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July 2012

Civitas Law welcomes Kate Parker to chambers

Civitas Law is delighted to welcome barrister Kate Parker who joins chambers as a Fixed Term Tenant. Kate’s unique, first-class pupillage experience placed her ahead of the tough competition, enabling her to work with clients efficiently and professionally in Chambers’ growing practice areas.

Mona Bayoumi appointed to EHRC Wales Committee

Mona Bayoumi, barrister at Civitas Law has been appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Wales Committee. The Committee is responsible for overseeing and guiding the work of the ECHR in Wales, advising the Welsh Government on matters relating to Equality and Human Rights legislation and advising the ECHR GB Board on how its policies affect people in Wales.

Kate Parker outlines 'unusual' Court of Appeal judgement in Simmons v Castle [2012] EWCA Civ 1039

Kate Parker, barrister at Civitas Law, highlights the 'unusual' Court of Appeal judgement in Simmons v Castle [2012] EWCA Civ 1039 on an application to approve a settlement of an appeal in a hearing rather than simply in writing.

 In the words of the Lord Chief Justice, the hearing provided 'an appropriate opportunity to announce an increase in general damages in most tort actions with effect from 1 April 2013'.

Kate Parker assesses Professor Fenn's Review into the Low Value RTA Process

Kate Parker, barrister at Civitas Law evaluates Professors Fenn's Review 'Evaluating the Low Value RTA Process', assessing the affect of the RTA Portal on mean general damages and mean settlement through a comparison of pre and post-Portal data.

Kate outlines the significance of the report and its findings on the Low Value RTA Process, its significance for lawyers and the need for more investigation.