2016 News Archive

2016 News Archive

2016 News Archive

  • Harry Lambert settles landmark claim for victims of human trafficking

    21 Dec 2016

    We are pleased to announce that six victims of human trafficking  have received substantial compensation in the first ever High Court action against a British ... More »
  • Habib Khan (Respondent) v General Pharmaceutical Council (Appellant) (Scotland)

    14 Dec 2016

    Andrew Smith QC and Rory Holmes appeared before the Supreme Court on behalf of the First Intervener, the GMC, in Habib Khan v GPC (Scotland) ... More »
  • Wilkes v DePuy International Limited: Major decision under the Consumer Protection Act 1987

    6 Dec 2016

    Today, Hickinbottom J handed down judgment in Wilkes v DePuy International Limited [2016] EWHC 3096 (QB) in which David Myhill appeared on behalf of the ... More »
  • David Platt QC appears for TATA Steel UK Ltd.

    25 Nov 2016

    David Platt QC appears for TATA Steel as GLO is provisionally ordered into former British Steel coke oven group claims           ... More »
  • Guidance from the Court of Appeal on the Party Wall Act and neighbouring basement construction

    14 Nov 2016

    Gray v Elite Town Management Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1318 (Court of Appeal, 3 November 2016) The Appellant, Mr Gray, had constructed a basement at ... More »
  • Michael Curtis QC to Chair Construction Masterclass

    3 Nov 2016

    Michael Curtis QC has been invited to chair the Construction Contracts & Disputes: Preparing for Challenges and Ensuring Success Masterclass arranged by Hill International and ... More »
  • James Ageros QC appears in two appeals against sentence in the Court Of Appeal.

    1 Nov 2016

    James Ageros QC, has recently been involved in two appeals against sentence in the Court Of Appeal. In the first, CRO Ports London Ltd, a ... More »
  • Daniel Shapiro wins Insurance Junior of the Year at Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards

    27 Oct 2016

    Chambers are delighted to announce that Daniel Shapiro won the Insurance Junior of the Year at the Chambers and Partners UK Bar awards ceremony yesterday ... More »
  • Health and Safety Team clean sweep at Chambers and Partners UK Bar Awards

    27 Oct 2016

    Chambers are delighted to announce a clean sweep in the Health and Safety section of the Chambers and Partners UK Bar awards yesterday evening.John Cooper ... More »
  • Andrew Rigney QC nominated as Silk of the year for Construction and Energy: Legal 500 UK Awards 2017

    21 Oct 2016

    Chambers are delighted that Andrew Rigney QC has been nominated as Silk of the year for Construction and Energy at the Legal 500 UK Awards ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers nominated as Set of the year for Construction and Energy: Legal 500 UK Awards 2017

    21 Oct 2016

    Chambers are delighted to have been nominated as Set of the year for Construction and Energy at the forthcoming Legal 500 UK Awards 2017 alongside ... More »
  • Alexander Antelme QC nominated as Silk of the year for PI & Clinical Negligence: Legal 500 UK Awards 2017

    21 Oct 2016

    Chambers is delighted that Alexander Antelme QC has been nominated as Silk of the year for PI & Clinical Negligence at the Legal 500 UK ... More »
  • Matthew Boyle successfully defends deafness claim on the basis that the losses are de minimis

    14 Oct 2016

    Harbison v The Rover Company Ltd In a successful judgment for insurers, HHJ Wall accepted that the claimant’s noise-induced hearing loss of 1 dB was ... More »
  • David Sears QC - ‘Faith without doubt is nothing but death’ - The role of good faith in current commercial contract law

    12 Oct 2016

    David Sears QC writes article for expert guide - Constructions & Real Estates 2016  There has been much discussion recently as to the extent to ... More »
  • The latest word on serial adjudication by Charles Pimlott - Amey Wye Valley Ltd –v- The County of Hertfordshire District Council [2016] EWHC 2368 (TCC)

    5 Oct 2016

    The latest word on serial adjudication by Charles Pimlott - Amey Wye Valley Ltd –v- The County of Hertfordshire District Council [2016] EWHC 2368 (TCC) ... More »
  • AMEY V HEREFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL – TCC considers for the first time how to interpret an adjudicator’s decision that has become final and binding

    4 Oct 2016

    In a decision handed down today, Mr Justice Fraser has held that Herefordshire District Council are entitled to have an adjudication decision of Mr Matthew ... More »
  • Simon Antrobus - Tesco Stores Ltd

