2015 News Archive

2015 News Archive

2015 News Archive

  • Baldwins Crane Hire - Corporate Manslaughter Sentence

    22 Dec 2015

    Baldwins Crane Hire Ltd became the 14th company to be convicted and sentenced for corporate manslaughter under the 2007 Act. The company received a fine ... More »
  • John Cooper QC and Dominic Kay appear in electric ‎gate manslaughter cases

    9 Dec 2015

    On 7th December 2015, CGA was fined £50,000 following its plea to Corporate Manslaughter at the end of November.  The Company's director, K, was earlier ... More »
  • Athena Markides writes article on Interplay between Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978

    9 Dec 2015

    Athena Markides writes article on Interplay between Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 and limitation of liability clause following the TCC decision in the case of ... More »
  • David Sears QC and Charles Pimlott successful in the Court of Appeal in Harding v Paice

    7 Dec 2015

    David Sears QC and Charles Pimlott have been successful in the Court of Appeal in Harding v Paice, in which the court had to consider ... More »
  • Anna Symington appeared for the successful Defendant in Morrison v Finglands & QBE

    4 Dec 2015

    Anna Symington appeared for the successful Defendant in Morrison v Finglands & QBE.  The claim arose out of a bus crash which had been fraudulently ... More »
  • Andrew Bartlett QC and Isabel Hitching speak at The Society of Construction Law

    1 Dec 2015

    Andrew Bartlett QC and Isabel Hitching to lecture on the Implications of Aspect v Higgins on Tuesday 1 December 2015 at The Society of Construction Law.  ... More »
  • Wilsons Solicitors v Bentine & Official Solicitor [2015] EWCA Civ 1168

    19 Nov 2015

    Michael Kent QC and Simon J Brown appeared for  the Official Solicitor and a protected party in the Court of Appeal in a case concerning  ... More »
  • Horner v Norman: Q&A article with Shaun Ferris published

    17 Nov 2015

    Shaun Ferris explores Horner v Norman and argues that this case shows that, despite a tendency to apportion a larger share of blame to the ... More »
  • Shaun Ferris has negotiated the settlement of a traumatic brain injury case involving a Claimant living in Poland

    10 Nov 2015

    The Claimant, a Polish citizen, sustained a severe traumatic brain injury whilst undertaking seasonal fruit picking work in the UK. Shortly after the accident she was ... More »
  • Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of The Home and Motor Club Limited

    9 Nov 2015

    Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of The Home and Motor Club Limited and its managing director charged with 28 counts of fraud and breaching ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers wins Set of the Year in both PI and Health and Safety at the Bar Awards 2015

    28 Oct 2015

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to announce winning two awards at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015 - Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence set of the year and the ... More »
  • Bloomberg LP v Sandberg and Malling Pre-Cast Limited [2015] EWHC 2858 (TCC)

    26 Oct 2015

    A party may not be able to rely upon a contractual limitation clause to defeat contribution claims. In his maiden judgment in the TCC, Mr ... More »
  • Shaun Ferris has appeared in the Court of Appeal and upheld a finding in favour of a motorist who collided with a pedestrian who had run out in front of her

    26 Oct 2015

    Shaun Ferris succeeded in upholding a judgment in favour of a defendant motorist who collided with a pedestrian. The Court of Appeal held that the ... More »
  • The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015

    12 Oct 2015

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to be shortlisted for The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015 in the following categories: Health & Safety - Set of the ... More »
  • Robert O’Leary is appearing at Supreme Court today on the case of Susan Cox -v- Ministry of Justice

    12 Oct 2015

    Robert O’Leary is appearing at the Supreme Court today on the case of Susan Cox -v- Ministry of Justice please click on the link below.https://www.supremecourt.uk/
  • New Judicial College Guidelines for General Damages

    25 Sep 2015

    Steven Snowden is one of the working party under the chairmanship of Langstaff J who have produced the 13th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines ... More »
  • Nicholas Davies acted for the Claimant in £2.3m damages for a single amputee

    25 Sep 2015

    The Claimant suffered an above knee amputation of his left leg after he was struck by the propeller of a rescue boat coming to assist ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers to host the In House Lawyers Forum Autumn seminar on Wednesday 30 September 2015

    21 Sep 2015

    Crown Office Chambers to host the In House Lawyers Forum Autumn seminar on Wednesday 30 September 2015: Andrew Rigney QC: Construction InsuranceIsabel Hitching: Implications of ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers welcomes Daniel Shaw

    10 Sep 2015

    Crown Office Chambers is delighted to welcome Daniel Shaw as a tenant. Daniel was called to the bar in 2007 and undertook pupillage at a leading ... More »
  • Mark Balysz has secured back to back acquittals in Norwich and the Old Bailey

    25 Aug 2015

    On 24th August Metroline Travel Limited, a London Bus operator, was found not guilty by a jury at the Central Criminal Court, after an 11 ... More »
  • Michael Curtis QC to Chair Construction Masterclass

