2014 News Archive

2014 News Archive

2014 News Archive

  • 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 »
  • Alice Jarratt joins Crown Office Chambers

    9 Dec 2014

    Crown Office Chambers are pleased to welcome Alice Jarratt. Alice joins from Carmelite Chambers and will be working exclusively in the Criminal Regulatory team. If ... 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 »
  • Andrew Bartlett QC's paper on the impact of the ECHR on Adjudication now available

    3 Dec 2014

    Andrew Bartlett QC delivered a joint SCL / TECBAR lecture on Tuesday 2 December 2014 at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1. Andrew's talk was ... More »
  • Imtech Inviron v Loppingdale Plant [2014] EWHC 4006 (TCC): incorporation of main contract adjudication provisions into sub-contract

    3 Dec 2014

    Judgment was handed down today in Imtech Inviron v Loppingdale Plant [2014] EWHC 4006 (TCC), an adjudication enforcement action in which the main issue was whether the ... More »
  • Harding v Paice & Springall: TCC considers “same or substantially the same” in paragraph 9(2) of the Scheme

    27 Nov 2014

    Harding v Paice & Springall [2014] EWHC 3824 (TCC) Charles Pimlott acted for the successful respondents to an application brought in the TCC to restrain the ... 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 »
  • Crown Office Chambers to host the In House Lawyers Forum (IHLF) quarterly seminar

    20 Nov 2014

    Crown Office Chambers is hosting the In House Lawyers Forum (IHLF) quarterly seminar. David Sears QC, Andrew Rigney QC, Ben Quiney QC, Charles Pimlott and Crispin ... 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 »
  • Genesis v Allianz - Ben Quiney QC successful in defending against a fraudulent insurance claim

    7 Nov 2014

    Ben succeeded in persuading the High Court that Allianz was right to decline paying the Claimant’s insurance claim. The Court accepted that the Insured, by ... 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 »
  • Ted Baker Plc & Anor -v- AXA Insurance UK Plc & ors - James Medd successful in long running insurance policy dispute

    30 Oct 2014

    Instructed by Kennedys, James Medd has acted as junior Counsel for AXA for over 4 years in the long running insurance policy dispute between AXA ... More »
  • Roger ter Haar QC and Anna Laney to give workshop on the new LCIA rules

    27 Oct 2014

    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London Branch International Arbitration Workshop on Monday 10 November 2014. Roger ter Haar QC and Anna Laney will be considering some of ... More »
  • A.T. Stannard v Tobutt [2014] EWHC 3491 (TCC): an unusual adjudication enforcement

    24 Oct 2014

    Akenhead J handed down judgment today in A.T. Stannard Ltd v Tobutt [2014] EWHC 3491 (TCC), a claim to enforce an adjudication decision that was challenged ... More »
  • Follow the Personal Injury/Clin Neg/Disease group on Twitter...

    23 Oct 2014

    Chambers is pleased to announce that the Award Winning Personal Injury/Clin Neg/Occupational Disease Group are now on twitter... Click here to follow us
  • Andrew Bartlett QC to speak on the impact of the ECHR on Adjudication

    17 Oct 2014

    Andrew Bartlett QC will be speaking at a joint SCL / TECBAR event at 6.30pm on Tuesday 2 December 2014 at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall ... More »
  • Rohan v Daman: DIFC Court of Appeal confirms its earlier judgment

    16 Oct 2014

    The DIFC Court of Appeal today handed down its further judgment in Rohan & ors v Daman Real Estate Capital Partners Ltd following Daman's successful application ... 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 »
  • James Maxwell-Scott wins Health & Safety Junior of the Year at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards

    3 Oct 2014

    Congratulations to James Maxwell-Scott for being awarded the Health & Safety Junior of the Year at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2014.
  • 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 »
  • Margaret Bickford-Smith QC's inaugural CIArb Oxford Lecture published

    30 Sep 2014

    The text of this inaugural Oxford Lecture to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators on "The interface between ADR and the Courts" has been published in ... More »
  • Dr Cyril Chern to speak at Construction Law International Conference in Kuala Lumpur

    15 Sep 2014

    Dr Cyril Chern will be amongst the panel of experts speaking at the Construction Law International Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 15 to 18 ... More »
  • Success for Richard Sage in TCC adjudication enforcement hearing

    10 Sep 2014

    Richard Sage appeared for the Claimant in Welsh Heritage Construction Ltd v Kavanagh. The Claimant had succeeded in a recent adjudication but the Defendants had ... More »
  • Jane Davies Evans instructed in dispute board proceedings concerning project in Africa

    8 Sep 2014

    Jane Davies Evans has been instructed by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP as counsel in dispute board proceedings concerning a US aid funded project in ... More »
  • Jane Davies Evans speaks at Construction Law Summer School

    4 Sep 2014

    Jane Davies Evans spoke at the Construction Law Summer School at Downing College, Cambridge on 1-4 September 2014.  Jane addressed developments in international construction law ... More »
  • New books by Dr Cyril Chern: "Commercial Mediator's Handbook" & "Chern on Dispute Boards (3rd ed)"

    1 Sep 2014

    We are pleased to announce the publication of two new books by Dr Cyril Chern: The Commercial Mediator's Handbook: to be released on 9 September ... 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 »
  • CA resolves debate over interplay between limitation of damages clauses and the grant of injunctions

    11 Aug 2014

    Under English law a Court in deciding whether to grant an injunction will consider whether damages are an adequate remedy.  If so, an injunction will ... More »
  • Court of Appeal construes important Typhoon Warranty in marine reinsurance contract

