 July 2021

Marc Willems QC concludes Andrew Hall Inquest

Marc Willems QC concludes Andrew Hall Inquest

Marc Willems QC concludes Andrew Hall Inquest Marc Willems QC was instructed as Counsel to the inquest by HM Assistant Coroner for the West Yorkshire (Western District), Mr Oliver Longstaff, in the recently concluded inquest into the death of Andrew Hall. Mr Hall died shortly after being in police custody following an assault on a nurse at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. The inquest

25 June 2021

Andrew Hall Inquest

Andrew Hall Inquest

Andrew Hall Inquest - Update : Marc Willems QC acted as Counsel to the Inquest The Jury have returned their conclusions in this 10 week inquest in which Marc Willems QC acted as Counsel to the Inquest. 50 witnesses were called including 14 experts in what all experts agreed was an unusually complex Inquest. The Inquest raised issues of Race, Use of Force by Police and allegations of

22 June 2021

Pupillage Opportunities 2021

Pupillage Opportunities 2021

Pupillage Opportunities 2021 Cobden House Chambers is delighted to announce that it is now recruiting for 5 fully funded 12 month pupillages in the Criminal, Personal Injury, Family, Business and Property and Housing Departments. The planned pupillage start date is 4 th October 2021 for all 5 of the pupillages, but Chambers will consider a flexible starting date to accommodate successful

25 May 2021

New Members of Chambers

New Members of Chambers

New Members of Chambers Cobden House is delighted to announce Sophie Kenny and Peter Malone have joined Chambers. Sophie joins Cobden House from 30 Park Place in Cardiff, where she enjoyed a busy mixed practice, with a focus on crime, family and inquest proceedings. Peter arrives at Cobden House after working at Morton's Solicitor for many years and will practice in all aspects of crime.

19 April 2021

Marc Willems QC and Philip Simms conclude ‘unlawful killing’ inquest

Marc Willems QC and Philip Simms conclude ‘unlawful killing’ inquest

Marc Willems QC and Philip Simms conclude ‘unlawful killing’ inquest Marc Willems QC and Philip Simms , instructed as counsel to the inquest by HM’s Senior Coroner for Manchester Mr Nigel Meadows, have recently concluded the inquest into the death of Jack Anderson Barnes. Mr Barnes was pursued from Manchester Victoria Station by contractors working for the Manchester Metrolink to

19 March 2021

Marc Willems QC secures High Court Approval for a £6.5M settlement in relation to a Brain Injury claim

Marc Willems QC secures High Court Approval for a £6.5M settlement in relation to a Brain Injury claim

Marc Willems QC secures High Court Approval for a £6.5M settlement in relation to a Brain Injury claim

22 February 2021

Gary Lewis and Philip Simms appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.

Gary Lewis and Philip Simms appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.

Gary Lewis and Philip Simms appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. We are delighted to announce that Gary Lewis and Philip Simms have been appointed to the Attorney General’s panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (Panel C). Gary and Philip’s appointments will commence on the 1 st March 2021 and will last for 5 years. Congratulations to them both from

16 February 2021

Article : No Victim No Harm?

Article : No Victim No Harm?

Article : No Victim No Harm? Sentencing attempted sex offences when there is no actual Victim? by Kate Hammond Kate Hammond produces article entitled 'No Victim No Harm? Sentencing attempted sex offences when there is no actual Victim?' To read more, please click the link below. kate_hammond_attempted_sex_offences_article.pdf

05 February 2021

Jenna Tym Joins Chambers

Jenna Tym Joins Chambers

Jenna Tym Joins Chambers We are delighted to announce that Jenna Tym has joined Chambers. Jenna specialises in all aspects of Housing and before joining chambers, Jenna was in-house counsel at a Legal 500 specialist social housing Team. To find out more please contact Christina Crook on 0161 833 6000 or email [email protected]

01 February 2021

Article : Spitting at a Police Officer: Expect a custodial sentence by Eleanor Gleeson

Article : Spitting at a Police Officer: Expect a custodial sentence by Eleanor Gleeson

Article : Spitting at a Police Officer: Expect a custodial sentence by Eleanor Gleeson Eleanor Gleeson produces article on 'Spitting at a Police Officer: Expect a custodial sentence' Read more by clicking the below link eleanor_article.pdf

26 January 2021

Marc Willems QC secures a £6M mediated settlement

Marc Willems QC secures a £6M mediated settlement

Marc Willems QC secures a £6M mediated settlement "Luke Arm" Case. Marc Willems QC secures a £6M mediated settlement, on the eve of a 10 day trial, for a Brachial Plexus injury case which will allow the Claimant to purchase the ground breaking upper limb prosthetic known as the “Luke Arm”. Only 23 of these bionic arms have so far been deployed world wide.

