In the last edition of this newsletter, we were excited to share with you our move to our fabulous new purpose-built premises at 1, Lady Hale Gate, in Gray’s Inn and the launch of our change of name from Hardwicke to Gatehouse Chambers. This edition is also bursting with exciting developments as well as some insightful articles sure to inform.
First, we are thrilled to welcome two stellar senior practitioners to the team, further strengthening our Injury and Clinical Negligence expertise across the range of call levels. Emma Zeb, 1998 call, whose particular specialisms are serious injury work and complex Inquests and Vanessa McKinlay, 2000 call, a specialist clinical negligence senior junior, who both join us from chambers in Bristol.
We also have a trio of part-time judicial appointments to celebrate. Charles Bagot QC has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge and will sit in the Queen’s Bench Division hearing cases which would otherwise be heard by a High Court Judge. We also congratulate Vanessa McKinlay on her appointment as Assistant Coroner for Birmingham and Solihull. In addition, we are delighted to announce that Henry Slack has been appointed a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit. Many congratulations to Charles, Vanessa and Henry; all three remain in full-time practice at Gatehouse Chambers.
In this newsletter, you will find articles on topics as diverse as a fundamental dishonesty round-up by Jasmine Murphy, a review of the options and considerations if you want to change expert, by Emma Zeb, and Charles Bagot QC shines a spotlight on two recent Court of Appeal cases on fatal accident damages.
You will have seen that our popular programme of Gatehouse Chambers #Brews continues with the latest being an Animals Act update, on 15 September, with speakers Henry Slack, Jasmine Murphy and Emma Woods. If you missed it, the recording is available here. Do join us live next time, if you can, for a half hour update on a topic of interest, bring your preferred mug and any questions on the topic and log on!