The Church of England, along with many organisations has been trying to deal appropriately with memorials and other matters of ‘contested heritage’ in relation to the legacies of slavery that have historically benefited those organisations. Justin was briefed on behalf of 96 parties opponent who opposed the petition by Jesus College, Cambridge to remove a […]
Bishop Martin Seeley, Diocesan Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, having appointed Justin Gau as Chancellor and Naomi Gyane as Deputy Chancellor of the Diocese acceded to the Very Reverend Joe Hawke’s request to appoint Chancellor Gau to the stall of St Thomas of Canterbury as Honorary Canon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral and the Deputy […]
Justin Gau successfully represented a married clergyman accused of sexually assaulting a man in his congregation. The Tribunal dismissed all the charges, expressing concern about the credibility both of the accused clergyman’s training incumbent and the complainant. They formed the view that the clergyman was naïve and had been manipulated by a dishonest and obsessional […]
Pump Court Chambers has once again been recognised as a Leading Set within the latest edition of the Chambers and Partners Guide. The highly respected annual guide, released today, ranks both counsel and chambers based on the research of more than 170 full-time editors and researchers who talk to lawyers and clients all year round, […]
Chambers is delighted to announce that Justin Gau has been appointed to be Chancellor of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. He will remain as Chancellor of the Diocese of Bristol and Deputy Chancellor of the Dioceses of Lincoln, and Bath and Wells. Justin is head of the Ecclesiastical Law Team.
Justin Gau successfully appealed the penalty of ‘removal from office’ of a clergyman who, although acquitted of adultery, fell to be dealt with for his misconduct in failing to refer the woman to the Diocesan safeguarding team and for swearing at her. The original tribunal had determined that the witness had behaved with ‘egregious’ dishonesty […]
31 alumni of Jesus College, Cambridge have instructed Justin Gau to object to a petition for a Faculty for the removal of a memorial to Tobias Rustat from the college chapel. The memorial was created by Grinling Gibbons and is regarded as one of the most important pieces of funerary art in the country. Tobias Rustat […]
Justin Gau secured an acquittal for his client in a recent rape trial, where the Crown alleged the defendant had confessed in a text exchange with the Complainant. After a 4-day trial at Wood Green Crown Court, the jury were out for less than an hour before returning a verdict of Not Guilty.
A Practical Guide to The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations 2020 Justin Gau introduces us to The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations 2020. The regulations were introduced as a response to the serious and imminent threat to public health posed by the Coronavirus. In accordance with section 45R of the Public Health (Control of Disease) […]
At 04.00 at the end of July last year C, a woman living in Bethnal Green, telephoned the Police claiming that she had ben orally and vaginally raped by two men of Mediterranean background who had attacked her as she tried to escape their advances in a park. An ABE interview took place later that […]
A Bishop’s Disciplinary Tribunal for the Diocese of Chelmsford was convened to deal with an allegation of adultery against the Revd William Bulloch. It was chaired by the Revd and Worshipful Judge Mark Bishop. Counsel for the Respondent was Justin Gau instructed by Edward Henderson of Lee Bolton Monier-Williams. Judgment was handed down on 20th […]
A clergy discipline tribunal considered a complaint made by a clergyman (‘Rev C’) against another clergyman (‘Rev R’) during a hearing from the 12th to the 14th March. The allegations were: That the conduct of the respondent, the Reverend “R” was unbecoming or inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders […]