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QOCS and mixed claims

If Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562 was argued today, would Ms Donoghue have had QOCS protection? Not if she had been claiming for the cost of another bottle of ginger beer, as well as damages for gastro-enteritis, according to an…

Terence Wong

1 Chancery Lane is pleased to announce that Terence Wong has taken up a post in the British Virgin Islands. He will be joining Appleby and will be called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands.

Terence will remain a…

Costs Budgeting Update: CCMC costs ARE incurred

Although District Judges have been taking the view that the costs of the CCMC at which costs budgeting is taking place are incurred for the purpose of budgeting for future costs, this has now been codified by a revision to the Practice…

The demise of Thomas Cook: where do travel claims stand?

We all woke up to the news that Thomas Cook had collapsed, entering into compulsory liquidation. Not only was this troubling news for holidaymakers due to go on holiday, and indeed those stranded abroad, it was also concerning for litigants currently seeking…

Judgment – Penelope Smith v The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

HHJ Berkley gave judgment for the Defendant this week in Winchester County Court in the claim of Penelope Smith v The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Angus Piper of 1 Chancery Lane represented the Defendant at trial.

The Claimant…

Avoiding being negligent – How to understand and litigate pension loss claims

Paul Stagg, author of the Pension Loss chapter in Kemp & Kemp, will be speaking today at the PIBA Seminar on Avoiding being negligent: how to understand and litigate pension loss claims.



Andrew Warnock QC has been appointed a Recorder

1 Chancery Lane are delighted to announce that Andrew Warnock QC has been appointed a Recorder. He has been assigned to the Civil Sector on the Midland Circuit.

9 Gough Chambers shortlisted as Personal Injury Set of the Year

We are pleased to announce that after extensive research by Chambers & Partners, 9 Gough Chambers has been shortlisted as Personal Injury set of the year. The awards will be taking place on Thursday 31 October at The London Hilton Hotel on…

Applications to withdraw pre-action admissions – prospects of success, prejudice and the administration of justice

Practitioners will be aware of the matters a court is to have regard to in deciding whether to give permission for an admission to be withdrawn at paragraph 7.2 of CPR 14PD, namely:
a) the grounds upon which the applicant seeks…

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