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 shall be quit. ……

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 the claimant has…

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”   Manchester Building Society…

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 in a significant…

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 for which they…

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 about the interface…

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 loss of income…

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 public from the…

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 you find this…

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. Henk Soede considers the…

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 conclusion and (where…

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 briefings that are…

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