2008 News Archive

2008 News Archive

2008 News Archive

  • 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 »
  • Newsflash - Health & Safety (Offences) Bill Through the Lords

    15 Oct 2008

    In contrast to the Corporate Manslaughter Act’s turbulent and high profile passage through Parliament, the Health & Safety (Offences) Bill has almost completed its journey, ... More »
  • Fosse Motor Engineers Ltd & Ors v (1) Conde Nast and National Magazine Distributors Ltd (2) Phoenix Industrial Recruitment Ltd [2008] EWHC 2037 (TCC)

    29 Sep 2008

    Andrew Bartlett QC and Rebecca Taylor appeared for the successful First Defendants in this case arising out of a fire that broke out in the ... More »
  • The Legal 500 (2008)

    11 Sep 2008

    Chambers is pleased to announce its continuing rise through the ranks in the latest edition of The Legal 500. The set is now ranked in ... 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 »
  • Bailey v MoD - Court of Appeal

    26 Aug 2008

    Paul Dean successfully appeared for the Claimant in this case, which is reported in The Times today. The case concerns a claim by a young ... More »
  • NEW Health & Safety and Regulatory Newsletter

    1 Aug 2008

    The latest edition of Chambers' Health & Safety and Regulatory newletter can be accessed via the link below. In this issue you'll find the usual ... More »
  • R v TDG (UK) Ltd [2008] EWCA Crim 1963

    29 Jul 2008

    John Cooper appeared on behalf of the company in this case (a full report is provided in Chambers' new Health & Safety and Regulatory Law ... More »
  • OFT v Foxtons

    17 Jul 2008

    Michael Kent QC and Andrew Davis have succeeded in striking out part of the OFT's claim in this test case brought by the OFT in ... More »
  • Dr Volker Triebel joins Chambers as an international arbitrator

    4 Jul 2008

    We are very pleased to welcome Volker Triebel, who joined Crown Office Chambers as an Associate Member on 1 July 2008. Volker is a dual ... More »
  • Clinical Negligence, 4th Edition

    4 Jul 2008

    Four members of Chambers were among the specialist legal team of contributors to the latest edition of Powers, Harris & Barton's widely acclaimed text on ... 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 »
  • Earls Court noise nuisance abated

    17 Apr 2008

    London Underground Limited v Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea(West London Magistrates Court: 17&18 October 2007; 17&18 January and 14&15 April 2008). Statutory Nuisance - Abatement ... More »
  • Health & Safety and Regulatory Newsletter

    14 Mar 2008

    The latest edition of Chambers' Health & Safety and Regulatory newletter can be accessed via the link below. This new issue contains in depth coverage ... 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 »
  • The late John Slater QC

    4 Feb 2008

    A memorial service will be held on Monday 21st April at Temple Church for 5.45pm, with a reception to follow in Middle Temple Hall. Anyone ... More »
  • HSE v HTM

    31 Jan 2008

    John Cooper and Simon Antrobus successfully represented the company in a case of fundamental importance described in Redgrave as “central and controversial”. The jury returned ... More »
  • Mastercigars Direct Ltd v Withers LLP [2007] All ER (D) 385

    25 Jan 2008

    Simon J Brown was instructed to appear before Mr Justice Morgan in the Chancery Division in Mastercigars Direct Ltd v Withers LLP [2007] All ER ... More »
  • Michael Curtis – Appointment to Queen’s Counsel

    22 Jan 2008

    Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Curtis to Queen’s Counsel. Michael, who was called to the Bar in 1982, specialises in Construction ... 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 »
  • R (South Atlantic Marine Services Ltd) v Her Majesty's Attorney General of the Falkland Islands

    15 Jan 2008

    Dermot Woolgar (instructed by the Attorney General of the Falkland Islands) successfully acted for the Governor and Government of the Falkland Islands in this claim ... More »
  • Lingfield Properties (Darlington) Ltd v Padgett Lavender Associates (A Firm) [2007] EWHC 2989 (QB)

    14 Jan 2008

    Richard Lynagh QC and Jason Evans-Tovey successfully defended a detailed and complex £16m professional negligence claim against a town planner accused of failing to satisfy ... More »
  • Biffa Waste Services Ltd v Maschinenfabrik Ernst Hese GmbH [2008] BLR 155

    11 Jan 2008

    James Medd was instructed by one of the Defendants in the Biffa Waste Services case, a recent decision of Ramsey J in the TCC. The ... More »
  • Jani-King (GB) Limited v Pula Enterprises & ors [2007] EWHC 2433 (QB)

    11 Jan 2008

    Jason Evans-Tovey successfully represented a franchisor at the trial of preliminary issues relating to the effect of some clauses commonly found in franchise agreements. The ... More »

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