||Clodagh Bradley QC appointed as Vice Chair and Leanne Woods elected as an Executive Committee Member of the PNBA|
Tuesday night saw the election of a new PNBA Executive Committee and we are delighted to announce that two of our members were appointed;
||Christina Lambert QC appointed as a Justice of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division|
1 Crown Office Row is pleased to announce that Christina Lambert QC has been appointed as a Justice of the High Court, assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division. The appointment will take effect from 11th January 2018 from when Christina will be known as The Honourable Mrs Justice Lambert.
||Martin Forde QC in significant appeal on dishonesty in professional regulation|
Martin Forde QC appeared for Dr Chaudhary in a case arising from the performance of a ritual male circumcision.
||1COR delighted to support the annual Medical Law Moot|
1COR wish to congratulate UCL for winning, Leicester University as runners-up, and the other 20 teams who competed in the five rounds of the sixth annual Medical Law Moot held on Saturday 2nd of December.
||Philip Havers QC successful in interesting clinical negligence claim|
In Meadows v Khan, the Claimant’s GP admitted that she failed to arrange for the appropriate tests to show whether the Claimant was a carrier of haemophilia which led the Claimant to believe that her children would not have haemophilia.
||Dominic Ruck Keene acting for White Flowers Alba at IICSA|
Dominic Ruck Keene is to appear at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) Dominic Ruck Keene is to appear at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA)
||Jessica Elliott successful in judicial review of consultation exercise|
Jessica Elliott successful in judicial review of consultation exercise
||Oliver Sanders QC successful in Court of Appeal case about FOIA and restraint of children|
Oliver Sanders QC successful in Court of Appeal case about FOIA and restraint of children
||Jo Moore and Emma-Louise Fenelon instructed in a recent inquest in Winchester|
Jo Moore and Emma-Louise Fenelon instructed in a recent inquest in Winchester
||Caroline Cross represented the family in a recent inquest|
Caroline Cross represented the family in an inquest into the death of Heather Loveridge, a grandmother who set herself on fire at a mental health unit using a cigarette lighter. Caroline was instructed by Tim Deeming of Slater & Gordon Solicitors, Cambridge.
||David Balcombe QC successfully defends cosmetic surgeon before Medical Practitioners Tribunal|
The surgeon was accused of improperly anaesthetising a patient in 2012 and then lying to cover it up.
After a lengthy hearing the surgeon was entirely exonerated, with the Tribunal being critical of the GMC and its experts, and finding that none of the allegations had been proven.
Categorising the investigations that had led to the surgeon’s referral as being fundamentally flawed, the Tribunal acknowledged that the practitioner had been obliged to investigate and find the necessary evidence for himself in order to refute the charges.
David Balcombe QC was instructed by Plexus Law for Dr Jeyapragash.
||David Manknell and Amelia Walker successful in their defence of the Dubs child refugee scheme|
David Manknell and Amelia Walker successful in their defence of the Dubs child refugee scheme
||Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners continue to recognise 1 Crown Office Row as a leading set at both the London and South Eastern Bar|
Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners continue to recognise 1 Crown Office Row as a leading set at both the London and South Eastern Bar with many barristers ranked.
||1 Crown Office Row celebrate the retirement of Gloria Scaramuzza|
1 Crown Office Row celebrate the retirement of Gloria Scaramuzza.
||Philip Havers QC and Shaheen Rahman QC appear in Supreme Court prisoner smoking ban appeal|
Philip Havers QC and Shaheen Rahman QC appear in Supreme Court prisoner smoking ban appeal
||Oliver Sanders QC in Court of Appeal hearing about FOIA and restraint of children|
Oliver Sanders QC in Court of Appeal hearing about FOIA and restraint of children
||William Edis QC succeeds in the Supreme Court in a significant case concerning all regulated professionals.|
William Edis QC succeeds in the Supreme Court in a significant case concerning all regulated professionals.
||'One minute with...' Owain Thomas QC|
In this month's edition of the Tax Journal, Owain Thomas QC answers six questions about the Tax Bar, his career and current cases.
||1 Crown Office Row named 'Professional Discipline Set of the Year' by Chambers & Partners|
Last night Chambers & Partners held their annual Bar Awards ceremony celebrating the nominated juniors, silks and sets across many practice areas.
||An excellent evening hosted by the Child Brain Injury team at Bolt Burden Kemp in support of Cerebra|
1 Crown Office Row’s Lizanne Gumbel QC and Henry Witcomb QC recently attended a lively drinks reception with the Child Brain Injury team at Bolt Burden Kemp celebrating the important work Cerebra carries out.
