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Francesca O’Neill successful in striking out £10 million personal injury claim in the High Court. Francesca represented the Secretary of State for Justice in this claim brought by a foreign national as a result of his deportation. The Court further considered that the claim was totally without merit and awarded costs in the Defendant’s favour.


As regular readers know, we at 1CL like nothing better of an evening than to huddle round the chambers wireless listening to the government’s pronouncements on the issues of the day. For the last few months, admittedly, the news has been dominated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but in recent times we have detected a


Yesterday, John Bryant and Conor Kennedy provided an introduction to probate law. They covered: How is a valid will drawn? What are the duties of personal representatives? How may they be challenged? How may a will be challenged (mental capacity, knowledge and approval, undue influence)? If you missed it, you can view it here. Our


Following the much anticipated decision of the Court of Appeal in Swift v Carpenter John Ross QC and Thomas Yarrow provide a comprehensive analysis of the difficulties accommodation claims present for the courts, the detail of the decision in Swift (including explaining the maths behind the formula) and the practical implications of the decision.  The


Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, Chloe Jenkins of BLM and Jack Harding of 1 Chancery Lane Chambers have successfully defended a claim against the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and North Yorkshire County Council brought by a claimant who fell whilst crossing a set of stepping stones in the River Cover in the Yorkshire Dales National


In this webinar, Simon Trigger and Dominique Smith discuss the topic of fundamental dishonesty. They cover the relevant case law and talk about some things to look out for. They also discuss fundamental dishonesty in the context of remote hearings, as well as deal with whiplash reforms. View the slides here – Fraud & Fundamental


We’re excited to be taking part in the first virtual Bar Council Pupillage Fair this Saturday, 15th October. Due to Covid-19, the event is having to be held virtually this year, but this allows more aspiring barristers to attend the event, and gives us as an exhibitor the chance to chat to so many prospective


Yesterday, Edward Bishop QC and Angus Piper took a look at the problem of accommodation claims, in light of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Swift v Carpenter which was handed down on Friday 9th October. They assessed the judgment, and considered how things are likely to play out in the future. If you missed it, you


This week saw the team at 1CL dusting off our scientific calculators and trying to remember our integers from our indices. For on Friday the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Swift v Carpenter [2020] EWCA Civ 1295. The judgment, which runs to 230 paragraphs, can be boiled down to this: there’s a formula


This webinar gives basic knowledge of probate law. John Bryant and Conor Kennedy cover: How is a valid will drawn? What are the duties of personal representatives? How may they be challenged? How may a will be challenged (mental capacity, knowledge and approval, undue influence)? View the slides here – An Introduction to Probate Law


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