39 Essex Chambers members successfully advise the contractor in the settlement of COVID-19 based claims for change in law in a UK energy construction project

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39 Essex Chambers members successfully advise the contractor in the settlement of COVID-19 based claims for change in law in a UK energy construction project


David Brynmor Thomas QC, with Niraj Modha, recently advised a contractor on the successful settlement of claims for time and money arising from delay and disruption to a major energy… Read more »

CategoryNews Author David Brynmor Thomas QC, Niraj Modha Date

Michael McParland QC (21st April 1960 – 9th December 2021)


It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the untimely and shocking death of our friend and colleague Michael McParland QC yesterday. Michael was a brilliant lawyer… Read more »

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Simon Browne QC Joins Chambers


We are delighted to announce that Simon Browne QC has joined Chambers, with immediate effect. Renowned advocate Simon joins with an extensive practice in the fields of commercial costs and… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Simon Browne QC Date

Toombes v Mitchell


The action was in two parts. Part 1 was decided in December 2020 by Lambert J in 2020 ([2020] EWCA 3506). This considered a legal issue – the application of… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Susan Rodway QC Date

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

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