07 January 2021

Christmas Opening

Christmas Opening

Monday 21 st December 2020 – Normal Hours (9am to 5.30pm) ** COVID reduced ** Tuesday 22 nd December 2020 – Normal Hours (9am to 5.30pm) ** COVID reduced ** Wednesday 23 rd December 2020 – Normal Hours (9am to 5.00pm) ** COVID reduced ** Thursday 24 th December 2020 – Closed Friday 25 th December 2020 – Closed Monday 28 th December 2020 – Closed Tuesday 29 th December 2020 – 9:00am to 3:00pm

15 December 2020

Richard Oughton Succeeds in an Important Case Concerning Equitable Notice and Overriding Interests

Richard Oughton Succeeds in an Important Case Concerning Equitable Notice and Overriding Interests

In Rock Ferry Waterfront Trust v Pennistone Holdings Limited [2020] EWHC 3007 (Ch) acted for purchasers of a substantial area of land who successfully resisted the claims of a previous purchaser who had deliberately chosen not to register a Transfer of registered land to have priority. The previous purchaser advanced claims based upon equitable notice and having an overriding interest through

24 November 2020

​Louise Blackwell QC and Gwen Henshaw conduct Training Day with Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre

​Louise Blackwell QC and Gwen Henshaw conduct Training Day with Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Louise Blackwell QC and Gwen Henshaw conduct Training Day with Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre On Thursday 15 th of October, Louise Blackwell QC and Gwen Henshaw led a training day in conjunction with Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre as part of their Forensic Medical Examination in Rape and Sexual Assault (FMERSA) Course. The course was attended by medical

11 November 2020

Cobden House Chambers Ranked in Chambers and Partners

Cobden House Chambers Ranked in Chambers and Partners

Cobden House Chambers are delighted to be ranked as a Leading Chambers in the 2021 Edition of Chambers and Partners. We would like to congratulate those individual members of chambers who receive praise. We also thank our clients who have provided excellent references. Please click here to view Cobden House Chambers profile.

02 November 2020

Cobden House Chambers Ranked in Legal 500

Cobden House Chambers Ranked in Legal 500

Cobden House Chambers are delighted to be ranked as a Leading Chambers in the 2021 Edition of The Legal 500. We would like to congratulate those individual members of chambers who receive praise. We also thank our clients who have provided excellent references.

27 October 2020

Housing Update: Gary Lewis

Housing Update: Gary Lewis

Housing Update: Gary Lewis secures outright possession following lifting of possession stay in case concerning one of country's biggest ever benefit fraud cases On 25 September 2020, following the lifting of the stay on possession claims on 20 September 2020, Gary Lewis, instructed by Onward Homes Limited, secured an outright possession order in a case concerning a joint tenant who had

13 October 2020

Michael Jones successfully defends the Chief Constable of GMP

Michael Jones successfully defends the Chief Constable of GMP

Michael Jones successfully defends the Chief Constable of GMP Michael Jones successfully defends the Chief Constable of GMP in a claim for damages for TBI, based on alleged breaches of the Workplace Regulations and EC Workplace Directive. HHJ Evans, sitting in the Manchester Civil Justice Centre, found that there was no breach of the Regulations or EC Directive and dismissed the claim

11 September 2020

Eleanor Gleeson Joins Chambers

Eleanor Gleeson Joins Chambers

We are delighted to announce that following the completion of her pupillage Eleanor Gleeson has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Eleanor specialises in all aspects of Criminal and Regulatory Law .

10 September 2020

The Passing of John Broadley

The Passing of John Broadley

Cobden House were sadden by the passing of former member and previous Head of Chambers, John Broadley. Long-time friend and colleague Ian Metcalfe has written the following: JOHN BROADLEY 1951 – 2020 AN APPRECIATION I first met John Broadley in November 1986 when I applied for tenancy at 67 Princess Street, Manchester. The interview was conducted in a sauna. A couple of weeks

13 August 2020

Operational Update 6 July 2020

Operational Update 6 July 2020

Operational Update 6 July 2020 Chambers has decided to reopen our doors from Monday 6 th July. All government guidelines have been followed to allow us to open safely and we ask all visitors to chambers comply with social distancing rules together with sign posted directions in and around our building. We will be operating with a small number of staff working in chambers with the rest working

