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John Ross QC appointed new Head of Chambers

1 Chancery Lane is delighted to announce that John Ross QC will be Head of Chambers from 1 October 2007. 

We would like to thank Edward Faulks QC for his leadership as Head of Chambers.  We are very pleased that he will be continuing in full time pratice with us.

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The Legal 500: Chambers scores highly in the new edition

Chambers is delighted that it has improved significantly on its listings in the new edition of the Legal 500. We have retained our listings from last year's edition in the areas of Clinical Negligence, Consumer, Education, Personal Injury, Police Law and Professional Negligence and a number of members of Chambers are newly recommended reflecting Chambers'...

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Alastair Hammerton appointed as General Medical Council Legal Assessor

We are pleased to announce that Alastair Hammerton has been appointed as a Legal Assessor to the General Medical Council. This appointment builds on Chambers' growing experience in the field of professional discipline.

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Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire: Leave to Appeal Granted

The appeal committee of the House of Lords announced on Tuesday 17th July 2007 that leave to appeal to the House of Lords would be granted to the defendant in the above case. The appeal will be heard in 2008.

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Right to an Education under the Human Rights Act: A and Others v Essex County Council and Others

Judgment was handed down in the High Court on 13 July 2007 in the above claims under the Human Rights Act 1998. The Claimants, all of whom were children with special educational needs, alleged that their human rights had been breached because they had not been educated in accordance with their needs. They sought extensions of the 1 year limitation period...

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John F Hunt Demolition Ltd v ASME Engineering Ltd: claimant not entitled to recover settlement

Judgment in the above case was handed down on Wednesday 27 June 2007 in the TCC.  The case raises "two unrelated topics, both much-loved by practitioners in this area of law". 

1.  A claimant who settles with a third party to whom he had no liability in law can in principle recover the amount of that settlement from a defendant, provided that...

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Young v Catholic Care & Anor: leave to appeal to the House of Lords granted.

On 14 June 2007 the claimant in the above case was granted leave to appeal the Court of Appeal's judgment dated14 November 2006.  The appeal concerns the test under s14(2) of the Limitation Act 1980 to determine when a person would reasonably have considered an injury to be sufficiently serious to justify his instituting proceedings for damages.  Edward...

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No breach of educational psychologist's duty: Kendall v Southwark BC

Judgment in the case of Kendall v Southwark BC was handed down in the High Court on 1 June 2007.  The case was a negligent education claim against an educational psychologist.  It considered the nature and extent of the duty owed in respect of the educational psychologist's function in providing the documents forming part of the schedule...

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