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  • Andrew Smith QC to join Ogden Tables working party

    14 Feb 2017

    Andrew Smith QC has been invited to join the working party in respect of the Ogden Tables. When government funding is available, work will commence ... More »
  • Harry Lambert settles landmark claim for victims of human trafficking

    21 Dec 2016

    We are pleased to announce that six victims of human trafficking  have received substantial compensation in the first ever High Court action against a British ... More »
  • David Platt QC appears for TATA Steel UK Ltd.

    25 Nov 2016

    David Platt QC appears for TATA Steel as GLO is provisionally ordered into former British Steel coke oven group claims           ... More »
  • Matthew Boyle successfully defends deafness claim on the basis that the losses are de minimis

    14 Oct 2016

    Harbison v The Rover Company Ltd In a successful judgment for insurers, HHJ Wall accepted that the claimant’s noise-induced hearing loss of 1 dB was ... More »
  • David Platt QC and Peter Morton successfully defend novel deafness claim

    23 Sep 2016

    David Platt QC and Peter Morton successfully defend novel deafness claim based on the alleged latency of noise damage in the human ear. A copy of ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers credited as a Leading Set in the 2016 Edition of the Legal 500

    15 Sep 2016

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to be recognised as a leading set of Chambers again in this year’s Legal 500 UK Directory, Described as ‘a ... More »
  • On appeal, Suzanne Chalmers upholds trial Judge’s application of the ‘ex turpi causa’ maxim…

    20 Jul 2016

    The decision of the Court of Appeal in Beaumont and O’Neill v Ferrer reinforces the application of the existing law on ex turpi causa non ... More »
  • Steven Snowden successful in High Court trial of lorry roll-over accident

    7 Jul 2016

    Reserved Judgment has been handed down in the case of Edwards v Hargreaves Waste Services, a High Court trial in Newcastle concerning an HGV roll-over ... More »
  • Harry Lambert joins Crown Office Chambers

    1 Jun 2016

    Crown Office Chambers is delighted to announce that Harry Lambert has accepted an invitation to join chambers.Harry comes to us from Doughty Street Chambers and is ... More »
  • Michael Kent QC acted for the successful Respondent in Greenway & others v Johnson Matthey plc

    28 Apr 2016

    Michael Kent QC instructed by Weightmans acted for the successful respondent in this appeal in which five appellants sought to identify a novel cause of ... More »
  • David Platt QC successfully defends mesothelioma claim on behalf of Lloyds Bank

    8 Mar 2016

    David Platt QC successfully defends mesothelioma claim on behalf of Lloyds Bank: please click on the judgment below.
  • Robert O’Leary in Supreme Court victory establishing prison service vicariously liable for prisoner at work

    2 Mar 2016

    In Cox v Ministry of Justice [2016] UKSC 10, Robert O'Leary, led by Robert Weir QC of Devereux Chambers, instructed by Thompsons solicitors, acted for ... More »
  • Heneghan: damages for asbestos-assoctiated lung cancer are divisible

    15 Feb 2016

    David Platt QC and Peter Houghton have secured a significant victory for insurers on appeal in the leading asbestos-related lung cancer case of Heneghan v ... More »
  • Supreme Court hands down judgment in Kennedy v Cordia, in which Andrew Smith QC appeared

    11 Feb 2016

    Andrew Smith QC (in his role as a Scottish Silk) represented the Respondent in the important case of Kennedy v Cordia [2016] UKSC 6, in ... More »
  • Matthew Boyle secures High Court clarification on heads of loss in fatal mesothelioma cases

    2 Feb 2016

    Matthew Boyle appeared as Counsel for the Defendant employers in Mosson v Spousal (London) Ltd in which Garnham J handed down judgment on 25 January ... More »
  • David Platt QC and Peter Houghton conclude arguments in Court of Appeal

    20 Jan 2016

    David Platt QC and Peter Houghton conclude arguments in Court of Appeal in Heneghan v Manchester Dry Dock
  • Jack Macaulay secures exceptions to the QOCS regime

    12 Jan 2016

    Jack Macaulay appeared for the successful Defendant in a costs dispute following the discontinuance of a fast track personal injury claim. The Claimant was a ... More »
  • Andrew Smith, Kim Franklin and James Maxwell-Scott appointed as Queen's Counsel

