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Tom Little QC and James Thacker successfully prosecute serial rapist sentenced to life imprisonment

Following a 13-day trial that culminated on 10th December 2020 William Trotter (‘WT’) was unanimously convicted by a jury at Croydon Crown Court of the abduction and rape of a lone and vulnerable 17-year-old female.
WT followed the female as she…

1CL’s Christmas Opening Hours

We have reduced opening hours over the Christmas period.

Wednesday 23rd December: 8.30am – 1.00pm
Thursday 24th December: Closed
Friday 25th December: Closed
Monday 28th December: Closed
Tuesday 29th December: 9.00am – 1.30pm
Wednesday 30th December: 9.00am…

The Weekly Roundup: the Panto Edition

Regular readers know that we at 1CL maintain Pollyanna levels of optimism and good cheer at all times, but even we have to admit to some small dismay at the cancellation of Christmas this year. Happily we consider ourselves one big happy…

Medical Law Briefing – December 2020

To round off what has been a rather odd 2020, we bring you the Medical Law annual legal update, courtesy of Ella Davis and David Thomson. It has been a  busy year for reported cases in this area and so we hope…

Season’s Greetings from all at 9 Gough Chambers

The Members and Staff of 9 Gough Chambers would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Chambers will be open during the following times over the holiday period:

Thursday 24 December 2020 – 8 am…

Outsourcing of NHS services: the High Court in JMH v Akramy finds that no non-delegable duty is owed to patients

The High Court on 15 December 2020 handed down judgment in the case of JMH v 1. Akramy 2. Badger Group 3. NHS Commissioning Board [2020] EWHC 3445 (QB), an important decision regarding the NHS’s liability for outsourced medical treatment. The…

Jennifer Oborne gives online seminar to prosecutors in Tanzania on cryptoassets

Jennifer Oborne conducted an online webinar for Tanzanian prosecutors on cryptocurrency and law enforcement. Her presentation encompassed the definition of a crypto-asset, current trends in crypto crime and police powers for the seizure and retention of cryptoassets. Jennie also examined the effect…

Webinar Recording: 1CL Festive Case Law Update

In their webinar yesterday, Sarah Prager, Lisa Dobie, Conor Kennedy and Richard Collier donned their Christmas jumpers and took attendees on a whistle stop tour of some of the key cases of 2020 in the areas of Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Travel…

9 Gough Chambers Congratulates Francesca Kolar on Tenancy

9 Gough Chambers is delighted to announce that Francesca Kolar has accepted an offer of tenancy.
Francesca was previously with us as a third six pupil and during that time she developed a busy practice in all our areas of work.

The Weekly Roundup: the Carry on Donating Edition

Our hearty thanks go to all of our readers for donating so generously to Crisis at Christmas via the link provided in last week’s Weekly Roundup (accessible here:

The PAPs make up a somewhat miscellaneous collection, including as they do the Pre-action…

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