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Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC

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11KBW is an award-winning and long-established set renowned for its expertise in employment, commercial and public law. Chambers prides itself on producing first-class advocates, and on delivering a service of the highest quality to its clients.

The set: 11KBW has 62 members, including 18 silks. Members of chambers regularly appear in complex and high-profile cases and have experience in all courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court, Privy Council, Court of Appeal, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, specialist courts, regulatory bodies and tribunals and public inquiries. Members act for clients in both the public and private sector, including government departments, local authorities, corporates, statutory bodies and individuals.

Members of 11KBW have written, co-authored, edited and contributed to key text books and practitioners guides, including Tolley’s Employment Handbook; Tottel’s Local Government Law; Supperstone and Goudie on Judicial Review; Judicial Review, Principles and Procedure; Media Law and Human Rights; The Protections for Religious Rights: Law and Practice; Education Law and the Courts; Information Rights; Butterworth’s Employment Law Guide; Sports Law; The Law of Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions; Information Law Reports; Freedom of Information Handbook, and Conduct and Pay in The Financial Services Industry.

Types of work undertaken: Within chambers’ key areas of work, members also specialise in data protection and information, education, public procurement and state aid, European law, healthcare, immigration, professional discipline and regulatory law, inquests and public inquiries, local government, community care, sports law, partnerships, public international law, mediation and arbitration, civil liberties and human rights, media law and data privacy, international arbitration and product liability.


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11KBW (Chambers of James Goudie QC and John Cavanagh QC)

  • Possession Proceedings 28 August 2012

    The lower courts continue to clarify the position following the decisions of the Supreme Court in Manchester City Council v Pinnock [2010] UKSC 45; [2011] 2 AC 104 and Hounslow London Borough Council v Powell [2011] UKSC 8; [2011] 2 AC 18 on the application of Article 8 ECHR to defend possession proceedings.
    - 11KBW

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