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News & Events: August 2017



Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017 Nominations

News | 31st Aug 2017

Crown Office Chambers are delighted to announce the following nominations in this year’s Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017: Andrew Rigney QC nominated for ‘Construction Silk of the year’. James Ageros QC, nominated for ‘Health & Safety Silk of the year’. Crown Office Chambers nominated for ‘Health & Safety Set of the year’. Michael Kent QC nominated for ‘Personal Injury / Clinical […]

Muhammed Haque QC, Anna Laney, Daniel Shaw, and Athena Markides to lecture on advocacy at the University of Cambridge

News | 23rd Aug 2017

Muhammed Haque QC, Anna Laney, Daniel Shaw, and Athena Markides have been invited to deliver lectures to post-graduate students on effective oral advocacy in the construction industry. The lectures will be given to students undertaking the Construction Engineering Masters programme at the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology (a partnership between the Department of […]

Crown Office Chambers is pleased to welcome Harry Vann back

News | 21st Aug 2017

Crown Office Chambers is pleased to welcome Harry Vann back to Chambers after a career break teaching at St. Peter’s School in York. Harry is looking forward to continuing his successful regulatory practice as part of Chambers’ highly successful Criminal Regulatory team, and addressing the emerging challenges of the regulatory criminal landscape a year into […]

Adam Taylor represents Yorkshire Water at inquest

News | 21st Aug 2017

Adam Taylor represented Yorkshire Water in a four-day inquest at Selby Civic Centre before Senior Coroner Robert Turnbull. The inquest concerned the death of a Yorkshire Water employee, Mr Michael Jennings. Mr Jennings was using an angle grinder in an oxygen-enriched dry well, causing him to be set on fire. The jury returned a conclusion […]

Nadia Whittaker helps family to secure a conclusion from Jury

Articles | 7th Aug 2017

Nadia Whittaker helps the family of Francesca Whyatt, a mental health patient detailed under the Mental Health Act for treatment at the Priory Roehampton, to secure a conclusion from the Jury that her death from irreversible cerebral anoxia and upper airway obstruction was contributed to by neglect. Despite her known risk of self-harm using ligatures, […]

Daniel Shaw looks at Anti-oral variation clauses

News | 3rd Aug 2017

Daniel Shaw looks at Anti-oral variation clauses, in the latest edition of The Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors Construction law review. Daniel considers whether anti-oral variation clauses are still worthwhile in light of the Court of Appeal’s recent decisions, the full article can be found here.

Claire Toogood successfully defends rheumatologist in £12m paraplegic case

Articles | 1st Aug 2017

Claire Toogood, who was instructed by Clyde and Co on behalf of the MPS, successfully defended a rheumatologist who had allegedly caused a delay in diagnosis of spinal tuberculosis (Jabang v Wadman & Others [2017] EWHC 1894). Nicol J found that the rheumatologist had acted reasonably in deferring an MRI scan to a follow up appointment, […]


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