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In 1CL’s last webinar of the year, Sarah Prager, Lisa Dobie, Conor Kennedy and Richard Collier don their Christmas jumpers and take attendees on a whistle stop tour of some of the key cases of 2020 in the areas of Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Travel Law, Public Sector Law, Professional Negligence and Property Law. From


Last week judgment was handed down in the case of Tavistock v Bell [2020] EWHC 3274 (Admin), a landmark judicial review of medical treatment for gender dysphoria in minors. In a nutshell, the Divisional Court, comprising Dame Victoria Sharp, Lord Justice Lewis and Mrs Justice Lieven, concluded that puberty blocking drugs were an innovative and


The team is feeling festive this week; the puddings are made, the tree is dressed, the Christmas madeira is decanted, and the 1CL choir is practising its carol singing. And what better to add to the generally joyous air than yet another award to add to our already pretty impressive collection? This week brought the


Since at least 2003, when the judgment in Lowther v Chatwin [2003] EWCA Civ 729 was handed down, the Courts have been alive to a limited set of circumstances in which the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997 (“the 1997 Act”) imposed an (arguably) unfair burden on liability insurers: see, for exp., [7] in


In their webinar yesterday, Christopher Pask and Richard Collier provided a comprehensive overview of Section 41 of the Highways Act. They covered: the statute important cases things to look out for useful evidential pointers less typical situations, e.g. transient material, drains, verges If you missed it, you can view it here


In this webinar, Sarah Prager and Andrew Spencer cover the fundamental changes to the legal landscape in relation to jurisdiction and enforcement following the end of the Transition Period on 31st December. These two very experienced members of chambers also discuss how to handle the forthcoming challenges posed by the combination of Brexit and Covid-19.


This paper originally formed the basis of a presentation to APIL on 3 December 2020. The law is accurate as at 6 November 2020 Introduction This paper considers two liability and limitation regimes: the Athens Convention; and, the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims 1976 (“the Limitation Convention”). The text of both Conventions


We are delighted to have won Barristers’ Chambers of the Year Award at last night’s Personal Injury Awards. The Personal Injury Awards highlight and celebrate the excellence of individuals and organisations across the personal injury sector. The objectives of the awards are to identify high standards of practice and to inspire others to emulate the


Last week judgment was handed down in the case of Qatar Airways Group v Middle East News FZ LLC [2020] EWHC 2975 (QB), a jurisdiction dispute. The decision raises a number of interesting points for private international lawyers, but the purpose of this article is to explore three points in particular: 1) whether foreign law


This year’s APIL Accidents Abroad Conference is taking place on a fully virtual platform. It is a full day’s programme, to include: Sarah Prager will be on two panels, speaking about: Covid-19 – lessons learnt in the travel industry and potential claims Covid-19 – lessons learnt in legal procedure and practice: a comparative discussion Matthew


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