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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 who join chambers from 1 Chancery Lane. They join chambers to continue their Insurance, Professional Liability, Construction and Property Damage practices

News | 17th Apr 2019

Ivor Collett Ivor’s practice covers professional liability, construction, property damage and insurance disputes, with a particular focus on claims against construction professionals and lawyers.  He is heavily involved in cases of impostor fraud and appeared successfully in the recent Court of Appeal case of P&P Property Ltd and Dreamvar (UK) Ltd.  Ivor’s insurance work involves […]

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 on the instructions of Messrs Leigh Day 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 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 case […]

Nadia Whittaker is successful in defending allegations of negligence by the Claimant, 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 […]

“Practical completion” considered by Court Appeal for first time in 50 years

News | 29th Mar 2019

Andrew Rigney QC and Dermot Woolgar (who successfully appeared for PNSL and were instructed by Silver Shemmings Ash LLP) discuss the Judgment handed down today by the Court of Appeal in Mears Ltd v Costplan Services (South East) Ltd and others for Practical Law Companies construction Blog.  

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