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The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2018

News | 5th Oct 2018

Crown Office Chambers is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted, for the second year running, in the “Barristers’ Chambers of the Year” category for The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2018.

Clarification of the appropriate test for causation in insurance brokers’ negligence cases Dalamd v Butterworth Spengler [2018] EWHC 2558 (Comm)

News | 5th Oct 2018

The Hon Mr Justice Butcher, sitting in the Commercial Court, has given welcome clarification of the appropriate test for causation in insurance brokers’ negligence cases in the recent decision of Dalamd v Butterworth Spengler [2018] EWHC 2558 (Comm). Butcher J has confirmed that a Court should decide on the balance of probabilities the causation issue […]

James Sharpe successfully defends flooding claim

News | 5th Oct 2018

In Murphy v Barnsley MBC, the claimant alleged that Barnsley MBC had failed to maintain adequately a disused canal, which had become a designated local wildlife site, with the result that water had overtopped the canal causing extensive flooding of large parts of her land. She claimed that she had suffered financial losses as a […]

Dominic Kay QC represents Yorkshire Water

News | 21st Sep 2018

On 18th September 2018, Dominic Kay QC instructed by Simon Belfield at DWF represented Yorkshire Water at a sentencing hearing before the Leeds Crown Court. YW, a utility company with a turnover in excess of £1bn, had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to a breach of s.2 of HSWA 1974 in respect of an accident […]

Prezzo v High Point Estates – the extent of the principle in Berni Inns

News | 17th Sep 2018

The Claimant in Prezzo v High Point Estates have been refused permission to appeal by the Court of Appeal.  The decision in the TCC established that, upon the terms of the particular lease, the principle in Berni Inns – that a leaseholder paying for buildings insurance taken out by the building owner is entitled to […]

Crispin Winser successfully defends negligence claim against civil engineer

News | 17th Sep 2018

In Williams Tarr v Roylance [2018] EWHC 2339 (TCC), the claimant contractor alleged that the defendant civil engineer had been negligent in the design of a gabion retaining wall at a development in Congleton in Cheshire, as a result of which it was necessary to stabilise the retaining wall by installing sheet piling.  The claimant […]

Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018 Nominations

News | 5th Sep 2018

Crown Office Chambers are delighted to announce the following nominations in this year’s Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018: Dominic Kay QC, nominated for ‘Health & Safety Silk of the year’. Crown Office Chambers nominated for ‘Health & Safety Set of the year’. Sandesh Singh nominated for ‘Professional Discipline Junior of the year’. Daniel Shapiro nominated for ‘Professional Negligence Junior of the year’. More […]

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