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In yesterday’s webinar, Paul Stagg and Lisa Dobie explained the circumstances in which a claim may succeed on the basis of demonstrating a material contribution to an adverse outcome in the clinical negligence context. They considered the concept’s relationship to the establishment of liability and assessment of quantum, in relation to both physical and psychiatric


It’s been an exciting week of sport, what with the T20 World Cup and the Autumn Internationals, and probably a bit of football too (there’s always football). But we at 1CL have been distracted from these events by a number of decisions on applicable law, jurisdiction and Covid related cancellations. We’ll bring you more on


Now that the dust has settled following the end of the transition period and Exit Day on 31st December 2020, it is a timely moment for insurers and their representatives to consider the post-Brexit landscape. The anticipated glut of pre-Exit Day cases did materialise as expected, but has, largely, been dealt with; some claims were


In yesterday’s webinar, Sarah Prager and Ian Clarke discussed Data Protection. They covered: The Data Protection Act 2018 Processing principles Lawful processing Special category data Reasons for processing data Fairness and transparency Quantum – damages for distress Quantum – damages for breach of the Act The Human Rights Act 1998 If you missed it, you can


Chambers Announcement

We are very pleased to announce that Richard Cherry has been appointed by the Senior President of Tribunals as a fee paid judge of the First-tier Tribunal. Richard will be assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber.


“… I conclude that section 13 of the DPA 1998 cannot reasonably be interpreted as conferring on a data subject a right to compensation for any (non-trivial) contravention by a data controller of any of the requirements of the Act without the need to prove that the contravention has caused material damage or distress to


Sarah Prager will be speaking at the upcoming APIL Accidents Abroad Conference 2021. Now in its 6th year, this full day conference will bring together a host of eminent speakers to talk on topics including: Developments in jurisdiction Interest on damages and enforcement of UK judgments overseas: A comparative analysis Panel session: Interest on damages


The trickle of court decisions seeking to apply the decision of the Supreme Court in N v Poole BC [2019] UKSC 25, [2020] AC 780 continues.  On November 8th 2021, Stacey J handed down her long-awaited decision [2021] EWHC 2974 (QB) on the appeals from the decisions of Deputy Master Bagot QC in HXA v


The Weekly Roundup: the Fireworks Edition

As the team gathered round the 1CL bonfire, eyes cast heavenwards watching the 1CL liveried fireworks, we mused on the turning of another year. In no time at all Christmas will be upon us, with the traditional squabbling over the TV remote control and point-blank refusal, on the part of some members of chambers, to


In the first of this two part webinar series on capacity, Laura Johnson and Susanna Bennett go back to basics on the law of capacity as it relates to personal injury claims with a focus on some of the knotty practical issues that commonly arise in practice, where there are concerns about the capacity of


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