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PROPERTY UPDATE – SEVERANCE OF JOINT TENANCIES

The law normally exists to give certainty about the effect of a person's intentions. Nowhere is that more important than in the realm of wills and properties, where wills are construed in accordance with the intention of the deceased. Sometimes that intention is the subject of dispute, in which case a Judge will have to divine what that intention truly was...

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Fraud allegations on appeals from county court – Mavris v Xylia

The Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Geoffrey Vos has given an important judgment dealing with how the High Court should deal with appeals from the County Court that are based on the ground of fraud.

 In Mavris v Xylia (1//11/17) it was common ground that two tenancy agreements had been made but there was a dispute as to the which documents were the genuine...

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Simon Readhead QC to speak at Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2017 on 4th November.

1 Chancery Lane's new Head of Chambers, Simon Readhead QC, will be representing The Inns of Court College of Advocacy on a panel at the Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference 2017 on 4th November. 

Addressing the topic 'The Handling of Expert Witnesses: New thinking and new guidelines' Mr Readhead will be joined by Andrew Hochhauser QC, of Essex Court Chambers.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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JAMES KNIGHTS v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE [2017] 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...

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