    24 Aug 2015

    Michael Curtis QC has been invited to chair the Delay, Disruption, Disputes and the Future of Construction and Engineering Projects Masterclass arranged by Hill International ... More »
  • Isle of Man High Court rejects Helmot multipliers in favour of the prescribed statutory discount rate in personal injury claims

    10 Aug 2015

    In Yoxall v. Moore (where David Platt QC was retained in an advisory capacity), the Isle of Man High Court has rejected an attempt to ... More »
  • Over 16,000 claims defeated following Clyde & Co success in Sonae Industria Group Action

    31 Jul 2015

    30 July 2015 Sonae Industria Group Action The claims of nearly 17,000 claimants alleging personal injuries and other losses from smoke exposure following a fire ... More »
  • Imminent tenant Adam Taylor successfully relies on exception to the QOCS regime

    30 Jul 2015

    Brahilika v Allianz Insurance Plc --  Romford County Court, 30.07.2015 The claimant in a fast-track personal injury case failed to attend at trial. The week ... More »
  • Jason Evans-Tovey successful in professional indemnity market joint venture and quasi-partnership dispute

    17 Jul 2015

    Jason Evans-Tovey successful in professional indemnity market joint venture and quasi-partnership dispute. A solicitor and a claims handler set up a joint enterprise in the ... More »
  • Muhammed Haque QC successful in £2m Solicitor's negligence claim against Lewis Silkin LLP

    3 Jul 2015

    Mr Justice Hamblen found that Mr Michael Burd, the Head of Employment Law at Lewis Silkin, was negligent in advising Mr Tim Wright, the former ... More »
  • Jane Davies Evans is instructed by one of the worlds largest pulp producers to advise in relation to a possible LCIA arbitration on a multi billion project in Latin America

    2 Jul 2015

    Jane Davies Evans is instructed by one of the worlds largest pulp producers to advise in relation to a possible LCIA arbitration on a multi ... More »
  • Jane Davies Evans spoke at the Construction Law: Contracts and Dispute Management 2015 conference in London on 1 July 2015

    1 Jul 2015

    Jane Davies Evans spoke at the Construction Law: Contracts and Dispute Management 2015 conference in London on 1 July 2015
  • Crown Office Chambers are sponsors of the upcoming CIArb London Centenary Conference

    30 Jun 2015

    Crown Office Chambers are sponsors of the upcoming CIArb London Centenary Conference which will be held at The London Guildhall between the 1st – 3rd ... More »
  • Isabel Hitching appointed to AG Panel

    25 Jun 2015

    Crown Office Chambers is delighted to announce that Isabel Hitching has been appointed by the Attorney General to the Treasury B Panel.  Isabel was for 10 ... More »
  • Chambers welcome new members Robert O'Leary and Patrick Maxwell

    22 Jun 2015

    Chambers is delighted to welcome two new members, Robert O'Leary and Patrick Maxwell. Robert undertakes a wide range of personal injury work including claims for ... More »
  • Isabel Hitching writes article for PLC on Aspect v Higgins

    18 Jun 2015

    Please click here to view the article.
  • Judgment in Aspect v Higgins – Andrew Bartlett QC and Isabel Hitching in the Supreme Court

    17 Jun 2015

    Aspect Contracts -v- Higgins Construction Plc FIRST SUPREME COURT DECISION ON CONSTRUCTION ADJUDICATION If a construction adjudicators decision has gone against you, and you have ... More »
  • Jane Davies Evans will be speaking at the IBA Conference in Vienna this October

    16 Jun 2015

    Jane Davies Evans will be speaking at the IBA Conference in Vienna this October, in the International Construction Projects Committee session “See spot run: a construction ... More »
  • Jane Davies Evans speaking at the 7th Annual Construction Law Conference (29 June to 2 July)

    16 Jun 2015

    Jane Davies Evans speaking at the 7th Annual Construction Law Conference (29 June to 2 July) on Lessons Learnt from Recent Case Law (Robin Rigg ... More »
  • John Cooper QC successfully defends bar manager in relation to Nitro-Jagermeiseter shot

    12 Jun 2015

    John Cooper QC successfully defended Matthew Harding, the bar manager in allegations arising from the service of a Nitro–Jaegermeiseter shot at Oscars Wine Bar in ... More »
  • Simon J Brown successfully defends City solicitors against a claim for negligence

    10 Jun 2015

    A Senior Executive who had worked in Bahrain for a UK company alleged that he had been inadequately advised as to the difficulties of establishing ... More »
  • Personal Injury and Disease Seminar will be presented at Glaziers Hall, London on 4 June 2015

    4 Jun 2015

    The Speakers for this seminar are: David Platt QCChris Kennedy QCSteven SnowdenAnna Symington andPeter Houghton If you are interested in booking a place please go ... More »
  • Jane Davies Evans spoke at the recent World Nuclear Association New Build Licensing Conference

    3 Jun 2015

    Jane Davies Evans spoke at the recent World Nuclear Association New Build Licensing Conference in Prague on 'Managing the Licensing Risk in Construction Contracts'.  A ... More »
  • Michael Kent QC’s arguments for Association of British Insurers upheld by Supreme Court in Zurich v IEGL

