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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” …

Medical Law Briefing – June 2021

An Introduction to Capacity: Part I

Welcome to another edition of the 1 Chancery Lane Clinical Negligence team briefing. In this edition Ella Davis and Susanna Bennett take a look at the procedural and legal framework relating to mental capacity. Capacity arises…

Personal Injury Briefing – May 2021

S 2(2). of the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 sets out the persuasively simple proposition that an occupier owes a duty to take such care as is reasonable to see that its visitors are reasonably safe when using the premises for the purposes…

TATLA Newsletter – May 2021

Special Briefing: Foreign Rules in the English Courts

In the post-Brexit era the courts of England and Wales have been faced with a tsunami of claims issued on the cusp of Brexit Day. A number of recent developments raise some intriguing questions…

Personal Injury Briefing – January 2021

This briefing considers two recent cases that will be of interest to injury practitioners.  The first, Head v Culver Heating Limited is an interesting decision in which the Court of Appeal considers the difference between loss of earnings generated by work and…

Briefing – Covid: Practice and Procedure

Although the start of 2021 has not been as auspicious as we would have wished,  Happy New Year from all at 1 Chancery Lane.

Despite everyone’s hopes that 2021 would start more favourably than 2020 ended it seems restrictions to protect the…

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