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Ruth Henke QC Podcast with Family Law Week

Ruth Henke QC Podcast with Family Law Week

October 06 2020

Ruth Henke QC joined Rachel Cooper to look at devolution/Wales and two children cases. 

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David Hughes is now a member of the Executive Committee of Liberty, the well-known human rights NGO.

David Hughes is now a member of the Executive Committee of Liberty, the well-known human rights NGO.

August 14 2020

David Hughes is now a member of the Executive Committee of Liberty, the well-known human rights NGO.

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Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos successful in hitman prosecution.

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos successful in hitman prosecution.

August 11 2020

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos successful in hitman prosecution.

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Rhodri Williams QC and Nia Gowman successful in landmark Welsh-language judicial review case

Rhodri Williams QC and Nia Gowman successful in landmark Welsh-language judicial review case

July 30 2020

Rhodri Williams QC and Nia Gowman appear for successful Claimant in landmark High Court judicial review case on determination of school reorganisation proposals pursuant to the School Standard and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 and the standing of the Welsh language as a language of the law for the purpose of statutory interpretation.

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COVID-19 Update 6th July

COVID-19 Update 6th July

July 06 2020

30 Park Place is pleased to announce that we will begin the process of reopening Chambers from 6th July 2020.

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Inquests and inquiries in the Covid-19 era

Inquests and inquiries in the Covid-19 era

June 12 2020

Inquests and inquiries in the Covid-19 era

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Fee Paid Judge Appointments

Fee Paid Judge Appointments

May 28 2020

We are delighted to announce that David Hughes has been appointed as a Fee Paid Judge of the Employment Tribunal of England and Wales sitting in the South West and as a Fee Paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal in Wales. Gareth Duncan and Rhys Evans have both been appointed to sit as a Fee Paid Judge of the Employment Tribunal in Wales.

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Deputy District Judge Appointments

Deputy District Judge Appointments

May 19 2020

Deputy District Judge Appointments

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The President’s Guidance for the Family Courts: At A Glance

The President’s Guidance for the Family Courts: At A Glance

May 11 2020

The President’s Guidance for the Family Courts: At A Glance

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The old law on the Execution of Wills

The old law on the Execution of Wills

April 14 2020

At a time when it is more difficult than usual, perhaps, to arrange the execution of a will, it is interesting to consider what once would have sufficed.

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Emiliano Sala Inquest

Emiliano Sala Inquest

April 06 2020

Lloyd Williams QC and Christian J Howells have been instructed by Chris Nott of Capital Law on behalf of Cardiff City Football Club in the inquest into the death of footballer Emiliano Sala.  

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Amendments to Mental Health Act 1983 made under Coronavirus Act 2020

Amendments to Mental Health Act 1983 made under Coronavirus Act 2020

April 06 2020

Laura Shepherd has prepared a short note regarding the temporary amendments to Mental Health Act 1983 made under Coronavirus Act 2020.

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Free Webinar: The Coronavirus Act 2020 & Implications In Wales

Free Webinar: The Coronavirus Act 2020 & Implications In Wales

April 02 2020

On Friday 3rd April at 10:30am, Legal News Wales, 30 Park Place Chambers and Watkins & Gunn are hosting a FREE Legal News Exchange event to share an essential update on the Coronavirus Act 2020 and its implications in Wales

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Coronavirus and care and support in Wales

Coronavirus and care and support in Wales

April 01 2020

Christian J Howells has prepared a short note for those who are concerned about the change to the duties on Welsh local authorities to provide care and support to adults, which come into force today.

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

March 24 2020

In line with the latest Government Guidance, 30 Park Place is now operating remotely.

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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

March 19 2020

30 Park Place is continually monitoring the current health crisis and receiving daily advice from Government organisations and professional bodies. We want to re-assure all our clients that we remain fully operational and we have the necessary infrastructure, systems and resources already in place to continue to provide the best service.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Update

IMPORTANT NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Update

March 17 2020

Following recent Government advice, 30 Park Place have implemented steps to protect the health and wellbeing of its staff, clients and members.

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Lecture for Lincoln’s Inn Students

Lecture for Lincoln’s Inn Students

March 05 2020

Eugene Egan provided a lecture to 30 Lincoln's Inn students, last week, on the Bar Finals Course 

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Two new appointments to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel

Two new appointments to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel

February 10 2020

Chambers is pleased to announce that two members, Christian J Howells and Peter Donnison, have been successful in their applications for the Attorney General’s Regional Panel competition. 

