‘The High Court has thrown out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson over claims he lied during the 2016 referendum campaign by saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week.’
BBC News, 7th June 2019
‘Insurers are not permitted to “spike” mesothelioma-related reinsurance claims arising under employers’ liability policies, the The Court of Appeal in the UK has ruled.’
OUT-LAW.com, 6th June 2019
‘Picture this scenario. The parties’ contract provides that when there is a dispute, an adjudicator is to be appointed from a panel of three, which the parties have already agreed on. In the alternative, if the parties cannot agree the identity of the three panel adjudicators, they will be nominated by the President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) as the adjudicator nominating body (ANB). In the event, the parties fail to agree on who the three should be, and then one of them is unhappy with who the CIArb selects. This scenario played out before Jefford J earlier this year. It was, in effect, a dispute about a dispute, but led to some interesting comments from the judge about adjudicator nomination.’
Practical Law: Construction Blog, 4th June 2019
‘Poole Borough Council v GN and another  UKSC 25. The Supreme Court has found that Poole Borough Council did not owe a duty of care to two children, CN and GN, who it failed to re-house, despite the fact that they were suffering abuse from their neighbours. However, the court overruled previous authority and found that in some situations a duty of care might arise.’
UK Human Rights Blog, 7th June 2019
‘The head of the independent review of legal services regulation said yesterday that scrapping regulation based on titles like solicitor or barrister and replacing it with a system based on legal activities “might not be as straightforward as some believe”.’
Legal Futures, 7th June 2019
‘A man has admitted hitting a member of bar staff over the head with a bottle of vodka after being refused alcohol and has been sentenced to four more years in custody..’
Crown Prosecution Service, 6th June 2019
‘Solicitors applying to be judges are half as likely to succeed as barristers, figures published by the Judicial Appointments Commission indicate.’
Law Society's Gazette, 6th June 2019
‘M25 road-rage killer Kenneth Noye has been released from prison.’
BBC News, 6th June 2019
‘A man who admitted beating his older brother to death in a row over inheritance has been jailed for life.’
BBC News, 6th June 2019
‘A gay rugby player has been given a reprieve from deportation to Kenya after losing his legal battle and being ordered to leave the UK.’
The Independent, 6th June 2019
‘A mother attempting to bring medical cannabis into the country for her severely epileptic daughter said she was “exhausted and shattered” after a second batch was seized by authorities.’
The Independent, 7th June 2019
‘The City regulator has accused UK banks of causing “significant harm” to their most vulnerable customers as it pushes ahead with a ban on excessive overdraft fees.’
The Guardian, 7th June 2019
Henderson Chambers is inviting applications for a Third Six to start in Autumn 2019.
Our Third Sixers have 2 seats of 3 months each and will usually be considered for tenancy towards the end of this period. 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 in pupillage so far to email@example.com .
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis but should reach us by 12th July 2019.
Chambers is a signatory to the Bar Council’s Third Six Pupillage Good Practice Guidelines.