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The Weekly Roundup: The CJEU Edition

The Court of Justice of the European Union has been busy this week, determining issues in two long running cases; first, a case on recognition and enforcement of judgments, and then another on the use and disclosure of passenger data. Although these cases are not, strictly speaking, binding on the courts of England and Wales


In the summer of 2020, several current and former gymnasts spoke out about alleged mistreatment they had suffered in their sport. These allegations concerned emotional and physical abuse meted by coaches to athletes. Indeed, it was further averred that British Gymnastics (“BG”) had not only failed to prevent such behaviour, but had condoned it in


Owing to the planned national rail strike taking place this week, all clerks and staff at 1 Chancery Lane will be working from home from Tuesday 21st June to Friday 24th June inclusive to ensure the travel disruption does not affect business or the service that we provide to you. All barristers and members of


The Weekly Roundup: The Feline Edition

Today marks International Bring Your Cat to Work Day, a recipe for disaster if ever there was one, we’d have thought. The 1CL mouser is, as you’d expect, a sleekly efficient ruthless killer, but probably best kept away from laptops and remote hearings. But if we might doubt the wisdom of involving our feline friends


In yesterday’s webinar John Ross QC, David Thomson and Susanna Bennett considered the intersection of mental capacity and claims arising out of traumatic brain injuries. They outlined the legal principles for practitioners to be aware of and gave practical guidance, covering: Introduction – the relationship between brain injury and lack of capacity (specifically the capacity to


In this webinar, Saleem Khalid and Henk Soede consider the legal principles of the Defective Premises Act 1972 and the Building Safety Act 2022. They also discuss cladding claims generally, examining the issues that arise in cladding disputes. View the slides – Cladding Claims How to Bring them and How to Defend them


At its Annual General Meeting on 9th June 2022, Simon Readhead QC was elected as the next President of the Medico-Legal Society. Simon will be taking over from Professor Harry Zeitlin on 1st October, and will be delivering his Presidential Address at the Society’s first meeting of the Autumn term on 13th October. Congratulations to


The Weekly Roundup: The EuroEdition

As would-be holidaymakers continue to report chaotic scenes at airports both within the jurisdiction and abroad, and airlines, airports and government busy themselves playing Blame Roulette, the Court of Justice of the European Union has been steadily expanding the ambit of consumer protection, first in relation to cosmetics (Get Fresh Cosmetics, Case C-122/21), then (we


Congratulations to our seven barristers who have been recognised in The Best Lawyers United Kingdom 2023. Simon Readhead QC, Edward Faulks QC, Edward Bishop QC, Andrew Warnock QC, Matthew Chapman QC, Sarah Prager and Jack Harding have all been recognised for their professional excellence. Best Lawyers uses a purely peer review methodology which is designed


In this webinar yesterday, Francesca O’Neill and Henk Soede dealt with the assessment of damages in professional liability cases and, in particular, in the personal injury and conveyancing context. They addressed the basic legal principles, worked through various illustrative case studies and provided a case law update. If you missed it, you can view it


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