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TATLA Newsletter – January 2020

‘Where a cup of hot coffee, which is placed on the tray table of the seat in front of a person in an aircraft in flight, for unknown reasons slides and tips over, causing a passenger to suffer scalding, does this constitute an “accident” triggering a carrier’s liability within the meaning of Article 17(1) of


Following the decisions of Molodi v Cambridge [2018] and Richards & Anor v Morris [2018], it is commonplace for defendants to seek findings of fundamental dishonesty in personal injury cases. Many rely on Mr Justice Martin Spencer’s words emphasising the problem courts and insurers have faced with fraudulent and exaggerated claims. However, on occasion, a judge may give a judgment


On 14 January 2020 Stewart J granted the Claimants permission to appeal against the decision of Master Cook dated 4 November 2019 striking out their secondary victim claims.  The claims arose from them witnessing of the heart attack and death of their father some 14 months after the negligence occurred that the Claimants allege led


On 19 December 2019 judgment was entered in the High Court for the Defendant in Metcalf v Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 3549 (QB). The case arose out of the admitted failure by the Defendant Trust to diagnose the Claimant’s husband’s lung cancer; accordingly it was concerned with factual causation. In


We have reduced opening hours over the Christmas period. Monday 23rd December: 8.30am – 1.00pm Tuesday 24th December: Closed Wednesday 25th December: Closed Thursday 26th December: Closed Friday 27th December: 9.00am – 1.30pm Monday 30th December: 9.00am – 1.30pm Tuesday 31st December: 9.00am – 1.30pm Wednesday 1st January: Closed We resume our normal opening hours


Public Authority Briefing December 2019

In this end of year article, Andrew Warnock QC asks the question many involved with the public sector have been asking since Poole v GN – when does an Assumption of Responsibility arise? Whilst the Supreme Court did not give the clearest guidance, an analysis of the cases on Assumption of Responsibility in this area


We are delighted to announce that Katie Ayres has been elected to the Administrative Law Bar Association Committee. ALBA is the professional association for barristers in England and Wales practising in ‘public law’ – a term which includes administrative law, constitutional law, judicial review, freedom of information, and other areas of practice concerned with regulating


This edition’s contributors are all new members of Chambers who are writing for us for the first time. Their contributions reflect the breadth of our expertise at 1 Chancery Lane. Richard Cherry is an experienced housing practitioner and with one of our junior tenants, Richard Collier, has written about the restrictions on landlords serving section


TATLA Newsletter December 2019

We end the year on a jurisdictional theme: a case-note on the Court of Appeal’s decision in the recent Lugano Convention case of JSC Commercial Bank v Kolomoisky & Anor. [2019] EWCA Civ 1708. This decision (which has obvious potential relevance to the recast Brussels I Regulation regime) joins Cole & Martin v IVI Madrid


We are pleased to announce that after extensive research Edward Faulks QC has been shortlisted for the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year in The Legal 500 UK 2020 awards. Winners will be announced in the next 10 days.  


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