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R(Pewter) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis: Judicial Review and Public Interest Immunity

On Friday 3 December 2010 Wilkie J sitting in the Administrative Court, held, dismissing the claimant’s JR Claim, that the disclosure by a police officer of the existence of a prison report which attracted public interest immunity by virtue of being part of the multi-agency public protection arrangements scheme (MAPPA) was not capable of interfering with the...

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Goncalves v Newham University Hospital Trust: how quickly should an emergency C-section be performed?

The cerebral palsy case of Goncalves v. Newham University Hospital Trust (QBD, Mr. John Leighton Williams Q.C. sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge 24.11.10) discusses the important question of how quickly an emergency caesarean section should be performed. 

The Claimant, Macmillan, a second twin, was born at 19.47 hrs on 19.01.96 at Newham University...

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Tenancy Announcement: Chambers is delighted to announce that Ian Clarke will be joining Chambers later this month

Chambers is delighted to announce that Ian Clarke will be joining Chambers later this month as a new tenant.  Ian comes to Chambers from Tanfield Chambers having previously worked for 4 years in the Professional Indemnity Department at Berrymans Lace Mawer.  He has experience in the fields of Professional Negligence, Personal Injury, Education and...

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New Edition of Chambers & Partners: Chambers retains all previous listings and increases presence in personal injury and real estate litigation

Chambers is delighted to announce that it has retained all of its previous listings in the 2011 edition of Chambers & Partners as well as increasing its presence in the fields of Personal Injury and Real Estate Litigation.  It is also pleased to announce that Lord Faulks QC is now listed as a leaded silk in the Local Government section. ...

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St William's litigation: appeal dismissed in one of Britain's biggest sex abuse claims

Claimants, in what has been described as one of Britain’s biggest sex abuse compensation claims, have failed to establish liability against a lay religious order providing Brothers to work at a residential institution known as St William’s, Market Weighton.  The 150 Claimants failed to establish that the De La Salle Order was vicariously liable...

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Causation and tree branch claims: Micklewright v Surrey County Council

His Honour Judge Reid QC handed down judgment on 20th October 2010 in the case of Joanne Micklewright (as Executrix of the estate of Christopher John Imison, Deceased) v Surrey County Council in the Guildford County Court.

The Claimant was the executrix of the Deceased, who had tragically been killed when struck by a large branch which fell onto him from an oak...

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Chambers welcomes new tenants Frances McClenaghan and Thomas Crockett

Chambers is delighted to announce that Frances McClenaghan and Thomas Crockett have become tenants following successful completion of their pupillage.  Frances' and Thomas' tenancies means that 1 Chancery Lane now has 41 members of Chambers.  Both tenants already have busy practices and accept instructions across the spectrum of Chambers' practice...

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Legal 500 2010: Chambers improves its rankings

Chambers has retained its rankings in all of its core practice areas and has improved its rankings in a number of areas in the new edition of The Legal 500.  Most notably, members of Chambers are newly listed in the Administrative and Public Law section.  We now have 10 members of Chambers recommended in the Clinical Negligence and Healthcare...

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