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Personal Injury Briefing – May 2021

S 2(2). of the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 sets out the persuasively simple proposition that an occupier owes a duty to take such care as is reasonable to see that its visitors are reasonably safe when using the premises for the purposes for which they are invited or permitted to be there.  So far so

Francesca O’Neill successfully struck out a claim brought against the Metropolitan Police for racially motivated unlawful arrest. At a hearing before HHJ Freeland QC at Central London County Court, the claim for £500,000 in compensation which had been running for more than 9 years in both the High Court and County Court was struck out

Today saw the handing down of the judgment by Lambert J in DFX v Coventry City Council. This is an important judgment regarding the liability of social services in respect of their functions and duties under the Children Act 1989. A second judgment in this area, YXA v Wolverhampton, involving Paul Stagg of 1 Chancery

The excitement at 1CL reached fever pitch this week, which saw, after a two year hiatus, the return of the 1CL Eurovision Sweepstake. We know that the Eurovision is not for everyone, but it was at least encouraging to see a return to some kind of normality; if indeed that word can be applied to

Special Briefing: Foreign Rules in the English Courts In the post-Brexit era the courts of England and Wales have been faced with a tsunami of claims issued on the cusp of Brexit Day. A number of recent developments raise some intriguing questions about the interface between substantive law and procedure; and about how the courts

Regular readers know that we at 1CL take our obligations to our public very seriously, rushing to educate and inform you as soon as we become aware of anything you may need or wish to know. We’re the same in practice, of course; let it not be said that a judge has ever had cause

In yesterday’s webinar, Roger André and Simon Trigger provided an update on credit hire, and discussed the implementation of whiplash reforms. Roger provided a recap and update of credit hire law and developments, and Simon discussed the whiplash reforms now they are finally due to come in by the end of May. He considered how

Introduction The liability regime created by Article 17 of the Montreal Convention is a double-edged sword. Wielded with care, the cause of action is a potent weapon for injured passengers. But in this complex area of the law, there are numerous dangers for the unprepared.   The Convention cause of action gives rise to qualified

In this webinar, Sarah Prager and Ella Davis of 1CL’s travel law team look at developments since Exit Day. They cover: Jurisdiction Service Enforcement Future developments View the slides – Brexit: Taking Stock

As restrictions continue to ease, all of our clerks will be returning to working from Chambers from Monday 17th May. Our priority remains safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all our barristers, staff, clients and visitors. Chambers will be a Covid-secure environment with all clerks adhering to government guidelines. We will continue to offer remote

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