Archive for May 10th, 2024

Westgate Chambers attend the 75th Annual Worthing Law Society Ball

On the 3rd May 2024, members of Westgate Chambers’ team and friends enjoyed this year’s Worthing Law Society Ball at the Charmandean in Worthing. The ball provides the perfect opportunity to relax with colleagues and clients and catch up with friends and colleagues from every area of the local legal community.     With the […]

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Sarah Taite recently represented the mother in care proceedings at The Royal Courts of Justice

Sarah Taite recently represented the mother in care proceedings at The Royal Courts of Justice, relating to two children and brought by a local authority. Following brief submissions by Sarah, indicating that the mother did not wish to pursue an Intermediary Assessment application but sought to adjourn it generally to be restored if an evidential […]

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Chambers’ Pupils, Patrick Steel and Hayley Blundell have commenced their Second Six

Westgate Chambers’ Pupils, Patrick Steel and Hayley Jayne Blundell have now commenced their Second Six. Both are available to accept instructions, with Patrick specialising in Family Law, and Hayley specialising in Criminal Law. To find out more about Patrick and Hayley, you can find detailed profiles of both on Our People page. For any additional information or inquiries, please contact […]

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Westgate Chambers are delighted to welcome Joshua Hazelwood as our latest Door Tenant

We are delighted to welcome Joshua Hazelwood as our latest Door Tenant. Joshua, who was called to the Bar in 2015, joins Westgate Chambers’ Family team and specialises in Public Law Children and Financial Remedy. In Financial Remedy cases, Joshua frequently handles matters concerning military pensions, medium to large asset bases, Section 37 Applications, and […]

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Andrew Judge successfully obtains a vesting order for a client in the High Court after a battle with His Majesty’s Attorney General

Andrew has been successful in obtaining a vesting order under Section 44(ii)(c) of the Trustee Acy 1925, in the Chancery Division of the High Court in favour of the claimant in respect of a long leasehold flat that constitutes her home. The defendant was His Majesty’s Attorney General who decided not to contest the claim. […]

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Westgate Chambers are delighted to welcome, Elissa Da Costa-Waldman MCIArb to Chambers as a Door Tenant

Westgate Chambers are delighted to announce the addition of Elissa Da Costa-Waldman MCIArb as a Door Tenant. Elissa, who is also a tenant at New Court Chambers, London, brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise. Since her call to the Bar in 1990, Elissa has distinguished herself as a practitioner in Financial Remedies, […]

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Westgate Chambers are delighted to welcome Martha Walsh as our latest Tenant

Martha Walsh (Call 2000) will accept instruction from 9 September 2024, and will specialise in Public Law Children and Child Arrangements cases. Martha gained extensive experience in Public Law Children proceedings as in-house counsel for the Orbis Consortium of Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex and West Sussex. She has been instructed on cases […]

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Westgate Chambers are delighted to welcome Lauren Winser as our latest Tenant

Following a hugely successful pupillage, all at Westgate Chambers are very pleased to announce that Lauren Winser’s application for tenancy has been accepted. Lauren’s undeniable talent, dedication, and exemplary performance during her pupillage have earned her a well-deserved place as a full tenant at Westgate Chambers. Upon this significant achievement, all of our members and […]

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Members of Westgate are now Vulnerable Witness Trained

Maria Hancock, Linda Taylor, Charmaine Wilson, Sarah Taite and Jodie Cudworth are now Vulnerable Witness Trained. Following on from the success of the ‘Advocacy for Vulnerable People and Children’ course, the ICCA and the FLBA have collaborated on the creation of a brand new bespoke course for the Family Bar. The course centres around a case study, founded on the same principles as […]

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Today’s Family Lawyer Interviews Adam Armstrong

Our First Junior Clerk, Adam Armstrong was recently interviewed by Today’s Family Lawyer, part of the Today’s Media publishing corporation, shedding light on the role of a Barrister’s Clerk. In his interview with Rebecca Alice Morgan, Adam delves into his professional career and discusses his tenure at Westgate Chambers which has spanned well over a […]

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