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Misfeasance claim against highways officer dismissed: Perma-Soil UK Ltd v Williams and Flintshire CC

HHJ Keyser QC, sitting in the Mercantile Court in Wales, handed down a judgment today dismissing a claim for misfeasance in public office against Mr Keith Williams, a senior street works engineer, and his employer, Flintshire County Council.  The claimant company manufactured a product which could be mixed with material taken from the highway during the...

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London Legal Walk 2016

On 16th May 2016 a team comprising of Members and Clerks from 1 Chancery Lane are taking part in the 12th London Legal Walk.  This is a 10km “after work” sponsored walk to raise funds for free legal advice centres in and around London that help the poorest and most vulnerable people in the region.  


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Tenancy Announcement: Katie Ayres

We are delighted to announce that Katie Ayres has accepted Chambers invitation to join us on completion of her probationary tenancy.  She will practice in all Chambers core areas.

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Sellar-Elliott v Howling [2016] EWHC 443 (QB)

Edward Bishop QC represented the Defendant in this potentially important decision on interim payments under Part 25 CPR.  The case gives useful guidance (and serves as a warning) to defendants on their evidential obligations when defending applications for interim payments.

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Legg & Ors v. Aviva [2016] EWCA Civ 97

The Court of Appeal has today handed down a judgment in the case of Legg & Ors v. Aviva [2016] EWCA Civ 97.  The case concerned the scope and application of the rule relating to a party’s ability to secure an adverse costs order against a third party who funded the unsuccessful claim by a claimant /defence of a defendant.  Additionally it...

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Lady Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Inc [2015] EWCA Civ 665; [2015] PIQR P2; [2015] CP Rep 40

The Defendant, Four Seasons Holdings Inc., has been given leave to appeal by the Supreme Court.  The Claimant, Lady Brownlie, will be seeking permission to cross-appeal in relation to her claim, and that of the Estate of Sir Ian Brownlie QC, in tort. John Ross QC and Matthew Chapman QC are acting for the Claimant.

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Sugar Hut Group Ltd and Ors v A J Insurance Service (a partnership) [2014] EWHC 3775 (Comm)

The Court of Appeal (LJs Tomlinson, Longmore and McCombe) today gave judgment allowing the appeal of the Sugar Hut Group against part of the costs order that AJ Insurance had obtained following trial of the claim heard by Eder J [2014] EWHC 3775 (Comm). Angus Piper represented the Defendant (AJ Insurance) at trial and as respondent to the appeal on costs. The...

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Daniel v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service [2016] EWHC 23 (QB)

Edward Bishop QC has successfully defended an NHS trust and the London Ambulance Service against claims under the Human Rights Act 1998 brought by the foster family of a man who died of a heart attack in Wandsworth Prison.  The judgment deals with the legal test for liability, causation and victim status. 

The central allegation was that there was...

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