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The Supreme Court has today handed down its judgment in CN v Poole Borough Council, in which Lord Edward Faulks QC, Paul Stagg and Katie Ayres of 1 Chancery Lane represented the council, on the instructions of Rob Hams of Wansbroughs Solicitors. The Supreme Court has dismissed the claimants’ appeal, holding that in the circumstances


Half the fun in being a Treasury junior must lie in going along to courts to oppose the more outlandish summonses and claims issued by people with a bee in their bonnet about the actions of public figures. Robbie Manson, who described himself as a peace campaigner, made several attempts to get criminal summonses issued


It is commonplace for social media posts to form part of personal injury litigation. They can be provided by parties in the course of disclosure or uncovered throughout the life of proceedings, often in an attempt to discredit a claimant’s account of their injuries. Recently, in Zurich Insurance PLC v David Romaine [2019] EWCA Civ


There have been several interesting judgments concerning fundamental dishonesty that have been handed down over the last year. The recent judgment of Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke, sitting as a High Court Judge in the matter of Sudhirkumar Patel v (1) Aviva Midlands Limited (2) Zurich Insurance PLC [2019] EWHC 1216 (QB) is certainly a


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Customers can sometimes sustain injuries when purchasing hot drinks from vendors, particularly if the contents of their drink escapes from the mouth of the lid, if the lid is not secured properly, or, if by way of an accident, liquid contents escape from the cup. Yet, one must consider what duties, if any, a vendor


We are delighted to announce that we are organising a series of seminars on Chronic Pain; Fraudulent Claims; and Stress at Work in June and July this year. Each seminar will be centred around experts who, in conjunction with barristers from 1 Chancery Lane, will provide an introduction to the topic and discussion of particular


This case concerned a jurisdictional challenge brought by two corporate entities, one English and one Zambian registered/domiciled, which made its way through the High Court ([2016] EWHC 975 (TCC)) and Court of Appeal ([2018] 1 WLR 3575) before a hearing in the Supreme Court on 15 and 16 January 2019. The Supreme Court judgment (of


Chambers is delighted to announce that 1 Chancery Lane has been shortlisted for Barristers’ Chambers of the Year, at The British Claims Awards 2019. The British Claims Awards celebrate the achievements and progress made by the leading professionals in the claims sector on behalf of their clients and spans 1 Chancery Lane’s work in Personal Injury (including Motor Fraud),


Presented at the PEOPIL Conference, May 2019. Introduction Mrs X and her husband booked a 14 night all-inclusive package holiday to Sri Lanka. In the early hours of 17 July 2010 Mrs X made her way on foot (alone) from the Hotel room that she shared with her husband towards the Hotel reception. On her


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