Since the Covid pandemic there has been a surge of cases with many victims feeling that they are trapped in their home and not in a position to escape their abuser. Domestic abuse is defined as being any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse.
Oriel Chambers are pleased to announce that Mark Cooper has been appointed by the Queen as a Recorder on the North Eastern Circuit with effect from October 2020.
Oriel Chambers are delighted to announce that John Gray has been appointed as a Recorder – a part time judge with a jurisdiction broadly similar to that of a Circuit Judge.
John Gray has been instructed for the claimant in the 2nd appeal to the Court of Appeal in
Holmes -v- S & B Concrete Limited.
Michelle Liddy has article published in the PI Brief Update Law Journal which she explores the requirements for and difficulties with succeeding in an action for damages arising out of work place stress
So…. you’ve found a court which is actually listing civil trials in person. You’ve
persuaded the court to list your case in person, rather than one of the 50 other cases
where the parties want an in-person listing. You’ve completed the 2020 civil
litigation equivalent of the 12 labours of Hercules. What next ?
Chambers Director Vacancy Liverpool & Preston Salary competitive & commensurate with position and experience. Oriel Chambers is a Legal 500, leading common law set located in Liverpool and Preston. We […]
Richard Bradley appears on behalf of the Environment Agency as Severn Trent are fined £800,000 for polluting a Shropshire stream. Severn Trent pleaded guilty to causing sewage to discharge into […]
This document below will focus on two judgments that the Court of Appeal gave on 30th April 2020.
The judgments relate to remote court hearings. It can be deduced that these judgments represent an effort by the Court of Appeal to give a clear message on remote hearings as they relate to both interim and final contested hearings
The Queen has appointed Lindsay Jane Clarke to be a District Judge on the advice of the Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP
Oriel Chambers barristers have produced a guidance document to be of help to practitioners wrestling with the practicalities of an influx of telephone and video.
Coronavirus Updates – During the current Coronavirus crisis, some parents whose children are the subject of Child Arrangements Orders made by the Family Court have been understandably concerned about their ability to meet the requirements of these court orders safely in the wholly unforeseeable circumstances that now apply across the world.
Recently, in the case of Jet 2 Holidays Limited v Hughes & Hughes  EWCA Civ 1858, the Court of Appeal addressed the issue of whether contempt proceedings can be brought in respect of pre-issue witness statements and evidence, before proceedings in the intended action were initiated.
Chambers are pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hynes as Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional C Panel).
Peter Harold Wolfenden has been appointed as a Judge of the First-tier Tribunal by the Senior President of
Tribunals, the Right Honourable Sir Ernest Ryder.
Stephanie Cummings secures a 100% reduction on the basis of contributory conduct and Polkey principles. Stephanie appeared before Employment Judge Porter in the Manchester ET on behalf of a Respondent whose dismissal of its employee was found to be procedurally unfair. The Judge agreed that the award ought to be reduced to nil taking into account the principles in Polkey and the contributory conduct of the Claimant.
Tom Hynes covers some of the more interesting decisions over the last 3 months regarding Matrimonial Finance.
The set has a strong track record in personal injury, regulatory, and commercial matters, and its family team is also well-regarded by clients
Marc recently joined chambers as a tenant following his successful completion of pupillage under the supervision of John Gray.
Oriel Chambers welcomes Michelle Liddy to their civil group.
Identify a unknown person against whom judgment can be obtained. This issues came into sharp focus before the Court of Appeal in Cameron v Hussain, Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited  EWCA Civ 366.
Chambers congratulates Christopher McMurtrie and Alexander Williams on their Deputy District Judge appointments.
Rebecca Jones has assisted with the settlement of a multi-track housing disrepair case on behalf of the Claimant. Rebecca was involved in all aspects of this litigation from drafting the pleadings to attending a CMC and a CCMC and providing advice on settlement. Indeed, Rebecca helped to ensure that the matter was allocated to the multi-track at CMC stage owing to its complexity.
