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The Weekly Roundup: the Handy Hints Edition

This week we thought we’d gather together a few thoughts on travel claims generally, from clinical negligence claims arising from treatment abroad, to holiday sickness claims, to the issues around taking timeous instructions from foreign Defendants. But really our thoughts have already…

Special Briefing: the Decision of the Court of Appeal in Begum v Maran [2021] 3 WLUK 162

In Begum v Maran [2021] 3 WLUK 162 the Court of Appeal was asked to reconsider the decision of Jay J in Begum v Maran [2020] EWHC 1846 (QB), which was the subject of a 1CL Special Briefing back in July 2020…

The Weekly Roundup: the Apocalypse Edition

After last week’s warmer, sunnier weather, the team were dismayed to be confronted, this week, by freezing temperatures. No sooner had we clocked this, than Cockerill J was asked to turn her mind to plague-related matters, and then, in Chelfat v Corbett…

The Weekly Roundup: the Springwatch Edition

The team’s spirits have soared this week; not only have we been able to book a garden table at our favourite restaurant for 13th April, it looks as if we might not need to take the 1CL umbrellas with us. Yes, it’s…

Fundamental Dishonesty & Trials in Lockdown

Roger André joined 1 Chancery Lane in December 2020. He has a longstanding Civil Fraud Practice and his move to 1 Chancery Lane, whilst still residing in the North of England, enables him to offer enhanced national coverage as he travels nationwide…

The Weekly Roundup: the Consumer Power Edition

Avid readers of the Civil Procedure Rules online will have been all of a doodah this week; we at 1CL sympathise. For this week the CPR were migrated from the legacy justice.gov.uk site, which is being phased out, to the uk.gov URL….

The Weekly Roundup: the Positions of Power Edition

This week brought another interesting development in gastric illness claims; an inventive attempt to fix a single joint expert with the Defendant’s costs of successfully defending a claim was resoundingly rejected, leaving tour operators facing the tricky decision of whether to continue…

Date of assessment of loss in negligence

Last week’s case of Gosden v. Halliwell Landau [2021] EWHC 159 (Comm) is a useful reminder that there is no universal rule for ascertaining the date for assessment of damage in negligence cases.

The defendant solicitors were instructed to implement a scheme,…

The Weekly Roundup: the Procedural Edition

It never rains but it pours. No sooner had we got straight in our minds the slew of Brexit regulations enacted last year than a bunch of amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules landed on our desks. Happily they don’t come into…

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