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Undoubtedly, 2020 has been a year where parties will have faced difficulty in progressing claims owing to the lockdown / semi lockdown state of flux we have found ourselves in. Parties will want to ensure that claims keep pressing forward to a conclusion and (where appropriate) a costs order. I doubt there has ever been


The diagnosis at the beginning of November 2020 of Sir Bobby Charlton with dementia follows on from four other members of the 1966 World Cup starting 11 also being diagnosed with the same disease. Martin Peters, Nobby Stiles, Ray Wilson and Jack Charlton have all died suffering the disease. It brings into stark focus that


The Weekly Roundup: the Royal Edition

This week the Court of Justice of the European Union has provided still further guidance on the operation of the Denied Boarding Regulations (in Ryanair v DelayFix, Case C-519/19), the Court of Protection has provided guidance to experts on litigants’ capacity (in AMDC v AG, CI), the County Court has provided guidance on the operation


In the last couple of weeks we have seen developments in two of the most controversial areas of travel and cross border work: local standards, and the incidence and calculation of interest. Unfortunately the developments themselves have not been uncontroversial; both High Court decisions have been the subject of criticism, and, arguably, leave the law less


We are delighted to announce that Andrew Warnock QC has been named as Personal Injury Silk of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards. The awards are based on Chambers’ research for the 2021 edition of Chambers Bar and reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and


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 “illegality” defence to a claim against a solicitor for professional negligence in the context of a mortgage fraud. In this webinar Andrew


The Personal Injury team at 1 Chancery Lane bring you an early Christmas gift to usher out 2020: The Highways Compendium. A high point we hope as a difficult year draws to a close. We recognise that normally our busy clients appreciate briefings that are just that: brief and informative. We also know however that


The Weekly Roundup: the CJEU Edition

It’s been another busy week in the courts for travel practitioners; no sooner did we have the judgment of Griffiths J in Troke v Amgen Seguros Generales [2020] 11 WLUK 67 (the incidence of penalty interest a matter of procedure for the law of the forum and not of the substantive law of the tort),


This week we learned that the Court of Appeal has declined permission to appeal in Swift v Carpenter [2020] 10 WLUK 74, but that the Supreme Court has managed to find time in its busy schedule to hear the leapfrog appeal in the FCA business interruption insurance litigation, which will be heard from 16th November


The Lord Chancellor’s Letters

On Friday the Lord Chancellor once again found a letter he wrote to The High Court Enforcement Officers Association (the “HCEOA”) plastered across the news. This letter is the second such letter that has been sent to the HCEOA in recent weeks. As those who tuned into 1CL’s webinar last week will know, the first


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