    7 Aug 2014

    Judgment was handed down today in the case of Amlin Corporate Member Ltd & Ors v Oriental Assurance Company [2014] EWCA Civ 1135 in which ... More »
  • Important CA decision on indemnity clause - widespread implications for the construction industry

    4 Aug 2014

    On 11 July 2014 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd v Essex Services Group Plc [2014] EWCA Civ 960.  ... More »
  • Anna Laney writes article for ICES Construction Law Review 2014 entitled ‘Adjudication: Quick & Filthy’

    30 Jul 2014

    The article considers key adjudication judgments from the last 2 months and considers whether or not the spirit of the Act is under attack. Please ... 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 »
  • Commercial Court restrains bank from paying on performance bond

    22 Jul 2014

    Michele De Gregorio obtained an interim injunction from the Commercial Court on behalf of a subcontractor, restraining payment being made by a bank under a ... More »
  • Isabel Hitching secures relief from sanctions under CPR 3.9: Bir Holdings v Mehta

    17 Jul 2014

    Bir Holdings v Mehta - Birmingham High Court, Chancery Division, HHJ David Cooke 15 July 2014 In a decision applying the guidance recently laid down ... More »
  • Jason Evans-Tovey successfully beats off good faith & competition law defences in franchise case

    14 Jul 2014

    Jason Evans-Tovey successfully enforces restrictive covenants and step-in provisions in franchise agreements in a case which dispels some myths and gives modern guidance on an ... More »
  • Jane Davies Evans speaks at Construction Law, Contracts and Disputes 2014 conference

    24 Jun 2014

    Jane Davies Evans spoke at the Construction Law, Contracts and Disputes 2014 conference in London on 24 June 2014 on the topic 'Contracting with a State ... More »
  • Homeowner and tree surgeon not liable for trains damaged by fallen tree

    11 Jun 2014

    Jason Evans-Tovey successfully defends a tree surgeon in a case which dispels some myths and gives modern guidance on the obligations of homeowners in relation ... 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 »
  • John Cooper QC and Elizabeth Boon successfully defend Red Industries at Stafford Crown Court

    22 May 2014

    In the fifth week of an eight week trial the Environment Agency abandoned their entire case against the company. Not Guilty verdicts were recorded in ... More »
  • VWF Professional Negligence appeal dismissed

    21 May 2014

    Raleys Solicitors v Barnaby [2014] EWCA Civ 686 In a judgment handed down today, the Court of Appeal (Maurice Kay, Davis and Floyd LLJ) dismissed ... More »
  • Andrew Bartlett QC and Isabel Hitching headed to Supreme Court: Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Ltd v Higgins Construction plc [2014] 1 WLR 1220

    19 May 2014

    On 15 May 2014 the Supreme Court (Lords Mance, Clarke and Sumption) gave Higgins permission to appeal to the Supreme Court from the recent decision ... More »
  • Kim Franklin & Crispin Winser succesfully defend AED 41 million claim

    14 Apr 2014

    Kim Franklin and Crispin Winser (instructed by Kennedys Dubai LLP) have been representing a firm of consulting engineers in a DIAC arbitration.  The engineers were facing ... 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 »
  • Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of Attleys Roofing Limited

    7 Apr 2014

    Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of Attleys Roofing Limited after a five week trial at Reading Crown Court. The Company was found not guilty ... More »
  • Chartwell v Fergies: Important Court of Appeal decision on relief from sanctions & Mitchell

    3 Apr 2014

    Michele De Gregorio acted for Chartwell, the successful applicant at first instance and respondent in the Court of Appeal.  On 3 April 2014 the Court ... More »
  • Kim Franklin & Carlo Taczalski represent the Appellant electricity provider in the Privy Council

    1 Apr 2014

    Landmark v American International Bank Kim Franklin and Carlo Taczalski represent the Appellant electricity provider in the Privy Council in an appeal from the Eastern ... More »
  • Durkin v DSG: Supreme Court decision will cause a major shift in the practices of creditors

    26 Mar 2014

    Durkin v DSG (trading as PC World) and HFC Bank [2014] UKSC 21 Supreme Court Judgment, 26 March 2014 The facts have attracted a lot ... More »
  • Margaret Bickford-Smith QC to deliver inaugural CIArb Oxford Lecture

    19 Mar 2014

    Crown Office Chambers is delighted to announce that Margaret Bickford-Smith QC has been asked to deliver the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ first Oxford Lecture. The ... More »
  • Richard Sage appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel

    14 Mar 2014

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to announce that Richard Sage has been appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel on the C Panel
  • HSE v Cotterell: John Cooper persuaded the Court of no case to answer

    4 Mar 2014

    HSE v Paul Cotterell, Preston Crown Court, 4 March 2014, HHJ Baker John Cooper successfully persuaded the court to entertain a submission of no case ... 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 »
  • Mark Balysz secures acquittal of company director charged with Health & Safety offences

    12 Feb 2014

    Mark Balysz secures acquittal of company director charged with health and safety offences following the death of an employee. After two weeks of evidence and ... More »
  • Rohan v Daman: success for Crispin Winser in DIFC Court of Appeal

    11 Feb 2014

    Rohan & Ors v Daman Real Estate Capital Partners In a judgment handed down today, the DIFC Court of Appeal (Chief Justice Michael Hwang SC, Deputy ... More »
  • Dominic Kay represents nursery worker cleared of manslaughter

    6 Feb 2014

    Dominic Kay represented a nursery worker acquitted of manslaughter following the death of a child in her care at a nursery in York in 2012. ... More »

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