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Chancery Master: Appointment - Karen Shuman




We are delighted to announce that The Queen has appointed Karen Shuman to be a Master of the Chancery Division on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Lidington MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable Sir Ian Burnett.

The Lord Chief Justice has deployed her to the Royal Courts of Justice with effect from 14th December 2017. Karen's last day in chambers will be 13th December 2017.

Head of Chambers, Simon Readhead QC, said: "We wish Karen every success with this move and thank her for the huge contribution that she has made to the life and work of 1 Chancery Lane Chambers."

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Chancery Master: Appointment - Karen Shuman

7th December 2017

We are delighted to announce that The Queen has appointed Karen Shuman to be a Master of the Chancery Division on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Lidington MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable Sir Ian Burnett.

The Lord Chief...

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Grasso v Naik & 20 other irregular divorce petitions (Queen’s Proctor intervening) [2017] EWHC 2789 (Fam)

14th November 2017

In this decision the President of Family Division, Sir James Munby, concurred with the submissions of the Queen’s Proctor that some 21 divorces had been tainted by fraud not least as the address given on the petition of one or other party to the petitions was a lie. Accordingly he ordered...

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