Women's Forum - Celebrating Women at the Bar: Past, Present and Future
It is nearly 100 years since the Sex Disqualification (removal) Act enabled women to have careers at the bar and in 2023 it will be 100 years since the first women were called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn. On the 15 March 2017 is chairing a lecture and forum celebrating what women have achieved and the support networks available so that we can make...
Women in Law Awards 2017
Chambers is delighted to announce that Sophie Mortimer, Sarah Prager and Laura Johnson have been shortlisted for the Lawyer Monthly Women in the Law Awards 2017 in the category of Personal Injury.
Professional Negligence Barrister of the Year in England
Chambers is pleased to announce that the Corporate Intl Magazine has announced its Global Awards for 2017 and John Ross QC. has been awarded “Professional Negligence Barrister of the Year in England".
Matthew Chapman's Queen's Counsel appointment
PRESS RELEASE – 12th January 2017
1 Chancery Lane – Chambers of John Ross QC - is delighted to announce Matthew Chapman's appointment as a new Queen’s Counsel in February 2017.
Matthew Chapman QC is a former Chairman of the Travel and Tourism Lawyers’ Association. He is ranked in Chambers & Partners as a Star...
KXL v Murphy  EWHC 3102 (QB) - Applicable foreign law limitation provisions found to be compatible with public policy despite the absence of a discretionary power to extend time for commencement of proceedings.
The High Court has today handed down an important judgment dealing with the issues arising out of the provisions of the Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984. The claims concerned assaults said to have been committed in Uganda but which were issued in this jurisdiction. The Defendants raised as a defence the provisions of the Ugandan Limitation Act 1959 (in essence,...
I stand here. I can do nothing else. God help me!
In R(Brooks) v Independent Adjudicator, Secretary of State for Justice Intervening  EWCA Civ 1033, handed down 28.10.16, McCombe LJ, with whom Jackson LJ agreed, found in favour of submissions by Simon P G Murray, counsel for the successful appellant, the Secretary of State. He allowed the appeal on the basis inter alia that, as with Martin Luther before the Diet...
The Legal 500 UK Awards 2017
Chambers is delighted to announce that Simon Readhead QC has been shortlisted for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year in The Legal 500 UK Awards 2017
Court of Appeal Judgment - Edwards v London Borough of Sutton (2016)
The Court of Appeal handed down judgment today in the eagerly anticipated appeal in Edwards v London Borough of Sutton (2016). The claim concerned the duty owed by occupiers for structures present on their land. The Claimant was pushing a bicycle over a small ornamental footbridge which passed over a stream in a park owned and occupied by the London Borough of...
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