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Law Archive - 2013

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Christian B&B owners lose sexual discrimination case in the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court decision in Bull and another v Hall and another UKSC 73 concerns the law on discrimination, and the conflict between the right not to be discriminated against based on sexual orientation, and the often conflicting right to religion. Facts Mr Hall and Mr Preddy are a homosexual couple in a civil partnership. In September 2008 Mr... Read More

John Oxley completes 100 mile charity cycle

John Oxley's charity cycle through London On 4th August 2013 Vardags’ barrister John Oxley successfully completed the Prudential Ride London 100 – a 100 mile cyclo-sportive snaking through London and Surrey. The event saw around 16,000 cyclists take part including London Mayor Boris Johnson, Olympic rower James Cracknell, and rugby player Matt... Read More

Picture perfect: Vardags’ team smiles for the camera

The team at Vardags had both a group photo and individual headshots taken last week by renowned photographer John Swannell. The team, dressed in Vardags’ colours (red and black) were delighted to be captured by the lens of such a famous photographer. Having been in the business for over 35 years, John Swannell has shot numerous members of the... Read More

Pauline Chai case in Family Law Week

The case of Vardags’ client Pauline Chai has made it into the news section of esteemed legal website Family Law Week. The article summarises the hearing that took place last week, with some of the comments of Ayesha Vardag (Vardags’ Founder Director and lawyer for Pauline Chai) being quoted. Mrs Chai and Mr Khoo were married for 42... Read More

Pauline Chai Hearing: National Press Covers Vardags’ Case

The hearing of Vardags’ client Pauline Chai has attracted a surge of national press coverage, including articles in The Telegraph online, The Times online, Mail Online and the Evening Standard.It was even covered online by the International Business Times in India demonstrating further the interest the case has sparked globally. In what... Read More

Our part in Prest: leading barrister kindly acknowledges Vardags’ contribution

We are greatly appreciative of the note from Richard Todd QC, who kindly acknowledged our hard work and expertise in the recent Supreme Court case of Petrodel v Prest. This landmark victory was a triumph for all involved and we return the sense of privilege that we are so often able to work with outstanding barristers such as Richard, to achieve... Read More

Ayesha Vardag comments on the privacy scandal

Ayesha Vardag has offered her thoughts on the thorny issue of privacy and unlawful surveillance for a recent article in the Times. In the wake of the hacking scandal and subsequent Leveson inquiry, the public’s right to privacy has been a sensitive and prominent subject in the media. Now, former Information Commissioner Richard Thomas... Read More

Our Old Bailey office: a room with a view

The beginning of our Old Bailey office Following our continued successes, we are bursting at the seams with new talent and are pleased to announce that we are expanding from our current location into additional office space further down the Strand. Having been spoilt by Bell Yard’s intimate position right next to the Royal Courts of Justice,... Read More

Piercing the 'corporate veil': Yasmin Prest and Petrodel Resources Ltd

After a legal battle lasting more than five years, Yasmin Prest has won her case against her former husband and Petrodel Resources Ltd (PRL) in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has today agreed to grant Ms Prest financial provision on divorce from the husband’s assets pertaining to PRL. This is despite the opposing position, which... Read More

Sarah Foreman on Hamilton v Hamilton

One of our solicitors, Sarah Foreman, has had an article published in the esteemed legal journal, Family Law. As such, Sarah has become the first recipient of Vardags’ new publishing prize. Explaining the important implications of the recent case Hamilton v Hamilton, Sarah highlighted the need for lawyers to pay particular attention to... Read More
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