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News & Events: April 2019

Mek Mesfin considers the case of ICCT v Pinto [2019] 4 WLUK 289

News | 24th Apr 2019

ICCT v Pinto [2019] 4 WLUK 289 Pursuant to an oral contract Mr Pinto engaged ICCT to perform works to seal leaks in his basement. ICCT performed the works. Mr Pinto alleged that the works were defective and refused payment. ICCT alleged that Mr Pinto, by his actions, had terminated the contract. The parties fell […]

Carlo Taczalski successfully defends Arbitration Appeal

News | 23rd Apr 2019

Carlo Taczalski has successfully defended a building developer in a multi-million pound arbitration brought by its joint venture partner following the conclusion of their joint development; as well as successfully defending the vast majority of the claim brought against the developer, the developer was successful on a significant portion of its counterclaim. The developer’s joint […]

Malcolm Galloway has secured the acquittal of a farmer accused of ‘causing a water discharge activity’

News | 17th Apr 2019

Malcolm Galloway, instructed by Neil Scott (DAC Beachcroft Bristol) has secured the acquittal of a farmer accused of ‘causing a water discharge activity’ at Oxford Crown Court. The prosecution was brought by the Environment Agency after the farmer’s crop sprayer overturned and fractured on a roundabout in Oxfordshire. Approximately 4000 litres of herbicides and fungicides […]

R (HSE) v Priory Healthcare Ltd

News | 17th Apr 2019

John Cooper QC and Sandesh Singh successfully argue that that the death of Amy El-Keria was not caused by Priory Healthcare Ltd’s breach of section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Mr Justice Dingemans sentenced on the basis that culpability was ‘high’ but that there was a low likelihood of […]

Crown Office Chambers are delighted to welcome Ivor Collett and Nicola Atkins

News | 17th Apr 2019

Crown Office Chambers are delighted to welcome Ivor Collett and Nicola Atkins, who join chambers from 1 Chancery Lane. They join chambers to continue their Insurance, Professional Liability, Construction and Property Damage practices. Ivor Collett Ivor’s practice covers professional liability, construction, property damage and insurance disputes, with a particular focus on claims against construction professionals […]

Crown Office Chambers have been shortlisted in the 2019 British Claims Awards

News | 15th Apr 2019

Chambers are delighted to have been shortlisted for the “Barristers’ Chambers of the Year” category, at the British Claims Awards, which are taking place on Thursday 6th June. This is the second successive year that chambers have been shortlisted, having won last year’s award.

Harry Lambert appeared for the successful Claimants in landmark High Court human trafficking action

News | 8th Apr 2019

Mr Justice Lane today handed down judgment in favour of the Claimants in their ground-breaking civil action for damages as a result of human trafficking. The judgment concludes that company directors Darrell Houghton and his partner, Jackie Judge, are personally liable for the alleged contractual and related statutory breaches of their company, DJ Houghton Catching […]

Adam Taylor appointed to British Canoeing Disciplinary Panel

News | 4th Apr 2019

Adam Taylor has been appointed to the Disciplinary, Dispute and Appeal Panel Register of British Canoeing, for an initial term of four years. Within this role, he will be called upon to sit on the Panel and to adjudicate on matters falling within the British Canoeing Disciplinary, Dispute and Appeal Regulations. The Panel will conduct […]

Nadia Whittaker is successful in defending allegations of negligence, in respect of a failure to obtain informed consent for a vasectomy procedure

News | 2nd Apr 2019

Nadia Whittaker instructed by Edward Dixon (Medical Protection Society) is successful in defending Dr Alan Lee, specialist in Vasectomy, against allegations of negligence by the Claimant, Mr Marc Ollosson, in respect of a failure to obtain his informed consent for a vasectomy procedure. The claim for damages for chronic testicular pain is dismissed following a […]

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