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Personal Injury Awards 2008: Laura Johnson shortlisted for PI Barrister of the Year award

Chambers is delighted to announce that Laura Johnson has been shortlisted for the Barrister of the Year award in the Legal & Medical Personal Injury Awards 2008.  This brand new awards scheme has been launched aimed at raising standards and recognising excellence within the personal injury sector.  It will bring together the most talented...

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New Listings in The Legal 500 2008

Chambers is delighted to have received several new listings in the new edition of The Legal 500.  In particular, members of Chambers are now recommended as leaders in their field in the Human Rights & Civil Liberties section and in the Professional Discipline & Regulatory Law section. 

As well as retaining its previous listings in its core...

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Chambers awarded Quality Mark for the Bar

Chambers is delighted to announce that it has been awarded The Legal Services Commission's Quality Mark for the Bar.  The LSC auditor advised Chambers that it had passed its preliminary audit with no corrective action and praised Chambers' client feedback system and practical clerking procedures.

In order to achieve the standard, Chambers was required to...

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Tenancy Announcement: Lisa Dobie and Roddy Abbott will both be joining Chambers in October

Chambers is delighted to announce that Lisa Dobie and Roddy Abbott have accepted invitations to join Chambers as from 1 October 2008 after successfully completing their pupillage.

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Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire and Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex Police: Judgment given by House of Lords

The House of Lords has given judgment in the related appeals of Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Police and Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex Police [2008] UKHL 50.

Both appeals involved allegations that police officers had failed to provide appropriate protection for members of the public who had reported threats.  In both cases the Chief...

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Onwuama v London Borough of Ealing: Compatibility of issue estoppel with ongoing legal obligations

On 22 July 2008 Teare J dismissed the Claimant's appeal against the decision to strike out part of her claim on the ground of res judicata and abuse of process.

C, a tenant, pursued a claim for disrepair against D, her landlord, in 2005.  Her complaints included damp.  Her claim was dismissed and it was held that the damp was caused by condensation which...

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Steadman v TNT: Credit Hire: Mitigation of Loss

Judgment was handed down on 27th June 2008 in the case of Steadman v TNT. The case concerns a point of law that has lead to a number of inconsistent decisions at first instance: where a claimant has failed to mitigate her loss by refusing the tortfeasor's offer to hire her a car at no cost to herself, she is not entitled to recover by way of damages for loss of...

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Damages; Assessment; Cost of Care: Peters v Nottingham Health Authority

Judgment was handed down in the above-named case on May 12th.  The case was an assessment of damages payable to the claimant with congenital rubella syndrome, following an admission of liability by an NHS Trust and a GP.

The principal issue concerned the entitlement of the claimant to damages for past and future care.  The claimant had been provided with...

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