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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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TAJ v ISLAN: Judges still falling into error in the assessment of BHR post Stevens v Equity [2015]

TAJ v ISLAN: Judges still falling into error in the assessment of BHR post Stevens v Equity [2015]

 

In the lengthy saga of credit hire litigation, the Court of Appeal has sought to clarify the correct approach that judges should take in the assessment of the BHR (basic hire rate), formerly known as spot rate. The most recent iteration of the approach came in...

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Court of Appeal Judgment - The South West Strategic Health Authority -v- Bay Island Voyages

On 15th July 2015 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in The South West Strategic Health Authority v Bay Island Voyages [2015] EWCA Civ 708: a claim for contribution by South West Strategic Health Authority (‘SWSHA’) against Bay Island Voyages (‘BIV’). In the main action the claimant, Dr Feest, claims damages for personal injury...

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Court of Appeal Judgment - Brownlie -v- Four Seasons Holdings Inc

On 3 July 2015 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Inc [2015] EWCA Civ 665: a fatal road traffic accident and personal injury claim arising out of an “off-package” excursion contract performed in Egypt. In largely dismissing the Defendant’s appeal against the Order of Tugendhat J...

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Deputy District Judge Appointment

We are pleased to announce that the Lord Chief Justice has appointed Laura Johnson as a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit.  Laura will sit for approximately three weeks of the year in London and the South East in addition to her full time practice at the Bar.

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Karen Shuman appointed Bencher by Lincoln's Inn

Chambers is delighted to announce that Karen Shuman has been elected a Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn

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Warrants authorising seizure of computers and mobile phones upheld: R (Cabot Global Ltd) v Barkingside Magistrates Court

A reserved judgment of the Divisional Court handed down today confirmed the validity of search warrants obtained by the Metropolitan Police to search the business premises of a company and the home addresses of three brothers associated with the business, in pursuance of an investigation into 'clocked' motor vehicles and laundering of the proceeds.

Fulford LJ's...

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London Legal Walk 2015

On Monday 18th May 2015 Team 1 Chancery Lane successfully completed the 11th Annual London Legal Walk. Thank you to all those who generously donated, Chambers raised a total of £2423.75.

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