2009 News Archive

2009 News Archive

2009 News Archive

  • 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 »
  • Coroners and Justice Act 2009

    24 Nov 2009

    The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 received the Royal Assent on 12 November 2009. This newsflash comments on the main changes to the law of ... More »
  • Amsprop Ltd v ITW Ltd (t/a Hobart UK) [2009] EWHC 2689 (TCC)

    19 Nov 2009

    Andrew Bartlett QC and Anna Laney successfully defend fire claim: a fire at the Hard Rock Cafe in Piccadilly was said to have been caused ... 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 »
  • Antony Edwards-Stuart QC appointed High Court Judge

    1 Oct 2009

    The members, clerks and staff of Crown Office Chambers congratulate Antony Edwards-Stuart QC on his appointment as a High Court Judge. The appointment is to ... 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 »
  • Richard Tyrrell joins Chambers

    14 Sep 2009

    Chambers is pleased to announce that Richard Tyrrell (formerly of St Johns Buildings, Manchester) has accepted an invitation to join Chambers from 14 Septmber 2009. ... 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 »
  • Chilcott v Thermal Transfer Ltd, 17 July 2009

    24 Jul 2009

    The Administrative Court cancelled the Prohibition Notice issued against Thermal Transfer Ltd ("TT") and clarified the law on the approach to be taken by Employment ... 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 »
  • Flexsys America LP v XL Insurance Co Ltd [2009] EWHC 1115 (Comm)

    8 Jun 2009

    Andrew Bartlett QC and Daniel Shapiro successfully represented XL against a claim by its insured for indemnity under the provisions of a drop down clause ... 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 »
  • HMS Tireless Inquest

    24 Mar 2009

    James Maxwell-Scott (instructed by Hill Hofstetter LLP) represented the manufacturer of a self-contained oxygen generator (SCOG) which exploded onboard the Royal Navy nuclear submarine, HMS ... More »
  • HSE v Enterprise Managed Services Limited

    6 Mar 2009

    Southwark Crown Court, 2-6 March 2009. John Cooper successfully defended in this case in which it was alleged that the company had caused a contractor, ... 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 »
  • Trent Strategic Health Authority v Jain - House of Lords Decision

    2 Feb 2009

    In Trent Strategic Health Authority v Jain [2009] UKHL 4 the House of Lords dismissed the Jains' appeal. The House of Lords held that the ... More »
  • Cambridge City Council v Kwik Fit (GB) Ltd

    29 Jan 2009

    John Cooper successfully represented Kwik Fit in their appeal heard at Cambridge Crown Court earlier this month. The court allowed an appeal against the conviction ... More »


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