News & Events

Bernard Weatherill QC

We are extremely sad to announce that Bernard Weatherill QC passed away on 15th July 2021. He will be greatly missed by the many who worked alongside him here at Pallant and at Enterprise Chambers.

Our thoughts and deep sympathy are with his family.

February 2021 – Webinar on applications in the Probate Registry

Amy Sedgwick, Callum McLean and Robert Herrod delivered a Webinar on applications in the Probate Registry, specifically looking at Limited and Discretionary Grants, Caveats, Warnings and Appearances and Citations, Subpoena and Inventory and Account.

A link to the recording will be available here shortly.

Please email or telephone the clerks team if you would like a copy of the webinar notes or if you would like more information about the work we undertake in this practice area.

January 2021 – REGISTRATION OF TOWN OR VILLAGE GREENS – Trevor Ward Webinar


Training webinar for County Council Officers delivered via MS Teams on the 20th January 2021

15 virtual attendees from registration authorities in the south east of England

Introduction, Aims and Objectives

The aim of the seminar was to provide a general overview and legal update with regard to the process of applying for the registration of land as a Town or Village Green under the Commons Act 2006, (the 2006 Act), and the determination of such applications.  The overview was intended for those new to the subject who may be less familiar with the issues and complexity of the legal principles in this area, although the legal update may also have been useful for more experienced professionals.

For more details please follow this link.

Trevor Ward – Pallant Chambers, Chichester      

January 2021 – Cristina Alfred to join our Family Team

We are delighted to announce that in March 2021 we will be joined by Cristina Alfred. She joins the family team and is relocating from the Midlands. We are looking forward to introducing Cristina to our client base in the next couple of months.

December 2020 – Hazel Hobbs successful freezing injunction – High Court

Lander v Shaw [2020] EWHC (unreported) – Hazel Hobbs successfully obtained a freezing injunction in the High Court to the value of £195,000 before Mr Justice Marcus Smith. Less than a day from receiving instructions, Hazel drafted a comprehensive application with supporting evidence in this urgent matter which involved a fraudulent investment manager making off with client funds. Hazel was able to expand upon her knowledge and experience of freezing injunctions from previously working on high profile cases in Dubai. Hazel is pleased to accept instructions on freezing injunction matters. – December 2020

2020 – Hazel Hobbs commended in the High Court following 1am injunction

2020 – Hazel Hobbs obtained an interim injunction in an out of hours judicial review claim in the High Court. Hazel conducted the hearing at 1 am in the morning before Mr Justice Fordam. In his judgment, he stated “”During the evening, in the run up to the application before me, Ms Hobbs of counsel for the Claimant was able to formulate in some considerable detail and at top speed some draft grounds for judicial review.”