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The Court of Appeal case of R (Hans Husson) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 329 earlier this year highlighted the possibility of bringing claims in damages against the Home Office for delay in making immigration decisions, both under Article 8 of the ECHR in just satisfaction and by virtue of incremental

Yesterday, Richard Cherry and Henk Soede discussed the issues around residential possession claims caused by the recent lifting of the General Stay. They looked at: New Forms of Notices 3 and 6A and the new notice periods; Requirements for reactivation notices and how claims will be listed and heard under the Overall Arrangements. If you

Readers will already be mindful of the fact that the expiry of the Brexit transition period will (as things presently stand) trigger a seismic shift in the jurisdictional rules applicable to legal proceedings in England and Wales. The corollary of these changes seems to be that our common law rules on jurisdiction, as expressed in the CPR,

Judgment has been handed down today in the Supreme Court in the case of Stoffel & Co v Grondona. Andrew Warnock QC and Maurice Rifat are successful in relation to the application of Patel v Mirza and the illegality defence in a case of solicitor’s negligence. A full case note will follow next week.  

We have been running our 1CL Weekly Webinars for 6 months and are now reviewing our webinar programme for the remainder of this year and into 2021. We would therefore be grateful if you could complete our short survey. The responses will help us shape our programme and ensure we are covering the topics you

Judgment was handed down in the case of Ganoun v Joshi [2020] EWHC 2743 (Ch) last Wednesday. Here John Bryant, who appeared for the first respondent, provides an overview of the case. The case concerned the conflicting wishes of the deceased’s relations regarding arrangements for his burial. By the time of the substantive hearing his

Did you know that Boris Karloff made over 200 films in the course of his distinguished career? Nearly as many films as the team at 1CL has done webinars. This week in preparation for Halloween the Weekly Roundup is an homage to one of the greats of the horror genre. Mindful of our promise not

Yesterday, Simon Trigger and Dominique Smith discussed the topic of fundamental dishonesty. They covered the relevant case law and talked about some things to look out for. They also discussed fundamental dishonesty in the context of remote hearings, as well as dealing with whiplash reforms. If you missed it, you can view it here

“A first class set of Chambers” We’re delighted that 1 Chancery Lane is ranked across six of our practice areas in the newly released Chambers UK Bar – clinical negligence, motor insurance fraud, personal injury, police law, real estate litigation and travel law. Our clinical negligence team is described by interviewees as “a very powerful

THE ROME II REGULATION AND THE EXERCISE OF DISCRETION BY THE ENGLISH COURT Among the principal tenets of the Rome II Regulation (No 864/2007) are legal certainty and predictability of outcome (as to the law applicable to the tort). These aims find repeated expression in the recitals to the Regulation: see, for example, Recitals (6),

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