    3 Oct 2016

    Simon Antrobus represented both Tesco Stores Ltd and Tesco Maintenance Ltd at Liverpool Crown Court in relation to offences under the Health and Safety at ... More »
  • Athena Markides speaks at the European Circuit’s Annual Conference

    30 Sep 2016

    On Friday 30th September 2016, Athena spoke at the European Circuit’s event about the challenges facing young barristers seeking to develop an international practice.
  • Simon Antrobus - Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd

    27 Sep 2016

    Simon Antrobus (instructed by Danny McShee, Kennedys LLP) represented Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd in relation to the Smiler roller coaster accident at Alton Towers theme ... More »
  • David Platt QC and Peter Morton successfully defend novel deafness claim

    23 Sep 2016

    David Platt QC and Peter Morton successfully defend novel deafness claim based on the alleged latency of noise damage in the human ear. A copy of ... More »
  • The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016

    19 Sep 2016

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to be shortlisted for The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016 in the following categories: Health & Safety: Set of the ... More »
  • Rob Stokell will be speaking at the Hill International, Inc. Law Forum Series on 13 October 2016

    16 Sep 2016

    Rob Stokell will be speaking at the Hill International, Inc. Law Forum series on 13th October 2016. Rob will be presenting a talk on ‘Frustration, ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers credited as a Leading Set in the 2016 Edition of the Legal 500

    15 Sep 2016

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to be recognised as a leading set of Chambers again in this year’s Legal 500 UK Directory, Described as ‘a ... More »
  • Malcolm Galloway joins Crown Office Chambers

    8 Sep 2016

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to welcome Malcolm Galloway. Malcolm joins from Old Square Chambers and Colleton Chambers, he will be working exclusively in the Criminal ... More »
  • The Court of Appeal reviews Fire Claims and Claimants' knowledge

    1 Sep 2016

    Howmet v EDL, Court of Appeal, [2016] EWCA Civ 847On 31 August 2016, the Court of Appeal (Jackson LJ, Arden LJ and Sir Robert Akenhead) ... More »
  • Harding v Paice: the latest instalment in a long-running saga

    31 Aug 2016

    In a decision handed down 26th August, Ms Finola O'Farrell QC (sitting as a deputy High Court Judge) has held that Mr Paice and Ms ... More »
  • Jason Evans-Tovey successfully recovered compensation against a local authority

    23 Aug 2016

    Burge v South Gloucestershire Council [2016] UKUT 300 (LC) Jason Evans-Tovey, instructed by DAC Beachcroft, successfully recovered compensation against a local authority which refused permission ... More »
  • Jack Murphy successfully acted on behalf of the family at an Inquest

    9 Aug 2016

    Jack Murphy, instructed by Slater and Gordon, successfully acted on behalf of the family at an Inquest on Monday 8th August 2016. A link to ... More »
  • Jack Macaulay successfully defeats novel limitation argument

    27 Jul 2016

    A recent TCC decision provides clarity that a claim issued in time will not subsequently become time-barred if an amendment to the claim form, after ... More »
  • James Maxwell-Scott QC and Simon Antrobus make successful submissions of no case to answer

    25 Jul 2016

    Chatsworth House Trust (James Maxwell-Scott QC) – Mrs Reason (Simon Antrobus) were today acquitted of health and safety offences following a ruling by Mr Recorder ... More »
  • On appeal, Suzanne Chalmers upholds trial Judge’s application of the ‘ex turpi causa’ maxim…

    20 Jul 2016

    The decision of the Court of Appeal in Beaumont and O’Neill v Ferrer reinforces the application of the existing law on ex turpi causa non ... More »
  • James Medd and Richard Sage successfully argue that halogen downlighter and not hot works caused fire

    15 Jul 2016

    Balls Pond Securities Ltd -v- (1) Envirocure Ltd (2) Nicholson Plastics Ltd (3) Express Water Tanks & Mechanical Services Ltd James Medd, instructed by Weightmans ... More »
  • Andrew Rigney QC is successful in test case defending a claim against a water undertaker under statute and in negligence

    14 Jul 2016

    Judgment has been handed down in Southern Gas Networks plc v Thames Water Utilities Limited [2016] EWHC 1669, a test case which has wide-ranging implications ... More »
  • Simon Antrobus successfully achieves a reduction of £650,000 on appeal

    12 Jul 2016

    Simon Antrobus successfully achieves a reduction of £650,000 on appeal in relation the sentence of a large agricultural retailer, Ernest Doe & Sons Ltd, from ... More »
  • Steven Snowden successful in High Court trial of lorry roll-over accident

