Kasikci v London Borough of Southwark & Others
Ella Davis has successfully represented the London Borough of Southwark in a claim alleging that it had breached a duty to place a homeless applicant in suitable temporary accommodation.
The Claimant applied to the London Borough of Southwark (“the First Defendant") for temporary accommodation. The First Defendant discharged its statutory duty by...
The Kenya Emergency Group Litigation concludes
After over 2.5 years of trial the Kenya Emergency Group Litigation (“KEGL”) has finally concluded. All claims against the UK Government (the Foreign & Commonwealth Office) have now been dismissed. Simon P G Murray of 1 Chancery Lane, [A member of the Attorney General’s A Panel of counsel] acted as one of the counsel for the Foreign Office.
Miller v The Metropolitan Police
Katie Ayres successfully defended the Metropolitan Police Commissioner in a multi-day Jury Trial before His Honour Judge Saggerson.
The Claimant, Mr Miller, brought claims for assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution against the Met Police arising out of an incident at a protest on 5 November 2012. The protest was the first of the annual Million...
Inquest touching the death of Nigel Thomas Handscomb
This article was first published in the November AvMA newsletter.
Nigel Handscomb was a 65 year old gentleman with a history of bipolar disorder, which was managed well with lithium. On the 18th August 2017, Mr Handscomb visited his GP surgery, presenting with a history of dysphagia and vomiting which had lasted several days. Later that evening, he was not...
GP practice principals not vicariously liable for religious activities of locum GP: Brayshaw v The Partners of Apsley Surgery
The High Court today dismissed a claim brought against the Partners of Apsley Surgery relating to the conduct of a locum GP, Dr Thomas O’Brien. The claimant, a patient registered at the surgery, telephoned asking to speak to a doctor and was telephoned by Dr O’Brien, a locum GP working that day. During their discussion, Dr...
A tendency to physical abuse: Upper Tribunal clarifies scope of Equality Act in education context
This article was first published on UK Human Rights Blog, on 26th November 2018.
The Upper Tribunal decision in of C&C v Governing Body  UKUT 269 (AAC) has provided important clarification to the scope of the Equality Act 2010 in an education context.
A 13-year-old boy, L, was excluded for physical violence at school. L suffered from autism,...
SEVEN-BARRISTER TEAM OF CIVIL LAW SPECIALISTS JOINS 1 CHANCERY LANE
1 Chancery Lane is delighted to announce that a seven-strong team of civil law specialists will be joining chambers, from 33 Bedford Row.
As part of 1 Chancery Lane’s focused expansion, within its core areas, Ian Stebbings, Richard Cherry, Simon Newman, Conor Kennedy, Richard McLean, Christopher Pask and Terence Wong will become members of chambers...
Francesca O'Neill re-elected to the Bar Council
We are pleased to announce that Francesca O'Neill (2012) has been re-elected to the Bar Council for a three year term.
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