06 July 2020

Webinar: Rebecca Hirst Considers Axa Insurance UK Ltd V EUI Ltd T/A Elephant Insurance [2020] EWHC 1207

Webinar: Rebecca Hirst Considers Axa Insurance UK Ltd V EUI Ltd T/A Elephant Insurance [2020] EWHC 1207

Webinar: Rebecca Hirst Considers Axa Insurance UK Ltd V EUI Ltd T/A Elephant Insurance [2020] EWHC 1207 https://www.cobden.co.uk/seminars/webinars/

30 June 2020

Louise Blackwell QC and Suzanne Hargreaves successfully prosecute ‘misplaced revenge murder’

Louise Blackwell QC and Suzanne Hargreaves successfully prosecute ‘misplaced revenge murder’

Louise Blackwell QC and Suzanne Hargreaves successfully prosecute "misplaced revenge murder". The accused Connor Reece, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 21 years. His two co-defendants, both charged with " doing act intending and tending to pervert the course of public justice" sentenced to 2 years and 4 months each. Read more -

29 June 2020

''The End of Furlough... the Start of Redundancy?" an article by Nick Flanagan

''The End of Furlough... the Start of Redundancy?" an article by Nick Flanagan

'The end of Furlough... the Start of Redundancy?' an article by Nick Flanagan The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been paying the wages of over 7.5 million UK employees, but as the most expensive government spending programme in history draws to a close, Nick Flanagan addresses what the employment law consequences are? To view and download the full article, please click

23 June 2020

Bar Council statement on equal treatment, the rule of law and inclusion

Bar Council statement on equal treatment, the rule of law and inclusion

Cobden House Chambers is committed and will continue to fight injustice and inequality in all its forms. We understand the need to fight against racism and social injustice together. We wholeheartedly support the Bar Council’s statement on recent events - https://www.barcouncil.org.uk/resource/bar-council-statement-on-equal-treatment-the-rule-of-law-and-inclusion.html

12 June 2020

Cobden House - Operational Update

Cobden House - Operational Update

COBDEN HOUSE CHAMBERS – OPERATIONAL UPDATE First and foremost we would like to thank all our clients for their continued support and understanding during these unprecedented times. In accordance with government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic chambers remains closed and all staff are working well from home. We continue to review our position regularly and will announce in due

09 June 2020

Juile Doyle Successful in High Court Application

Juile Doyle Successful in High Court Application

Julie Doyle appeared before MacDonald J in this newly reported case in which the birth Father made an application to revoke an adoption order made in 2019. Julie, representing the respondent local authority, argued the adoption proceedings as articulated in the evidence before the Court could not be said to amount to a fundamental breach of natural justice, the kind that constitutes the highly

05 June 2020

Julie Doyle attends in Person at Manchester CJC

Julie Doyle attends in Person at Manchester CJC

Julie Doyle represented the local authority at the first Family Law hearing to be listed at Manchester Civil Justice Centre since the COVID-19 lockdown where all parties were in attendance in person. In advance of the hearing the court prepared and sent to the parties a case plan which included scheduled arrival times for each person. Security staff had PPE and there was clear signage and floors

27 May 2020

Bi-weekly Housing Department Webinars

Bi-weekly Housing Department Webinars

Chambers' Housing Department have commenced, with success, a free bi-weekly webinar programme for the benefit of its clients with topics ranging from straightforward Q&As through to injunctions, committals and disrepair. Due to high demand and an intention to keep numbers limited to ensure interaction and attendee-benefit, attendance is to be arranged via the Department's designated clerk,

21 April 2020

Chancery / Commercial Department Case Law Update - Spring 2020

Chancery / Commercial Department Case Law Update - Spring 2020

Chancery / Commercial Department Case Law Update - Spring 2020 Please find below a link to Download a copy of our Chancery / Commercial Department Case Law Update which we hope proves to be of interest. case_law_update__spring_2020_.pdf We regularly provide CPD accredited training seminars on a range of subjects and would be be happy to discuss any requirements you may have. Whilst the doors

21 April 2020

Cobden House Supporting PPE Production Crowdfunding

Cobden House Supporting PPE Production Crowdfunding

Cobden House Supporting PPE Production Crowdfunding As we are all aware with the current pandemic of Covid-19, there is a real risk of running out of the necessary equipment in order to try and keep people safe. Opus Engineering were contacted by The Christie to make important parts for healthcare visors. They are essential PPE for all Hospitals, including The Christie. So, we as a Family have

