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News & Events: February 2014



Chartwell v Fergies: relief from sanctions granted for late witness statements

News | 26th 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 parties relief under CPR r.3.9 from the sanction imposed by CPR r.32.10 for the late service of witness statements. The claimant, Chartwell, had taken issue with the scope of disclosure […]

Haxton v Philips Electronics: Court of Appeal allows novel head of damages

News | 24th 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 damage where a Claimant who was pursuing a claim as a dependent under the FAA and Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 was herself diagnosed with mesothelioma arising from the […]

Three new Silks for Crown Office Chambers

News | 19th 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 will take place at Westminster Hall on Monday 14 April 2014.

Mark Balysz secures acquittal of company director charged with Health & Safety offences

News | 12th 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 two days of legal argument the judge directed the jury to acquit, the director, Peter Scott. The employee was tragically killed whilst moving heavy machinery. The prosecution was the culmination […]

Rohan v Daman: success for Crispin Winser in DIFC Court of Appeal

News | 11th 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 Chief Justice Sir John Chadwick and HE Justice Ali Al Madhani) dismissed Daman’s appeal against the judgment of Deputy Chief Justice Sir Anthony Colman. Between December 2007 and April 2008 […]

Dominic Kay represents nursery worker cleared of manslaughter

News | 6th 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. The three-year-old girl died after becoming entangled in a rope left on a slide in the playground at the nursery. The 25-year-old nursery assistant was charged with manslaughter and a […]


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