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JAMES KNIGHTS v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE [2017] EWCA Civ 1053

The Court of Appeal  has concluded, in an appeal from a decision on a judicial review, that the ECHR art.3 and art.5(1) rights of an offender serving a sentence of imprisonment for public protection had not been breached by the length of detention as compared to the gravity of his original offending. Nor was the anti-discrimination provision of art.14 engaged...

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Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated v Brownlie.

John Ross QC and Matthew Chapman QC have recently appeared before the Supreme Court to argue the Respondent’s case in Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated v. Brownlie.  The hearing took place over 3 days – 9 and 10 May and 20 July.  The primary issue was “Whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that the tort jurisdictional gateway test under...

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Women in Law Awards 2017

Chambers is delighted to announce that Francesca O'Neill has been awarded the "Rising Star of the Year" in the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2017.

The Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in the legal profession across the globe.

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C.N and G.N v Poole Borough Council

“The Court of Appeal last week reserved judgment in a case with significant ramifications for claims against local authorities for failure to protect children.

The issue was whether the decision in D v East Berkshire in the Court of Appeal could stand with subsequent decisions of the House of Lords /Supreme Court in Van Colle/Smith and Michael.

It is thought...

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Cunyt Tazegul v Brighthouse Ltd

CUNYT TAZEGUL v BRIGHTHOUSE LIMITED

(7 & 8 June 2017, County Court at Brighton, HHJ Waddicor)

(ex tempore judgment as yet unreported)

The Claimant brought a claim for damages in respect of personal injuries sustained in a road traffic accident on 29 September 2014 against the Defendant. The matter proceeded to trial in April 2016 before HHJ Coltart in the...

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Richard Beaty joins 1 Chancery Lane

1 Chancery Lane is delighted to announce that Richard Beaty has joined Chambers as a new tenant.

Richard was for many years a senior equity partner with DAC Beachcroft LLP working in the London market for professional indemnity insurers. His appointments included Head of Professional Indemnity for the firm as well as 2 full 3 year terms on the group board of DACB....

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KXL v Murphy & The Missionaries of Africa

“The Court of Appeal on 24 May 2017 refused the Claimants permission to appeal the decision of Mr Justice Wilkie in the case of KXL v Murphy & The Missionaries of Africa [2016] EWHC 3102 (QB), which was handed down on 2 December 2016.  In refusing permission Lord Justice Floyd stated that “an appeal would not have a real prospect of success...

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Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated –v- Lady Brownlie

John Ross QC and Matthew Chapman QC have recently appeared in the case of Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated –v- Lady Brownlie in the Supreme Court.

One of the issues relates to ‘whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that the tort jurisdictional gateway test under paragraph 3.1(9)(a) Practice Direction 6B of the CPR, which requires that "damage" be...

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