Archive: July 2019

Permission granted to appeal to the Supreme Court in defamation case

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal Serafin v Malkiewicz.  The issues in the appeal include interpretation and application of the public interest defence under s.4 of the Defamation Act 2013 and  the correct test of whether a trial has been rendered unfair by the conduct of the judge.  Anthony Metzer QC and Dr […]

Dr Charlotte Proudman successfully represents the mother in FGM case

Re X (Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order. No.2) [2019] EWHC 1990 (Fam) Nkumbe Ekaney QC and Dr Charlotte Proudman represented the mother in a case concerning a FGM Protection Order (“FGMPO”). The local authority applied for a travel ban to prohibit the mother’s child from leaving the jurisdiction to visit her father in Egypt due to […]

Head of Chambers, Anthony Metzer QC appointed visiting fellow

De Montford University in Leicester has appointed Anthony Metzer QC, as a visiting fellow of the Centre of Research and Innovation for Sport, Technology and the Law (CRISTAL).  Last November, Anthony  delivered a talk on “International Sport and the law from an athlete’s perspective”at the University’s Sports Law conference  which was co-hosted by the Law School and the […]

Dr Anton van Dellen appears before Old Bailey Judge appointed to hear fresh inquests

Dr Anton van Dellen made submissions to the Old Bailey Judge, who was appointed after previous inquests had been quashed, about the scope of the inquests into the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor.  His submissions, which were resisted by the Metropolitan Police, were that the non-judicial acts of the […]