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Please find all details of up and coming events, seminars, news, publications and articles from the members of 4-5 Gray's Inn Square.


Austerity and Public Law: Richard Clayton QC: Accountability, Judicial Scrutiny and Contracting Out

Richard Clayton QC points out that the financial pressures on local government are prompting it to contract out its service provision.  He discusses legal implications of this development in a blog published by the UK Constitutional Law Association. Please follow the link below for the article:    


Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Seminar

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square is delighted to invite you to attend a seminar on the topic of The Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court with Jane Lambert.   What will the seminar cover? 1. What is the Unitary Patent? • “A unitary patent is a European patent granted for the UK and 24 other member […]


€500 million shipbuilding contract

          Anthony Connerty has been instructed as Counsel by a Paris law firm on a challenge to an ICC Award in the English Courts under the Arbitration Act 1996. Dispute involving a € 500 million shipbuilding contract. Libyan and French parties. General National Maritime Transport Company v. STX France SA [2016] EWHC […]



        Chambers were pleased to host a meeting with the DroneSnap, winners of the South Africa Dreamtrepreneur Challenge competition, sponsored by British Council and Virgin Atlantic. DroneSnap are a drone photography company. Joseph Dalby SC discussed UK drone regulation with Mario Demetriou and Jason Kyle van den Berg from Drone Snap. Joseph […]


The new CPO Circular

          The Department for Communities and Local Government has issued a new circular on compulsory purchase and the Crichel Down Rules. David Altaras and Marc Samuels review this key document for planning practitioners. Read Full Review in Local Government Lawyer    


Welcome Michael Paulin

        4-5 Gray’s Inn Square is delighted to welcome Michael Paulin as a new member of Chambers. Michael specialises in the areas of tax litigation and tax dispute resolution including litigation settlement strategy, employment law, public, regulatory and local authority law. Please click here for Michael’s full Profile


London City Airport Planning appeal

          Simon Randle and Marc Samuels  of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square have been instructed by the London Borough of Newham in a high profile planning appeal relating to the expansion of London City Airport. Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called-in the proposals for the expansion, which will be subject to […]


Cycle Superhighway

          Timothy Straker QC and Phillip Patterson have been instructed by Transport for London (TfL) in relation to the judicial review of the much-publicised East-West Cycle Superhighway brought by the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA). The Cycle Superhighway scheme is seen as an important step in improving conditions for cyclists using […]


Mayors may vanish from poll count in fraud fight

        Full article in the The Times  


4-5 Gray’s Inn Square becomes first chambers to adopt ‘CV-blind’ recruitment

      The Lawyer – “4-5 Gray’s Inn Square has become the first chambers to adopt a CV-blind application system for all barristers and staff. The move, which launches today (9 November) means the public and commercial set will view all applications from new members on experience alone, and not be made aware of […]


Welcome James Barnard

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square is delighted to welcome James Barnard as a new member of Chambers. James joins us from leading commercial and insolvency set 11 Stone Buildings. James was formerly a banker with a leading Japanese investment bank having overall responsibility for Italy. He practises in commercial and chancery litigation, including banking and guarantees, contractual […]


David Altaras Success in the Supreme Court

          Cavendish Square Holding BV (Appellant) v Talal El Makdessi (Respondent); ParkingEye Limited (Respondent) v Beavis (Appellant) [2015] UKSC 67 On appeal from [2012] EWCA Civ 3852 Comm, [2013] EWCA Civ 1539 and [2015] EWCA Civ 402 JUSTICES: Lord Neuberger (President)   PARKINGEYE LTD v BEAVIS A Synopsis On 15th April […]


The Law of Compulsory Purchase: David Altaras & Marc Samuels

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square are delighted to invite you to attend our Legal Update training workshop in collaboration with the Sellick Partnership. Date: Wednesday 25th November 2015 Registration: 4.00pm Seminar: 4.15pm – 6.15pm   Click here for full details


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