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Goman v Stockport MBC

Probation officers and social workers did not owe a duty of care to warn a woman of her partner’s past history of domestic violence. HHJ Sephton QC so held in Goman v Stockport MBC, judgment 20 March 2018. The case is thought to have to been the first claim against social workers to have been tried following the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in CN...

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CN -V- POOLE BOROUGH COUNCIL AND OTHERS

The Supreme Court have granted permission to Appeal in relation to the above matter.

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1 Chancery Lane supports The Claims Conference 2018

On 28th February 2018 members of 1 Chancery Lane were involved in speaking at The Claims Conference, in Manchester. Chaired by 1 Chancery Lane’s Head of Chambers, Simon Readhead QC, the day involved talks and panel discussions before an audience of claimant and defendant lawyers, as well as claims management professionals, accident management specialists and...

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Personal Injury Briefing - Abuse

ABUSE

2018 has started with an even greater degree of scrutiny upon abuse than ever before. Almost every corner of life is having light shone onto it in order to expose abuse. Naturally, not all allegations are meritorious, and even the dividing lines are being debated as to what is ‘acceptable’ behaviour and what isn’t, but the sheer scale of...

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Jenkins v Chief Constable of Essex Police – finding of gross exaggeration

Laura Johnson has successfully represented the defendant police force in a claim for in excess of £750,000 arising out of a knee injury sustained by a police officer who fell off her desk at work.  The background to the fall was a prank by a fellow officer who had hidden the Claimant’s mobile telephone in the ceiling void.  The Claimant alleged...

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Masterclass in Mediation on Advocacy

Andrew Goodman has been invited to give a Masterclass on Mediation Advocacy in April at the Mandela Institute, Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg on his forthcoming visit to South Africa, where he is being hosted by the General Council of the Bar of South Africa and the International Advocacy Training Council, where he is delivering seminars on written advocacy...

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CN v Poole Borough Council: Application for Permission to Appeal

The claimants have applied to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal.  A detailed note on the Court of Appeal’s decision is available here.  The defendant’s solicitors have been told by the Supreme Court Registry that the application for permission will be placed before the justices for their...

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Enforcement of Adjudication Awards in Relation to Oral Construction Contracts. How Hard Can It Be?

Maurice Rifat comments on his recent success in the TCC in the case of Dacy Building Services Ltd v IDM Properties LLP [2018] EWHC 178 (TCC).

This was the third Act in the saga that is Dacy Building Services v IDM Properties LLP.

On 6th February 2018 the Judgment of Fraser J in the TCC was handed down in the which he upheld the adjudication award (Act 1) in favour...

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