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15 12, 2021

No means assessments for Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) for inquests

By |2021-12-15T14:11:16+00:00December 15th, 2021|Anton van Dellen News, News, Public Law News|0 Comments

Applications for Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) for inquest cases will no longer need to include means assessments of individuals from 12 January 2022. From that date, new and pending applications for ECF inquest funding no longer require means assessments, no further contributions will be required for existing ECF inquest [...]

17 11, 2021

Civil Justice Council report for consultation on Pre-Action Protocols

By |2021-11-18T07:12:16+00:00November 17th, 2021|Anton van Dellen News, Defamation News, High Net Worth News, News, Public Law News|0 Comments

The Civil Justice Council (CJC) has published a report which considers what role Pre-Action Protocols (PAPs) should play in an increasingly digitalised civil justice system.  The report canvasses a number of reform options: Making all PAPs available online via portals. Formally recognising that compliance with PAPs would be mandatory, except [...]

1 10, 2021

Dr Anton van Dellen appointed Senior Bar Auditor for Inner Temple

By |2021-10-01T16:08:45+00:00October 1st, 2021|Anton van Dellen News, Defamation News, High Net Worth News, News, Public Law News|0 Comments

Having previously been Junior Bar Auditor, Dr Anton van Dellen has been appointed as Senior Bar Auditor for Inner Temple. The role involves sitting on the Finance Sub-Committee of Inner Temple scrutinising departmental budgets and financial planning.  Anton has previously held senior management positions in the NHS.  Anton also [...]

30 09, 2021

Dr Anton van Dellen listed in legal directory

By |2021-10-01T12:13:22+00:00September 30th, 2021|Anton van Dellen News, Defamation News, High Net Worth News, News, Public Law News|0 Comments

The Legal 500 has listed Dr Anton van Dellen in both the Defamation and Privacy category and the Inquests and Inquiries category. The Legal 500 references refer to Anton as 'A tenacious advocate who fearlessly advances his client's case' and  'A very powerful advocate - he is not afraid to [...]

14 09, 2021

Means testing removed for legal aid in inquests

By |2021-09-14T14:24:06+00:00September 14th, 2021|Anton van Dellen News, News, Public Law News|0 Comments

The government has announced that it will progress legislation removing the means test for bereaved families applying for legal aid through the exceptional case funding (ECF) scheme. The government also proposes to provide non-means tested legal help in relation to an inquest where exceptional case funding has been granted [...]

10 09, 2021

Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine webinar on Detention Deaths

By |2021-09-10T15:18:55+00:00September 10th, 2021|Anton van Dellen News, News, Public Law News|0 Comments

Professor Andrew Harris, HM Senior Coroner for Inner South London, will present a webinar on Detention Deaths on 23 September 2021. Detention deaths are very frequently Article 2 inquests conducted with a jury.  Anton is HM Assistant Coroner for West London and a Member of the Faculty of Forensic & [...]

3 09, 2021

Ministry of Justice proposes court fee increases

By |2021-09-03T11:10:09+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Anton van Dellen News, Defamation News, High Net Worth News, News, Public Law News|0 Comments

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has now given notice that it will press on with 129 fee increases, saying there was a strong justification for the proposals. The MoJ states that the proposed increases reflect historic inflation and are therefore not an increase in real terms.  The new fees and fee [...]

27 08, 2021

Article published on expert witness short reports

By |2021-08-27T14:04:14+00:00August 27th, 2021|Anton van Dellen News, High Net Worth News, News, Public Law News|0 Comments

Dr Anton van Dellen has published an article on expert witness short reports together with Mr Hugh Whitfield, a consultant urologist, in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. At the outset of an alleged medical negligence case, it is common for medical expert witnesses to [...]

12 08, 2021

New pupil in October 2021

By |2021-08-12T15:14:31+00:00August 12th, 2021|Anton van Dellen News, Defamation News, High Net Worth News, News, Public Law News|0 Comments

Fraser Chambers is delighted to announce that Dr Samrat Sengupta will be commencing pupillage in October 2021. Samrat is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and has written 9 research articles, 3 book chapters and published 10 posters at national and international conferences.  Dr Sengupta will spend part of his pupillage [...]

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