In answer to an invitation Graham Williams has recently spoken to Direct Line Insurance and Plexus Law
Chambers are pleased to announce that John Gray has been appointed a Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care (HESC) Chamber effective immediately.
2019 Legal 500 Chambers Review – Oriel Chambers’ Barristers and clerking team make the rankings
Chambers would like to welcome our new pupil Marc Tyler under the supervision of John Gray.
By way of a reserved judgment, Employment Judge Shotter, sitting in the Employment Tribunal in
Liverpool found that the Claimant did not suffer an unlawful deduction of wages and that the
Claimant’s claim was not well-founded and should be dismissed.
There are now five members of Chambers on the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Counsel to the Crown. Chambers is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Yaqub Rahman and Alexander Williams and the new appointment of Stephanie Cummings
Tim Holloway is the first member of Chambers to be appointed to the office of Assistant Coroner
Oriel Chambers’s John Gray appointed to University of Liverpool Research Ethics Committee
New address for Preston Chambers. Telephone number, fax etc all to remain the same.
In 2013 the Government introduced Employment Tribunal fees. As a result, any prospective Claimant was faced with having to pay up to £1,200 to commence their claim and see it through to a hearing. The Supreme Court have unanimously ruled that the government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it introduced the fees.
The Court of Appeal have handed down the latest judgement in the latest long running battle between motor insurance companies and credit hire agencies.
Richard Bradley appeared on behalf of the Health & Safety Executive in a prosecution brought against Essar Oil (UK)
John Gray will be attending the conference hosted by the Health Law and Regulation Unit examining ‘New Challenges in Medical Negligence Law’ on Thursday 20th April 2017
AvMA’s (Action Against Medical Accidents) forthcoming Best Practice in Quantum Conference on 28 March 2017
On Monday, 7 November 2016 Graham Williams, of Oriel Chambers, instructed by Aileen Scott of Horwich Farrelly, added to his tally of fundamental dishonesty findings by successfully employing Section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.
Former Lord Mayor of Exeter found fundamentally dishonest in claim for alleged personal injuries in minor RTA in his year of office as Lord Mayor.
British child who died of cancer has become the first British child to be cryogenically frozen following ruling by High Court judge Mr Justice Peter Jackson
“The clerking team is first class, proactive and pragmatic” from legal 500 2106 review.
Potentially first decisions where this section has been used !
Richard Bradley presents Environment Agency on one of their biggest prosecutions
Spain’s Princess Cristina is on trial for tax fraud being accused for assisting her husband to bankroll funds received from fraudulent public contracts for conferences and sporting events.
Oscar Pistorius – Paralympic champion convicted of shooting his girlfriend in 2013 has made a last-ditch attempt to overturn his murder conviction
Treasury plans to make the legal regulators fully independent of their representative bodies ! Is it the right time to consider reform as the current regulatory regime had only been in place since 2007 ?
Fair Crime Contracts Alliance has been given High Court permission for a judicial review of the tender procurement process for new criminal legal aid contracts.
Registration of Interest for the International Bar Association’s Annual Conference has been opened. Predicted date will be in September 2016 and held in capital of the USA, Washington DC.
Denise McBride QC and Siobhan Keegan QC were sworn in by the Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan making them the first-ever women to hold the senior judicial posts.
Alexander Frodsham has been appointed by the Attorney General
Goldberg Segalla has taken action against it prized award winning lawyer Clive O’Connell after crass comments after a football match between Chelsea and Liverpool.
Knock down your new house or go to prison, Judge tells farmer in planning dispute case
The final clarification of the London’s black cab issues with Uber smartphones app to order a taxi and its software being classed as a “metering” system has been ruled as legal by the high court.
The UK Insolvency Service confirm that criminal proceedings have been commenced against David Michael Forsey, the chief executive of Sports Direct . He is charged with an offence contrary to section 194 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.