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Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute Operation Vermont

Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute Operation Vermont

January 21 2020

A series of arrests have taken place over the past 2 weeks by the Regional Organised Crime Unit

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Kirsten Heaven, 30 Park Place represents family of murdered teenager Conner Marshall at 10 day inquest

Kirsten Heaven, 30 Park Place represents family of murdered teenager Conner Marshall at 10 day inquest

January 09 2020

Kirsten Heaven is instructed by Birnberg Peirce and represents the family of murdered teenager Conner Marshall

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4 New Tenants join 30 Park Place

4 New Tenants join 30 Park Place

January 03 2020

We are delighted to start the New Year with the announcement of 4 new tenants

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Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

December 12 2019

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Legal 500 Awards 2020

Legal 500 Awards 2020

December 04 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated in the Legal 500 Awards 2020

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Andrew Jones & Ffion Tomos prosecute Operation Tide

Andrew Jones & Ffion Tomos prosecute Operation Tide

November 21 2019

Operation Tide is a large scale cross-jurisdictional county lines drugs conspiracy involving organised crime groups in Scotland, Merseyside and North Wales.

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Andrew Jones successfully prosecutes drug dealer involved in £1m cocaine conspiracy

Andrew Jones successfully prosecutes drug dealer involved in £1m cocaine conspiracy

November 07 2019

Andrew Jones successfully prosecuted Christopher Wilkins, who was today sentenced to 9 years, 10 months imprisonment for his role in a Liverpool/Cardiff drugs conspiracy.

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Andrew Jones & Ffion Tomos conclude sentencing in £16.85 million drugs conspiracy

Andrew Jones & Ffion Tomos conclude sentencing in £16.85 million drugs conspiracy

November 04 2019

20 defendants were prosecuted by Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos as part of a nationwide Class A drugs conspiracy involving 150kg of heroin.

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Ruth Henke QC successfully defends two respondents in matter involving 25 children

Ruth Henke QC successfully defends two respondents in matter involving 25 children

October 29 2019

Ruth Henke QC successfully defended two respondents both of whom were exonerated in a case concerning the welfare and future living arrangements for 25 children.

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Mark Cotter Q.C. secures manslaughter conviction following trial based on circumstantial evidence

Mark Cotter Q.C. secures manslaughter conviction following trial based on circumstantial evidence

October 17 2019

Mark Cotter Q.C. has secured the conviction of Andrew Tudor Jones, following an eight day trial in Swansea Crown Court.  

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Chambers’ Regulatory Group launches at an event next Thursday (17/10).

Chambers’ Regulatory Group launches at an event next Thursday (17/10).

October 10 2019

Chambers' Regulatory Group launches at an event next Thursday (17/10).

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Doctor tells inquest he ‘wishes he had ordered an x-ray’

Doctor tells inquest he ‘wishes he had ordered an x-ray’

September 20 2019

Doctor tells inquest he 'wishes he had ordered an x-ray' after death of Sarah-Jayne Roche

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Annette Hewins: No systemic failures before patient’s death

Annette Hewins: No systemic failures before patient’s death

September 20 2019

Annette Hewins: No systemic failures before patient's death

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Ffion Jones, 12, ‘would have lived if 999 call was escalated’

Ffion Jones, 12, ‘would have lived if 999 call was escalated’

September 20 2019

Ffion Jones, 12, 'would have lived if 999 call was escalated'

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30 Park Place Welcomes 4 New Tenants

30 Park Place Welcomes 4 New Tenants

September 06 2019

Following the successful completion of their pupillages, Mr William Bebb and Miss Lowri Patterson have accepted invitations to join 30 Park Place. We also welcome this month Miss Lisa McCormick and Mr Daniel Poole.

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3 New Recorders in 3 Jurisdictions for 30 Park Place

3 New Recorders in 3 Jurisdictions for 30 Park Place

September 06 2019

We are delighted to announce that 3 members of Chambers have been appointed as Recorders.

