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Wales and Chester Circuit – Leading sets

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Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

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The commercial team at 9 Park Place is instructed across a range of Chancery cases and commercial litigation; recent instructions include rights of way disputes and Inheritance Act claims.

Recent work for 30 Park Place Chambers’ Chancery and commercial group includes probate disputes, intellectual property matters, and professional negligence claims. In 2018 Gareth Jones joined from Civitas Law.

Civitas Law has a strong reputation for commercial litigation: members have recently been involved in fraud claims, defamation proceedings, and directors’ disqualification matters. Gareth Jones moved to 30 Park Place Chambers in 2018.


Construction, planning and environment

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

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9 Park Place houses practitioners with expertise in planning and village green public inquiries and construction issues.

Construction and planning disputes from individuals, developers and local authorities form the backbone of instructions for Civitas Law’s team.


Court of Protection

Court of Protection – Leading juniors

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At 30 Park Place Chambers, members act for local authorities, protected parties and their relatives in welfare cases, allegations of financial abuse and mental health and capacity matters. Deprivation of liberty cases are a key area of expertise for the group.


Crime

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  1. Crime – Leading silks
  2. Crime – Leading juniors

Crime – Leading silks

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Crime – Leading juniors

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9 Park Place’s criminal team has a solid track record in handling serious fraud, murder, historic sexual abuse and multi-handed drugs conspiracies cases.

According to some, 30 Park Place Chambers’s criminal group provides β€˜a Rolls-Royce service’. The team prosecutes and defends in high-profile cases of historic sexual offences, murder, drugs conspiracies and fraud. Recent highlights for the set include appearing in the Operation Ulysses case involving a conspiracy to supply class A and B drugs, including over 20kg of cocaine and heroin. In 2018 Caroline Rees QC took silk and Michael Mather-Lees QC moved to Church Court Chambers.

The β€˜very strong criminal set’ Apex Chambers remains active in large-scale fraud cases and high-profile murder trials, and has seen an uptick in multi-handed drugs conspiracies and historic sexual offences cases. In 2018, head of chambers Christopher Rees successfully defended Commonwealth Games athlete Otto Putland against allegations of rape.

London-based set Farrar's Building maintains a solid presence on the Wales and Chester Circuit. High-profile murders and serious sexual offences dominate the members’ workload; in 2017, head of chambers Patrick Harrington QC appeared in the R v Hough case involving a historic murder and contemporary rape allegations, while Paul Lewis QC successfully prosecuted Matthew Scully-Hicks, who was convicted of murdering his 18-month old adopted daughter.

Iscoed Chambers’ criminal team prosecutes and defends in cases involving serious sexual offences, murder and assault. Huw Rees was appointed to the bench.

Linenhall Chambers is home to Owen Edwards, who has experience prosecuting and defending in matters involving serious sexual offences, murder and fraud.


Employment

Employment – Leading juniors

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Counsel at 9 Park Place handle the full range of employment cases, with notable strength in unfair dismissals, discrimination cases, equal pay matters, restraint of trade and TUPE. Robert Vernon was appointed to the bench in March 2018.

Discrimination claims and unfair dismissal cases dominate the workload for Civitas Law’s employment team.

Iscoed Chambers’s employment group provides β€˜excellent and comprehensive service’ and is recommended for unfair dismissals, TUPE matters and a broad spectrum of discrimination cases.


Family and children law

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  1. Family and children law – Leading silks
  2. Family and children law – Leading juniors

Family and children law – Leading silks

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Family and children law – Leading juniors

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9 Park Place’s family team is adept at handling a broad spectrum of family law cases; recent instructions include cases of fabricated illness, private law children matters, financial remedy cases and care proceedings involving physical and sexual abuse. In 2018 Owen Thomas QC took silk; Natalie Sandercock joined from 30 Park Place Chambers; and Andrew Barcello was appointed to the bench.

β€˜Excellent’ set 30 Park Place Chambers houses a team well known for its expertise in family finance. Cases involving physical and sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries form other key areas of instruction, and counsel report an uptick in cases involving suspected radicalisation of children. In November 2017 Adem Muzaffer joined from St Ives Chambers, and in February 2018 Natalie Sandercock moved to 9 Park Place.

Linenhall Chambers houses Sarah Morgan, who specialises in public and private law children proceedings; allegations of physical and sexual abuse are a core area of instruction.

Pump Court Chambers is home to Julian Reed, who has particular expertise in financial remedy proceedings.


Inquests and inquiries

Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

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Civitas Law’s inquests team is well known for acting for bereaved families and public organisations in inquests into deaths in hospitals, road traffic accidents, at work and as a result of industrial disease. Deaths in custody and in prisons are a key area of instruction for the group.


Personal injury and clinical negligence

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  1. Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks
  2. Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks

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Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

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Counsel at 30 Park Place Chambers are highly regarded for their expertise in cases involving industrial accidents, employers’ liability, brain and spinal injuries, and road traffic accidents.

Civitas Law’s team handles a broad spectrum of personal injury matters, including catastrophic injuries, industrial disease claims, employers’ liability, and road traffic cases. In November 2017 Elizabeth Marshall joined from Iscoed Chambers.

Farrar's Building is home to Andrew Arentsen, who is noted for his expertise in handling cases involving catastrophic injuries.

Iscoed Chambers covers a range of personal injury and clinical negligence matters; recent instructions include industrial accidents and disease claims, such as exposure to asbestos and noise-induced hearing loss cases. In November 2017 Elizabeth Marshall moved to Civitas Law.


Property

Property – Leading juniors

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Counsel at 9 Park Place have a solid track record in assisting clients with housing disputes, adverse possession claims and trespass and boundary issues.

Dan Dyson at Civitas Law is well known for his expertise in property litigation. Members also handle adverse possession claims and landlord and tenant disputes, among other areas.

Iscoed Chambers contains Robert Craven, who handles a wide range of real property law matters.


Public law

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  1. Public law – Leading silks
  2. Public law – Leading juniors

Public law – Leading silks

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Public law – Leading juniors

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9 Park Place houses Nuhu Gobir, who is well known for his expertise in immigration and asylum cases. In a recent work highlight he appeared in a successful appeal against the Home Office’s decision to refuse a Pakistani appellant’s application for a residence card to enable him to live with his wife, a Czech national, in the UK.

The public law team at 30 Park Place Chambers has seen an uptick in judicial reviews and immigration cases. Community care and human rights matters are other areas of expertise for the group. In 2017 Rhodri Williams QC and Christian Howells acted on behalf of Welsh victims of contaminated blood transfusions in the 1970s in preparing a claim for a judicial review against the UK government’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into the matter; the government announced it would conduct a full public inquiry on the final day for responding to the claim.

Counsel at Civitas Law handle a range of public law matters for government departments and individual claimants; immigration cases are prominent in members’ workloads.


Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

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  1. Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks
  2. Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

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Recent instructions at 9 Park Place include representing individuals from the area of education in professional misconduct cases.

Apex Chambers’ regulatory team has experience in licensing cases, disciplinary hearings and health and safety matters. In 2017 Lee Reynolds prosecuted in a case involving a fraudulent business selling counterfeit football memorabilia.

Counsel at Civitas Law handle health and safety matters alongside animal welfare and licensing cases.

Farrar's Building houses Leighton Hughes, who has a solid track record advising regulatory and disciplinary tribunals on cases involving professional misconduct and allegations of dishonesty.


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