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Employment Seminar Success!

The Employment Team gave their first seminar on Thursday 24 May following the return of Graham Watson to Colleton Chambers and since Sarah Hornblower joined earlier this year. Graham and Sarah were joined by their clerk, Josh Warren, at the seminar to welcome local employment lawyers to their Employment Law Update. If you would like assistance from an employment barrister please phone Colleton Chambers on 01392 274898.


Employment cases on the rise – More evidence of the increase

Following my recent article on the rise in the number of employment cases being brought to the Tribunal since the abolition of fees in R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51, there is even more evidence of this trend. ACAS has just published an update on the number of employment disputes that have been notified to it for early conciliation between April… Read More


Employment cases on the rise

Perhaps unsurprisingly, following the decision of the Supreme Court in R (on the application of UNISON) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51 and the subsequent abolition of fees in the jurisdiction of the Employment Tribunal, the latest statistics published by the MOJ, last week (8th March 2018), shows a huge rise in the numbers of individual claims received by the Employment Tribunal Service in the latest reporting… Read More


Sean Brunton appointed QC

After a long and successful career as a junior criminal barrister Sean Brunton has been appointed to Queen’s Counsel. Sean Brunton was called to the bar in 1990 and has predominantly practised crime since then. Sean prosecutes and defends regulatory and serious crime including rape and sexual offences. He is a category 4 prosecutor, also on the Serious Organised Crime and Rape and Serious Sexual Offences panel,… Read More


Welcome Sarah Hornblower!

We are delighted to have Sarah Hornblower join Colleton Chambers bringing with her employment expertise. Sarah was called to the bar in 2005 and has specialised in Employment law since her pupillage completed.  Sarah acts for both claimants and respondents in all areas of employment law acting for solicitors and members of the public direct. Sarah has an established practice in Exeter and across the Southwest and… Read More


Congratulations Liz Ingham!

Whilst Liz will be greatly missed in chambers, Colleton Chambers are very pleased to announce that Liz Ingham has been appointed a Circuit Judge on the Western Circuit. The official announcement was made on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website today: Circuit Judge Appointment: Ingham


Christmas Opening Hours

Chambers will close today (22nd December) at 12 noon re-opening on Wednesday 27 December at 10am. There will be shorter opening hours on the 3 days between Christmas and New Year as follows: Wednesday 27 December 2017 10am – 2.30pm Thursday 28 December 2017 10am – 2.30pm Friday 29 December 2017 10am – 2.30pm


Interpreting homemade wills

Robert Sheridan has recently been invited to contribute to the Trust and Estates Law and Tax Journal regarding a case he took part in involving the testator, Mr Veljko Aleksic, involving the interpretation of a homemade will. http://lawjournals.co.uk/2017111775416/trusts-estates-law-tax-journal/wills-the-perils-of-cutting-corners#.Wh6QulVl-Uk


Rachael Parkhouse joins Colleton Chambers!

Colleton Chambers welcome Rachael Parkhouse into the Family and Civil Team to work alongside the existing members of chambers in Family proceedings, Financial Remedies, TLATA and Inheritance Act claims. Rachael who has moved from another set of chambers in Exeter is an experienced practitioner on the Western Circuit having been called to the Bar in 2011. Rachael works across the South West region and beyond as required.… Read More


Ilott v Mitson: The Final Judgment

1. Over twelve years after the deceased’s death, the Supreme Court has finally put an end to this legal saga. 2. The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the charities’ appeal from the Court of Appeal’s Order and restored the district judge’s Order. So, instead of receiving £163,000, the applicant Mrs. Ilott receives £50,000. 3. Much of what the Supreme Court states is a reaffirmation of earlier well-known… Read More


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