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Nathan Jones advises Welsh Boxing

Nathan Jones advises Welsh Boxing

August 12 2019

Change to Welsh Amateur Boxing Association (WABA) Domestic Rule

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Infected Blood Inquiry

Infected Blood Inquiry

July 23 2019

The Infected Blood Inquiry begins its week of sitting in Cardiff today, taking evidence from the infected and affected of Wales.

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Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos secure convictions in Operation Jackdaw

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos secure convictions in Operation Jackdaw

June 18 2019

Five defendants were convicted at Newport Crown Court following a three week trial in Operation Jackdaw 2

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Mark Cotter Q.C. successfully defends JLS frontman Oritsé Williams

Mark Cotter Q.C. successfully defends JLS frontman Oritsé Williams

May 30 2019

Mark Cotter Q.C. represented the former JLS singer during his ten day trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

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Dafydd Enoch QC joins 30 Park Place

Dafydd Enoch QC joins 30 Park Place

May 29 2019

30 Park Place is delighted to announce that Dafydd Enoch QC has joined our Criminal Team as a Working Door Tenant.

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Christian Jowett chairs UK Environmental Law Association Seminar on Welsh Government’s Consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance in Wales

Christian Jowett chairs UK Environmental Law Association Seminar on Welsh Government’s Consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance in Wales

May 14 2019

Christian Jowett chaired UKELA Wales Working Party’s seminar on Environmental Principles and Governance in Wales, held at the Cardiff offices of Blake Morgan on 14th May.

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Sentencing concludes in Operation Finch

Sentencing concludes in Operation Finch

May 07 2019

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos prosecuted Operation Finch having been instructed by Cardiff Complex Casework Unit.

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Infected Blood Inquiry

Infected Blood Inquiry

April 30 2019

Infected Blood Inquiry

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Regulatory A-List news

Regulatory A-List news

April 01 2019

Chambers is pleased to announce that Carl Harrison and Christian Jowett are to be appointed to the Regulatory A- List

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New tenant Hywel Evans

New tenant Hywel Evans

April 01 2019

New tenant Hywel Evans

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Deputy District Judge Appointments

Deputy District Judge Appointments

March 14 2019

We are delighted to congratulate Harriet Edmondson and Max Davies on their appointments as Deputy District Judges

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Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos instructed to prosecute Operation Jackdaw 2

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos instructed to prosecute Operation Jackdaw 2

March 13 2019

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos, instructed by Simon Curzon of the Cardiff Complex Casework Unit, to prosecute Operation Jackdaw 2

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Operation Finch - Defendants convicted after 5 week trial

Operation Finch - Defendants convicted after 5 week trial

March 12 2019

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos are instructed by Simon Curzon of the Cardiff Complex Case Unit in Operation Finch

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Police and council found to have acted unlawfully in sheep uplift.

Police and council found to have acted unlawfully in sheep uplift.

March 08 2019

Police and council found to have acted unlawfully in sheep uplift.

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Success before RCVS Discipliary Committee

Success before RCVS Discipliary Committee

March 08 2019

Success before RCVS Discipliary Committee

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Failure by Social Services

Failure by Social Services

March 08 2019

Failure by Social Services

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Family Law Team of the Year

Family Law Team of the Year

March 08 2019

Family Law Team of the Year

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Wales Legal Awards

Wales Legal Awards

March 08 2019

30 Park Place nominated as Chambers of the Year

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Christian Jowett successfully prosecutes planning trial

Christian Jowett successfully prosecutes planning trial

March 01 2019

Christian Jowett, instructed by Powys County Council, successfully prosecuted multiple breaches of planning enforcement notices at a mid-Wales holistic retreat, previously featured in a Channel 4 documentary.

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Mark Cotter Q.C. secures another murder acquittal

Mark Cotter Q.C. secures another murder acquittal

February 19 2019

Mark Cotter Q.C., leading Jeffrey Jones, has secured the acquittal of David Osborne, following a five week murder trial heard before Lewis J.

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Kirsten Heaven appointed Fee Paid Judge

Kirsten Heaven appointed Fee Paid Judge

January 30 2019

Kirsten Heaven appointed Fee Paid Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber

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District Judge Adem Muzaffer

District Judge Adem Muzaffer

January 09 2019

30 Park Place are delighted to congratulate Adem Muzaffer on his appointment

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Mark Cotter Q.C secures double conviction in murder trial

Mark Cotter Q.C secures double conviction in murder trial

January 02 2019

Following on from his recent defence success in securing the only across the board acquittal in a multi handed knife murder trial at the Old Bailey, Mark has now successfully prosecuted a two handed murder in Cardiff Crown Court.  

