Optical Express pays damages
Optical Express has been ordered to pay £569,287 in damages after failing to properly inform a woman of the risks with laser-eye surgery before the operation which left her with damaged eyesight. Nicholas Yell instructed by Devonshires represented Stephanie Holloway in this well-publicised case.
Local standards in holiday claims for personal injury
The local standards in holiday claims for personal injury are considered by Sarah Prager in an article which was first published by Lexis Nexis - please click here for the article.
Summer sun - liability for holiday excursions
Sarah Prager, specialist travel law barrister at 1 Chancery Lane and Chair of the Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association (TATLA), looks at who bears the liability for accidents sustained on holiday excursions - please click here for the article, which was first published by Lexis Nexis.
'Atkins' on Personal Injury
‘Atkins’ on Personal Injury is now in 2 volumes and Alastair Hammerton (formerly of these Chambers) and Ian Miller are both contributing editors.
The effect of default judgments: Symes v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust
An important judgment of the High Court today clarifies the effect of entry of a judgment in default of Acknowledgment of Service or Defence with damages to be assessed. The issue arose in a clinical negligence case in which the claimant’s case is that a misdiagnosis of a lump in his face and a delay in carrying out a superficial parotidectomy caused...
Article 8 and Do Not Resuscitate
On the 17 June 2014 The Master of the Rolls gave judgment in the landmark appeal in the case of R (Tracey) v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Secretary of State for Health  EWCA Civ 822. The court found that the Article 8 rights of the Claimant, Mr Tracey’s, late wife were infringed when a ‘do not attempt CPR...
Metropolitan Police officers vindicated in claim brought by Everton fans
Dutton and others v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
Claims for damages brought by four Everton fans arrested during a match at the Emirates Stadium in 2008 have been dismissed by the County Court, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, following an 11 day trial.
The arrests followed a dispute between Everton fans and stewards after the fans...
Five lessons from the Court of Appeal decision in the Marks & Spencer break clause case
Marks & Spencer Plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Co (Jersey) Ltd  EWCA Civ 603 - Five Lessons From Yesterday’s Decision
Zachary Bredemear from 1 Chancery Lane's Property Group has reviewed the decision from the Marks and Spencer break clause case - his assessment is set out below.
The Court of Appeal ruled yesterday there was no implied...