Category: Professional Liability
20
Jan
21
Although the start of 2021 has not been as auspicious as we would have wished,  Happy New Year from all at 1 Chancery Lane. Despite everyone’s hopes that 2021 would start more favourably than ...

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16
Dec
20
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 ...

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27
Nov
20
On 30 October Andrew Warnock QC and Maurice Rifat were successful in the Supreme Court in the case of Stoffel & Co v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42 which concerned the impact of the ...

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06
Nov
20
1 Chancery Lane has long had a reputation for appellate advocacy at the highest level. Last week Andrew Warnock Q.C. and Maurice Rifat were successful in the ...

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06
Nov
20
The normal role of the courts is to decide cases according to the law, and in doing so to provide a just resolution to the dispute between the parties. The illegality defence operates to prevent the ...

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06
Nov
20
Property lawyers are well-versed in the difficulties the defence of “illegality” presents. Tinsley v Milligan itself concerned whether a party could establish a resulting trust if they ...

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06
Nov
20
As well as the very strong public interest in deterring mortgage frauds, another very important public interest was in issue in this case: that conveyancing solicitors (and by analogy other ...

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06
Nov
20
The facts of Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust [2020] UKSC 43 are undeniably tragic: whilst in the grip of a severe psychotic episode Ms Henderson killed her ...

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02
Nov
20
The Supreme Court yet again addressed the defence of illegality, this time in the context of claims for negligence against solicitors.  They ruled that negligent solicitors should not be able to ...

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30
Oct
20
Judgment has been handed down today in the Supreme Court in the case of Stoffel & Co v Grondona. Andrew Warnock QC and Maurice Rifat are successful in relation to the application of ...

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