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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

December 20 2018

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

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Operation Zeus: Drugs gang jailed for 173 years

Operation Zeus: Drugs gang jailed for 173 years

December 14 2018

Following the successful prosecution of 26 defendants by Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos, gang jailed for 173 years.

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Operation Zeus: All defendants convicted

Operation Zeus: All defendants convicted

November 30 2018

Operation Zeus, a wide ranging heroin and cocaine conspiracy based in Holyhead and Llandudno, has concluded with all defendants successfully prosecuted by Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos

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Mark Cotter Q.C. secures murder acquittal following six week trial at the Old Bailey

Mark Cotter Q.C. secures murder acquittal following six week trial at the Old Bailey

October 31 2018

Mark Cotter Q.C. has secured the acquittal of a teenage boy facing charges of murder, possession of an offensive weapon and attempted wounding.

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Conner Marshall: Family want answers over son’s murder

Conner Marshall: Family want answers over son’s murder

October 25 2018

Conner Marshall: Family want answers over son's murder - BBC News

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Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeal

Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeal

October 24 2018

The Supreme Court handed down judgment today in IT (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] UKSC 53.

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Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute Operation Jackdaw

Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute Operation Jackdaw

October 23 2018

Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute Operation Jackdaw

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Andrew Jones leads Ffion Tomos in Operation Finch

Andrew Jones leads Ffion Tomos in Operation Finch

October 23 2018

Andrew Jones leads Ffion Tomos in Operation Finch

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Caroline Rees QC in Successful Prosecution

Caroline Rees QC in Successful Prosecution

September 28 2018

Caroline Rees QC in successful prosecution of Barry rapists Peter and Avril Griffiths following a 3 week trial at Cardiff Crown Court

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Infected Blood Inquiry

Infected Blood Inquiry

September 25 2018

Infected Blood Inquiry

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Miss Ruth Henke QC has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge.

Miss Ruth Henke QC has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge.

September 04 2018

New Deputy High Court Judge

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Andrew Jones leads Ffion Tomos in Operation Zeus

Andrew Jones leads Ffion Tomos in Operation Zeus

May 18 2018

Andrew Jones leads Ffion Tomos in Operation Zeus commencing 21st May 2018 in Caernarfon Crown Court.

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Introduction of NIPT testing in Wales

Introduction of NIPT testing in Wales

April 27 2018

Introduction of NIPT testing in Wales

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Appointments to Attorney General’s regional civil panel

Appointments to Attorney General’s regional civil panel

April 11 2018

30 Park Place would like to congratulate Christian Jowett and Christian Howells

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Nathan Jones appointed to the Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

Nathan Jones appointed to the Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

April 11 2018

30 Park Place would like to congratulate Nathan Jones on his appointment to the Sport Resolutions' Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

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The Members of 30 Park Place stand with the Criminal Bar Association

The Members of 30 Park Place stand with the Criminal Bar Association

April 05 2018

All members of the Criminal Team at 30 Park Place have considered the new Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme introduced from 1st April 2018. Each of us believes that the proposals threaten the proper functioning of the criminal justice system in England and Wales, and seriously jeopardise the continued existence of the publicly funded criminal bar.

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Carl Harrison appointed Recorder

Carl Harrison appointed Recorder

March 23 2018

We are delighted to announce that Carl Harrison has been appointed to sit as a Recorder.

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Andrew Jones leads prosecution team with Ffion Tomos

Andrew Jones leads prosecution team with Ffion Tomos

March 14 2018

Andrew Jones leads prosecution team that saw drugs gangs sentenced to 193 years. 

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Family Team Update

Family Team Update

January 15 2018

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Striking the ‘best interests’ balance

Striking the ‘best interests’ balance

January 02 2018

Striking the 'best interests' balance (Hospital Trust v V (by her litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and another)

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Caroline Rees to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Caroline Rees to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

December 20 2017

We are delighted to announce that Caroline Rees is to be appointed as Queen’s Counsel.

