What have we been up to?
David Peachey has been all over the country visiting the High Court in Birmingham for a trial which settled at the last moment, Yorkshire for a mediation, and he will soon be making a trip to Derbyshire for a three-day Upper Tribunal case. Once that is done, he is looking forward to spending some time at home!
Katrina Mather has been handling a highly contentious beneficial owner claim along with a mix of property insolvency matters.
James Hall has been advising on some esoteric insurance and property issues relating to an escape of water that happened one day prior to exchange of contracts but where the transaction nonetheless completed; and on relief from forfeiture for mortgagees in relation to a complex leasehold title situation.
Jamal Demachkie has had a fun couple of weeks on the other side of the bench, sitting as a Chancery Recorder in Central London; but has also found the time for some advice on ownership of roofspace, option agreements, and a talk on ‘Forfeiture & the FtT’ to the PLA North with Monty Palfrey.
Adam Smith-Roberts has been (successfully) resisting an application to amend a defence to introduce allegations of dishonesty in a trusts-of-land dispute, dealing with multiple charging orders over land, advising on a professional negligence claim relating to the drafting of a will, and traversing the country for complicated possession hearings.
Daniel Gatty’s month included hearings in a 1954 Act claim, about security for costs in a claim arising out of an option agreement, about breaches of a managing agent’s contract and two hearings concerning charging orders. Hearings aside, he has been busy advising about various topics including an authorised guarantee agreement, rights of way, a trusts of land dispute and (alleged) solicitors’ negligence.
Laura Tweedy had a fantastic time in the sun watching Elton at Glastonbury. What is this real life as a barrister and a mother she has returned to?
John de Waal KC is mediating 4 cases in 4 successive days in July.
William Golightly has been advising in respect of inadequate easements, dealing with capacity issues in injunctions and swotting up on the Tenancy Reform Bill.
Lina Mattsson has celebrated Swedish midsummer with traditional frog dancing and “nubbe”. She has also managed to squeeze in injunctions, unlawful assignments, an AGA and a challenge to a charge follow a director going rogue.