Publications by Area of Law


QOCS and Credit Hire: a Pyrrhic victory avoided and…Autofocus: the End of the Road.

Barrister: Patrick West

Area of law: Personal Injury 

Date: 21 July 2017

Summary: Patrick addresses credit hire charges referencing the case of Select Car Rentals (North West) Ltd v Esure Services Ltd (2017) [2017] EWHC 1434 (QB).

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Mules, Muck Sweats and the Mediation Trough – A Follow Up

Source: St John’s Chambers
Barrister:  Rebecca Taylor & Andrew Kearney
Area of Law: Mediation
Date: June 2017

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Mules, Muck Sweats and The Mediation Trough – A Follow Up

Source: St John’s Chambers
Barrister: Andrew Kearney & Rebecca Taylor
Area of Law: Mediation
Date: June 2017

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How to get the best from your medical expert in clinical negligence cases

Barrister: Justin Valentine
Area of Law: Clinical Negligence
Date:
June 2017
Summary: Justin, discusses the court’s approach to assessing the credibility of expert evidence in clinical negligence claims, providing an overview of what considerations solicitors need to have when choosing an expert, instructing an expert and thereafter assessing how their evidence will be judged in court.

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Family Affairs March 2017 | Financial Remedy update (1.10.16 – 3.03.17)

Barrister: Christopher Sharp QC
Area of Law: Family Finance, ToLATA and Inheritance
Source: FLBA’s Family Affairs: March 2017                                                                                       Date: March 2017
Summary:  The article continues Christopher’s regular reviews of the more important recent financial remedy cases, this one covering the period from October 2017 to March 2017.

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What do children lawyers need to know about the Court of Protection? [2017] Fam Law 537 – 542

Source: Family Law Journal 
Barrister: Abigail Bond & Iain Large
Area of Law: Children & Court of Protection
Date: May 2017
Summary: Abigail Bond and Iain Large publish an article in this month’s Family Law Journal. The article highlights the issues arising when a local authority in care proceedings seeks to deprive a child of liberty in a manner falling short of secure accommodation, and offers a road map to aid understanding of this complex area.

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Value judgment – Ilott v Mitson [2017]

Barrister: Natasha Dzameh
Area of Law: Wills, Trust and Tax                                                                                      Source: Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal May 2017
Date: May 2017

Summary: Natasha Dzameh reviews the case of Ilott v Mitson [2017] UKSC 17 and its impact upon claims by adult children under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the 1975 Act”).

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Contract Law Case Update | Spring 2017

Barrister: Natasha Dzameh
Area of Law: Company and Commercial
Date: Spring 2017

Summary: Natasha Dzameh reviews the duty of solicitors to warn clients about the risks of alternative interpretations (Balogun v Boyes Sutton and Perry [2017] EWCA Civ 75) and the scope of  solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance (AIG Europe Ltd v Woodman [2017] UKSC 18).

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Relief from sanction after Denton : A summary of cases

Barrister: Matthew White & Marcus Coates-Walker
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Summary: Matthew White, a member of our Personal Injury team,  first created the table which has now been updated by barrister Marcus Coates-Walker summarising cases which have dealt with relief from sanction issues since Denton. The document provides readers with cases from Denton up to the end of April 2017. It sets out each part of the Denton test together with the outcome.

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Relief from sanction after Denton : A summary of cases

Barrister: Marcus Coates-Walker & Matthew White
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Summary: Marcus Coates-Walker, a member of our Personal Injury team, has updated the table first created by barrister Matthew White summarising cases which have dealt with relief from sanction issues since Denton. The document provides readers with cases from Denton up to the end of April 2017. It sets out each part of the Denton test together with the outcome.

View/download summary of cases: Relief from sanction after Denton: A summary of cases


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