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Tenancy Announcement: Chambers is delighted to announce that Ian Clarke will be joining Chambers later this month

Chambers is delighted to announce that Ian Clarke will be joining Chambers later this month as a new tenant.  Ian comes to Chambers from Tanfield Chambers having previously worked for 4 years in the Professional Indemnity Department at Berrymans Lace Mawer.  He has experience in the fields of Professional Negligence, Personal Injury, Education and...

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New Edition of Chambers & Partners: Chambers retains all previous listings and increases presence in personal injury and real estate litigation

Chambers is delighted to announce that it has retained all of its previous listings in the 2011 edition of Chambers & Partners as well as increasing its presence in the fields of Personal Injury and Real Estate Litigation.  It is also pleased to announce that Lord Faulks QC is now listed as a leaded silk in the Local Government section. ...

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St William's litigation: appeal dismissed in one of Britain's biggest sex abuse claims

Claimants, in what has been described as one of Britain’s biggest sex abuse compensation claims, have failed to establish liability against a lay religious order providing Brothers to work at a residential institution known as St William’s, Market Weighton.  The 150 Claimants failed to establish that the De La Salle Order was vicariously liable...

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Causation and tree branch claims: Micklewright v Surrey County Council

His Honour Judge Reid QC handed down judgment on 20th October 2010 in the case of Joanne Micklewright (as Executrix of the estate of Christopher John Imison, Deceased) v Surrey County Council in the Guildford County Court.

The Claimant was the executrix of the Deceased, who had tragically been killed when struck by a large branch which fell onto him from an oak...

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Chambers welcomes new tenants Frances McClenaghan and Thomas Crockett

Chambers is delighted to announce that Frances McClenaghan and Thomas Crockett have become tenants following successful completion of their pupillage.  Frances' and Thomas' tenancies means that 1 Chancery Lane now has 41 members of Chambers.  Both tenants already have busy practices and accept instructions across the spectrum of Chambers' practice...

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Legal 500 2010: Chambers improves its rankings

Chambers has retained its rankings in all of its core practice areas and has improved its rankings in a number of areas in the new edition of The Legal 500.  Most notably, members of Chambers are newly listed in the Administrative and Public Law section.  We now have 10 members of Chambers recommended in the Clinical Negligence and Healthcare...

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Local authority duty of care: VL v Oxfordshire County Council [2010] EWHC 2091

The High Court has held that a local authority did not owe a duty of care in tort to make a an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board on behalf of a child in its care prior to the replacement of that body by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. The Claimant had suffered catastrophic injuries at the hands of her father before she was taken...

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Debt relief order precludes recovery of social security debts: R (Cooper and Payne) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

On July 26th 2010, the Administrative Court held that the making of a debt relief order precludes the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from recovering overpaid benefits or social fund loans by making deductions from ongoing entitlement to benefit, because in doing so the Secretary of State would be exercising a "remedy in respect of the debt" within...

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