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News & Events: March 2018



Judgment handed down in landmark noise exposure case

News | 28th Mar 2018

Judgment was handed down today by Nicola Davies J in the case of Goldscheider v Royal Opera House [2018] EWHC 687 (QB), in which David Platt QC and Alexander Macpherson represented the Defendant at the two-week High Court trial in February. The judge found that Mr Goldscheider had suffered from the condition of ‘acoustic shock’ after […]

Mark Balysz speaking at the HSLA event on 28th March 2018

Events | 26th Mar 2018

Representing individuals in health & safety investigations, at a police station and at court; a practical discussion Increasingly individuals are prosecuted following robust investigation into an incident at work. As a legal advisor representing individuals may present unique challenges and take us into unfamiliar territory. In this lecture Mark Balysz and Gary Rubin of Blackfords […]

James Maxwell-Scott QC appointed Recorder of the Crown Court

News | 22nd Mar 2018

Crown Office Chambers is pleased to announce that James Maxwell-Scott QC has been appointed as a Recorder. Following an open competition, run by the Judicial Appointments Commission, a total of 133 Recorders have been appointed from over 2.400 applicants. James will be deployed to the Western Circuit and will sit part-time in Crime. The appointment […]

The Civil Liability Bill – Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

Articles | 22nd Mar 2018

By Victoria Woodbridge With the chorus to the gospel-inspired finale track from the musical Starlight Express blaring from the radio as I made my way to the railway station this morning en route to Chambers, I thought it summed up neatly the questions that have been hovering on practitioners’ lips since September 2017 when the […]

Fudge v Hawkins & Holmes Ltd & Others

News | 21st Mar 2018

On 16th March 2018 Sir Robert Francis QC delivered judgment in the case of Fudge v Hawkins & Holmes Ltd & Others [2018] EWHC 453 (QB). William Vandyck and Mark Armitage successfully represented the defendants in this limitation hearing, instructed by BC Legal and BLM respectively. The issue for the Court was whether or not […]

QOCS strikes again: Corstorphine v Liverpool City Council

Articles | 21st Mar 2018

By Peter Houghton Introduction The Court of Appeal (Sir Geoffrey Vos and Hamblen LJ) handed down judgment last week in another appeal concerning the application of qualified one-way costs shifting (‘QOCS’). The decision in Corstorphine v Liverpool City Council [2018] EWCA Civ 270 marks the Court’s third foray into the QOCS realm in the past […]

Property Damage Seminar

Events | 19th Mar 2018

10th May 2018 – IET Savoy, London Crown Office Chambers Property Damage team are hosting a Seminar on the 10th May 2018. This seminar will take place at the IET Savoy from 14:30-18:00, with a drinks reception afterwards. If you are interested in registering for this event, please click here.


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