    11 Jan 2016

    Crown Office Chambers is delighted to announce that Andrew Smith, Kim Franklin and James Maxwell-Scott have been successful in their applications for Silk. They will be formally appointed as ... More »
  • Anna Symington appeared for the successful Defendant in Morrison v Finglands & QBE

    4 Dec 2015

    Anna Symington appeared for the successful Defendant in Morrison v Finglands & QBE.  The claim arose out of a bus crash which had been fraudulently ... More »
  • Horner v Norman: Q&A article with Shaun Ferris published

    17 Nov 2015

    Shaun Ferris explores Horner v Norman and argues that this case shows that, despite a tendency to apportion a larger share of blame to the ... More »
  • Shaun Ferris has negotiated the settlement of a traumatic brain injury case involving a Claimant living in Poland

    10 Nov 2015

    The Claimant, a Polish citizen, sustained a severe traumatic brain injury whilst undertaking seasonal fruit picking work in the UK. Shortly after the accident she was ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers wins Set of the Year in both PI and Health and Safety at the Bar Awards 2015

    28 Oct 2015

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to announce winning two awards at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015 - Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence set of the year and the ... More »
  • Shaun Ferris has appeared in the Court of Appeal and upheld a finding in favour of a motorist who collided with a pedestrian who had run out in front of her

    26 Oct 2015

    Shaun Ferris succeeded in upholding a judgment in favour of a defendant motorist who collided with a pedestrian. The Court of Appeal held that the ... More »
  • The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015

    12 Oct 2015

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to be shortlisted for The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015 in the following categories: Health & Safety - Set of the ... More »
  • Robert O’Leary is appearing at Supreme Court today on the case of Susan Cox -v- Ministry of Justice

    12 Oct 2015

    Robert O’Leary is appearing at the Supreme Court today on the case of Susan Cox -v- Ministry of Justice please click on the link below.https://www.supremecourt.uk/
  • Nicholas Davies acted for the Claimant in £2.3m damages for a single amputee

    25 Sep 2015

    The Claimant suffered an above knee amputation of his left leg after he was struck by the propeller of a rescue boat coming to assist ... More »
  • New Judicial College Guidelines for General Damages

    25 Sep 2015

    Steven Snowden is one of the working party under the chairmanship of Langstaff J who have produced the 13th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines ... More »
  • Isle of Man High Court rejects Helmot multipliers in favour of the prescribed statutory discount rate in personal injury claims

    10 Aug 2015

    In Yoxall v. Moore (where David Platt QC was retained in an advisory capacity), the Isle of Man High Court has rejected an attempt to ... More »
  • Over 16,000 claims defeated following Clyde & Co success in Sonae Industria Group Action

    31 Jul 2015

    30 July 2015 Sonae Industria Group Action The claims of nearly 17,000 claimants alleging personal injuries and other losses from smoke exposure following a fire ... More »
  • Imminent tenant Adam Taylor successfully relies on exception to the QOCS regime

    30 Jul 2015

    Brahilika v Allianz Insurance Plc --  Romford County Court, 30.07.2015 The claimant in a fast-track personal injury case failed to attend at trial. The week ... More »
  • Chambers welcome new members Robert O'Leary and Patrick Maxwell

    22 Jun 2015

    Chambers is delighted to welcome two new members, Robert O'Leary and Patrick Maxwell. Robert undertakes a wide range of personal injury work including claims for ... More »
  • Personal Injury and Disease Seminar will be presented at Glaziers Hall, London on 4 June 2015

    4 Jun 2015

    The Speakers for this seminar are: David Platt QCChris Kennedy QCSteven SnowdenAnna Symington andPeter Houghton If you are interested in booking a place please go ... More »
  • Michael Kent QC’s arguments for Association of British Insurers upheld by Supreme Court in Zurich v IEGL

    20 May 2015

    The Supreme Court has just handed down its judgment in Zurich v IEG. A copy of the full judgment will appear on the Supreme Court ... More »
  • John Greenbourne: the dismissal of another VWF Professional Negligence appeal

    28 Apr 2015

    Procter v Raleys Solicitors [2015] EWCA Civ 400.  In a judgment handed down today, the Court of Appeal (Tomlinson, Gloster and Kitchin LJJ) dismissed the ... More »
  • A John Williams successfully defends £7m air crash claim

