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News & Events: September 2016



Simon Antrobus represents Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd

News | 27th 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 park. During the course of a two-day sentencing hearing the company were, today, fined £5 million. The Judgment is available here.

The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016

News | 19th 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 Year Silk of the Year – John Cooper QC Junior of the Year – Mark Balysz Insurance Junior of the Year – Daniel Shapiro

Crown Office Chambers credited as a Leading Set in the 2016 Edition of the Legal 500

News | 15th 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 friendly set’, which has ‘enormous strength in depth’ in health and safety, insurance (particularly personal injury) and construction law, ensuring it can field ‘expert counsel at the right level, often […]

Malcolm Galloway joins Crown Office Chambers

News | 8th 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 Regulatory & Environmental team.

The Court of Appeal reviews Fire Claims & Claimants’ knowledge

News | 1st Sep 2016

Howmet v EDL, Court of Appeal, [2016] EWCA Civ 847 On 31 August 2016, the Court of Appeal (Jackson LJ, Arden LJ and Sir Robert Akenhead) dismissed an appeal brought by Howmet Limited against the decision of Edwards-Stuart J ([2014] EWHC 3933 (TCC)) dismissing a claim against EDL Limited, the manufacturer of a thermolevel safety […]


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