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Coroner criticises BMW & DVSA

Articles | 11th Jun 2018

The Inquest into the death of Narayan Gurung concluded on 8 June 2018 with a narrative conclusion in which Anna Loxton, the Assistant Coroner for Surrey (“AC”), concluded that the failure by BMW (UK) Limited to initiate a product recall in respect of BMW 3 Series vehicles contributed to Mr Gurung’s death. Having ruled that […]

Claire Toogood obtains summary dismissal of Claimant’s allegations of clinical negligence

News | 5th Jun 2018

Claire Toogood, instructed by the MPS, has successfully obtained summary judgment against a Claimant who developed cauda equina syndrome (Hewes v West Hertfordshire Hospitals and others [2018] EWHC 1345). Claire represented a GP who was operating an out of hours service and received a telephone call from the Claimant. Following a description of the Claimant’s […]

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry

News | 4th Jun 2018

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry starts hearing Opening Statements today having heard evidence at Commemoration Hearings between 21 May and 30 May 2018. Several members of Chambers are instructed to appear for Core Participants including James Maxwell-Scott QC and Katherine Sage representing the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (instructed by DWF); and James Ageros QC […]

Andrew Rigney QC and Patrick Maxwell successful in TCC claim for declaration

News | 31st May 2018

The London Borough of Harrow (“Harrow”) contracted with Engie Regeneration (Apollo) Limited (“Engie”) for works to schools in the Harrow area. Following completion of the works, the parties fell into dispute about a number of issues. Amongst those issues was Engie’s contention that Harrow was obliged to take out Latent Defects Insurance. Engie argued that, […]

Andrew Phillips

News | 31st May 2018

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Andrew Phillips. Andrew was called to the Bar in 1975 and remained a member of Chambers since joining as a pupil. He died on Saturday 26th May following a lengthy illness borne with great fortitude.  

Success in the Commercial Court: Reflective Loss and Joinder

News | 29th May 2018

Ben Quiney QC leading Carlo Taczalski and Jason Evans-Tovey successfully resist the joinder of their respective clients to Commercial Court proceedings for an alleged multi-million pound civil fraud and conspiracy to cause loss by unlawful means. In his judgment, Males J dealt with the following matters, in that he: 1) confirms the narrow scope of […]


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