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: 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

Barristers at Colleton Chambers welcome two pupils to their number

This month two new pupils have joined Colleton Chambers for the final, essential, part of their training known as a pupillage. The pupils will spend twelve months in chambers undertaking the preparation of cases under the careful supervision of experienced and knowledgeable barristers in the set as well as learning from the advocates as they work. From next April, Anita and Herc will be undertaking cases in… Read More

Ilott v. Mitson (again) by Robert Sheridan

Much excitement appears to have been generated by the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Ilott v. Mitson. Such excitement is largely misplaced, but there are some matters in the judgment of Arden LJ that are worth mentioning. The Court of Appeal set aside the Order of Parker J, which upheld the district judge’s decision to award the appellant £50,000 from the estate of her mother.  The bases… Read More

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