09 April 2020

Satpal Roth-Sharma Writes on The Coronavirus Act 2020

Satpal Roth-Sharma Writes on The Coronavirus Act 2020

The police forces across the country now have the powers to issue a summons for offences relating to the new coronavirus legislation passed in March 2020 as a response to the ongoing Pandemic. This has been enacted as an emergency measure, to protect the public, its well-being and the National Health Service who are regarded as front line workers. So, what does the law say we can do? The

06 April 2020

COVID - 19 Contingency Plan

COVID - 19 Contingency Plan

COVID - 19 Contingency Plan Cobden House Chambers is acting proactively to guard against the risks posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and have devised an internal action plan to assist in restricting the spread of the COVID-19. It is of vital importance for Chambers to be in a position to ensure that any and all procedures are in place to support the health and well-being of our clients, staff and

18 March 2020

David Maddison to Speak at Child Concern Seminar on FGM

David Maddison to Speak at Child Concern Seminar on FGM

Venue: Cobden House Chambers, 19 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HN Date: Thursday 27th February 2020 Time: 5.30pm ( refreshments will be served ) Speaker: David Maddison (Barrister, Cobden House Chambers ) Aim: FGM Protection Orders in practice A discussion about the practice and procedure of obtaining FGM Protection Orders, highlighting the practical and cultural issues that need

07 February 2020

Eve Horren Joins Chambers

Eve Horren Joins Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Eve Horren has joined Chambers. Eve specialises in Family and Regulatory Law .

06 February 2020

Louise Blackwell QC and Craig MacGregor defend Murder Charge

Louise Blackwell QC and Craig MacGregor defend Murder Charge

Louise Blackwell QC and Craig MacGregor defend Murder Charge Louise Blackwell QC and Craig MacGregor defend man accused of stabbing his wife over 75 times and trying to decapitate her. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/mohammed-choudhry-saima-riaz-rochdale-17653281

30 January 2020

Abigail Holt successful at the General Medical Council

Abigail Holt successful at the General Medical Council

Abigail Holt successful at the General Medical Council Abigail Holt has successfully represented a doctor who was investigated by the GMC for self-prescribing medication in the name of a patient during a period of acute stress arising out of problems with a premier league football team who had previously employed him and following whistleblowing by a close relative. The Medical Practitioners

28 January 2020

Criminal Department Recruiting

Criminal Department Recruiting

CRIMINAL PRACTITIONER VACANCY

27 January 2020

Marc Willems QC and Stefanie Cochrane Successful in the Privy Council

Marc Willems QC and Stefanie Cochrane Successful in the Privy Council

Marc Willems QC and Stefanie Cochrane Successful in the Privy Council Marc Willems QC and Stefanie Cochrane have been successful in an appeal before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council with judgment handed down today. The appeal, heard in November by five Supreme Court Justices, related to an attempt by the Attorney General of Saint Helena to limit General Damages for Pain, Suffering

20 January 2020

Lucie Wood Joins Chambers

Lucie Wood Joins Chambers

Lucie Wood Joins Chambers We are delighted to announce that following the completion of her sixth month pupillage Lucie Wood has accepted an invitation to join chambers. Lucie specialises in Housing Law and Chancery / Commercial

07 January 2020

Satpal Roth-Sharma Joins Chambers

Satpal Roth-Sharma Joins Chambers

Satpal Roth-Sharma Joins Chambers We are delighted to announce that Satpal Roth-Sharma has Joined Chambers. Satpal is a Business Crime and Regulatory specialist.

03 December 2019

Chambers Response to MOJ FRC Consultation

Chambers Response to MOJ FRC Consultation

Chambers Response to MOJ FRC Consultation Following a consultation process launched by the Ministry of Justice in respect of the future of the fixed recoverable costs regime in light of Sir Rupert Jackson's 2017 report, please see link below to download a copy of Cobden House Chambers response:- cobden_house_frc_consultation_response.pdf We are very grateful to Philip Simms and Jennifer

06 June 2019

Michael Jones negotiates £5.4 million settlement in JSH v PC NHSFT

Michael Jones negotiates £5.4 million settlement in JSH v PC NHSFT

Michael Jones negotiates £5.4 million settlement in JSH v PC NHSFT Michael Jones was instructed to act for the Claimant by Potter Rees Dolan Solicitors . The settlement, which is subject to an anonymity order, was in the context of a case in which the Claimant suffered a severe traumatic brain injury.

02 May 2019







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