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Electoral Law – A Joint Consultation Paper

Timothy Straker QC consulted by the Law Commission on the Electoral Law Joint Consultation paper.   Electronic versions of the consultation paper and further details about the electoral law project are available at :


Al Sweady Inquiry report is published

Phillip Patterson played a fundamental role in the team which helped Sir Thayne Forbes to write his high-profile and important report into the events which followed the Battle of Danny Boy in Iraq in 2004. The wide-ranging Al Sweady Inquiry examined some of the most serious allegations made against British troops since the Second World War. […]


Hail the Chief (Finance Officer)

Sappho Dias & Lee Parkhill discuss the role of The Chief Finance Officer in local authority affairs. The Chief Finance Officer plays a vital role in administering a local authority’s affairs. However, their functions are set by statute and are limited; there can be no prospect of a coup d’etat by the Chief Finance Officer. Sappho […]


Timothy Straker QC – Kensington wins battle of the basements

Timothy Straker QC Advises Kensington and Chelsea Council. Kensington and Chelsea Council has won its battle to restrict multi-storey basement extensions, in a move that is likely to be copied by other London local authorities. Luxury mega basements ‘to be banned in Kensington and Chelsea’ – Kensington wins battle of the basements


Richard Clayton QC has been re-appointed as the United Kingdom representative to the Venice Commission

Chambers is delighted to announce that Richard Clayton QC has been re-appointed as the United Kingdom representative to the Venice Commission The Venice Commission is the Council of Europe’ advisory body on constitutional law. Richard was appointed to the Venice Commission as the UK’s representative in 2011 and has just been re-appointed for a further term […]


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