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C.N and G.N v Poole Borough Council

“The Court of Appeal last week reserved judgment in a case with significant ramifications for claims against local authorities for failure to protect children.

The issue was whether the decision in D v East Berkshire in the Court of Appeal could stand with subsequent decisions of the House of Lords /Supreme Court in Van Colle/Smith and Michael.

It is thought...

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Cunyt Tazegul v Brighthouse Ltd


(7 & 8 June 2017, County Court at Brighton, HHJ Waddicor)

(ex tempore judgment as yet unreported)

The Claimant brought a claim for damages in respect of personal injuries sustained in a road traffic accident on 29 September 2014 against the Defendant. The matter proceeded to trial in April 2016 before HHJ Coltart in the...

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Richard Beaty joins 1 Chancery Lane

1 Chancery Lane is delighted to announce that Richard Beaty has joined Chambers as a new tenant.

Richard was for many years a senior equity partner with DAC Beachcroft LLP working in the London market for professional indemnity insurers. His appointments included Head of Professional Indemnity for the firm as well as 2 full 3 year terms on the group board of DACB....

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KXL v Murphy & The Missionaries of Africa

“The Court of Appeal on 24 May 2017 refused the Claimants permission to appeal the decision of Mr Justice Wilkie in the case of KXL v Murphy & The Missionaries of Africa [2016] EWHC 3102 (QB), which was handed down on 2 December 2016.  In refusing permission Lord Justice Floyd stated that “an appeal would not have a real prospect of success...

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Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated –v- Lady Brownlie

John Ross QC and Matthew Chapman QC have recently appeared in the case of Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated –v- Lady Brownlie in the Supreme Court.

One of the issues relates to ‘whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that the tort jurisdictional gateway test under paragraph 3.1(9)(a) Practice Direction 6B of the CPR, which requires that "damage" be...

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Senior Mediation Expert Appointment

Andrew Goodman has been invited to become a Senior Mediation Expert of the Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center where he will undertake cross-border commercial mediation. This is in addition to his appointments to the Thailand International Arbitration Centre and the Nepal International ADR Centre.

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Women in Law Awards 2017

Chambers is pleased to announce that both Sophie Mortimer and Francesca O'Neill have been awarded the Lawyer Monthly Women in the Law Award 2017 in recognition of their outstanding legal expertise and contribution within the practice area of Personal Injury.

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Women's Forum - Celebrating Women at the Bar: Past, Present and Future

It is nearly 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (removal) Act enabled women to have careers at the bar and in 2023 it will be 100 years since the first women were called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn. On the 15 March 2017 is chairing a lecture and forum celebrating what women have achieved and the support networks available so that we can make...

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