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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.  


Recent Tort Gateway Decisions

In two recent decisions the Courts have again considered the tort gateway (see, CPR Part 6, PD, paragraph 3.1(9)(a)) in the context of a jurisdictional challenge by a Defendant domiciled outside the jurisdiction and outside the EU: Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Inc & Another “Brownlie Mark II” [2019] EWHC 2533 (QB); and,  Allan Peacock


Introduction Where a claimant brings a “mixed” claim (i.e. they claim damages for personal injury and in the same proceedings also claim non-personal injury damages or other relief), does the court have the discretion to disapply QOCS? If so, how will the discretion be exercised? Those were the questions for the Court of Appeal in


QOCS and mixed claims

If Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562 was argued today, would Ms Donoghue have had QOCS protection? Not if she had been claiming for the cost of another bottle of ginger beer, as well as damages for gastro-enteritis, according to an “undoubtedly memorable” submission made to the Court of Appeal in Andrea Brown v (1)


Terence Wong

1 Chancery Lane is pleased to announce that Terence Wong has taken up a post in the British Virgin Islands. He will be joining Appleby and will be called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands. Terence will remain a member of Chambers and of its commercial practice group. Members of the group are


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