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The High Court has firmly rejected the contention, advanced in the ongoing Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation, that fear without more is capable of being an injury so as to bring a claim within the ambit of the discretionary disapplication of the time bar provisions contained in sections 11 and 33 of the Limitation Act 1980.


Court of Appeal decision on Imposter Fraud

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the long-awaited conjoined appeals of P & P Property Ltd v Owen White & Catlin LLP and Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya. It is not good news for conveyancing solicitors and their insurers. Each case involved a fraudulent property transaction carried out by


Chambers are please to confirm the appointment of Laura Johnson and Saleem Khalid to the Independent Appeal Panel for the Lambeth Childrens Home Redress Scheme


Queen’s Bench Division, 09 May 2018 Interlocutory judgment on the application of parliamentary privilege in the ongoing Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation. Simon P G Murray acts for the Foreign Office. http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2018/1070.html


Sumner v Colborne

Court of Appeal – 4th May 2018 A landowner does not owe a duty of care to ensure that vegetation contained on his land does not interfere with sight lines on the highway. The Court of Appeal so held in the above case, when upholding the decision of HHJ Pearce to strike out a claim


Chambers is delighted to announce that 1 Chancery Lane has been shortlisted for Barristers’ Chambers of the Year, at The British Claims Awards 2018. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 7th June 2018.


TATLA Briefing – May 2018

In 2017 Lord Sumption delivered a lecture to the Personal Injuries Bar Association entitled, “The Death of Personal Injury Law”. This was (probably) just a provocative lecture title, rather than a manifesto. However, it may be fair to say that the content of this presentation sprang from scepticism about the use of personal injury law


Update, the above appeal has now been brought forward by 1 day and directed into the lists for hearing on the 16th and 17th July 2018 by Lady Hale.  The panel has given a time estimate of  1.5 days.


On 28th February 2018 members of 1 Chancery Lane were involved in speaking at The Claims Conference, in Manchester. Chaired by 1 Chancery Lane’s Head of Chambers, Simon Readhead QC, the day involved talks and panel discussions before an audience of claimant and defendant lawyers, as well as claims management professionals, accident management specialists and


The Party Wall Act 1996 contains provisions that deal with service of documents by email (s.15(1A)-(1C)). The provisions are similar to the CPR in that they require the recipient to have stated a willingness to receive the notice or document by email (see CPR 6APD para 4.1). March 2018 – Property Law Briefing – Service


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