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Gas Safety Records and Possession Proceedings: Trecarrell House Limited V Rouncefield [2020] EWCA Civ 760

Richard Cherry of 1 Chancery Lane appeared for the Respondent. A fuller note of Richard’s analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision can be found

Death and the Forfeiture Rule – Amos v Mancini [2020] EWHC 1063 (Ch) & Challen v Challen [2020] EWHC 1330 (Ch)

The Forfeiture Rule

It is a well-known principle of public policy that a person should not benefit from his or her criminal activity.  As Fry L.J. put it in Cleaver v Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association [1891] 1 QB 147 at 156:

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

UK insolvency landscape permanently changed by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“the 2020 Act”).

On 26 June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“the 2020 Act”) finally entered into force.  Now it is in its final form,…

“Harm, abuse or neglect” – the costs position of injuries caused by assault: A guide to saving money

It is unfortunately not uncommon for public bodies to have to defend claims from members of staff or the public who have been assaulted by children or by vulnerable adults in their care.  The injuries that result from such assaults can range…

Special Briefing: the Obligation to Compensate for Criminal Injuries

On 14th May the Advocate General provided his opinion to the CJEU in Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri v BV, Case C-129/19, a reference from the Supreme Court of Cassation, Italy, regarding Member States’ obligation to compensate victims of crime; on 16th…

The Truncated Rugby Union Season: Not for the Timid or Fragile

Sarah Prager, barrister at 1 Chancery Lane, and Scott Rigby, partner and international injuries lawyer at Stewarts Law, warn of the very real dangers to player health posed by the truncated rugby season about to get under way.


The Truncated Season

The Weekly Roundup: Powers of Prognostication

Modesty forbids us from pointing out that the FCO has altered its guidance on cruise holidays, only days after last week’s Weekly Roundup was published. A coincidence? We think not! But with great power comes great responsibility, and this week it is…

Special Briefing: Claims under the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 and Applicable Law

Those practitioners undertaking cross-border work regularly encounter several conundrums; one of these is the question of where the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 fits into the applicable law regime. The decision of the Court of Appeal in Roberts v The Soldiers, Sailors,…

Damages for MPI – Part 2 – Aggravated and exemplary damages and claims for special damage

Last week I looked at the basic principles of general damages in claims for the misuse of private information (“MPI”).  Below is a basic overview of how claims for aggravated and exemplary damages along with pecuniary loss are dealt with in MPI…

Professional Negligence time-barred claim comes screeching to a Holt – Holt v Holley & Steer Solicitors

Limitation issues seem particularly rife in claims for professional negligence, and last week the Court of Appeal added to an already prestigious canon with judgment in the case of Holt v Holley & Steer Solicitors [2020] EWCA Civ 851.

The Claimant brought…

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