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Sabrina Hartshorn writes on s33 Limitation Act 1980

Writing for the latest JPIL edition, Sabrina Hartshorn has written her interpretation of the case of Kimathi v Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2018] EWHC 2066 (QB). Within her article, she provides an overview of the legislation, case law and discusses the need…

Third Six Pupillage Applications

1 Chancery Lane is a long-established civil common law set with market leading specialisms in professional and clinical negligence, police law, public sector law, property law and travel law.

In parallel with recruitment by means of 12 month pupillages, Chambers occasionally offers…

James Thacker and Jennie Oborne successfully prosecute ‘vicious, shameful and premeditated’ attack

Jennie Oborne successfully prosecute “vicious, shameful and premeditated” attack committed with the intention of procuring a miscarriage.

Harief Pearson (21), Kydie McKenna (22) and a 16 year old girl have each pleaded guilty to attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent…

CN v Poole Borough Council

Executive Summary of the Decision of the Supreme Court

Handed Down on June 6th 2019

The Supreme Court dismissed the claimants’ appeal on a unanimous basis, upholding the striking out of their claims by the Court of Appeal. Lord Reed gave the…

CN & Poole Borough Council

The Supreme Court has today handed down its judgment in CN v Poole Borough Council, in which Lord Edward Faulks QC, Paul Stagg and Katie Ayres of 1 Chancery Lane represented the council, on the instructions of Rob Hams of Wansbroughs Solicitors.

Kyah Mufti secures acquittal in Burglary and Blackmail trial

Kyah Mufti acted for the Defendant, YR, in a trial where the prosecution alleged that YR had trespassed on his ex-employers’ property and stolen items in order to blackmail his ex-employers for money.
The prosecution relied on CCTV of YR entering…

Boris Johnson and misfeasance in a public office

Half the fun in being a Treasury junior must lie in going along to courts to oppose the more outlandish summonses and claims issued by people with a bee in their bonnet about the actions of public figures. Robbie Manson, who described…

Striking out a claim is a draconian sanction and wholly disproportionate for inordinate and inexcusable delay

In Alba Exotic Fruit SH PK v MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA [2019] EWHC (Comm), the Defendant made an application to strike out the Claimant’s claim for damages arising from the negligent shipment of bananas on the grounds that a delay of…

Explained: Boris Johnson summoned to court on allegations of Misconduct in a Public Office

Boris Johnson has, once again, hit the headlines. This time, the former Foreign Secretary and Brexit campaigner has been summoned to court, following an application by Mr Marcus Ball, to face three offences alleging misconduct in a public office. The full decisions…

Emily Verity successfully prosecutes serial sex offender

Emily Verity has successfully prosecuted a serial sex offender who poses a high risk of serious harm to the public including children. The man was convicted of stalking a teenage girl in breach of conditions of the court imposed after his conviction…

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