    7 Jul 2016

    Reserved Judgment has been handed down in the case of Edwards v Hargreaves Waste Services, a High Court trial in Newcastle concerning an HGV roll-over ... More »
  • Rob Stokell successfully defends an application for summary judgment to enforce an adjudicator’s decision

    5 Jul 2016

    Judgment was handed down today in the case of Goldsworthy v Harrison [2016] EWHC 1589 (TCC), in which Rob Stokell (instructed by Michelmores LLP) successfully ... More »
  • Adam Taylor acts pro bono on commercial appeal

    17 Jun 2016

    Adam was instructed via the Bar Pro Bono Unit to represent the Claimant/Appellant in the case of Guri -v- (1) Krasniqi (2) Neziraj. The trial ... More »
  • MBL: Construction Law Conference 2016 – London

    13 Jun 2016

    MBL's popular annual Construction Law Conference, chaired by Ben Quiney QC Crown Office Chambers and with a panel of expert speakers, returns with a revised ... More »
  • Harry Lambert acts successfully in landmark claim for victims of human trafficking

    10 Jun 2016

    Mr Justice Supperstone today handed down judgment granting the Claimants summary judgment on key aspects of their groundbreaking civil action for damages as a result ... More »
  • Construction Insurance and UK Construction Contracts – 3rd Edition - Roger ter Haar QC, Anna Laney and Marshall Levine

    7 Jun 2016

    The 3rd Edition of Construction Insurance and UK Construction Contracts was published on 31st May 2016. Authored by Roger ter Haar QC, Anna Laney and Marshall ... More »
  • Harry Lambert joins Crown Office Chambers

    1 Jun 2016

    Crown Office Chambers is delighted to announce that Harry Lambert has accepted an invitation to join chambers.Harry comes to us from Doughty Street Chambers and is ... More »
  • Andrew Bartlett QC and Isabel Hitchings paper presented to a joint meeting of the SCL and TeCBAR: Aspect v Higgins

    31 May 2016

    How is a balance to be struck between the need for cash flow and the protection of parties' rights to a proper determination of disputes?  ... More »
  • Glastonbury Festival

    24 May 2016

    EA v Glastonbury Festival  Bristol Magistrates Court May 23rd and 24th  DJ Simon Cooper John Cooper QC successfully persuaded the court in a two day 'Newton' ... More »
  • The inquest into the death of Stephen Hunt

    19 May 2016

    The inquest into the death of Stephen Hunt concluded on 18.5.16 after 6 weeks of hearings. The jury completed a questionnaire containing 15 questions. They ... More »
  • Michael Kent QC and Jason Evans-Tovey acted successfully in Cape Distribution Limited

    18 May 2016

    Michael Kent QC and Jason Evans-Tovey (instructed by BLM) acted successfully in Cape Distribution Limited v. Cape Intermediate Holdings PLC [2016] EWHC 1119 (QB) for ... More »
  • David Sears QC and Michael Curtis QC to speak at the White Paper Construction Law: Shaping New Cases into Solution-Focused Advice for Clients

    11 May 2016

    David Sears QC will be answering the question 'Given the move towards collaborative forms of contract, what does "good faith" mean; how do you show ... More »
  • The Jury unanimously acquitted a director of Watling Tyres after a trial at Canterbury Crown Court

    11 May 2016

    John Cooper QC represented the director who had been charged with an offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act. The trial concluded 10 ... More »
  • Margaret Bickford Smith QC has contributed to the May 2016 edition of The Resolver

    10 May 2016

    Margaret Bickford Smith QC has contributed to the May 2016 edition of The Resolver with an article regarding the importance of confidentiality in mediation. For ... More »
  • May 25, 2016: Dubai - Roger ter Haar QC from Crown Office Chambers will be the key note speaker

    10 May 2016

    May 25, 2016: Dubai - Roger ter Haar QC from Crown Office Chambers will be the key note speaker for the Navigant Great Delay Debate ... More »
  • Ben Quiney QC and Michele De Gregorio acting in Rolls Building dispute in the TCC

    6 May 2016

    Carillion Construction Ltd v Woods Bagot Europe Ltd & ors [2016] EWHC 905 (TCC) Ben Quiney QC and Michele De Gregorio, instructed by BLM, appeared ... More »
  • Michael Kent QC acted for the successful Respondent in Greenway & others v Johnson Matthey plc

