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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 Karen Shuman 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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Women in Law Awards 2017

Chambers is delighted to announce that Sophie MortimerSarah Prager and Laura Johnson have been shortlisted for the Lawyer Monthly Women in the Law Awards 2017 in the category of Personal Injury.

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Professional Negligence Barrister of the Year in England

Chambers is pleased to announce that the Corporate Intl Magazine has announced its Global Awards for 2017 and John Ross QC. has been awarded “Professional Negligence Barrister of the Year in England".

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Matthew Chapman's Queen's Counsel appointment

PRESS RELEASE – 12th January 2017 

1 Chancery Lane – Chambers of John Ross QC -  is delighted to announce Matthew Chapman's appointment as a new Queen’s Counsel in February 2017.

Matthew Chapman QC is a former Chairman of the Travel and Tourism Lawyers’ Association.  He is ranked in Chambers & Partners as a Star...

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KXL v Murphy [2016] EWHC 3102 (QB) - Applicable foreign law limitation provisions found to be compatible with public policy despite the absence of a discretionary power to extend time for commencement of proceedings.

The High Court has today handed down an important judgment dealing with the issues arising out of the provisions of the Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984. The claims concerned assaults said to have been committed in Uganda but which were issued in this jurisdiction. The Defendants raised as a defence the provisions of the Ugandan Limitation Act 1959 (in essence,...

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I stand here. I can do nothing else. God help me!

In R(Brooks) v Independent Adjudicator, Secretary of State for Justice Intervening [2016] EWCA Civ 1033, handed down 28.10.16, McCombe LJ, with whom Jackson LJ agreed, found in favour of submissions by Simon P G Murray, counsel for the successful appellant, the Secretary of State. He allowed the appeal on the basis inter alia that, as with Martin Luther before the Diet...

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