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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


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


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


Court of Protection Made Clear: A User’s Guide

Two barristers from Colleton Chambers, Claire Wills-Goldingham QC and Marie Leslie, have authored a book with Dr Divall which has now been published – “Court of Protection Made Clear: A Users Guide”. There is an accompanying website resource: www.courtofprotectionhub.uk which users can sign up to in order to receive e-mail updates regarding Court of Protection matters. The book deliberately sets out to bridge the gap between the… Read More


Colleton Chambers are walking the Exeter Legal Walk

A team from Colleton Chambers is walking the 10K Exeter Legal Walk on Monday 6 June 2016 in support of the South West Legal Support Trust who are raising funds for free legal advice charities in Exeter and around the South West. If you are able to support the team of barristers and clerks from Colleton Chambers in the form of sponsorship their fundraising page is here:… Read More


Our pupils are on their feet!

Colleton Chambers are pleased to announce that our pupils, Herc Ashworth and Anita Noerr, are starting their second six month pupillage on the 11th April 2016.  From a practical perspective it means Anita and Herc are now allowed to appear in court providing representation in court at the most junior level as well as providing advice or opinions on the law for instructing solicitors. Anita Noerr studied… Read More


Back to the Past: Supreme Court Reverses the Law on Accessory Liability

It is well established in criminal law that those who embark on an agreed joint enterprise can be liable for the consequences arising from actions carried out pursuant to the joint enterprise by others, where the actions do not stray beyond the scope of the joint enterprise. The decision as to whether or not actions form part of a joint enterprise is one for the Jury. Parties… Read More


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