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News & Events: January 2020

Isabel Hitching QC, instructed by Andrew Parker and Adam Ballard of DAC Beachcroft, successfully defeats claim against motor insurers by passenger abandoned by a criminal taxi driver. Carroll v (1) Michael Taylor (2) Michael Doyle (3) Emms Taxis Limited (4) QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited [2020] EWHC 153 (QB)

News | 30th Jan 2020

Carroll v (1) Michael Taylor (2) Michael Doyle (3) Emms Taxis Limited (4) QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited [2020] EWHC 153 (QB) Mr Carroll suffered catastrophic head injuries in the early hours of Sunday 19 August 2012 as he made his way home after a night out with friends in the centre of Liverpool. He had […]

Shaun Ferris to speak at MLAS Medico Legal Expert Conference 2020

News | 29th Jan 2020

Shaun Ferris will discuss “The importance of the Expert Witness, a Barristers’ view” at this year’s Medico Legal Expert Conference, held on Friday 3 April. The conference offers delegates the opportunity to develop a highly effective approach to medico legal best practice. This includes report writing, giving evidence and effective business management. For further information […]

“When Insolvency Trumps Rough Justice: Injunctions and Stays of Execution of Adjudication Proceedings” (David Sears QC, Crispin Winser and Joshua Brown), The Society of Construction Law

Articles | 24th Jan 2020

David Sears QC, Crispin Winser and Joshua Brown consider the interaction between the payment and adjudication legislation, and body of law relating to insolvency, in a paper presented to The Society of Construction Law. The paper looks at insolvency as a reason to refuse to grant summary judgment and the issues arising from winding-up petitions […]

Dominic Kay QC secures acquittal for PLC

News | 21st Jan 2020

Dominic Kay QC, instructed by Neil Scott of DAC Beachcroft, has secured the acquittal of a PLC, part way through its trial at Southwark Crown Court. The Company was charged under regulation 15(2) of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 in respect of an accident which occurred at a construction site in London in […]

Pupillage account from Douglas James

Articles | 10th Jan 2020

Douglas successfully completed pupillage at Crown Office Chambers and accepted our offer of tenancy beginning October 2016. Read Douglas’ pupil experience below. “Pupillage at Crown Office started on a merry note: in the summer before the 3 of us new pupils started, chambers put on some drinks in a Temple pub. It was a relaxed […]

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