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News & Events: November 2018



David Sears QC and Crispin Winser to speak to the SCL: When insolvency trumps rough justice

Events | 28th Nov 2018

David Sears QC and Crispin Winser will be speaking to the Society of Construction Law on “When insolvency trumps rough justice: injunctions and stays of execution of adjudication proceedings”. This event is being held on Tuesday 4 December 2018 at 6:30pm at National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, SW1 For further details and to register your interest for the […]

Commercial Court upholds hot works “exclusion” in Contractor’s Liability Policy

Articles | 28th Nov 2018

Published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law Construction Blog. Aspen Insurance UK Ltd & Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Ltd v Sangster and Annand Ltd is a case that concerns a fire at a Scottish hotel, and liability under a Contractor’s Liability Insurance policy. It was heard by HHJ Waksman QC (as he then was) in the Commercial Court in […]

Annual Dubai Party

Events | 21st Nov 2018

Crown Office Chambers is delighted to be hosting their annual Dubai Party on 6th February 2019 at the Palace Hotel. Please click here if you require further details or would like to attend.  

Criminal Regulatory Manchester Seminar and Drinks

Events | 21st Nov 2018

Crown Office Chambers Criminal Regulatory & Environmental team are hosting a seminar & drinks party on the 7th March 2019 at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester. There are limited places available, please click here for further details.  

Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of a firefighter

News | 19th Nov 2018

Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of a firefighter after a two week trial in the Crown Court at St Albans. The firefighter faced an indictment alleging causing death by dangerous driving and by careless driving in the alternative. The fire appliance he was driving had rolled at speed on a roundabout on the way […]

Appealing findings made by the TCC: guidance from the Court of Appeal

Articles | 19th Nov 2018

Published by Thomson Reuters Practice Law Construction Blog. In 2014, a waste plant owned by Wheeldon Brothers Waste Ltd was damaged by fire. Its insurer, Millennium Insurance Company Ltd, declined to indemnify the company in relation to the fire, citing alleged breaches of a variety of policy terms. At first instance, Mr Jonathan Acton Davis […]

Anna Laney and Daniel Shaw to lecture at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge

News | 13th Nov 2018

Anna Laney and Daniel Shaw have been invited to deliver a lecture to post-graduate students on effective oral advocacy in the construction industry. The lecture 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 Engineering, Cambridge Judge Business School and […]

Smash and grab raiders sentenced: it’s still a fair cop

Articles | 9th Nov 2018

David Sears QC and Douglas James discuss the Court of Appeal’s long-anticipated and important decision in S&T (UK) Ltd v Grove Developments Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2448. Introduction Back in February, in a momentous final outing as a TCC judge, Coulson J held that an employer that fails to serve a valid and timely pay […]


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