    20 May 2015

    The Supreme Court has just handed down its judgment in Zurich v IEG. A copy of the full judgment will appear on the Supreme Court ... More »
  • John Cooper QC is instructed to defend Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

    14 May 2015

    John Cooper QC is instructed to defend Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in the first prosecution of an NHS Trust for an offence of corporate ... More »
  • Ben Quiney QC presenting seminar to CIOB

    29 Apr 2015

    Ben Quiney QC along with James Shaw (Kennedys) and May Winfield (Kennedys) will be presenting a seminar to CIOB on Bonds Warranties & Guarantees: click ... More »
  • John Greenbourne: the dismissal of another VWF Professional Negligence appeal

    28 Apr 2015

    Procter v Raleys Solicitors [2015] EWCA Civ 400.  In a judgment handed down today, the Court of Appeal (Tomlinson, Gloster and Kitchin LJJ) dismissed the ... More »
  • Andrew Bartlett QC and Isabel Hitching in Supreme Court: Aspect Contracts (Asbestos) Limited v Higgins Construction PLC

    13 Apr 2015

    Andrew Bartlett QC and Isabel Hitching are appearing in the Supreme Court on 14th and 15th April on behalf of Higgins Construction PLC, appealing from ... More »
  • Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of G & A M Lawson Limited at Carlisle Crown Court

    31 Mar 2015

    Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of G & A M Lawson Limited at Carlisle Crown Court. The plant hire company was charged with failing ... More »
  • A John Williams successfully defends £7m air crash claim

    31 Mar 2015

    A John Williams successfully defends £7m air crash claim Mr Justice Coulson has handed down judgment in the case of Cassley v (1) GMP Securities ... More »
  • Farrah Mauladad successfully defends B & Q in a “two breakdown” stress at work case

    31 Mar 2015

    Farrah Mauladad appeared for the successful Defendant in Easton v B & Q Plc [2015] EWHC Civ 880 (QB). The Claimant, a store manager, claimed damages ... More »
  • Paice v MJ Harding: ‘Adjudicators, their office managers, and natural justice: a cautionary tale’ – by Richard Sage

    24 Mar 2015

    In this article Richard Sage explores the recent TCC decision in the matter of Paice v MJ Harding where adjudicator bias is considered by Coulson ... More »
  • Supreme Court rules insurance premium not a recoverable cost, Andrew Smith QC for appellant

    23 Mar 2015

    McGraddie v McGraddieIn a judgment of the Supreme Court on Costs, it was held that the insurance premium paid by a successful Appellant was not ... More »
  • Jackson: Supreme Court allows appeal regarding contributory negligence, Andrew Smith QC for appellant

    23 Mar 2015

    Jackson v MurrayThe Supreme Court had the rare opportunity of considering the principles applicable to contributory negligence and reconsidering the apportionment of that liability. In ... More »
  • Montgomery: UKSC changes law on informed consent, Andrew Smith QC for intervener (GMC)

    23 Mar 2015

    This case rewrites the law on what is known occasionally as "informed" [sic] consent in medical treatment. A short summary of the decision is attached, ... More »
  • Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of Francis Brown Limited

    16 Mar 2015

    Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of Francis Brown Limited at Middlesborough Crown Court. The steel fabrication company, founded in 1903, was tried for breaching ... More »
  • Michael Kent QC and Richard Sage successfully defend £66m claim against HMRC

    11 Mar 2015

    Mr Justice Collins has delivered his judgment High Court case of Bhandal v HMRC [2015] EWHC 538, in which Michael Kent QC and Richard Sage ... More »
  • Pioneer Cladding No. 2 - Anna Laney successful in persuading Court as to form costs order

    4 Mar 2015

    Pioneer Cladding No. 2: Anna Laney successful in persuading Court as to form costs order where enforcement stayed and party goes into liquidation before costs ... More »
  • Jason Evans-Tovey successfully obtains interim injunctions enforcing post termination restrictive covenants in a franchise agreement

    4 Mar 2015

    Jason Evans-Tovey successfully obtains interim injunctions enforcing post termination restrictive covenants and other post termination provisions in a franchise agreement where (possibly to take advantage ... More »
  • Charles Pimlott successfully acts in an adjudication enforcement in the TCC where the operation of the slip rule is considered

    20 Feb 2015

    PP Construction Ltd v Geoffrey Osbourne Ltd [2015] EWHC 325 (TCC), Stuart-Smith J.The TCC considered the operation of the ‘slip rule’ in the context of ... More »
  • Chambers' Seminar on Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence & Disease arrives in Manchester

    5 Feb 2015

    The seminar will be held at the Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays and the post seminar party will be at the Imperial War Museum. The speakers ... More »
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Win Set of the Year at the Legal 500 2014 Bar Awards

    4 Feb 2015

    Congratulations to the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence barristers, Senior Team Clerk Paul Hurst and the PI clerking team for their outstanding achievements in winning Set of ... More »
  • James Ageros and Muhammed Haque appointed as Queen's Counsel

    14 Jan 2015

    Crown Office Chambers is delighted to announce that James Ageros and Muhammed Haque have been successful in their applications for Silk. They will be formally appointed ... More »

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