Crown Office Chambers feature in three of The Lawyers Top 20 cases of 2019
The Lawyer published its Top 20 cases for 2019 on the 14th January. Seven Crown Office Chambers members are mentioned in three of the highlighted cases.
The cases involving the members are as follows:
Goldscheider V Royal Opera House (Court of Appeal, week commencing 18 March)
The Royal Opera House launched an appeal against violist Chris Goldscheider that will reach court in March 2019, following a March 2018 High Court decision that ruled the music venue was liable in damages for ‘acoustic shock’. David Platt QC and Alexander Macpherson act for the appellant, Royal Opera House.
Bailey & Ors V GlaxoSmithKline UK Limited (High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, late April, 11 weeks)
Case concerns litigation over whether GlaxoSmithKline’s antidepressant drug Seroxat is a defective product. Michael Kent QC, Harry Lambert and Juliet Stevens act for more than 100 claimants after securing a group litigation order.
(1) Alexander Mayr, (2) Rouver Investment SÀRL, (3) Life Sciences Partners Limited and (4) Spokane Investments Limited V CMS (High Court, Business & Property Court, 28 January, four weeks)
A multi-million-pound professional negligence claim arising out of a private equity transaction. Daniel Shapiro (who will be appointed QC on 11 March 2019) and Michael Harper are instructed by James Pollock of Simmons & Simmons for the defendant, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang.
The full article can be read here.