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This article was first published in the November AvMA newsletter. Nigel Handscomb was a 65 year old gentleman with a history of bipolar disorder, which was managed well with lithium. On the 18th August 2017, Mr Handscomb visited his GP surgery, presenting with a history of dysphagia and vomiting which had lasted several days. Later


Can it really be that time of year again? No sooner has the fully-dressed, flame-retardant plastic Christmas tree been dispatched to the cupboard under the stairs than it is time to fetch it out again. We have enjoyed another eventful year on the travel law front: Keefe (nearly) reached the Court of Justice; X v


The High Court today dismissed a claim brought against the Partners of Apsley Surgery relating to the conduct of a locum GP, Dr Thomas O’Brien.  The claimant, a patient registered at the surgery, telephoned asking to speak to a doctor and was telephoned by Dr O’Brien, a locum GP working that day. During their discussion,


This article was first published on UK Human Rights Blog, on 26th November 2018. The Upper Tribunal decision in of C&C v Governing Body [2018] UKUT 269 (AAC) has provided important clarification to the scope of the Equality Act 2010 in an education context. A 13-year-old boy, L, was excluded for physical violence at school. L suffered


1 Chancery Lane is delighted to announce that a seven-strong team of civil law specialists will be joining chambers, from 33 Bedford Row. As part of 1 Chancery Lane’s focused expansion, within its core areas, Ian Stebbings, Richard Cherry, Simon Newman, Conor Kennedy, Richard McLean, Christopher Pask and Terence Wong will become members of chambers


We are pleased to announce that Francesca O’Neill (2012) has been re-elected to the Bar Council for a three year term.


Richard and Dominique joined Chambers as new tenants on 1st October 2018, having successfully completed their pupillages with 1 Chancery Lane. In this briefing Richard will analyse some recent cost decisions and Dominique reviews some recent developments in coronial law. Richard and Dominique will be practicing across all areas of Chambers work and we warmly


Following a ten day trial in July, Nicola Davies J has dismissed a claim brought by a teaching fellow against his former employer, the LSE.  The claim arose out of an incident that occurred on a trip that the Claimant and his Graduate Teaching Assistant (“GTA”) took to the United States.  Following the trip the


Small Company Held Vicariously Liable for Acts of Its Managing Director at Late Night Drinking Session after Work Christmas Party In Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2214 the Court of Appeal has found that a company is vicariously liable for the violent assault by its Managing Director, committed at an unplanned after-party following a


In two recent appeal cases have clarified the position of a defendant wishing to recover its cost from a claimant following discontinuance. In Cartwright v Venduct [2018] EWCA Civ 1654 the Claimant sued two defendants. The Claimant settled against D1 by way of a Tomlin order. The Schedule of the Tomlin order provided for D1


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