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Matthew Chapman's Queen's Counsel appointment

PRESS RELEASE – 12th January 2017 

1 Chancery Lane – Chambers of John Ross QC -  is delighted to announce Matthew Chapman's appointment as a new Queen’s Counsel in February 2017.

Matthew Chapman QC is a former Chairman of the Travel and Tourism Lawyers’ Association.  He is ranked in Chambers & Partners as a Star...

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KXL v Murphy [2016] EWHC 3102 (QB) - Applicable foreign law limitation provisions found to be compatible with public policy despite the absence of a discretionary power to extend time for commencement of proceedings.

The High Court has today handed down an important judgment dealing with the issues arising out of the provisions of the Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984. The claims concerned assaults said to have been committed in Uganda but which were issued in this jurisdiction. The Defendants raised as a defence the provisions of the Ugandan Limitation Act 1959 (in essence,...

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I stand here. I can do nothing else. God help me!

In R(Brooks) v Independent Adjudicator, Secretary of State for Justice Intervening [2016] EWCA Civ 1033, handed down 28.10.16, McCombe LJ, with whom Jackson LJ agreed, found in favour of submissions by Simon P G Murray, counsel for the successful appellant, the Secretary of State. He allowed the appeal on the basis inter alia that, as with Martin Luther before the Diet...

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The Legal 500 UK Awards 2017

Chambers is delighted to announce that Simon Readhead QC has been shortlisted for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year in The Legal 500 UK Awards 2017

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Court of Appeal Judgment - Edwards v London Borough of Sutton (2016)

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment today in the eagerly anticipated appeal in Edwards v London Borough of Sutton (2016). The claim concerned the duty owed by occupiers for structures present on their land. The Claimant was pushing a bicycle over a small ornamental footbridge which passed over a stream in a park owned and occupied by the London Borough of...

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New Imposter Fraud Decision

Judgment has been handed down by he High Court in the latest "imposter fraud" professional liability claim - and the claim was dismissed. See P&P Properties -v-OWC and Crownvent [2016] EWHC Civ 2276 (Ch).

The fraudster impersonated the true owner of an investment property in West London and instructed solicitors (D1) and reputable estate agents (D2) to sell it...

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Tenancy Announcement

Chambers is delighted to announce that both of its pupils Ella Davis and  have been taken on as tenants as of 3rd October this year following the completion of their pupillage.

They will practice in all Chambers core areas.

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Inquest touching the death of Zane Gbangbola: Coroner delivers Findings

The Senior Coroner for Surrey, Richard Travers, has delivered his Findings and Conclusions in the Inquest touching the death of Zane Gbangbola, who died in his sleep during the night of 7th February 2014.  Zane lived with his parents Nicole Lawler and Kye Gbangbola at no. 243 Thameside, a property located immediately adjacent to the Thames and bordered on the...

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