Bulic v Harwoods: High Court lowers threshold for 'disinstruction' of single joint experts
In a judgment handed down today ( EWHC 3657) Eady J, hearing a QB Appeal, has given useful guidance on the circumstances when it is appropriate to allow a party to disinstruct a single joint expert and to give permission to that party to rely upon their own evidence. The Judge considered in detail the comments of Lord Woolf in the well known case of ...
Court of Appeal gives judgment in Nationwide v Davisons  EWCA Civ 1626
An innocent but duped solicitor who has acted reasonably can obtain relief under section 61 of the Trustee Act 1925. The Court of Appeal has reversed the decision of the Judge. Davisons acted for a purchaser and lender. The seller allegedly instructed Rothschild, a firm of solicitors with a branch in Small Heath, Birmingham. R existed but had no branch in that...
Supreme Court gives judgment in historic child abuse case
The Supreme Court has given judgment in the historic child abuse case of Catholic Child Welfare Society v The Institute of Christian Brothers.
The Court held that there were two stages in establishing vicarious liability: first whether the relationship between the abuser and the defendant was capable of giving rise to vicarious liability; and secondly...
Proprietary Estoppel: Joyce v Epsom and Ewell BC
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a more flexible approach can be appropriate in a proprietary estoppel claim if the Defendant has encouraged the Claimant. Crabb v Arun DC  1 Ch. 179 has long stood out as a case which shows how flexible the doctrine of proprietary estoppel can be. In that case the plaintiff succeeded in establishing an entitlement to a...
1 Chancery Lane's Successes in Chambers and Partners 2013
We are delighted to be ranked by Chambers and Partners as the leading set for Travel Law in the UK and one of the leading sets for Clinical Negligence, Professional Negligence, Personal Injury and Police Law.
Members of Chambers are also listed as leading practitioners in the fields of Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Education, Local Government, Professional...
Financial Misselling: Charmaine Emptage v. Financial Services Compensation Scheme Ltd  EWHC 2708 (Admin).
Re-mortgage of English property to purchase Spanish investment property: basis of compensation from Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
The Administrative Court has just decided an important case upon a mortgagor’s entitlement to compensation under the Financial Services Authority Compensation Scheme (‘the Scheme’) that is likely to have...
Simon Readhead QC appointed Bencher by Middle Temple
Chambers is delighted to announce that Simon Readhead QC was recently appointed a Bencher by Middle Temple. Other Benchers in Chambers are Lord Faulks QC, John Ross QC, Alastair Hammerton and Andrew Goodman.
RS (By his father and litigation friend TU) v Newham University Hospital NHS Trust
The Court has approved the settlement of a claim by a 16 year-old boy suffering from cerebral palsy resulting from a negligent delay in performing a Caesarian Section. The Claimant had previously established liability at a trial of a preliminary issue. The Claimant was to recover : (i) a lump sum of £1.8m; (ii) an annual periodical payment linked to RPI...
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