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Following strong rankings in this year’s Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 rankings, we are delighted to have been mentioned as one of the ‘chambers solicitors [were] most impressed with’, for service and client care. In a major report, by Thomson Reuters, 1 Chancery Lane was one of only 13 chambers, across the UK, to


Entire Agreement Clauses

An entire agreement clause is used by the draftsman to try to ensure that what he drafts is the full extent of the obligations between the parties. The purpose of such a clause is to achieve certainty and forestall disputes about whether things were or were not said prior to exchange of contracts. This is


Beddoe Applications

If trustees or executors intend to take or defend Court proceedings in relation to the exercise of their powers and duties, they are strongly advised to make a Beddoe application (Re Beddoe [1893] 1Ch 547), which entails asking the Court to approve in advance the costs that the trustees or executors intend to incur on


The law normally exists to give certainty about the effect of a person’s intentions. Nowhere is that more important than in the realm of wills and properties, where wills are construed in accordance with the intention of the deceased. Sometimes that intention is the subject of dispute, in which case a Judge will have to


The Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Geoffrey Vos has given an important judgment dealing with how the High Court should deal with appeals from the County Court that are based on the ground of fraud. In Mavris v Xylia (1//11/17) it was common ground that two tenancy agreements had been made but there was


Simon Readhead QC follows John Ross QC, who held the role for more than ten years. On taking up the role, on Monday 9th October 2017, Simon said: “Over the past ten years my predecessor, John Ross Q.C., has led 1 Chancery Lane to its current position as a pre-eminent set with specialist expertise across


1 Chancery Lane has, once again, been recognised in the Legal 500 as one of the leading UK sets across core areas of Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Police Law and Travel Law. The set is described as: ‘a very impressive range of counsel’ across the civil common law spectrum. In particular, chambers is


C.N and G.N v Poole Borough Council

The Court of Appeal last week reserved judgment in a case with significant ramifications for claims against local authorities for failure to protect children. The issue was whether the decision in D v East Berkshire in the Court of Appeal could stand with subsequent decisions of the House of Lords /Supreme Court in Van Colle/Smith


Richard Beaty joins 1 Chancery Lane

1 Chancery Lane is delighted to announce that Richard Beaty has joined Chambers as a new tenant. Richard was for many years a senior equity partner with DAC Beachcroft LLP working in the London market for professional indemnity insurers. His appointments included Head of Professional Indemnity for the firm as well as 2 full 3


The Court of Appeal on 24 May 2017 refused the Claimants permission to appeal the decision of Mr Justice Wilkie in the case of KXL v Murphy & The Missionaries of Africa [2016] EWHC 3102 (QB), which was handed down on 2 December 2016. In refusing permission Lord Justice Floyd stated that “an appeal would


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