CN -V- POOLE BOROUGH COUNCIL AND OTHERS
The Supreme Court have granted permission to Appeal in relation to the above matter.
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...
Personal Injury Briefing - 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...
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...
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...
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...
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  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...
Francesca O’Neill successful in £5.5 million High Court strike out
Following on from Chambers’ success in the authoritative CN v Poole case, Francesca O'Neill was successful in persuading the High Court to uphold Master Eastman’s order to strike out this claim for damages of £5.5 million resulting from alleged breaches of the Human Rights Act. Master Eastman had held that the proceedings were an abuse of process and...
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