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Medical Law Briefing – December 2020

To round off what has been a rather odd 2020, we bring you the Medical Law annual legal update, courtesy of Ella Davis and David Thomson. It has been a  busy year for reported cases in this area and so we hope…

Inquests Briefing – November 2020

There have been a number of recent developments of interest to those who practice in the coroners’ courts. As a result the 1 Chancery Lane Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence groups have joined forces to provide an update for your assistance.


Medical Law Briefing – November 2020

Undoubtedly, 2020 has been a year where parties will have faced difficulty in progressing claims owing to the lockdown / semi lockdown state of flux we have found ourselves in. Parties will want to ensure that claims keep pressing forward to a…

Personal Injury Briefing, Highway Claims – November 2020

The Personal Injury team at 1 Chancery Lane bring you an early Christmas gift to usher out 2020: The Highways Compendium. A high point we hope as a difficult year draws to a close.

We recognise that normally our busy clients appreciate…

Medical Law Briefing – September 2020


There are a number of clinical negligence claims against the NHS that are based upon, or supported by, alleged breaches of the Human Rights Act 1998 (“HRA”).  The acts and omissions of…

Personal Injury Briefing – August 2020

It has been a strange summer yet all too soon the nation is deflating paddling pools, spending the national
debt of a small country in shoe shops and fervently sewing on name tapes as September and a new academic

Personal Injury: Emergency Services Briefing July 2020

In this latest Briefing, with recent news in mind that members of the emergency services involved in responding to the Grenfell Tower disaster are bringing claims for psychiatric injury, Ella Davis discusses the fascinating but tricky topic of the law relating to…

Medical Law Briefing – June 2020

The up and down life of (semi) lockdown rumbles on. If you want a break from slack chats, remote court hearings and virtual quiz nights for a few moments, we have another 1CL Medical Law briefing for you.

Ella Davis looks at…

Local Authority Briefing – June 2020

Acting in cases involving local authorities is a cornerstone of the work done by the Personal Injury group at 1 Chancery Lane. Members of Chambers have appeared in many of the leading cases over recent decades in all areas from education and…

Secondary Victim Claims Briefing – June 2020

So-called “secondary victim” claims for damages for psychiatric injury are hard to establish.  For the last 30 to 40 years, and for reasons founded in both difficulties of diagnosis and perhaps a mistrust of injuries you cannot see, claims for damages for…

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