Rattle your sabre, but do not draw your sword

Monthly Archives: 26th August 2021

Rattle your sabre, but do not draw your sword


In civil litigation, the pre-action protocols encourage parties to exchange correspondence to, inter alia, understand each other’s position and try to settle the issues without proceedings. This is laudable –… Read more »

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Chambers Nominated for Four Awards at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021


Chambers is absolutely delighted to have received four nominations at the upcoming Chambers UK Bar Awards 2021: Personal Injury Silk of the Year – Neil Block QC Professional Discipline Silk… Read more »

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Withdrawal of invasive ventilation, palliative care and a child’s best interests: Arianna Kelly acts on behalf of a child in serious medical treatment proceedings


In Guys’ & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Borough of Greenwich v M, F and R [2021] EWHC 2377 (Fam), Mr Justice Cobb considered a joint application… Read more »

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To plead or not to plead: when to plead fundamental dishonesty?


Does a defendant need to formally raise an allegation of fundamental dishonesty (‘FD’) in its pleaded case to obtain a finding of FD at trial? Since the Court of Appeal… Read more »

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Top Tips For Protecting Confidential Information And Trade Secrets In Motorsport (LawInSport)


For most businesses, protecting their confidential information is of the utmost importance. This is even more the case for those involved in the motorsports industry, where marginal gains are the… Read more »

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Expedited at last: UNCITRAL’s streamlined procedural rules


On 19 September 2021, the UNICTRAL Arbitration Rules will be re-published to include, for the first time, provision for expediated arbitral proceedings: the Expedited Arbitration Rules (EAR).  The EAR will… Read more »

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Permission granted in challenges to Somerset school restructuring


Permission has been granted by Morris J in respect of two joined judicial review claims, challenging Somerset County Council’s restructuring of its schooling system within Crewkerne and Ilminister. Both claims… Read more »

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Arianna Kelly and Parishil Patel QC act for a hospital trust in complex proceedings relating to a deprivation of liberty of a child in hospital and community settings


Following on the recent cases of Re G (Young Person: Threat to Life: Unavailability of Secure Placement) [2021] EWHC 2066 (Fam) and Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council v W and others [2021]… Read more »

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Permission granted in judicial review challenging failure to mandate that older teenagers receive care where they live


The High Court has granted the charity Article 39 permission to apply for judicial review in its challenge to the failure to afford 16 and 17 year olds who are… Read more »

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Issues in Unfair Prejudice Petitions: Establishing Prejudice


In this series of posts, Anna Lintner analyses key aspects of unfair prejudice petitions S.994 Companies Act 2006 (“CA 2006”) permits a shareholder to petition the Court for relief on… Read more »

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