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News & Events: October 2018



Sandesh Singh successful at The Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2018

News | 30th Oct 2018

The members and staff at Crown Office Chambers are delighted to congratulate Sandesh Singh for winning Professional Discipline Junior of the year at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards, held on 25th October 2018 at the Park Lane Hilton. For further details on the awards, please click here.

The Legal 500 Rankings 2018

News | 30th Oct 2018

Crown Office Chambers is delighted with this year’s Legal 500 rankings. We are very pleased to have 8 new entries and 15 improved rankings, and would like to say a big thank you to all our clients for their continued support. We have 16 leading Silks and 37 leading Junior barristers, many of whom are ranked in the following practice areas; Clinical […]

Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Articles | 24th Oct 2018

The Supreme Court has finally delivered its judgment in the appeal by Michael Darnley against the dismissal of his claim for negligence against the Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50. Facts Mr Darnley suffered a head injury in an assault. He attended the Trust’s Mayday Hospital. He told the Receptionist that he had […]

Goldscheider v Royal Opera House: Defendant granted permission to appeal on all issues

News | 24th Oct 2018

The Defendant has been given permission to appeal by Hamblen LJ on all issues of breach of duty and medical causation in this seminal noise exposure case in which it is alleged that a viola player sustained catastrophic acoustic injury during a rehearsal of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.  The case raises important issues as to the […]

Dominic Kay QC secures acquittal for Arla Foods Limited

News | 23rd Oct 2018

On Friday 19th October 2018 Dominic Kay QC, instructed by Robert Starr and Rachel Turnbull of Walker Morris, secured a unanimous not guilty verdict for Arla Foods Limited. The verdict followed a two-week trial at Reading Crown Court and related to an accident alleged to have occured in the early hours of 15th December 2015 […]

The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2018

News | 5th Oct 2018

Crown Office Chambers is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted, for the second year running, in the “Barristers’ Chambers of the Year” category for The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2018.

Clarification of the appropriate test for causation in insurance brokers’ negligence cases Dalamd v Butterworth Spengler [2018] EWHC 2558 (Comm)

News | 5th Oct 2018

The Hon Mr Justice Butcher, sitting in the Commercial Court, has given welcome clarification of the appropriate test for causation in insurance brokers’ negligence cases in the recent decision of Dalamd v Butterworth Spengler [2018] EWHC 2558 (Comm). Butcher J has confirmed that a Court should decide on the balance of probabilities the causation issue […]

James Sharpe successfully defends flooding claim

News | 5th Oct 2018

In Murphy v Barnsley MBC, the claimant alleged that Barnsley MBC had failed to maintain adequately a disused canal, which had become a designated local wildlife site, with the result that water had overtopped the canal causing extensive flooding of large parts of her land. She claimed that she had suffered financial losses as a […]


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