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News & Events: September 2018



Dominic Kay QC represents Yorkshire Water

News | 21st Sep 2018

On 18th September 2018, Dominic Kay QC instructed by Simon Belfield at DWF represented Yorkshire Water at a sentencing hearing before the Leeds Crown Court. YW, a utility company with a turnover in excess of £1bn, had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to a breach of s.2 of HSWA 1974 in respect of an accident […]

Prezzo v High Point Estates – the extent of the principle in Berni Inns

News | 17th Sep 2018

The Claimant in Prezzo v High Point Estates have been refused permission to appeal by the Court of Appeal.  The decision in the TCC established that, upon the terms of the particular lease, the principle in Berni Inns – that a leaseholder paying for buildings insurance taken out by the building owner is entitled to […]

Crispin Winser successfully defends negligence claim against civil engineer

News | 17th Sep 2018

In Williams Tarr v Roylance [2018] EWHC 2339 (TCC), the claimant contractor alleged that the defendant civil engineer had been negligent in the design of a gabion retaining wall at a development in Congleton in Cheshire, as a result of which it was necessary to stabilise the retaining wall by installing sheet piling.  The claimant […]

Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018 Nominations

News | 5th Sep 2018

Crown Office Chambers are delighted to announce the following nominations in this year’s Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018: Dominic Kay QC, nominated for ‘Health & Safety Silk of the year’. Crown Office Chambers nominated for ‘Health & Safety Set of the year’. Sandesh Singh nominated for ‘Professional Discipline Junior of the year’. Daniel Shapiro nominated for ‘Professional Negligence Junior of the year’. More […]


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