    31 Mar 2015

    A John Williams successfully defends £7m air crash claim Mr Justice Coulson has handed down judgment in the case of Cassley v (1) GMP Securities ... More »
  • Farrah Mauladad successfully defends B & Q in a “two breakdown” stress at work case

    31 Mar 2015

    Farrah Mauladad appeared for the successful Defendant in Easton v B & Q Plc [2015] EWHC Civ 880 (QB). The Claimant, a store manager, claimed damages ... More »
  • Jackson: Supreme Court allows appeal regarding contributory negligence, Andrew Smith QC for appellant

    23 Mar 2015

    Jackson v MurrayThe Supreme Court had the rare opportunity of considering the principles applicable to contributory negligence and reconsidering the apportionment of that liability. In ... More »
  • Montgomery: UKSC changes law on informed consent, Andrew Smith QC for intervener (GMC)

    23 Mar 2015

    This case rewrites the law on what is known occasionally as "informed" [sic] consent in medical treatment. A short summary of the decision is attached, ... More »
  • Chambers' Seminar on Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence & Disease arrives in Manchester

    5 Feb 2015

    The seminar will be held at the Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays and the post seminar party will be at the Imperial War Museum. The speakers ... More »
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Win Set of the Year at the Legal 500 2014 Bar Awards

    4 Feb 2015

    Congratulations to the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence barristers, Senior Team Clerk Paul Hurst and the PI clerking team for their outstanding achievements in winning Set of ... More »
  • James Ageros and Muhammed Haque appointed as Queen's Counsel

    14 Jan 2015

    Crown Office Chambers is delighted to announce that James Ageros and Muhammed Haque have been successful in their applications for Silk. They will be formally appointed ... More »
  • David Platt QC wins test case on asbestos lung cancer claims

    11 Dec 2014

    Mr. Justice Jay this morning handed down judgment in Heneghan v Manchester Dry Docks and others (attached).  This important decision confirms for the first time ... More »
  • Michael Kent QC successfully defends claim for loss of earnings due to sensitisation

    8 Dec 2014

    Greenway & ors v Johnson Matthey Plc [2014] EWHC 3957 (QB) Claims for loss of earnings due to sensitisation to platinum salts: whether actionable injury ... More »
  • David Platt QC successful in overturning stress at work award in Yapp v Foreign Office

    24 Nov 2014

    David Platt QC has been successful in overturning a substantial stress at work award before the Court of Appeal in Yapp v Foreign Office.  In allowing the ... More »
  • Farrah Mauladad successful in the Court of Appeal: Hodges v Aegis

    12 Nov 2014

    Farrah Mauladad appeared for the successful Respondent in Hodges v Aegis Defence Services (BVI) Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1449. It was the Appellant’s contention that ... More »
  • Nuclear Veterans War Pensions Appeal: landmark ruling from the High Court

    6 Nov 2014

    In a landmark ruling on the correct approach to war pension claims, Mr Justice Charles has allowed the appeals of nuclear test veterans who served ... More »
  • Chambers' Seminar on Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence & Disease arrives in Newcastle 16 October

    15 Oct 2014

    This Seminar will be held at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle. Speakers for this event include: Chris Kennedy QCDavid Platt QCA John WilliamsPatrick BlakesleyFarrah MauladadPeter ... More »
  • Asbestos: success for A John Williams in Heward v M&S plc

    8 Oct 2014

    ASBESTOS: HEWARD V MARKS & SPENCER PLC (D H ALLAN LIMITED, Third Party)  The High Court today (08/10/14) handed down judgment in the case of ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers shortlisted for Legal 500 UK Awards 2014

    1 Oct 2014

    Crown Office Chambers has been shortlisted in the following categories of the Legal 500 UK Awards 2014: Chambers of the Year: Personal Injury and Clinical ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers shortlisted for The Chambers Bar Awards 2014

    19 Aug 2014

    Crown Office Chambers is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted in the following categories for The Chambers Bar Awards 2014: Construction:                                          Set of the ... More »
  • Continued success for Crown Office Chambers in Chambers UK 2015 Directory

    24 Jul 2014

    The following members, which includes several new additions, are listed in the 2015 edition of Chambers UK: Richard Lynagh QC - Personal InjuryMichael Harvey QC - Insurance and ... More »
  • David Platt QC, Claire Toogood & Colin Nixon win in CA on industrial disease limitation defence