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Legal 500 2018 Awards

Legal 500 2018 Awards

November 24 2017

30 Park Place is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Legal 500 2018 Awards for Regional Set of the Year.

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Chambers welcomes Adem Muzaffer

Chambers welcomes Adem Muzaffer

November 15 2017

We are delighted to announce that Adem Muzaffer, formerly of St Ives Chambers in Birmingham, has joined 30 Park Place.

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Chambers UK Bar 2018 Rankings

Chambers UK Bar 2018 Rankings

November 03 2017

30 Park Place is delighted to announce it's recognition as a Band 1 Chambers in Crime, Family / Matrimonial and Personal Injury. 

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Chambers welcomes Kirsten Heaven

Chambers welcomes Kirsten Heaven

September 13 2017

We are pleased to welcome Kirsten Heaven who joins us as a working door tenant.

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New Tenants, Oliver Harris and Laura Shepherd, join 30 Park Place

New Tenants, Oliver Harris and Laura Shepherd, join 30 Park Place

September 13 2017

We are delighted to announce that Oliver Harris and Laura Shepherd have both joined 30 Park Place upon the successful completion of their pupillage.

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Success comes in threes: Triple national award shortlistings for 30 Park Place

Success comes in threes: Triple national award shortlistings for 30 Park Place

September 06 2017

We’re delighted to announce chambers’ triple award-shortlisting success in the prestigious national Jordan Family Law Awards 2017.

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The National Independent Safeguarding Board of which Miss Ruth Henke QC is a member has launched it’s new website.

The National Independent Safeguarding Board of which Miss Ruth Henke QC is a member has launched it’s new website.

August 23 2017

The National Independent Safeguarding Board of which Miss Ruth Henke QC is a member has launched it’s new website.

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Christian J Howells appointed to Welsh Government Panel of Approved Advocates

Christian J Howells appointed to Welsh Government Panel of Approved Advocates

August 10 2017

Christian J Howells appointed to Welsh Government Panel of Approved Advocates

 

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Christian Jowett | UKELA

Christian Jowett | UKELA

July 17 2017

 Christian Jowett has joined the Council of the UK Environmental Law Association

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contaminated blood scandal

contaminated blood scandal

July 12 2017

CONTAMINATED BLOOD SCANDAL

 

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Christian J Howells successful in social care judicial review

Christian J Howells successful in social care judicial review

July 05 2017

A man who says he is allergic to electricity should not have had his payments from Cardiff council refused, a judge has ruled.

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Rhys Evans – £2 Million estate

Rhys Evans – £2 Million estate

May 24 2017

Rhys Evans in Matter Concerning £2 Million Estate

 

 

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Unlawful Killing of Cerys Yemm

Unlawful Killing of Cerys Yemm

May 17 2017

Lloyd Williams QC and Natalie Sandercock secure verdict of unlawful killing for Cerys Yemm’s family.

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‘Crash for Cash’ – Part Two.

‘Crash for Cash’ – Part Two.

May 08 2017

Operation Dino saw 89 Defendants prosecuted in ‘crash for cash’ scam. Now phase two is underway.

 

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Mather-Lees QC | Whelan

Mather-Lees QC | Whelan

May 03 2017

Michael Mather-Lees QC successful in reducing sentence in appeal of R v Whelan, arguing that his minimum term was ‘simply too long’.

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Christian J Howells to appear in Supreme Court

Christian J Howells to appear in Supreme Court

May 03 2017

Christian J Howells to appear in Supreme Court in an appeal concerning the best interests of the child in deportation appeals.

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Public Law Project Wales Conference

Public Law Project Wales Conference

April 24 2017

Wales Conference 2017 - Access to Justice

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Peter Donnison Completes London Marathon

Peter Donnison Completes London Marathon

April 24 2017

Peter Donnison Completes London Marathon

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SCMA Accredited Mediators

SCMA Accredited Mediators

April 10 2017

Rhys Taylor, Christian Jowett and Stuart McLeese are SCMA accredited mediators

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Mr Mather-Lees QC Defends Police Detention Officer

Mr Mather-Lees QC Defends Police Detention Officer

March 15 2017

Mr Mather-Lees QC Defends Police Detention Officer

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Mark Cotter QC Sworn in

Mark Cotter QC Sworn in

February 16 2017

Mark Cotter QC sworn in

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