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The government has announced a ban on new possession proceedings for the next three months together with a number of other measures which will affect the rental market. The measures announced so far include (which will be implemented through emergency legislation this week): The suspension of new evictions from social or private rented accommodation; A


TATLA Newsletter – March 2020

In an effort to avoid the C-word and to provide some distraction in these troubled times, this Newsletter concentrates on two recent High Court decisions: Pandya v Intersalonika [2020] EWHC 273; [2020] 1 WLUK 246 (QB) and Perez v KBC Verzekeringen & Others [2020] 21 February (QB, unreported). Both cases were listed for preliminary issue


1 Chancery Lane is closely monitoring the development of the Covid-19 situation and our top priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our barristers, staff, clients and all visitors to Chambers. We are confident that we can continue to provide the quality of service which our clients rightly expect during these uncertain


Covid-19: The facts

Matthew Ford , Head of Travel at BLM and Sarah Prager, Senior Travel Barrister at 1 Chancery Lane, talk through the latest on Covid-19. What is Covid-19, and how worried should we be about it? Covid-19 is a new virus which attacks the respiratory system in humans. Because it has only been identified very recently,


Tenancy Announcement: Russell Wilcox

1 Chancery Lane is delighted to announce the arrival of Russell Wilcox . He will be joining our expanding team, working across chambers’ core practice areas of property, commercial and public law.


It is frequent occurrence in road traffic claims for defendant insurers to raise allegations of fundamental dishonesty during the course of litigation, or, indeed, at trial. This is often in response to claimants suggesting that they suffered multiple injuries, despite being involved in a low-velocity impact where minimal vehicle damage was sustained. However, allegations of fundamental


Hussain (I) & Begum (II) v Aviva Insurance Limited The rule that costs follow the event is very rarely displaced, except in favour of claimants in fast track claims who are protected by the operation of QOCS. However, in some circumstances, where the Claimant (or the Claimant’s solicitors) have prepared a claim so badly that


Figures just released by the Food Standards Agency show that there are estimated to be about 2.4 million cases of food poisoning a year in the UK; more than twice as many as the estimated figure in 2009. This does not mean that cases of food poisoning have increased; rather, it is a reflection of more


Coronavirus: The Facts for the Travel Industry

Matthew Ford, Head of Travel at BLM and Sarah Prager, Senior Travel Barrister at 1 Chancery Lane, talk through the latest on Coronavirus, providing clarity for those working in the travel industry in what can be described as a fast moving and rather uncertain landscape. With daily reports being issued about the increasing spread of


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