    23 May 2014

    David Platt QC, Claire Toogood and Colin Nixon succeed on an “issue of seminal importance in relation to long tail industrial disease claims” On 23 ... More »
  • Richard Lynagh QC & James Medd successfully defend a claim under the Consumer Protection Act

    8 Apr 2014

    Richard Lynagh QC and James Medd, instructed by Kennedys, successfully defended a claim brought against Halfords Limited under the Consumer Protection Act 1987. The Claimant ... More »
  • Chartwell v Fergies: relief from sanctions granted for late witness statements

    26 Feb 2014

    Michele De Gregorio acted for the successful applicant in Chartwell Estate Agents Ltd v Fergies Properties SA (QBD, Globe J, 18.2.14) Globe J granted the ... More »
  • Haxton v Philips Electronics: Court of Appeal allows novel head of damages

    24 Feb 2014

    Haxton v Philips Electronics [2014] EWCA Civ 4 Catherine Foster represented the Defendant in this appeal where the Court of Appeal allowed a novel head of ... More »
  • Three new Silks for Crown Office Chambers

    19 Feb 2014

    Crown Office Chambers wish to congratulate John Cooper, Alexander Antelme and Ben Quiney on their appointment to Queen’s Counsel. The appointment of Queen’s Counsel ceremony ... More »
  • Success for David Platt QC and Farrah Mauladad before the Court of Appeal in Davidson v Aegis

    11 Dec 2013

    David Platt QC and Farrah Mauladad appeared for the successful Respondents in Davidson v (1) Aegis Defence Services (BVI) Limited (2) Aegis Defence Services Limited ... More »
  • Chambers 100 UK Bar Shortlisting

    16 Sep 2013

    Crown Office Chambers would like to extend congratulations to the following members for their Chambers 100 UK Bar shortlisting. Christopher Purchas QC Roger ter Harr ... More »
  • VWF Professional Negligence Litigation

    25 Jul 2013

    Judgment was handed down today in Barnaby v Raleys Solicitors, the first case to come to trial in the VWF Professional Negligence Litigation. Mr Barnaby was one ... More »
  • Joyce v O'Brien & Tradex Insurance Co Ltd: Richard Lynagh QC and Suzanne Chalmers successfully defend the claim in the Court of Appeal

    20 May 2013

    Summary This case involved consideration of the scope and application of the maxim ex turpi causa non oritur actio in the context of a road ... More »
  • Cleightonhills v Bembridge Marine [2012] EWHC 3449 (TCC)

    5 Dec 2012

    Richard Lynagh QC and James Medd successfully defended a claim for £3.5m by an employer against a steel erector who erected a platform from which ... More »
  • Date of knowledge under s.14 Limitation Act 1980: Johnson v MoD & Hobourn Eaton [2012] EWCA Civ 1505

    3 Dec 2012

    William Vandyck appeared for the successful Defendant/Respondent in Johnson v Ministry of Defence and Hobourn Eaton [2012] EWCA Civ 1505, concerning limitation in a noise ... More »
  • UPDATE: Damages for non-economic loss to increase by 10% from 1 April 2013

    11 Oct 2012

    The Court of Appeal has now handed down its further judgment in Simmons v Castle [2012] EWCA Civ 1288, in which Andrew Davis appeared for ... More »
  • Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2012

    11 Sep 2012

    We are delighted to announce that Crown Office Chambers has been nominated for the following awards: Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury - Set of the ... More »
  • Damages in tort for non-economic loss to increase by 10% from 1 April 2013

    26 Jul 2012

    The Court of Appeal this morning handed down judgment in Simmons v Castle [2012] EWCA Civ 1039, in which Andrew Davis appeared for the Defendant. ... More »
  • Richard Lynagh QC and Suzanne Chalmers successfully rely upon ‘ex turpi causa’ to defeat claim

    22 May 2012

    Joyce v O’Brien & Tradex Insurance Co Ltd [2012] EWHC 1234 (QB) Richard Lynagh QC and Suzanne Chalmers successfully represented the Insurer Defendants at the ... More »
  • Success in the CA for Mo Haque and compulsory mediation for CA claims under £100,000

    18 May 2012

    On 17 May 2012 the Court of Appeal gave judgment in Ali Ghaith v Indesit Co UK Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 642, allowing the Claimant’s ... More »
  • Steven Snowden obtains an award of £5.5m in the CICA

