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Court of Appeal decision on Imposter Fraud

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the long-awaited conjoined appeals of P & P Property Ltd v Owen White & Catlin LLP and Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya. It is not good news for conveyancing solicitors and their insurers.

Each case involved a fraudulent property transaction carried out by an imposter who had stolen the identity of...

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Kimathi v Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2018] EWHC 1070 (QB)

Queen's Bench Division, 09 May 2018

Interlocutory judgment on the application of parliamentary privilege in the ongoing Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation. Simon P G Murray acts for the Foreign Office.

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Lambeth Childrens Home Redress Scheme

Chambers are please to confirm the appointment of Laura Johnson and Saleem Khalid to the Independent Appeal Panel for the Lambeth Childrens Home Redress Scheme

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Sumner v Colborne

Court of Appeal - 4th May 2018

A landowner does not owe a duty of care to ensure that vegetation contained on his land does not interfere with sight lines on the highway. The Court of Appeal so held in the above case, when upholding the decision of HHJ Pearce to strike out a claim brought by a motorist against two highway authorities, one of which owned the land...

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The British Claims Awards 2018

Chambers is delighted to announce that 1 Chancery Lane has been shortlisted for Barristers' Chambers of the Yearat The British Claims Awards 2018. 

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 7th June 2018.

 

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CN -V- Poole Borough Council and Others (Supreme Court)

Update, the above appeal has now been brought forward by 1 day and directed into the lists for hearing on the 16th and 17th July 2018 by Lady Hale.  The panel has given a time estimate of  1.5 days

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CN -V- Poole Borough Council and Others (Supreme Court)

The above appeal has been expedited and directed into the lists for hearing on the 17th and 18th July 2018 by Lady Hale.  The panel has given a time estimate of  1.5 days

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Goman v Stockport MBC

Probation officers and social workers did not owe a duty of care to warn a woman of her partner’s past history of domestic violence. HHJ Sephton QC so held in Goman v Stockport MBC, judgment 20 March 2018. The case is thought to have to been the first claim against social workers to have been tried following the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in CN...

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