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Chambers & Partners 2010: Chambers once again improves its rankings dramatically

Chambers is delighted once again to have dramatically improved its rankings in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners Guide to the UK Legal Profession. 

Having retained and improved its rankings in Clinical Negligence, Education, Personal Injury, Police Law, Professional Negligence, Professional Discipline, Real Estate Litigation and Travel, it is now...

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Claimants fail to establish liability in one of Britain's biggest sex abuse compensation claims

Claimants, in what has been described as one of Britain's biggest sex abuse compensation claims, have failed to establish liability against a lay religious order that provided Brother to work at a residential institution known as St William's, Market Weighton.  The 170 Claimants failed to establish that the De La Salle Order was vicariously liable for the...

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Boy of 10 awarded £7.1 million: Snowdon v Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust

A boy of ten facing a lifetime of care as a result of negligence at birth has been awarded £7.1 million.  Harry Snowdon was left with severe brain damage after his birth was unnecessarily delayed despite signs of foetal distress. 

The Judge in the High Court awarded a financial settlement of £2.3 million plus annual payments of £75,000...

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Chambers Bar Awards 2009: Chambers wins award

Chambers is delighted to announce that Edward Faulks QC has won the 'Personal Injury and Clinical Neg Silk of the Year' award in the Chambers Bar Awards 2009.

Chambers was also shortlisted for the Client Service Set of the Year Award this year.

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Legal 500 2009: Chambers dramatically improves its rankings

Chambers is delighted that it is now ranked by the Legal 500 as one of the top 8 leading civil common law sets.  It has dramatically improved its rankings this year.  As well as retaining its rankings in the fields of Clinical Negligence, Consumer and Product Liability Law, Education, Personal njury, Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law and...

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Laches; Limitation; Undue Influence: Azaz v (1) Denton (2) Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre

Judgment in the above case was handed down on 21st July 2009 ([2009] EWHC 1759 (QB)).  The claimant alleged undue influence by the defendants (D and S).  S was a healing centre which had been established by D who was its spiritual leader attributed with the status of 'guru'.  S's activities included teaching meditation and healing and it operated as...

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Ministry of Defence not negligent in providing escorted transport for civilian contractors in un-armoured vehicles in Basra: Hopps v (1) Mott MacDonald (2) Ministry of Defence

Judgment in the above case was recently handed down in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court ([2009] EWHC 1881 QBD, Christopher Clarke J.)

Mr Hopps, the Claimant, was injured when the Land Rover in which he was travelling in Basra, Iraq, in October 2003 was the target of a roadside bomb or IED. The explosion killed an Iraqi engineer and injured the two...

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Haithwaite v Thomson Snell & Passmore: solicitors negligence causes failure of claims against NHS trust

In Haithwaite v Thomson Snell & Passmore [2009] EWHC 647, the Defendant solicitors admitted that they had negligently caused the loss of the Claimant’s litigation against an NHS trust.  They contended that the action was worthless, despite their advice at the time and counsel’s advice that it stood a 50-60% chance of success.  It is trite...

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