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Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire: Judgment handed down by Court of Appeal

Judgment in the case of Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire [2007] EWCA Civ 325 was handed down on 24 April 2007.  The Court of Appeal held that the police had been under a duty to take preventative measures to protect Giles Van Colle and had breached that duty.  They had therefore acted incompatibly with the European Convention on Human...

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McGlinn v HTA and others: claimant who beat Part 36 payment awarded only 45% of his costs

On 28 March 2007, the claimant in McGlinn v HTA and others [2007] EWHC 698 (TCC) (a professional negligence action) was awarded only 45% of his costs despite having beaten a Part 36 payment. He was also ordered to pay 25% of the defendant's costs. In a judgment which illustrates the breadth of the court's discretion on costs under the CPR, the Judge ruled that...

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Legal Marketing Awards 2007: Chambers' Business Manager shortlisted

Chambers'; Business Manager, Genevieve Hardy, has been shortlisted for the PSMG Newcomer Award in the Legal Marketing Awards 2007. The winners will be announced on 24 May 2007.

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Liability to repay benefits discharged at end of bankruptcy: R (Balding) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

On April 3rd 2007, a Divisional Court (Laws LJ and Davis J) ruled that it was unlawful for the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to continue recovering overpayments of benefit from ongoing entitlement to benefit, after a claimant had been made bankrupt and then subsequently discharged from bankruptcy. This ruling will benefit a significant number of...

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Race Discrimination Claims at School: Appiah v Bishop Douglass School

In Appiah v Bishop Douglass School the Court of Appeal has held that a judge was right to dismiss a claim under the Race Relations Act 1976 against a school (judgment 26 January 2007). The issues considered include the burden of proof, the relevance of statistics and the role of race assessors. Edward Faulks QC and Andrew Warnock acted for the school.

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John Ross QC appointed as Legal Assessor to the RCVS Disciplinary Committee

We are pleased to announce that John Ross QC has been appointed as a Legal Assessor to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' Disciplinary Committee. This appointment builds on Chambers' growing experience in the field of professional discipline.

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'Emergency Services: Law and Liability' published

The above named book, edited by Morrell and Whittaker, has just been published by Jordans Publishing.  Paul Stagg and Edward Bishop of 1 Chancery Lane wrote chapters 5 (on civil claims for police malfeasance) and 7 (on police complaints and disciplinary proceedings) respectively.  The remainder of the book was written by solicitors at Messrs Weightmans.

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1 Chancery Lane selected as preferred tenderer by the West London Alliance

1 Chancery Lane has been selected as a preferred tenderer by the West London Alliance for its civil litigation, education and property framework panels. The West London Alliance comprises the London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow.

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