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Special Briefing – Holiday Cancellations and Refunds: Is the Flicker of Hope Test a Thing of the Past?

The Covid-19 pandemic and the measures taken in response to it have revealed a number of fault lines in all areas of the law. These areas of uncertainty are slowly being resolved as the courts grapple with claims brought in the aftermath…

TATLA Newsletter – February 2022

From Keefe to Tattersall and section 3 of Brussels I recast: expansion and contraction in “matters relating to insurance”


Prior to 13 December 2007 an English solicitor seeking compensation for an English client injured elsewhere in the European Union would…

Medical Law Briefing – December 2021

Medical treatment and non-delegable duties of care

A recent trio of dental treatment claims (Ramdhean v Agedo (2020), Breakingbury v Croad (2021) and Hughes v Rattan (2021)) have all resulted in findings that a dental practice (or its owner) owes a…

Covid Briefing – November 2021

This year’s 1 Chancery Lane Autumn Bumper Briefing takes as its theme – what else? – Covid-19 and its consequences. Some two years after the virus was first identified, and just over eighteen months since the first lockdown began, the courts are…

Medical Law Briefing – October 2021

There have been a number of recent decisions on limitation; it is fertile ground for argument. One such recent decision is the case of Wilkins v University North Midlands NHS Trust [2021] EWHC 2164 (QB) 30/7/21, in which Paul Stagg of 1CL…

Personal Injury Briefing – October 2021

In May of this year Robert Parkin and Henk Soede authored an extremely popular briefing on the Occupiers Liability Act 1957. In this companion briefing Andrew Spencer considers the question of who is an occupier and Robert Parkin provides a useful analysis…

Medical Law Briefing – August 2021

This article considers the important clinical negligence decisions over the first half of 2021.

In summary:

i. There have been three important reported cases involving fundamental dishonesty pleadings by NHS trusts. This is rapidly becoming a defining area of medical negligence law…

Personal Injury Briefing – July 2021

From Exodus to the Animals Act 1971: horses, cattle and dogs
If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox…

Personal Injury and Medical Law Briefing – July 2021

Capacity is an important issue that can arise in cases of all values and complexities.  Sometimes the case is straightforward and low value but the injured party has pre-existing vulnerabilities affecting their ability to give instructions and make decisions.  In other cases…

Professional Negligence and Clinical Negligence Briefing – June 2021

On 18th June the Supreme Court handed down judgments in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton and Khan v Meadows. In this joint briefing we consider the judgments from both a professional negligence and clinical negligence perspective.

Rehabilitation of the “Mountaineer’s Knee” …

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