Publications by Area of Law


Qader incorporated into the CPR

Barrister: Matthew White
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Date: 
13 February 2017
Summary: Matthew White, a member of our Personal Injury team, updates his article “Qader v Esure Court of Appeal decision:- fixed costs do not apply to ex-protocol cases that are allocated to the multi-track” in light of subsequent amendments to the CPR.

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UK competition authorities step up their enforcement activity against cartels and other anti-competitive agreements

Barrister: Matthew O’Regan
Area of Law: Competition
Date: 10 February 2017
Summary:  In his most recent article, specialist competition law barrister Matthew O’Regan reviews the CMA’s recent civil and criminal investigations into cartels and other anti-competitive agreements, as well as the first Competition Act investigation by the Civil Aviation Authority.

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Interim Executives (Guernsey) LTD & Others v. Positive Approach Services LTD & Others

Barrister: David Fletcher,
Area of Law: Commercial Dispute Resolution

Summary: David Fletcher, of our Commercial Dispute Resolution Team, acted for the trustees of a Guernsey-based offshore pension scheme in this complex Chancery pension action. The scheme sought to recover pension assets wrongfully removed by a pension-holder.

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Court of Appeal decision in Crawley v. Barnsley MBC [2017] EWCA Civ 36

Barrister: Matthew White
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Date:
3rd February 2017
Summary: The Court of Appeal decides: a Highway Authority’s system was to inspect reported defects the next working day. Not good enough (in the circumstances), according to the Court of Appeal. That’s right… the highway authority’s system was to inspect reported defects the next working day. Not good enough (in the circumstances), according to the Court of Appeal, writes Matthew White, member of our personal injury team.

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Court of Appeal in Sharp v Leeds CC decides fixed costs “plainly apply to the costs of a PAD application” in ex-protocol cases

Barrister: Marcus Coates-Walker
Area of Law: Personal Injury 
Date: 2nd February 2017
Summary: Marcus Coates-Walker, a member of our personal injury team, provides an analysis of the judgment in Sharp v Leeds City Council [2017] EWCA Civ 33 which the Court of Appeal handed down yesterday.

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Clarification on Beddoe orders and protective costs – Pettigrew and others v Edwards [2017] EWHC 8 (Ch)

Barrister: Natasha Dzameh
Area of Law: Wills, Trusts and Tax
Source: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Ch/2017/8.html
Date: 02 February 2017

Summary: Natasha Dzameh, a member of our Commercial and Chancery team, provides a quick note on the recent case of Pettigrew and others v Edwards [2017] EWHC 8 (Ch) in which judgment was handed down by Master Matthews on 12 January 2017. Natasha was present at the first hearing in this matter. The trustees were represented by Guy Adams who is also a member of Chambers’ Commercial and Chancery team.

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Trusts and co-ownership

Barrister: Jody Atkinson
Area of Law:  Wills, Trusts and Tax
Summary: Jody has recently written an article in the December edition of the Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal on the case of Ely v Robson [2016]. In 2016, Jody appeared for the successful party before the Court of Appeal in the case of Ely v Robson [2016] EWCA Civ 774. Jody upheld an oral agreement, reached on a park bench, as to how an unmarried couple owned their family home. This is an important decision in the field of proprietary estoppel and constructive trusts.

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Contract case law update – December 2016

Barrister: Natasha Dzameh and Nicholas Pointon
Area of Law:  Company and Commercial
Source: St John’s Chambers
Date: 1st December 2016
Summary: We hope you enjoyed the first and second editions of our contract case law updates. In this third edition Nick considers when commitment letters become binding following the Commercial Court’s decision in Novus Aviation v Alubaf, and when “close of business” takes place in the London commercial banking sector following the latest decision in the Lehman Brothers litigation. Natasha Dzameh reviews several recent decisions, ranging from issues of offer and acceptance considered in Arcardis Consulting v AMEC to the recovery of damages for a loss of chance in McGill v Sports and Entertainment Media Group. Emma Price  looks at the recent decision on the Brogden bankers’ claim for bonuses and considers the approach taken by the Court of Appeal to the construction of contracts.

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Contract case law update – December 2016

Barrister: Nicholas Pointon and Natasha Dzameh
Area of Law:  Company and Commercial
Source: St John’s Chambers
Date: 1st December 2016
Summary: We hope you enjoyed the first and second editions of our contract case law updates. In this third edition Nick considers when commitment letters become binding following the Commercial Court’s decision in Novus Aviation v Alubaf, and when “close of business” takes place in the London commercial banking sector following the latest decision in the Lehman Brothers litigation. Natasha Dzameh reviews several recent decisions, ranging from issues of offer and acceptance considered in Arcardis Consulting v AMEC to the recovery of damages for a loss of chance in McGill v Sports and Entertainment Media Group. Emma Price  looks at the recent decision on the Brogden bankers’ claim for bonuses and considers the approach taken by the Court of Appeal to the construction of contracts.

Download December edition: Contract Law Case Law Update – December 2016
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Download June edition: Contract Law Case Law Update – June 2016

Causation: the sum of the parts

Source: Personal Injury Law Journal
Barrister: Matthew White
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Date: 
September 2016
Summary: Matthew weighs up the ‘but for’ test and material contribution in cumulative cases in the September 2016 edition of the Personal Injury Law Journal.

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