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Chambers Announcement

We are very pleased to announce that Richard Cherry has been appointed by the Senior President of Tribunals as a fee paid judge of the First-tier Tribunal. Richard will be assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber.


“… I conclude that section 13 of the DPA 1998 cannot reasonably be interpreted as conferring on a data subject a right to compensation for any (non-trivial) contravention by a data controller of any of the requirements of the Act without the need to prove that the contravention has caused material damage or distress to


Sarah Prager will be speaking at the upcoming APIL Accidents Abroad Conference 2021. Now in its 6th year, this full day conference will bring together a host of eminent speakers to talk on topics including: Developments in jurisdiction Interest on damages and enforcement of UK judgments overseas: A comparative analysis Panel session: Interest on damages


The trickle of court decisions seeking to apply the decision of the Supreme Court in N v Poole BC [2019] UKSC 25, [2020] AC 780 continues.  On November 8th 2021, Stacey J handed down her long-awaited decision [2021] EWHC 2974 (QB) on the appeals from the decisions of Deputy Master Bagot QC in HXA v


The Weekly Roundup: the Fireworks Edition

As the team gathered round the 1CL bonfire, eyes cast heavenwards watching the 1CL liveried fireworks, we mused on the turning of another year. In no time at all Christmas will be upon us, with the traditional squabbling over the TV remote control and point-blank refusal, on the part of some members of chambers, to


In the first of this two part webinar series on capacity, Laura Johnson and Susanna Bennett go back to basics on the law of capacity as it relates to personal injury claims with a focus on some of the knotty practical issues that commonly arise in practice, where there are concerns about the capacity of


In yesterday’s webinar, David Thomson and Francesca O’Neill discussed date of knowledge, looking at how claimants should assess date of knowledge and present this in proceedings. They also looked at defendants’ assessment and tactics to improve their poor outcome in much of the case law. If you missed it, you can view it here:


In this webinar, Paul Stagg and Lisa Dobie seek to explain the circumstances in which a claim may succeed on the basis of demonstrating a material contribution to an adverse outcome in the clinical negligence context. They consider the concept’s relationship to the establishment of liability and assessment of quantum, in relation to both physical


We know it’s hard to imagine the team at 1CL as mindless zombies or bloodsucking creatures of the night, but we do love our annual Trick or Treat outing. And this week has seen plenty of Treats for both Claimants and Defendants. On the Claimant side, the Federal Court of Australia found that Carnival’s class


What amount of damage is necessary before a claim for a data breach or of misuse of private information is actionable?   In TLT and others v The Home Office [2016] 2217 (QB), Mitting J noted that the threshold was based on the “de minimis principle”, but how is that principle to be applied in practice? 


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