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Construction Negligence: an overview of 2017
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • December 18 2017

The end of the year lends itself to a time of reflection, and similarly to case-law reviews. As I pick which professional - from social workers to


Causation in Medical Consent Cases post-Montgomery: two 2017 cases
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • June 27 2017

So far in 2017 there have been two cases which have clarified the need for claimant parties to establish causation on a conventional basis in cases


Advice again....
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • April 11 2017

Over the last fortnight, two cases caught my eye in the field of professional negligence: First, a case that has finally clarified the scope of duty


Sustainable conclusions: the consequences of failing to foresee material matters until trial
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • March 16 2017

In the second of my two short articles reviewing some recent Court of Appeal authorities in the field of professional negligence (the first can be


New Imposter Fraud Decision
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2016

How should the courts allocate the risk of - and the losses flowing from - frauds practised on innocent parties?Lawyers are first exposed to these


Legg & Ors v. Aviva 2016 EWCA Civ 97
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • April 1 2016

The Court of Appeal has today handed down a judgment in the case of Legg & Ors v. Aviva 2016 EWCA Civ 97. The case concerned the scope and


No dual test for remoteness, says the Court of Appeal
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • November 15 2015

The test for remoteness in tort is damage that is reasonably foreseeable. However the test for remoteness in contract is damage that ought to be in


Sherlock Holmes in the court of appeal
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • August 21 2015

The Sign of Four begins with a bored Holmes mired in cocaine addiction, much to the disquiet of Dr Watson. A Young woman appears. She has a mystery


Knowledge of negligence Section 14A of the Limitation Act
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2015

Section 14A of the Limitation Act is extremely challenging and has given rise to a considerable body of case-law.One particularly vexed question is


Negligence, false imprisonment and a surprising decision on contributory negligence: liability of a taxi driver to a passenger detained in his vehicle injured jumping out
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • April 29 2015

The case of Hicks v Young 2015 EWHC 1144 (QB) is extremely sad based, as the judge found, on a tragic misunderstanding between a taxi driver and