‘From 13 September 2021 it will be mandatory for any divorce petition being issued by a solicitor in England and Wales to be issued via the HMCTS online portal. Paper applications will no longer be permitted. The HMCTS online divorce and financial remedy portal has come a long way since its launch in May 2018 and this is yet another important development for the provision of digital solutions in divorce and financial remedy case.’
Family Law, 17th September 2021
Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
High Court (Administrative Court)
High Court (Chancery Division)
High Court (Family Division)
High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)
‘The BBC is being sued over the death of a set builder who contracted asbestos-related cancer while working on high-profile dramas including Doctor Who. Richard Evans’s widow, Valerie, is seeking damages from the corporation after it admitted in the high court that it had exposed him to asbestos during his 23 years making and painting sets.’
The Guardian, 19th September 2021
Third Six Recruitment 2021
Henderson Chambers is inviting applications for a Third Six to start in Autumn 2021.
Our Third Sixers have 2 seats of 3 months each and will usually be considered for tenancy towards the end of this period. In normal circumstances pupils are expected to go to Court regularly on their own account.
Chambers provides a grant of £28,000 and guaranteed earnings of £7,000.
For more information about Chambers see our website and follow our Twitter feeds @HendersonPupils and @Henderson_Bar.
To apply send a covering letter, CV, references from at least two past supervisors, and a summary of work undertaken so far to email@example.com .
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but should reach us by 5.00pm on Monday 20th December 2021.
Interviews will be conducted remotely by Zoom video call.
Chambers is a signatory to the Bar Council’s Third Six Pupillage Good Practice Guidelines.
‘Steve* and his 16-year-old son Tom* were about to fly out of the UK to a family funeral when they heard their names being read out over the public address system at Bristol Airport. They had arrived early to have some food and leave plenty of time before their flight, just two days after receiving news of a loved one’s death. “They just said, ‘Would you please go to gate number one’, which wasn’t our gate,” Steve tells The Independent. “We went there and there were police officers, and they explained they were doing a Schedule 7 port stop under the Terrorism Act.” The power is used at UK borders to stop people entering or leaving the country, and “determine whether they are involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism”.’
The Independent, 19th September 2021
‘Simba Mujakachi, a personal trainer, was just 29 years old in June 2019 when he suffered a catastrophic stroke that left him comatose. When he awoke, he was paralysed on his left side and unable to talk or eat. His stroke could have been prevented by relatively inexpensive medication for a blood clotting condition that, as a refused asylum seeker, he was not entitled to on the NHS.’
The Guardian, 18th September 2021
‘Lynsey Oakdene and Kathryn Vickers consider recent decisions on the role of expedited trials in maintaining automatic suspensions and the admissibility of expert evidence; other notable cases; and the government’s newest judicial review reform proposals.’
Local Government Lawyer, 17th September 2021