Robert Jay QC has been appointed as lead Counsel to the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press.

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Robert Jay QC has been appointed as lead Counsel to the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press.


This is a highly prestigious and important appointment. Counsel to the Inquiry has a strictly impartial role. He will provide the Inquiry with independent legal advice and will present the… Read more »

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“Practicalities of the Tribunal” – Butterworths by Alison Foster QC


The purpose of this paper is to indicate the framework against which important practical decisions are made in the conduct of proceedings in professional tribunals …

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Inspectors’ reasons and expert evidence


Justine Thornton appeared for the Secretary of State in Georgiou v. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2011] EWCA Civ 775.  Gordon Nardell QC acted for the wind… Read more »

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Lanes Group Plc v Galliford Try Infrastructure Ltd


Richard Wilmot-Smith QC, Karen Gough and Rachael O’Hagan appeared for Lanes in the TCC in this interesting case about adjudication procedure and bias. The judge refused to enforce an adjudication… Read more »

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Maritsave v NFU Mutual


Geoffrey Brown appeared for the claimant on the trial of an issue as to liability under a fire insurance policy, following an arson attack on unoccupied commercial premises in Darlington. … Read more »

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Geary v Wetherspoon


Geary v Wetherspoon is a case which exactly fits Scrutton LJ’s well known example in The Calgarth of who is a trespasser. Mrs Geary slid down the banisters leading from… Read more »

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