2011 News Archive

2011 News Archive

2011 News Archive

  • Defendant liable to make interim payments in a total of £1.5M

    7 Dec 2011

    TTT v Kingston Hospital NHS Trust [2011] EWHC 3917 (QB), 25.11.11, Owen J The Claimant, a child, claimed damages against the Defendant hospital for catastrophic brain ... More »
  • Chern on Dispute Boards, 2nd Edition

    7 Dec 2011

    Chambers is pleased to announce the publication of the new 2nd Edition of "Chern on Dispute Boards", by Cyril Chern. The book provides an in ... More »
  • Estate agents' duties and entitlement to commission on abortive sales

    25 Nov 2011

    Foxtons v O'Reardon [2011] EWHC 2946 (QB) Foxtons introduced a purchaser who agreed to buy the Defendants' property for £3.3 million in July 2007. Contracts ... More »
  • Insurers liable to indemnify tradesman for fire caused by discarded cigarette despite 18 month delay in notification

    21 Nov 2011

    Milton Keynes v NIG [2011] EWHC 2847 (TCC) Following three fires that caused extensive damage to a Council recycling centre near Milton Keynes, the Council's ... More »
  • Solicitor's liability for costs of action

    11 Nov 2011

    Germany v Flatman; Barchester v Weddall [2011] EWHC Civ 2945 (QB) Eady J yesterday handed down judgment in these two cases in which Richard Sage ... More »
  • Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2011

    28 Oct 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Crown Office Chambers has been awarded Health & Safety Set of the Year and proud to congratulate Dominic Kay ... 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 »
  • TCC decision on the meaning of 'a dispute' in construction adjudication

    19 Oct 2011

    In Witney Town Council v Beam Construction (Cheltenham) Ltd  [2011] EWHC 2332 (TCC) the court rejected the employer's contention that the adjudicator lacked jurisdiction because ... 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 members of chambers

    4 Oct 2011

    Chambers is pleased to welcome Caroline McColgan and Carlo Taczalski as tenants following the successful completion of their pupillages.
  • 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 »
  • Cartlidge Morland v Thomas [2011] EWHC 2086 (QB)

    30 Sep 2011

    Judgment was handed down on 30 September 2011 in this case in which Simon J Brown appeared for the Defendant employee, instructed by Miller Rosenfalck ... More »
  • HSE v AMEC

    30 Sep 2011

    After a three week trial in Manchester Crown Court the jury acquitted the company after three days of deliberation. The case concerned the fatality of ... 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 »
  • Superyacht Design Symposium

    28 Sep 2011

    Kim Franklin will be one of the opening speakers at the fourth annual Superyacht Design Symposium, which is being held at The Ritz Carlton, Palm ... More »
  • Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2011

    1 Sep 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Crown Office Chambers has been nominated for the following awards: Professional Negligence Silk of the Year: Roger ter Haar ... More »
  • Tangerine Confectionery Ltd and Veolia ES (UK) Ltd v The Queen - judgment handed down today

    19 Aug 2011

    The Court of Appeal today handed down the long-awaited judgment in the joined appeals of Tangerine Confectionery and Veolia. John Cooper appeared for Tangerine Confectionery ... 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 »
  • R (on the application of Subner) v Health Professions Council

    15 Jul 2011

    Martyn Berkin appeared for the Appellant in the above matter in the Administrative Court [2009] EWHC 2815 and is representing the Appellant in the European ... More »
  • Harrison & others v Shepherd Homes Ltd [2011] EWHC 1811 (TCC)

    12 Jul 2011

    Judgment was handed down on 11 July 2011 in this case in which Andrew Bartlett QC, Robert Stokell and Crispin Winser, instructed by Tilly Bailey ... More »
  • Meaning of "vacant possession": NYK Logistics (UK) Limited v Ibrend Estates BV [2011] EWCA Civ 683

    16 Jun 2011

    The Court of Appeal has delivered its much-anticipated judgment today (16 June 2011) in this case in which Dermot Woolgar acted for the Appellant. The ... More »
  • Time For Completion, Concurrent Delay and Adyard Abu Dhabi v SD Marine Services

    10 May 2011

    In the attached article, Michael Curtis QC discusses the the approach taken by the English authorities (including the recent case of Adyard Abu Dhabi v ... 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 »
  • Cadbury v ADT

    12 Apr 2011

    Roger ter Haar QC and Ben Quiney have been acting for Cadbury in the TCC liability trial following a major fire at the Cadbury popcorn ... More »
  • Inconsistent authorities in the Court of Appeal?

    4 Apr 2011

    Is Robinson v PE Jones (Contractors) Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 9 inconsistent with Barclays Bank plc v Fairclough Building Ltd and others (1995) 76 BLR ... More »
  • Jones v Kaney

    30 Mar 2011

    The partial immunity of expert witnesses against suits in negligence has been abolished by the Supreme Court in the judgments given in Jones v Kaney ... More »
  • International Construction Arbitration Under NEC 3

    23 Feb 2011

    In this article, Michael Curtis QC considers the dispute resolution procedures under NEC3 and the need to specify arbitration in the contract data.
  • 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 »
  • Can ATE insurers be held directly liable for a defendant's costs?

    7 Feb 2011

    Simon J Brown discusses the implications of the decision in Curtis v Taunton Deane Borough Council in an article which was published in the February ... More »
  • HSE v London Borough of Camden

    4 Feb 2011

    Her Honour Judge Taylor today passed sentence in this case at Southwark Crown Court. The case related to an accident in January 2007, when a ... 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 »
  • HSE v Heineken UK Ltd

    13 Jan 2011

    Reading Crown Court, before HHJ Parkes QC. On the 4th day of trial the Prosecution offered no evidence against Heineken represented by John Cooper.  Not ... More »
  • Busy year for the Supreme Court

    12 Jan 2011

    This week's edition of The Lawyer summarises the trials to watch out for during 2011. These include three appeals in which members of chambers are ... More »
  • Jubilee Motor Policies v Volvo Truck & Bus [2010] EWHC 3641 (QB)

    6 Jan 2011

    This case determined the question whether a Road Traffic Act insurer who is required by s 151 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to satisfy ... More »


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