Dekinar Recording: Retainers, Assumption of Responsibility and Duty of Care: Miller v Irwin Mitchell in Context

In yesterday’s webinar, Andrew Spencer and Henk Soede discussed the Court of Appeal decision in Miller v Irwin Mitchell and what it means for duties owed to prospective clients. Andrew, along with Andrew Warnock KC, represented the successful defendant. If you missed it you can view it…

The Dekagram: 29th January 2024

This week saw developments in Ryanair’s ongoing battle with online travel agencies. On the one hand, Ryanair has cut a deal with Loveholidays and Kiwi, allowing the agents to sell packages including Ryanair flights. On the other, the airline’s profit projections for this year are…

The Dekagram: 2nd October 2023

This week’s Dekagram is all about jurisdiction and in particular the application of the post-Brexit rules on service outside the jurisdiction. As anticipated, Brexit has led to an avalanche of contested applications around jurisdiction, some of them relating to proceedings issued prior to Exit Day,…

Dekinar Recording: Avoiding Common Litigation Pitfalls

In their webinar on Thursday, Robert Parkin and Henk Soede discussed how to avoid common litigation pitfalls. Robert talked about drafting witness statements in line with PD 57AC, with a particular focus on foreign language statements. Henk considered the current rules on disclosure under PD…

Dekinar: Avoiding Common Litigation Pitfalls

In this webinar, Robert Parkin and Henk Soede discuss how to avoid common litigation pitfalls. Robert talks about drafting witness statements in line with PD 57AC, with a particular focus on foreign language statements. Henk considers the current rules on disclosure under PD 57AD. View…

The Dekagram 2nd May 2023

For an area of law that’s supposed to be perfectly intuitively straightforward, jurisdiction certainly generates a lot of case law, doesn’t it? This week Henk Soede examines another recent case on service and jurisdiction, whilst Sarah Prager grapples with the judgment of the Supreme Court…

The Dekagram 7th November 2022

This week has seen a number of decisions which will be of concern to practitioners representing Claimants, including Part 20 Claimants. First, in Stait v Cosmos Insurance Limited Cyprus [2022] EWCA Civ 1429 Claimants working abroad lost some of their jurisdictional rights; and then, in…

Novel claim asserting a duty to protect reputation is struck out: Piepenbrock v LSE [2022] EWHC 2421

Laura Johnson KC, instructed on behalf of the London School of Economics and Political Science (“LSE”) and seven other associated defendants, has succeeded in an application to strike out a seven figure claim brought by a former teaching fellow of LSE.  Dr Piepenbrock brought a…

1CL Webinar: Cladding Claims: How to Bring them and How to Defend them in 2022

In this webinar, Saleem Khalid and Henk Soede consider the legal principles of the Defective Premises Act 1972 and the Building Safety Act 2022. They also discuss cladding claims generally, examining the issues that arise in cladding disputes.

1CL Webinar: Assessment of Damages in Professional Negligence Claims

In this webinar Francesca O’Neill and Henk Soede deal with the assessment of damages in professional liability cases and, in particular, in the personal injury and conveyancing context. They address the basic legal principles, work through various illustrative case studies and provide a case law…

1CL Virtual Open Day

Our Virtual Open Day gave aspiring barristers and law students the opportunity to hear from some of our barristers and from our senior clerk, and to have their questions answered. The programme: Introduction to 1CL and Pupillage – Paul Stagg Mini Pupillages – Ella Davis…

1CL Webinar: Occupiers Liability – Reminder of the Basics

In this webinar, Robert Parkin and Henk Soede cover the basic principles of Occupiers Liability. They consider what to look for in a potential claim and look at areas of weakness for potential defences.

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