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Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Our clerks’ room is open between:

8.30am – 6.30pm

Outside of these hours and in cases of urgency, please contact
Paul Bunting on 07971 843023 or
Darren Madle on 07769 714399.

Clerk contacts

Richard Sheehan

Deputy Senior Clerk

020 7420 9503
Oliver Ventura

First Junior Clerk

020 7420 9505
Aron Hanks

Second Junior Clerk

020 7420 9506
Archie Conners

Third Junior Clerk

020 7420 9507

Junior Breakfast Seminar: Applications for permission to appeal

13 February 2024, 8.15am - 9.30am
Junior Breakfast Seminar: Applications for permission to appeal

Venue

Selborne Chambers, 10 Essex Street, Temple, WC2R 3AA, London

Timings

13 February 2024, 8.15am - 9.30am

Overview

We hosted the first installment of our new breakfast seminar series on “The Classic Applications”, aimed specifically at junior lawyers. On 13th February 2024, Oberon Kwok and Chris de Beneducci kicked off the series by discussing “Applications for Permission to Appeal”.

Download the slides here.

The rest of the series on “the Classic Applications” will cover:

  • Tuesday 26th March 2024: Summary judgment (Chris Burrows and Calum Stratton).
  • Tuesday 16th April 2024: Setting aside default judgment (Maxwell Myers and Tom Frazer).
  • Tuesday 14th May 2024: Relief from sanctions (Rosamund Baker and Eleanor Vickery).

Programme

Oberon Kwok and Chris de Beneducci discussed “Applications for Permission to Appeal”, looking in particular at:

  • The test for permission to appeal.
  • Practical tips on how to get (or resist) permission and how to prepare for an appeal.
  • The law on introducing fresh evidence & new arguments on appeal.

Speakers

Oberon Kwok
Call: 2014

Oberon has particular expertise in insolvency. His practice spans the full range of corporate and personal insolvency and restructuring law in both domestic and cross-border contexts. He also has extensive experience in property, company and commercial litigation and appears regularly in the Business and Property Courts and the County Court on matters within these practice areas.

Oberon is currently acting on an ongoing multi-million euro dispute in the Business List over the sale of a famous golf course in Ortiz-Patino v MGI Golf and Leisure Opportunities Fund Ltd [2023] EWHC 1203 (Ch) (with Gary Blaker KC). Recently, he has also successfully acted as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal in Watts v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2021] EWCA Civ 1124; [2022] B.P.I.R. 324.

Since 2019, Oberon has been on the Attorney-General’s London C Panel of Counsel.

To view Oberon Kwok (2014)’s full website profile, please click here.

Chris de Beneducci
Call: 2015

Chris’ practice covers disputes relating to:

  • Property/real estate law (including landlord and tenant);
  • Private client law (spanning contentious trusts, wills, and intestate estates); and
  • Insolvency law (both corporate and personal).

Chris also deals with professional negligence claims arising in these fields, with conveyancing negligence being a speciality.

In addition to providing drafting and advisory services, Chris frequently appears as sole counsel in the Chancery Division, the Insolvency and Companies Court, and the County Court.

Notably, Chris has also acted as junior counsel for the successful parties in two of the most important property law appeals in recent years: Bank of New York Mellon (International) Ltd v. Cine-UK Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1021 (concerning liability for coronavirus-related rent arrears); and P&P Property Ltd v. Owen White & Catlin LLP [2018] EWCA Civ 1082 (concerning liability for the sale of property by impostors posing as the owners, a surprisingly common fraud).

As part of his private client practice, Chris is a co-author of “Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts: A Modern Approach” (Sweet & Maxwell; 15th ed.), forming part of an editorial team led by James Kessler KC.  Copies of this textbook, praised for its clear explanations and emphasis on plain English drafting, are available for purchase here.

Chris was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown for a five-year term from September 2021. In Hilary Term 2020, Chris was a Judicial Assistant in the Chancery Division, where he was assigned primarily to Mr Justice Trower and Mr (now Lord) Justice Nugee. The previous year, he was seconded to the disputes team at Carey Olsen Bermuda as a Pegasus Scholar.

To view Chris de Beneducci (2015)’s full website profile, please click here.