No5 Chambers’ Gibbs represents Hackney in fraud hearing at Manchester Crown Court

Premium content

This article is only available to Premium subscribers of The Lawyer. Premium subscribers benefit from accessing all of our award-winning online content including interviews, commentary, analysis and in-depth research.

View our subscription options

Register now to The Lawyer to access our latest news stories, read selected briefings from key firms and gain essential careers insight to help you make the most of your current and future roles.

Contact Us: if you have any questions regarding your subscription, call us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 or email us at customerservices@thelawyer.com

View our subscription options

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 | email: customerservices@thelawyer.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here 

Related briefings

Prisoners’ rights to equivalent health and social care

This article is part of the Prison law during the coronavirus pandemic series. Rule 20(1) of the Prison Rules 1999 provides that: ‘The governor must work in partnership with local health care providers to secure the provision to prisoners of access to the same quality and range of services as the general public receives from […]

Prisoners with issues in respect of their mental capacity or mental health

Mental capacity An imminent announcement is expected in respect of early prison release as a means of easing the pressure on the system. However, it is unclear what the mechanism will be to determine which prisoners are released. If the process involves the requirement to make some form of application by the prisoner, there will […]

Force majeure clauses: a brief overview in light of Covid-19

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, a common consideration is being raised by businesses: to what extent does a force majeure clause entitle a party to cancel a contract or be excused from the performance of a contract? ‘Force majeure’ is not a term of art in English law. Accordingly, the bearing it has on […]

New PD 51Z for Stay of Possession Proceedings and Extension of Time Limits

The world has become a very unusual place in the last few weeks. The government has rushed to help us navigate it with a series of guidance, upon guidance, upon guidance, which we have all tried to keep abreast of the best we can. So fast moving have matters been that when I wrote my […]

Latest Briefings

The future of client portals: notes on a legal design workshop

In September 2019, over 60 lawyers, general counsel, legal project managers, innovators and legal technologists gathered in London for a creative problem-solving workshop with the aim of identifying how technology can be better leveraged to drive improved collaboration between law firms, in-house teams and other service providers. Attendees were divided into teams, with the basis […]

Recommended

Nasa

One giant leap for Nasa with first GC change in a decade

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has named a new general counsel for the first time in a decade following the retirement of current GC Michael Wholley. The space agency’s deputy general counsel Sumara Thompson-King has taken on the top legal role, having been a deputy associate general counsel at Nasa since 1995. She will […]

No5’s Earl Pinnock defends cancer conman

Barrister Earl Pinnock from No5 Chambers recently defended Simon Williams, who has been sentenced to six months in prison after admitting fraudulently obtaining cash. Williams, 29, from Wolstanton, Staffs, told his family and friends that he had terminal cancer, and his mother, who believed he had only six months to live, set up a charity […]

City AM reports on Collyer Bristow’s hire of Christopher Rennie-Smith

City AM has reported on Christopher Rennie-Smith’s move to Collyer Bristow’s intellectual property (IP) team. Rennie-Smith has spent the last 15 years working as a senior judge of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich, and will be joining the firm as a consultant in June. Along with a wealth of IP experience, he brings […]

Eversheds comments on UK government’s proposal to speed up introduction of fracking

David Feist, real-estate litigation partner at Eversheds, has commented on the UK government’s proposed new rules regarding rights to access land in a bid to speed up the introduction of hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’. Feist said: ‘The proposals to permit drilling for shale gas and oil under people’s homes and properties, even if they object, […]

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more

Register now to The Lawyer to access our latest news stories, read selected briefings from key firms and gain essential careers insight to help you make the most of your current and future roles.

Contact Us: if you have any questions regarding your subscription, call us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 or email us at customerservices@thelawyer.com

View our subscription options

Having problems?

Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3716 | email: customerservices@thelawyer.com

If you are looking for our Jobs site, please click here