1 Chancery Lane is delighted to announce Simon Readhead QC as the new Head of Chambers.
Simon Readhead QC follows John Ross QC, who held the role for more than ten years. On taking up the role, on Monday 9th October 2017, Simon said:
“Over the past ten years my predecessor, John Ross Q.C., has led 1 Chancery Lane to its current position as a pre-eminent set with specialist expertise across core areas of complex personal injury, public authority...
1 Chancery Lane recognised for excellence in the Legal 500 2017
1 Chancery Lane has, once again, been recognised in the Legal 500 as one of the leading UK sets across core areas of Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Police Law and Travel Law.
The set is described as: ‘a very impressive range of counsel’ across the civil common law spectrum. In particular, chambers is recommended for...
Tenancy Announcement: Maurice Rifat
We are delighted to announce Maurice Rifat (called in 1990) has joined Chambers. Maurice is an experienced practitioner in civil litigation with particular expertise in property law, trusts, wills & probate, construction, commercial and employment law.
Matthews - v- Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust , Nottingham District Registry
Laura Johnson has successfully defended a claim for delayed diagnosis of cancer and alleging failures in the administrative system of an NHS Trust, said to have led to the death of a young mother from cervical cancer. HHJ Godsmark QC, sitting as Deputy High Court Judge in the Nottingham District Registry, dismissed the claim after a week of...
JAMES KNIGHTS v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE  4 W.L.R 134
The Court of Appeal has concluded, in an appeal from a decision on a judicial review, that the ECHR art.3 and art.5(1) rights of an offender serving a sentence of imprisonment for public protection had not been breached by the length of detention as compared to the gravity of his original offending. Nor was the anti-discrimination provision of art.14 engaged...
Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated v Brownlie.
John Ross QC and Matthew Chapman QC have recently appeared before the Supreme Court to argue the Respondent’s case in Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated v. Brownlie. The hearing took place over 3 days – 9 and 10 May and 20 July. The primary issue was “Whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that the tort jurisdictional gateway test under...
Women in Law Awards 2017
Chambers is delighted to announce that Francesca O'Neill has been awarded the "Rising Star of the Year" in the Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards 2017.
The Lawyer Monthly Women in Law Awards celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in the legal profession across the globe.
C.N and G.N v Poole Borough Council
“The Court of Appeal last week reserved judgment in a case with significant ramifications for claims against local authorities for failure to protect children.
The issue was whether the decision in D v East Berkshire in the Court of Appeal could stand with subsequent decisions of the House of Lords /Supreme Court in Van Colle/Smith and Michael.
It is thought...
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