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Personal Injury analysis: Dominique Smith, barrister specialising in Personal Injury at 1 Chancery Lane, discusses the latest developments in relation to fundamental dishonesty, including how the courts deal with such allegations, and what practical steps practitioners should take when dealing with, or making, such an application.   Introduction For several years, the courts have been

Bereavement Awards for Cohabitees

Earlier this year we reported on the increase in the bereavement award under s.1A of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, and the proposed legislation to extend eligibility to cohabitees. The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2020 (SI 2020/1023) (“the Order”) has now been made and comes into force from 6 October 2020. The amendments

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Warnock QC has been shortlisted for the Chambers Bar Awards 2020. Andrew has been shortlisted for Personal Injury Silk of the Year. The awards are based on Chambers’ research for the 2021 edition of Chambers Bar and reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work,

Busy practitioners could be forgiven for missing the latest amendment to the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, s.1A of which will now enable cohabitees to claim for statutory bereavement under s.1A(3). The amendment, which has been a long time coming, will finally be ushered in on 6th October by the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order

Yesterday Sarah Prager and Andrew Spencer discussed commonly encountered issues in the Athens Convention. They covered: Applicability Scope Jurisdiction Limitation The nature of the event​ The measure of damages If you missed it, you can view it here  

There has been much speculation, but little certainty, as to whether the government intended to extend the provisions of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the 2020 Act). Today (24th September) the Government has laid before parliament regulations designed to extend the protection offered to struggling businesses by the 2020 Act, beyond the original

Personal Injury analysis: Laura Johnson, barrister specialising in clinical negligence and personal injury at 1 Chancery Lane, discusses the latest developments in relation to clinical negligence, including significant case law and practical tips for practitioners What are the key developments in recent clinical negligence cases? It has been a busy few months for clinical negligence

The London Legal Support Trust Legal Walk is unable to go ahead in its usual format this year, so this year it has become the 10xChallenge. On 5th October, a team from 1 Chancery Lane will be participating in the 10xChallenge, running 10K either alone or socially distanced, all to raise vital funds to support

We were sorry to learn this week that On the Beach and Loveholidays, the two largest online travel agents in the UK and third and fourth largest ATOL holders, have resigned as members of ABTA. We have mentioned in previous briefings that they had clashed over whether or not refunds should be given where the

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