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Chambers Christmas Opening Hours

We have reduced opening hours over the Christmas period.

Monday 23rd December: 8.30am – 1.00pm
Tuesday 24th December: Closed
Wednesday 25th December: Closed
Thursday 26th December: Closed
Friday 27th December: 9.00am – 1.30pm
Monday 30th December: 9.00am…

Public Authority Briefing December 2019

In this end of year article, Andrew Warnock QC asks the question many involved with the public sector have been asking since Poole v GN – when does an Assumption of Responsibility arise?

Whilst the Supreme Court did not give the clearest…

Katie Ayres has been elected to the Administrative Law Bar Association Committee

We are delighted to announce that Katie Ayres has been elected to the

Property, Chancery and Commercial Briefing – December 2019

This edition’s contributors are all new members of Chambers who are writing for us for the first time. Their contributions reflect the breadth of our expertise at 1 Chancery Lane.

Richard Collier, has written about the restrictions on landlords serving section 21…

TATLA Newsletter December 2019

We end the year on a jurisdictional theme: a case-note on the Court of Appeal’s decision in the recent Lugano Convention case of JSC Commercial Bank v Kolomoisky & Anor. [2019] EWCA Civ 1708.

This decision (which has obvious potential relevance to…

Edward Faulks QC shortlisted in The Legal 500 UK awards 2020 as Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year

We are pleased to announce that after extensive research Edward Faulks QC has been shortlisted for the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year in The Legal 500 UK 2020 awards.

Winners will be announced in the next 10 days.

Tom Little QC obtains double murder conviction following double jeopardy application

Tom Little QC successfully prosecuted Michael Weir at the Old Bailey for 2 separate murders committed in 1998.

They were the murders of Leonard Harris and Rose Seferian. Michael Weir had originally been convicted in 1999 of the murder of Leonard Harris….

HHJ Rajeev Shetty has been authorised to act as a Judge of the High Court

9 Gough Chambers is delighted to announce that HHJ Rajeev Shetty, a much admired former member of Chambers has been authorised to act as a Judge of the High Court. We wish him congratulations for his continued success.

Recent Tort Gateway Decisions

In two recent decisions the Courts have again considered the tort gateway (see, CPR Part 6, PD, paragraph 3.1(9)(a)) in the context of a jurisdictional challenge by a Defendant domiciled outside the jurisdiction and outside the EU: Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings…

QOCS mix-up: “mixed” claims in the Court of Appeal


Where a claimant brings a “mixed” claim (i.e. they claim damages for personal injury and in the same proceedings also claim non-personal injury damages or other relief), does the court have the discretion to disapply QOCS? If so, how will…

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