Judgment handed down in Lewis-Ranwell v G4S Health Services & Others (2024)

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its long-awaited judgment in Lewis-Ranwell v G4S Health Services & Others (2024). It held, by a majority of 2 to 1, that a person who deliberately and unlawfully kills whilst insane is not barred by the defence…

Ward v Tesco Stores revisited

“The accident was such as in the ordinary course of things does not happen if floors are kept clean and spillages are dealt with as soon as they occur. If an accident does happen because the floors are covered with spillage, then in my judgment…

Recognition for Deka Chambers’ barristers in Best Lawyers 2024

Congratulations to our twelve barristers who have been recognised in The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2024. Jacob Levy KC, Simon Readhead KC, John Foy KC, Edward Faulks KC, Graham Aldous KC, Edward Bishop KC, Andrew Warnock KC, Matthew Chapman KC, Sarah Prager KC,…

BXB: Vicarious liability, sexual abuse and the Canadian Perspective

…Hall or at a Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses and all when he was “ostensibly performing his duties as a Jehovah’s Witness ministerial servant”. b. Mark Sewell was not exercising control…

Highways: only a touch of frost

1. This is the fourth and final article in a short series which focuses on case law which may assist in the defence of claims against Highways Authorities under s.41 of the Highways Act 1980. 2. In this article, and inspired at least in part…

Highway Inspections: when once is enough

1. This is the third short article in a series focusing on lesser-known case law which may assist in defending claims brought against highways authorities for failing to maintain the highway under section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 and its predecessors. 2. In this…

Highways: expecting the unexpected

1. This is the second short article in a series focusing on lesser-known case law which may assist in defending claims brought against highways authorities for failing to maintain the highway under section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 and its predecessors. 2. In the…

Highways: the ‘rule of thumb’

This is the first in a series of short articles which delve into some of the lesser-known authorities relating to the Highway Authority’s duty to maintain the highway under the Highways Act 1980. That duty is of course now contained in section 41 of the…

Schrödinger’s Fact

This article is co-written by Jack Harding of Deka Chambers and Michael Hagan of Fletchers Solicitors. 1. The authors have both recently had experience of a situation which, we suspect, arises more commonly than may be expected and which, for Claimant solicitors may be resulting…

Psychological injury and the Montreal Convention – A step too far?

Jack Harding examines another decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union expanding the reach of the Montreal Convention, hot on the heels of his previous briefing on the meaning of ‘accident’ within the meaning of the Convention. 1. BT v Laudamotion (C111/21)…

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