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Article 8 and Do Not Resuscitate

On the 17 June 2014 The Master of the Rolls gave judgment in the landmark appeal in the case of R (Tracey) v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Secretary of State for Health [2014] EWCA Civ 822. The court found that the Article 8 rights of the Claimant, Mr Tracey’s, late wife were infringed when a ‘do not attempt CPR...

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Metropolitan Police officers vindicated in claim brought by Everton fans

Dutton and others v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Claims for damages brought by four Everton fans arrested during a match at the Emirates Stadium in 2008 have been dismissed by the County Court, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, following an 11 day trial.

The arrests followed a dispute between Everton fans and stewards after the fans...

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Five lessons from the Court of Appeal decision in the Marks & Spencer break clause case

Marks & Spencer Plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Co (Jersey) Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 603 - Five Lessons From Yesterday’s Decision

Zachary Bredemear from 1 Chancery Lane's Property Group has reviewed the decision from the Marks and Spencer break clause case - his assessment is set out below.

The Court of Appeal ruled yesterday there was no implied...

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President of the Family Division advocates repeal of Family reporting statute in the Italian Divorces case

Simon Murray and Tom Collins act for the Queen’s Proctor in an application to rescind decrees of divorce granted by the English and Welsh county courts in a large number of cases involving Italian nationals who have been involved in a massive conspiracy (involving around 180 other cases) to pervert the course of justice by claiming jurisdiction on false...

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Assistant Coroner Role

We are pleased to announce that Laura Johnson has been appointed Assistant Coroner for East London. Laura will carry out this part time judicial role alongside her full time practice as a barrister.

The new appointment will complement Laura’s existing coronial practice as an advocate experienced in representing interested persons in inquests covering the...

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Alastair Hammerton appointed as a Circuit Judge

We are delighted to announce that Alastair Hammerton has been appointed a Circuit Judge. A member of the Hammerton family has been associated with Chambers for over 60 years and we are extremely grateful to have benefitted from this presence. There is no doubt that Alastair’s tremendous legal skills and professional abilities will be a huge asset to the...

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Lord Faulks QC appointed as Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice

Chambers is pleased to announce that Lord Faulks QC, a recent past Head of this Set, has been appointed to the office of Minister of Justice and will be serving in that capacity in the House of Lords as from 20 January 2014.  

This is a proud moment for Chambers and we wish Lord Faulks well in his new post. It will be a demanding...

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1 Chancery Lane members involved in landmark Court of Appeal decision on 7th November 2013.

Regarding case of Japp v Virgin Holidays [2013] EWCA Civ 1371 further details can be found on the PIBlawg please click here

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