    2 Apr 2012

    Steven Snowden was retained to act for L, who suffered non-accidental injuries at the hands of one of his natural parents at the age of ... More »
  • Asbestos: Supreme Court Rejects Insurers’ Arguments in the EL Trigger Litigation

    28 Mar 2012

    The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the EL Trigger Litigation (28 March 2012). David Platt QC and Peter Houghton (for Excess Insurance) and ... More »
  • Catherine Foster and Nadia Whittaker represent the ‘Atomic Veterans’ in the Supreme Court

    22 Mar 2012

    The 'Atomic Veterans', represented by Catherine Foster and Nadia Whittaker received a landmark judgment of the Supreme Court on 14th March 2012, in which the Court ... More »
  • Catherine Foster represents a Claimant injured in a climbing wall accident

    22 Mar 2012

    A company that operated an indoor rock-climbing centre was held liable for injuries sustained by the Claimant who jumped down from a bouldering wall and ... More »
  • A. John Williams successfully defends a workplace bullying claim brought by the Executive Manager of the Cromwell Hospital

    14 Mar 2012

    On 12 March 2012 John Leighton Williams QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) handed down judgment in the case of King v Medical ... More »
  • David Platt QC successfully defends Hartford Insurance against a £1.2m stress at work claim

    1 Mar 2012

    The High Court (Hickinbottom J) delivered judgment in MacLennan v Hartford [2012] EWHC 346 (QB) on 24 February 2012 after a 10 day hearing. The Claimant ... More »
  • Chambers UK, 2012 Edition – Leading Set

    26 Oct 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Crown Office Chambers is ranked as a Leading Set in the following areas: Clinical Negligence, Construction, Health & Safety, ... More »
  • Standard of care expected of rugby clubs

    20 Oct 2011

    Sutton v Syston RFC [2011] EWCA Civ 1182 The Court of Appeal today handed down judgment in this personal injury case where Matthew Boyle appeared ... More »
  • Steven Snowden appointed to JSB Guidelines

    18 Oct 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Steven Snowden has been appointed to be one of the two practising barrister members on the editorial board responsible ... More »
  • New Door Tenants

    3 Oct 2011

    Crown Office Chambers is delighted to announce that the members of Byrom Street Chambers in Manchester will be joining us as Door Tenants with effect ... More »
  • Legal 500, 2011 Edition – Leading Set

    29 Sep 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Crown Office Chambers is ranked as Leading Set in the following areas: Clinical Negligence and Healthcare, Construction, Consumer and ... More »
  • Atomic Veterans Litigation in the Supreme Court

    28 Jul 2011

    Michael Kent QC, Catherine Foster and Nadia Whittaker, acting on behalf of 1011 veterans who allege that they developed various injuries due to exposure to ... More »
  • Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Limited [2011] UKSC 17

    13 Apr 2011

    The Supreme Court has today (13th April 2011) handed down judgment in the case of Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Limited. By a majority of ... More »
  • Protection from Harassment Act 1997

    11 Feb 2011

    Catherine Foster acted for the Defendant in this action in which a female Muslim PHD student made allegations of racist harassment and bullying against her ... More »
  • Huscroft v P & O Ferries Limited [2010] EWCA Civ 1483

    14 Jan 2011

    Matthew Boyle appeared for the Respondents in the Court of Appeal in this case relating to the ambit of CPR 3.1(3) - the rule entitling ... More »
  • Baker v Quantum Clothing Limited in the Supreme Court

    9 Nov 2010

    4 members of Crown Office Chambers will appear in the Supreme Court on 22nd-24th November 2010. Christopher Purchas QC & Catherine Foster represent one of ... More »
  • Insurers Win Partial Victory in Trigger Litigation

    8 Oct 2010

    Excess Insurance win in full; MMI & Local Authorities win in part; other Appellant Insurers lose The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment ... More »
  • Court of Appeal dismisses Iraq fatality appeal

    16 Jun 2010

    Matthew Boyle was junior Counsel for the successful Respondents in Davies v Global Strategies Group Limited [2010] EWCA Civ 648. The Appellant's husband was shot ... More »
  • Bennett v The Attorney-General of the Cayman Islands

    2 Jun 2010

    Richard Lynagh QC successfully represented the Claimant in a personal injury action against the Attorney-General of the Cayman Islands. The claim arose out of a ... More »
  • Esdale v Dover District Council

