The High Court comes to 1 Chancery Lane
In a new move forward, the High Court came to 1 Chancery Lane on 4th February 2009 when a court of the Queen's Bench Division held a hearing in conference room 1 in Chambers in order to hear contemporaneous video-link evidence from a witness from his hospital room in Beijing, China. Chambers' technical facilities enabled the examination in chief and...
TCD v Harrow: the exercise of discretion under s33 Limitation Act 1980
Judgment in the above case was handed down in the High Court on 10 December 2008. The case involved a claim for compensation from three local authorities for sexual abuse some years previously. The claimant was abused between 1975 and 1981 by her adoptive father when she was aged eight to fourteen. The court ordered that the limitation point be...
Privy Council overrules Court of Appeal: Durity v Attorney General of Trinidad & Tobago
In December 2008 the Privy Council overruled the Court of Appeal's decision in Durity v AG Trinidad & Tobago, Privy Council Appeal No 83 of 2007. The case involved a former Trinidad & Tobago magistrate who had been suspended by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission for overruling a judge's decision. In 2005, Justice Carol Gobin awarded the...
Negligence claim dismissed with indemnity costs: Anna Howman v Irene Thompson
The above claim for negligence against a GP practice nurse was dismissed with indemnity costs by HHJ Darroch in Norwich County Court on 15th December 2008. Angus Piper appeared as counsel for the defendant nurse.
Paterson v Chief Constable of Surrey: Stress Claim Dismissed
Judgment was handed down on 7th November 2008 in the case of Paterson v Chief Constable of Surrey. The claimant's usual working hours reached or exceeded the working time limit of 48 hours per week on a regular basis and his wife had complained to his manager expressing her concerns on the way this was affecting them both. The Judge rejected the...
Chambers & Partners 2009: Chambers Dramatically Improves its Listings
Chambers is delighted to have improved its listings dramatically in the new edition of Chambers & Partners Guide to the UK Legal Profession. As well as retaining all of its previous listings in the fields of Clinical Negligence, Education, Personal Injury, Police Law, Professional Negligence and Travel it has now been listed in two further fields,...
Chinnock v Hocaoglu: Court of Appeal judgment handed down
The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Chinnock v Hocaoglu yesterday. The main issue in the case was whether or not sums payable under Special Condition 26 of a contract for the sale of land, for which sums the purchaser was to "be responsible", had to be paid on completion with the effect that, if they were not so paid, the vendor might...
Three new books by members of Chambers published
The following three new books by members of Chambers have been published recently:
Travel Law and Litigation - 4th Edition 2008, Xpl Law - by Alan Saggerson
Package Holiday Law: Cases and Materials, Xpl Law - by Alan Saggerson
Pearl & Goodman on Small Claims Procedure - 4th Edition 2008, Xpl Law - co-author: Andrew Goodman