    28 Apr 2016

    Michael Kent QC instructed by Weightmans acted for the successful respondent in this appeal in which five appellants sought to identify a novel cause of ... More »
  • Hillsborough Inquests

    26 Apr 2016

    Earlier today the jury returned conclusions in the Hillsborough Inquests. The inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster ran for over 2 years and are ... More »
  • On 11 May 2016 David Sears QC and Charles Pimlott to present seminar to the Society of Construction Law and CIArb Milton Keynes

    26 Apr 2016

    David Sears QC and Charles Pimlott will be looking at the recent effects of the decision from the Court of Appeal case Harding (t/a M J ... More »
  • Jane Davies Evans to speak at Construction Law Summer school, 5 - 8 September 2016

    25 Apr 2016

    Jane will address attendees on: Negotiating Contracts for International Construction Projects: A practical guide to negotiating contracts for international construction projects Key terms and conditions ... More »
  • James Medd successfully defends water company against claim that hillside damaged by escaping sewage

    21 Apr 2016

    James Medd recently successfully defended Northumbrian Water Limited from claims made against them arising from the alleged fact that one of their sewers was leaking ... More »
  • James Maxwell-Scott QC and Mark Balysz are both instructed in a high profile inquest

    14 Apr 2016

    James Maxwell-Scott QC and Mark Balysz are both instructed in a high profile inquest that commenced this month at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre. The ... More »
  • The Law of Construction Disputes - 2nd Edition - by Dr Cyril Chern

    10 Mar 2016

    Now in a fully updated second edition, The Law of Construction Disputes  is a leading source of authoritative and detailed information on the whole area ... More »
  • David Platt QC successfully defends mesothelioma claim on behalf of Lloyds Bank

    8 Mar 2016

    David Platt QC successfully defends mesothelioma claim on behalf of Lloyds Bank: please click on the judgment below.
  • Robert O’Leary in Supreme Court victory establishing prison service vicariously liable for prisoner at work

    2 Mar 2016

    In Cox v Ministry of Justice [2016] UKSC 10, Robert O'Leary, led by Robert Weir QC of Devereux Chambers, instructed by Thompsons solicitors, acted for ... More »
  • Heneghan: damages for asbestos-assoctiated lung cancer are divisible

    15 Feb 2016

    David Platt QC and Peter Houghton have secured a significant victory for insurers on appeal in the leading asbestos-related lung cancer case of Heneghan v ... More »
  • Supreme Court hands down judgment in Kennedy v Cordia, in which Andrew Smith QC appeared

    11 Feb 2016

    Andrew Smith QC (in his role as a Scottish Silk) represented the Respondent in the important case of Kennedy v Cordia [2016] UKSC 6, in ... More »
  • Matthew Boyle secures High Court clarification on heads of loss in fatal mesothelioma cases

    2 Feb 2016

    Matthew Boyle appeared as Counsel for the Defendant employers in Mosson v Spousal (London) Ltd in which Garnham J handed down judgment on 25 January ... More »
  • John Cooper QC and Mike Atkins secure acquittal in landmark NHS Corporate Manslaughter prosecution

    28 Jan 2016

    John Cooper QC and Mike Atkins have secured the acquittal of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, the first ever Trust to be prosecuted for ... More »
  • David Platt QC and Peter Houghton conclude arguments in Court of Appeal

    20 Jan 2016

    David Platt QC and Peter Houghton conclude arguments in Court of Appeal in Heneghan v Manchester Dry Dock
  • Pupil Maurice Holmes wins the Times 2GT Moot

    13 Jan 2016

    Described as “a triumph” by the master of the rolls, Lord Dyson, the final on Monday of the inaugural Times 2TG Moot — in a ... More »
  • Michael Curtis QC wins emergency cancellation appeal in the First Tier Tribunal

    12 Jan 2016

    Michael (instructed by Ridouts) successfully represented the appellant Old Village Care Limited. Old Village owns and operates a number of nursing homes.  In August 2015 ... More »
  • Jack Macaulay secures exceptions to the QOCS regime

    12 Jan 2016

    Jack Macaulay appeared for the successful Defendant in a costs dispute following the discontinuance of a fast track personal injury claim. The Claimant was a ... More »
  • Andrew Smith, Kim Franklin and James Maxwell-Scott appointed as Queen's Counsel

    11 Jan 2016

    Crown Office Chambers is delighted to announce that Andrew Smith, Kim Franklin and James Maxwell-Scott have been successful in their applications for Silk. They will be formally appointed as ... More »

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