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Jason Evans-Tovey represents homeowners in Court of Appeal TPO case

Articles | 15th Sep 2017

Jason Evans-Tovey represented insurers of homeowners in the first Court of Appeal case to consider compensation for refusing permission to fell a protected tree which was causing damage and in particular the express defence (akin to contributory negligence and failing to mitigate) available to councils in tree preservation orders and now regulation 24(4)(c) of the […]

First edition of GAR’s Guide to Construction Arbitration

News | 8th Sep 2017

Crown Office Chambers would like to announce the launch of the first edition of GAR’s Guide to Construction Arbitration. With contribution from Roger ter Haar QC, Crispin Winser and Maurice Holmes, Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction Arbitration takes the reader through the essential detail of preparing, mitigating and managing construction disputes internationally. From preparing contracts and […]

Inquest finds Whirlpool tumble dryer is the cause of fatal fire

News | 5th Sep 2017

Assistant Coroner David Lewis today handed down his verdict in the inquest touching upon the deaths of Bernard Hender and Doug McTavish. Giving a narrative conclusion he held that: “On the balance of probabilities the fire was caused by an electrical fault in the tumble dryer in the laundry room of the flat… The other […]

Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017 Nominations

News | 31st Aug 2017

Crown Office Chambers are delighted to announce the following nominations in this year’s Chambers UK Bar Awards 2017: Andrew Rigney QC nominated for ‘Construction Silk of the year’. James Ageros QC, nominated for ‘Health & Safety Silk of the year’. Crown Office Chambers nominated for ‘Health & Safety Set of the year’. Michael Kent QC nominated for ‘Personal Injury / Clinical […]

Muhammed Haque QC, Anna Laney, Daniel Shaw, and Athena Markides to lecture on advocacy at the University of Cambridge

News | 23rd Aug 2017

Muhammed Haque QC, Anna Laney, Daniel Shaw, and Athena Markides have been invited to deliver lectures to post-graduate students on effective oral advocacy in the construction industry.  The lectures 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 […]

Crown Office Chambers is pleased to welcome Harry Vann back

News | 21st Aug 2017

Crown Office Chambers is pleased to welcome Harry Vann back to Chambers after a career break teaching at St. Peter’s School, York. Harry is looking forward to continuing his successful regulatory practice as part of Chambers’ highly successful Criminal Regulatory team, and addressing the emerging challenges of the regulatory criminal landscape a year into the […]

Adam Taylor represents Yorkshire Water at inquest

News | 21st Aug 2017

Adam represented Yorkshire Water in a four-day inquest at Selby Civic Centre before Senior Coroner Robert Turnbull. The inquest concerned the death of a Yorkshire Water employee, Mr Michael Jennings. Mr Jennings was using an angle grinder in an oxygen-enriched dry well, causing him to be set on fire. The jury returned a conclusion of […]


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