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Legg & Ors v. Aviva [2016] EWCA Civ 97

The Court of Appeal has today handed down a judgment in the case of Legg & Ors v. Aviva [2016] EWCA Civ 97.  The case concerned the scope and application of the rule relating to a party’s ability to secure an adverse costs order against a third party who funded the unsuccessful claim by a claimant /defence of a defendant.  Additionally it...

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Lady Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Inc [2015] EWCA Civ 665; [2015] PIQR P2; [2015] CP Rep 40

The Defendant, Four Seasons Holdings Inc., has been given leave to appeal by the Supreme Court.  The Claimant, Lady Brownlie, will be seeking permission to cross-appeal in relation to her claim, and that of the Estate of Sir Ian Brownlie QC, in tort. John Ross QC and Matthew Chapman QC are acting for the Claimant.

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Sugar Hut Group Ltd and Ors v A J Insurance Service (a partnership) [2014] EWHC 3775 (Comm)

The Court of Appeal (LJs Tomlinson, Longmore and McCombe) today gave judgment allowing the appeal of the Sugar Hut Group against part of the costs order that AJ Insurance had obtained following trial of the claim heard by Eder J [2014] EWHC 3775 (Comm). Angus Piper represented the Defendant (AJ Insurance) at trial and as respondent to the appeal on costs. The...

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Daniel v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service [2016] EWHC 23 (QB)

Edward Bishop QC has successfully defended an NHS trust and the London Ambulance Service against claims under the Human Rights Act 1998 brought by the foster family of a man who died of a heart attack in Wandsworth Prison.  The judgment deals with the legal test for liability, causation and victim status. 

The central allegation was that there was...

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Andrew Goodman awarded the AI Legal Awards Winner for the 'Best for Professional Indemnity - UK 2015'

Chambers is delighted to announce that Andrew Goodman has been awarded the AI Legal Awards Winner for the 'Best for Professional Indemnity - UK 2015'

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Edward Bishop QC is now a qualified PIcARBS Arbitrator

We are pleased to announce that Edward Bishop QC has recently qualified to be a PIcARBS (The Personal Injury claims Arbitration Service) Arbitrator.

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Francesca O'Neill Elected to Bar Council

We are pleased to announce that Francesca O’Neill (2012) has been elected to the Bar Council for a three year term. She will be representing barristers of under 7 years’ call.

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Re An application to Commit (H v D & ors) [2015] EWHC 2090 (Fam) and [2015] EWHC 2228 (costs)

Application to commit struck out

Re An application to Commit (H v D & ors)  [2015] EWHC 2090 (Fam) and [2015] EWHC  2228 (costs)

Applications were made by a father against a CAFCASS officer, her supervisor and the mother’s solicitors to commit them to prison for contempt of court.

The father acted in person with the assistance of two McKenzie...

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