Susan Rodway QC wins landmark case of negligent pre-conception advice

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Susan Rodway QC wins landmark case of negligent pre-conception advice


Susan Rodway QC was instructed by Tim Spring of Moore Barlow in the case of Toombes v Mitchell  [2021] EWHC 3234 (QB) in which Her Honour Judge Coe QC has… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Susan Rodway QC Date

Mental Capacity Guidance Note Assessment


This purpose of this document is to provide for social workers and those working in front-line clinical settings an overview of the law and principles relating to the assessment of… Read more »

CategoryNews, Newsletters Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Nicola Kohn, Arianna Kelly, Rachel Sullivan, Stephanie David, Nyasha Weinberg Date

Court of Appeal judgment relating to costs of split trials: Anna Lintner appears for successful Respondent


The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Re. The Stratos Club, Langer v McKeown [2021] EWCA Civ 1792. The appeal dealt with a point of costs law that… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Anna Lintner Date

Successful defence of listed building judicial review


On 26 November 2021, following a rolled up hearing, Mrs Justice Steyn dismissed a claim for judicial review (R (Arnold) v Bath and North East Somerset Council and Cedar Care… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Juan Lopez, Katherine Barnes Date

Success in two prison law judicial reviews


In M v The Secretary of State for Justice, the relevant policies at the heart of the claim provided that male prisoners could generally be progressed to open conditions in… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Ian Brownhill Date

The High Court Affirms Avoidance of EL Policy


Komives and Varhelyi v Hick Lane Bedding Limited (in administration) v Am Trust Europe Limited [24.11.21] This case features a successful avoidance of an employers’ liability (EL) policy on grounds… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Geoffrey Brown Date

Supreme Court decides the test for capacity to engage in sexual relations


The Supreme Court has dismissed the Official Solicitor’s appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of JB, concerning capacity to make decisions about engaging in… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Vikram Sachdeva QC, Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Alexander Ruck Keene, Fiona Paterson, Ian Brownhill Date

Samuel Burrett and Scarlett Milligan Join 39 Essex Chambers


39 Essex Chambers is absolutely delighted to announce that Samuel Burrett and Scarlett Milligan have joined us as tenants. Sam, who joins from Pump Court Chambers, will practise across the… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Samuel Burrett, Scarlett Milligan Date

Success at Chambers Bar Awards 2021


Chambers is absolutely delighted to announce that our members picked up an array of awards at last night’s Chambers Bar Awards 2021. Lord Dyson accepted the overall ‘Chambers Lifetime Achievement… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Neil Block QC, Fenella Morris QC, Steve Broach , The Rt. Hon. Lord Dyson Date

Statelessness Convention and meaning of “admissible”


The Upper Tribunal has reported its judgment in R (AZ) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (statelessness “admissible”) [2021] UKUT 284 (IAC). The issue before the Upper Tribunal… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Zane Malik QC Date

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