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Dekinar: Preventing and Responding to Terrorism: Key Recommendations of the Manchester Arena Inquiry to Date

Following the handing down of the second Report of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, Andrew Warnock KC and Laura Johnson KC give a brief summary of the Inquiry’s main findings to date and consider some of its principal recommendations relating to the emergency…

Dekinar: Uncivil Justice? The Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and Civil Litigation

In this webinar Andrew Warnock KC and Lisa Dobie consider the implications of the IICSA report for civil litigation, with a particular focus on the proposals to abolish the limitation period and introduce a redress scheme.

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‘Failure to remove’ claims: HXA v Surrey CC and YXA v Wolverhampton CC in the Court of Appeal

In a ‘Failure to Remove’ Claims in the High Court: the Appeals in HXA v Surrey County Council and YXA v Wolverhampton City Council
‘Failure to Remove’ Claims – the Decision in HXA v Surrey County Council, and an Update


Andrew Warnock QC discusses the UK’s Bill of Rights in 1COR Law Pod

Shortly before the current turmoil in Westminster, a new British Bill of Rights was introduced in Parliament. This Bill seeks to repeal and replace the 1998 Human Rights Act, which incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law.

Rosalind English…

Webinar Recording: Cladding Claims: How to Bring them and How to Defend them

In Wednesday’s webinar Saleem Khalid and Henk Soede considered the legal principles of the Defective Premises Act 1972 and the Building Safety Act 2022. They also discussed cladding claims generally, examining the issues that arise in cladding disputes.

If you missed it,…

The private law liability of public authorities: the curious case of Transport Arendonk BVBA v Chief Constable of Essex Police

Some of you may remember the 2020 High Court decision in Transport Arendonk v Chief Constable of Essex Police [2020] EWHC 212 (QB), landing as it did at a time when there was a flurry of strike out cases exploring the boundary…

Judgment in CDE v Buckinghamshire County Council

Judgment has been handed down in CDE v Buckinghamshire County Council

Katie Ayres, instructed by here.

Failure to remove claims – the Osman test in the context of domestic violence

In a claim for a violation of the operational duty under articles 2 or 3[1] of the European Convention of Human Rights, the applicant must satisfy the ‘Osman’[2] Where it is alleged that the victim was killed, or subjected to inhumane…

Judgment handed down in Ali v Luton Borough Council

In an important decision for local authorities and other organisations handling sensitive data, the High Court has explained and applied the principles governing vicarious liability set out by the Supreme Court in Various Claimants v Morrisons Supermarkerts [2020] AC 989.


‘Failure to Remove’ Claims: Some Further Developments

The new year is not yet a month old and yet there have already been two significant judgments handed down since the last strains of Auld Lang Syne died out.  Both are of considerable assistance to those defending ‘failure to remove’ claims…

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