    15 Mar 2010

    The significance of a local authority's intervention policy when considering a claim under s.2(2) of the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957. The Court of Appeal has ... More »
  • Paul Tyrone Mann v Northern Electric Distribution Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 141

    1 Mar 2010

    The role of "foreseeability" in the defence of "reasonable practicability". The Court of Appeal has recently given judgment in the case of Mann v Northern ... More »
  • Trevor Frost v David Oldfield (QBD, Manchester District Registry)

    18 Feb 2010

    Richard Lynagh QC and Jason Evans-Tovey successfully represented the Claimant Mr Frost in his claim for damages in respect of serious injuries sustained when his ... More »
  • Uren v (1) Corporate Leisure (UK) Ltd & (2) MOD (3) Pratt and Others, Syndicate 2525

    2 Feb 2010

    Richard Lynagh QC and Shaun Ferris successfully represented the First and Third Defendants in this action brought by the Claimant who sustained a neck injury ... More »
  • Clarifying Local Authorities' duties to prevent economic loss

    10 Dec 2009

    Michael Kent QC and Steven Snowden have been successful in the Court of Appeal for the appellant local authority in the case of Glaister v ... More »
  • Chambers UK, 2010 Edition - Leading Set

    1 Nov 2009

    We are pleased to announce that Crown Office Chambers is ranked as a Leading Set in the following areas: Construction, Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction, ... More »
  • Court of Appeal considers which party should be considered successful following the determination of issues of contributory negligence in a personal injury claim

    26 Oct 2009

    Sonmez v Kebabery Wholesale Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1386 (Ward LJ, Wilson LJ, Sir Paul Kennedy) Simon J Brown appeared for the Appellant on his appeal after the ... More »
  • Failing to provide a private security contractor in Iraq with an armoured vehicle or bullet resistant windscreen was not negligent

    25 Sep 2009

    Davies v (1) Global Strategies Group (Hong Kong) Ltd; (2) Global Strategies Group (UK) Limited [2009] EWHC 2342 (QB), Burnett J Matthew Boyle was junior ... More »
  • Transporting civilians in un-armoured vehicles in Basra in 2003 was not negligent

    24 Jul 2009

    Hopps v (1) Mott MacDonald Ltd (2) MoD [2009] EWHC 1881 (QB), Christopher Clarke J. Mark Turner QC and Toby Gee represented Mott MacDonald Ltd. ... More »
  • PI claim re-issued after first set of proceedings had been struck out for failure to serve in time is itself struck out as an abuse of process

    13 Jul 2009

    Dixie v British Polythene 8.7.09 HHJ Mitchell, Central London County Court. Steven Snowden appeared for the Defendant before His Honour Judge Mitchell (Designated Civil Judge ... More »
  • Prospective funeral expenses are not recoverable by a living claimant: Watson v Cakebread Robey [2009] EWHC 1695 (QB)

    13 Jul 2009

    Steven Snowden (instructed by Berrymans Lace Mawer, Cardiff) appeared for the Defendant in this High Court assessment of damages in a living mesothelioma claim before ... More »
  • Famer found liable for injury by cows

    3 Jul 2009

    Shirley McKaskie v John Cameron His Honour Judge Howarth, Blackpool County Court, 1 July 2009 Counsel for Claimant: Christopher Purchas QC The claimant was seriously ... More »
  • Success in House of Lords for Christopher Purchas QC and Steven Snowden

    29 Jun 2009

    On Wednesday 17 June the House of Lords gave its judgment in the case of Gray v Thames Trains and Network Rail, unanimously overturning the ... More »
  • Baker v Quantum Clothing, Meridian Ltd and Pretty Polly Ltd (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Deafness Litigation) Group Test Case Litigation [2009] EWCA Civ 499

    22 May 2009

    Christopher Purchas QC and Catherine Foster represent Meridian Ltd (formerly Courtaulds PLC) in this landmark case dealing with the date of knowledge for NIHL claims ... More »
  • Duncan v Acrabuild Ltd

    11 May 2009

    QBD (Ronald Walker QC sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) 29.7.08 The Claimant was an independent contractor who was engaged by the Defendants to ... More »
  • Darg v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and Venson Public Sector Group Ltd

