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News & Events: October 2017



Mesothelioma claims: Williams v University of Birmingham under fire

Articles | 31st Oct 2017

Matthew Boyle looks ahead to the case of Bussey v Anglia Heating in the Court of Appeal. It is understood that the Claimant’s appeal in this fatal mesothelioma claim will be heard by the Court of Appeal on 23 January 2018. The appeal may shed new light on the status of the earlier decision of […]

Paxton Jones v Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Articles | 26th Oct 2017

Summary This case, in which Christopher Kennedy QC represented the First Defendant, instructed by Weightmans LLP illustrates the truth that points about service will always be with us. They have proved immune to extinction by judgment. The facts On 13 June 2009 the Claimant, who was then nearly 14, climbed an oak tree near Chichester Harbour […]

Group Litigation over contaminated blood products

News | 23rd Oct 2017

Steven Snowden QC (instructed by Collins solicitors) was successful on 26/09/17 in obtaining a group litigation order from the Senior Master on behalf of a considerable number of those who were directly injured by contaminated blood products and on behalf of the relatives and dependants of a number of those who have died. The litigation […]

Vicarious Liability – An Expanding Universe

Articles | 19th Oct 2017

In 2016, Robert O’Leary of Crown Office Chambers, secured a significant victory for the Claimant in the Supreme Court case of Cox v Ministry of Justice [2016] UKSC 10. In that case, the Supreme Court held that Mrs. Cox’s employers, the Ministry of Justice, were vicariously liable for the negligence of a prisoner working with […]

The Legal 500 2017 Rankings

News | 16th Oct 2017

Crown Office Chambers is delighted with this year’s Legal 500 rankings. We are please to have 15 new entries and 14 improved rankings. Chambers has been ranked in the following practice areas: Clinical Negligence Commercial Construction Consumer Law Costs Energy Environment Health and Safety Inquest and inquiries Insurance International Arbitration Personal Injury Industrial Disease Product Liability Professional […]

The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2017

News | 11th Oct 2017

Crown Office Chambers is pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted in this year’s “Barristers’ Chambers of the Year” category for The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2017.


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