2012 News Archive

2012 News Archive

2012 News Archive

  • 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 »
  • Insurance warranties and “basis of contract” clauses: Genesis Housing Association v Liberty Syndicate Management Ltd [2012] EWHC 3105 (TCC)

    15 Nov 2012

    On 13 November 2012, Akenhead J handed down judgment in Genesis Housing Association v Liberty Syndicate Management Ltd [2012] EWHC 3105 (TCC). Richard Sage appeared ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers launches Fixed Fee Adjudication Scheme

    5 Nov 2012

    Crown Office Chambers has introduced a fixed fee adjudication scheme designed to reduce and simplify costs in lower value disputes where parties may need urgent assistance ... More »
  • Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2012 - Health & Safety Set of the Year

    26 Oct 2012

    We are delighted to announce that Crown Office Chambers has been awarded Health & Safety Set of the Year for the second consecutive year. The ... More »
  • Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2012 - International Arbitration Silk of the Year: Roger ter Haar QC

    25 Oct 2012

    We are proud to congratulate Roger ter Haar QC on being awarded International Arbitration Silk of the Year. The Bar Awards were presented at the Park Lane Hilton on 25 October ... More »
  • David Sears QC joins Crown Office Chambers

    16 Oct 2012

    We are delighted to announce that David Sears QC has accepted an invitation to join Crown Office Chambers. David, currently at 4 New Square, is ... More »
  • Unlawful killing verdicts and road traffic accidents

    11 Oct 2012

    James Maxwell-Scott, instructed by Stephen Barnfield of Hill Dickinson LLP, represented the successful claimant in R (Wilkinson) v HM Coroner for the Greater Manchester South ... 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 »
  • Court of Appeal judgment on Rylands v Fletcher strict liability for the escape of fire

    4 Oct 2012

    Jonathan Waite QC and Michele De Gregorio, instructed by DAC Beachcroft, appeared for the successful appellant in Stannard (t/a Wyvern Tyres) v Gore [2012] EWCA ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers welcomes a new tenant: James Sharpe

    3 Oct 2012

    We are delighted to announce that James Sharpe has accepted a tenancy following succesful completion of his pupillage. Before joining Chambers James read Jurisprudence at ... More »
  • Smith v UKPN – Michael Kent QC and Jack Macaulay represent victims of fire damage in the TCC

    20 Sep 2012

    On 17th September 2012 Akenhead J handed down judgment in Smith and others v UK Power Networks, a major series of Technology and Construction Court ... 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 »
  • Allen v ASD – limitation of liability clause caps claim from £7million to £705

    15 Aug 2012

    Ben Quiney successfully represented ASD on a preliminary contractual issue in the case of Allen Fabrications Ltd v ASD Ltd [2012] EWHC 2213 (TCC). HHJ ... 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 »
  • New Head of Chambers - Richard Lynagh QC

    18 Jul 2012

    We congratulate Richard Lynagh QC on his election as Head of Chambers and thank Andrew Bartlett QC for his leadership over the past three years. 
  • AB (a child) v Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust

    18 Jul 2012

    Margaret Bickford-Smith QC and Jack Ferro acted for a child Claimant, aged 16 at the date of approval, in a claim for damages for clinical ... More »
  • Court of Appeal clarifies foreseeability test in tree root cases

    13 Jul 2012

    Damage is reasonably foreseeable if there is a real risk of its occurring. But what if precautions would be unduly burdensome or would destroy the ... More »
  • Part 36 offers and preliminary issues: Ted Baker v AXA [2012] EWHC 1779 (Comm)

    6 Jul 2012

    On Friday 29 June 2012 Eder J handed down his judgment on costs in this case in which Ted Baker had been successful on certain ... More »
  • TCC rules on experts, privilege and undisclosed reports

    5 Jul 2012

    David Platt QC appeared for insurers in Odedra v Ball [2012] EWHC 1790 (TCC), where the Defendants sought disclosure of an additional expert report which ... More »
  • Andrew Bartlett QC and Robert Stokell successfully resist Eden Park appeal

    5 Jul 2012

    On 5 July 2012 the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal in Harrison v Shepherd Homes Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 904. 94 houses on the ... More »
  • R v Malden (Plumbing & Heating) Ltd - Acquittal on Section 3 of the Health & Safety At Work Act

    29 Jun 2012

    An Old Bailey jury yesterday returned a unanimous not guilty verdict following a prosecution under section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act. ... More »
  • Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law

    27 Jun 2012

    Chambers is pleased to announce that the Regulatory List Management Board has appointed James Ageros, James Maxwell-Scott, Mark Balysz, Harry Vann and Mike Atkins as ... More »
  • Michael Curtis QC to speak at the Fifth International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis

    26 Jun 2012

    Michael Curtis QC will be speaking on “Expert Witness Immunity” at the Fifth International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis to be held at the Hilton ... More »
  • Andrew Bartlett QC and Isabel Hitching obtain landmark decision on scope of compulsory motor insurance regime

    25 Jun 2012

    AXN v Worboys [2012] EWHC 1730 (QB) Andrew Bartlett QC and Isabel Hitching successfully represented motor insurers who contested liability to pay out the victims of the ... More »
  • The effect of noting an interest in an insurance policy: Eurocrest Ventures Ltd v Zurich Insurance plc

    11 Jun 2012

    Eurocrest applied for a declaration that it was entitled to an indemnity under an insurance policy taken out by the freeholder of a building of ... More »
  • James Ageros joins Chambers’ Criminal Regulatory & Environmental team from 2 Bedford Row

    31 May 2012

    We are delighted to announce that James Ageros has joined Chambers’ Criminal Regulatory & Environmental Law team from 2 Bedford Row. James, who was nominated for ... More »
  • Ted Baker v AXA Insurance [2012] EWHC 1406 (Comm)

    29 May 2012

    Eder J handed down judgment on 25 May 2012 in this £4m insurance claim arising out of the theft of stock by an employee.  The ... 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 »
  • Edenwest Ltd v CMS Cameron McKenna [2012] EWHC 1258 (Ch)

    17 May 2012

    On 14 May 2012 Hildyard J handed down judgment granting CMS Cameron McKenna summary judgment on the claim brought by Edenwest on the basis that solicitors ... More »
  • Isabel Hitching elected to the SCL committee

    17 May 2012

    Crown Office Chambers congratulates Isabel Hitching on her election to the committee of the Society of Construction Law. For more details of the SCL please ... More »
  • Margaret Bickford-Smith QC elected chair of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

    14 May 2012

    Crown Office Chambers congratulates Margaret Bickford-Smith QC on her election as chair of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Further details of ... More »
  • Cadbury v ADT appeal permission granted

    17 Apr 2012

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Isabel Hitching and Crispin Winser speak at the Arbrix Spring Meeting 16-18 March 2012

    19 Mar 2012

    Isabel Hitching and Crispin Winser were amongst the key speakers at this weekend's Arbrix Conference (the club for members of the RICS panels of arbitrators ... 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 »
  • One year limitation provision upheld by Court of Appeal

    6 Mar 2012

    A one year bespoke contractual limitation clause was held to be enforceable by the Court of Appeal in the recent case of Inframatrix Developments Ltd ... 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 »
  • Bovis Lend Lease Acquittal

    3 Feb 2012

    Bovis Lend Lease, represented by Simon Antrobus of chambers, were successfully acquitted by a Jury at the Old Bailey of a health and safety offence ... More »

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