    1 Apr 2009

    (PERSONAL INJURY - CAUSATION - CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME AND COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME) Richard Lynagh QC (instructed by Colemans-ctts) appeared as Leading Counsel for the ... More »
  • Smith v J & M Morris (Electrical Contractors) Ltd & (2) Midland Co-Operative Society Ltd

    3 Feb 2009

    On 30 January 2009 HH Judge Oliver-Jones QC (sitting as a High Court Judge) handed down judgment in a high value mesothelioma claim brought by ... More »
  • Newsflash - "Trigger" Judgment

    21 Nov 2008

    Mr Justice Burton today delivered his long-awaited judgment in the Employers' Liability Trigger Litigation. The litigation followed the decision of a number of UK insurers ... More »
  • "Personal Injury Set of the Year" Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2008

    1 Nov 2008

    We are pleased to announce that Crown Office Chambers was voted Personal Injury Set of the Year at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards, which ... More »
  • Chambers Shortlisted for Chambers & Partners Bar Awards

    11 Sep 2008

    We are delighted to announce that Crown Office Chambers has been shortlisted in two categories of the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2008. Christopher Purchas ... More »
  • Personal Injury Seminars, Autumn 2008

    2 Jul 2008

    Crown Office Chambers is pleased to announce its programme of Personal Injury Seminars as follows: "Current Issues in Personal Injury & Disease Litigation: An Essential ... More »
  • Ide v ATB Sales Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 424

    28 Apr 2008

    Richard Lynagh QC and Thomas Saunt appeared successfully at first instance and in the Court of Appeal for the Claimant in this case which considers ... More »
  • Carver v BAA [2008] EWCA Civ 412 - A "more advantageous" approach to Part 36?

    24 Apr 2008

    Steven Snowden appeared successfully at first instance and in the Court of Appeal for BAA in a case which establishes the correct approach to the ... More »
  • Ezugwu v Platt

    28 Feb 2008

    Harry Vann was instructed as junior counsel for the Defendant in this claim for over £5m for catastrophic personal injuries arising out of a road ... More »
  • Welsh Ambulance Services v Jennifer Williams [2008] EWCA Civ 81

    15 Feb 2008

    CA (Civ Div) (Smith LJ, Thomas LJ, Lloyd LJ) Damages - civil procedure - dependency claim - fatal accident - measure of damages The deceased ... More »
  • Latona Allison v London Underground Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 71

    13 Feb 2008

    CA (Civ Div) (Sir Anthony Clarke MR, Smith LJ, Hooper LJ) Health & Safety at work – ergonomics - risk assessment - adequacy of training ... More »
  • Gleeson v Court [2007] EWHC 2397 (QB)

    21 Jan 2008

    Richard Lynagh QC successfully appeared on behalf of the Defendant in a case arising out of a motor accident. The Claimant, who was a passenger ... More »
  • Pleural plaques litigation

    17 Oct 2007

    The House of Lords today unanimously dismissed the joined appeals by Claimants in Johnston, Rothwell and others [2007] UKHL 39. Michael Kent QC presented the ... More »
  • Simon J Brown

    18 Sep 2007

    Chambers is pleased to announce that Simon J Brown (formerly of Seven Bedford Row) has accepted an invitation to join Chambers from 18th September 2007. ... More »
  • Burton v Kingsbury [2007] EWHC 2091 (QB)

    13 Sep 2007

    William Stevenson QC and Andrew Davis instructed by Eric Robinson solicitors successfully represented a claimant who was rendered tetraplegic in a road traffic accident in ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers shortlisted for Chambers & Partners Bar Awards

    11 Sep 2007

    Crown Office Chambers is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories of the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2007. Roger ter ... More »
  • Axa Insurance UK PLC v Norwich Union Insurance Limited [2007] EWHC 1046 (Comm)

    1 Jun 2007

    Roger ter Haar QC and Justin Davis successfully argued before Andrew Smith J that an employee who suffered personal injuries at work when he was ... More »
  • Hutchinson v Brigham & Cowan

    6 Mar 2007

    Hutchinson v Brigham & Cowan - David Platt obtains the settlement of a mesothelioma claim for just £47,000 before Eady J. in circumstances where the central ... More »
  • Textile Industry Deafness Claims

    14 Feb 2007

    Michael Kent QC and A John Williams represented Guy Warwick Limited and Christopher Purchas QC and Catherine Foster represented the Courtaulds Defendants before HH Judge ... More »

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