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Jake Richards: Worboys’ release quashed

On 28th March 2018 a three-judge panel of the Divisional Court gave its decision in R (DSD & Ors) v The Parole Board of England and Wales [2018] EWHC 694 (Admin), ruling that the Parole Board’s decision to direct the release of…

The Weekly Roundup: the Wilde Edition

According to Oscar Wilde, we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. The team finds this apercu encouraging, particularly when, as this week, we have spent quite a lot of time examining judgments many and…

Puberty blocking drugs for gender dysphoria: High Court hands down critical ruling

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…

R (Morahan) v Assistant Coroner for West London

In June 2020, I gave one of 1 Chancery Lane’s webinars on Article 2 Inquests, and what to expect if you are involved with one (you can watch the webinar here). Shortly after, the Court of Appeal handed down an important judgment…

Multi-party communications and legal advice privilege: are communications with your lawyer always privileged?

It is not unusual for organisations within the travel industry to have their own in-house legal team, or for the members of their legal team to participate in meetings concerning both legal and non-legal matters. Often, communications are sent to in-house lawyers…

Civil Liability Act 2018 receives Royal Assent on 20th December 2018

The news that the Civil Liability Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 20th December 2018 may have passed many by due to the Christmas Holiday period. Now that it is an Act of Parliament it is perhaps sensible to look more carefully…

Mental health, manslaughter and the illegality defence – an analysis of Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

The facts of Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust [2020] UKSC 43 are undeniably tragic: whilst in the grip of a severe psychotic episode Ms Henderson killed her mother.  She subsequently pleaded guilty to the offence of manslaughter by reason…

Special Briefing: The exercise of judicial discretion in foreign law cases

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…

Fundamental dishonesty — recent case law and practice

PI & Clinical Negligence analysis: David Thomson, barrister at 1 Chancery Lane, examines how fundamental dishonesty operates in practice by considering recent case law and developments. Any consideration of Fundamental dishonesty (FD) requires a brief review of the statute and the CPR….

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

UK insolvency landscape permanently changed by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“the 2020 Act”). On 26 June 2020 the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“the 2020 Act”) finally entered into force.  Now it is in its final form,…

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