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The Court of Appeal has considered the inter-relationship between police protection powers and emergency protection orders

F-v- (1) East Sussex County Council; (2) Chief Constable of Sussex Police [2010] WLR (D) 171

This case concerned the use of powers under Sections 44 and 46 of the Children’s Act 1989 (“the Act”). The applicant mother was appealing the decision of HHJ Coltart, sitting at Brighton County Court. He held the Respondents’ use of a Police...

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Edward Faulks QC elevated to House of Lords

Chambers are delighted to announce that Edward Faulks QC, long-standing former head of this Set, has been elevated to the House of Lords. We wish him every success in his new role. We are also pleased to be able to confirm that he will be continuing in practice from 1 Chancery Lane.

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Assured tenancies - Rent Threshold Increase

With effect from 1 October 2010 the rental threshold for assured tenancies under the Housing Act 1988 Schedule 1, paragraph 2(1)(b) will be £100,000 per annum (SI No 908-Assured Tenancies (Amendment) (England) Order 2010). This means many lettings, currently outside the statutory protection of the Housing Act 1988, will now be covered by the Act.  ...

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Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

An NHS foundation trust had breached its positive obligation under the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.2 to protect the life of a mentally ill woman who had committed suicide after absconding from one of its hospitals.

This  case was heard in the House of Lords on a preliminary point (Edward Faulks QC acting for the Claimant).  The case...

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Claim for underpaid care fees rejected: West Sussex County Council v Amberley (UK) Ltd

Field J gave judgment on March 31st 2010 in litigation between West Sussex County Council, Amberley (UK) Ltd and Mr Ronald Green concerning fees paid by the council to the company for residential care provided to individuals suffering from mental illness.  The council succeeded in recovering fees paid in respect of a resident for whom it did not have...

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Darren Bent v (1) Highways & Utilities Construction LTD (2) Allianz Insurance PLC (2010)

[2010] EWCA Civ 292 CA (Civ Div) (Jacob LJ, Leveson LJ, Briggs J)


In assessing the liability of insurers to pay the hire charges for a motorist's replacement car following a road traffic...

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Professional Negligence Seminar: Mortgagee Claims against Professionals


1 Chancery Lane's Professional Negligence Group is running a workshop in Chambers on Tuesday evening, 24 May 2010:


Mortgagee Claims against Professionals (solicitors and surveyors)

  • Duty;
  • Contribution;
  • Quantum;
  • Breach.

Each workshop will start at 4pm and will finish at 6.15pm.  The workshops will take place in Chambers.  If...

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Tenancy announcement: Rebecca Grant is joining Chambers in March 2010

Chambers is delighted to announce that Rebecca Grant has accepted an invitation to join Chambers as from 2 March 2010 after successfully completing her pupillage.

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