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On 1 April 2020 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Whittington Hospital NHS Trust (Appellant) v XX (Respondent) [2020] UKSC 14 (‘Whittington’). Edward Faulks QC appeared for the Appellant Hospital and was instructed by Bevan Brittan LLP. The judgment provides an interesting analysis of the limits of compensatory damages in tort

Refresher on neglect in inquests

R (Lewis) v Senior Coroner for North West Kent [2020] EWHC 471 (Admin) is a timely reminder of the ingredients for an inquest’s finding of neglect and the need for a coroner to put the issue to a jury, where there is sufficient evidence.  In these judicial review proceedings the Claimant Ms Lewis, the sister

In light of the impact of COVID-19, the court service has published a list of civil court hearings by type. These have been categorised into Priority 1 – work that must be done, and Priority 2 – work that could be done. You can view the full list here If you have any questions on

This morning the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 (‘Barclays’). The judgment was handed down together with the parallel decision in WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 12 (‘Morrisons’). Barclays Bank was represented in the Supreme Court by Lord Faulks QC and Katie Ayres

In this edition: John Bryant analyses a recent decision on waiver of the right to forfeit which applies known principles to a demand of insurance rent; Chris Pask looks at the standard the court requires when controlling the conduct of an administrator; Maurice Rifat writes about the issues at stake in his forthcoming Supreme Court

It’s been a busy week in travel law, even if no one has been able to do any actual travelling. The team at 1 Chancery Lane summarise some of the most noteworthy developments.   The New Extension to the Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol On 25th March 2020 there was a collective sigh of relief in

Over the past few weeks, many of us have watched the news and have seen the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives. Most of us now remain confined to our homes, waiting until it is deemed safe to return to normal life. For those in the legal profession, the wheels of justice have not

Residential and commercial leases alike have been and will continue to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The government’s response, in the form of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”), received royal assent yesterday evening, 26 March 2020. Sections 81 and 82 relate to residential and business tenancies respectively and this note aims to highlight

If you have a pending Winding Up Petition at this time, or were contemplating issuing one, this note looks at how the courts are dealing with Petitions in light of the recent government guidance to the public and practice directions for the legal professions. Those who are familiar with the general winding up list will

As we all recall, Katie Price was married between February 2010 and March 2012 to the cage fighter Alex Reid (MMA aficionados will recall his surprisingly decent fight against Tom Watson in BAMMA). During this (predictably) brief marriage, Ms Price (somewhat unpredictably) obtained footage of Mr Reid cross-dressing and engaging in sexual conduct. The footage

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