The night started with CEO Chris Jones talking about the history of the charity. He was followed by Dr. Ross Head, Head of the Cerebra Innovations Centre, who spoke about the crucial work and impact the Centre has had on people’s lives.
See more photos and learn about the event here.
||Michael Paulin successful in judicial review challenge to accelerated payment notices|
Michael Paulin was successful in a judicial review challenge (via the pre-action protocol) brought by an established trading company to two separate accelerated payment notices (“APNs”) issued by HMRC’s counter avoidance unit.
||Owain Thomas QC acted for the United Kingdom government in a recent preliminary ruling in the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding VAT|
1COR’s Owain Thomas QC acted for the United Kingdom government in a recent preliminary ruling in the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding VAT.
||Shaheen Rahman QC and Matthew Hill speak at the annual Justice Human Rights Law Conference|
Shaheen Rahman QC and Matthew Hill both speakers at the annual Justice Human Rights Law Conference
||High Court dismisses contractual claim for upbringing of healthy child on public policy grounds|
High Court dismisses contractual claim for upbringing of healthy child on public policy grounds
||Supreme Court will hear case involving the liability of the NHS for Hospital Receptionists|
The Supreme Court has granted leave to hear the case of Darnley v Croydon Health Services which involves the liability of NHS Receptionists after allegations of negligence were made following a permanent brain injury sustained by the claimant.
||1COR are delighted to have supported human rights charity RightsInfo by donating 2000 to their FightHateWithRights campaign|
1COR are delighted to have supported human rights charity RightsInfo by donating £2,000 to their #FightHateWithRights.
||Celebration Dinner for James Badenoch QC, Kieran Coonan QC, Terence Coghlan QC, Sally Smith QC, Joanna Glynn QC and Lorraine McHale|
This weekend saw a gathering of Chambers Members at Lutyen’s Restaurant to celebrate the careers of some of Chamber’s most learned Members along with Lorraine McHale, who has been the accounts and administration manager for nearly 24 years.
||Neglect verdict in an inquest with Jeremy Hyam QC acting on behalf of the family|
Neglect verdict in an inquest with Jeremy Hyam QC acting on behalf of the family
||David Manknell and Amelia Walker successfully defend challenge to the Home Office's procedures following Calais camp clearance|
David Manknell and Amelia Walker successfully defend challenge to the Home Office’s procedures following Calais camp clearance.
||Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC and Robert Kellar win preliminary issue on vicarious liability in the High Court|
More information on the case of Various Claimants v Barclays Bank Plc [
||1 Crown Office Row welcomes Christian Howells as an associate member|
1COR welcomes Christian Howells as a door tenant
||Jonathan Metzer becomes a new tenant at 1 Crown Office Row|
Jonathan Metzer joins Chambers after the successful completion of his pupillage and exactly one year after joining the set as a pupil.
||1COR's David Manknell appears in High Court ruling on the scope of judicial review|
David Manknell has appeared in a case exploring the public law/private law divide. The High Court dismissed a claim brought against FENSA, the well-known operator of a building self-certification scheme, which requires its members to have suitable insurance in place to protect consumers.
||Chambers hosts Local Government and Education Law Conference|
A conference was held on 14th September in Brighton for local authority lawyers practising in the field of education.
||1COR Hosts 2017 Court of Protection Conference|
Chambers hosted a conference in Brighton on 14th September on recent developments in the Court of Protection with Local Government Lawyers from the Orbis Group covering Surrey, East and West Sussex and Brighton and Hove City Council.
The Conference was Chaired by Richard Ager and opened by Dominic Ruck-Keene who started the event with a case update.
The Conference then heard from Martin Downs on Costs, Public funding and Human Rights claims and Richard Ager on case management and proportionality.
Richard Ager then led a discussion and was joined by Amelia Walker
The Conference also had the benefit of a paper by Jeremy Hyam QC as to whether there has been some recent dilution of the acid test of deprivation of liberty.
||1 Crown Office Row holds annual Public Law Seminar on the theme of Life, Liberty and Security|
Chambers held its annual Public Law Seminar at King’s College London on 11th September 2017.
The event began with a Panel Discussion chaired by Mrs Justice Whipple which drew on some of the strands of Life, Liberty and Security
||Adam Wagner gives interview to BBC on Grenfell Fire Inquiry opening|
Adam Wagner was interviewed by Vanessa Feltz on her BBC London Breakfast show today on the opening of the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry. He discussed the nature of public inquiries, what people can expect from the process and how criticisms could be addressed.
Adam has acted in three major public inquiries - see his profile here [PLEASE ADD LINK].
You can listen to the interview here, from 8 minutes 30 seconds:
||Adam Wagner gives keynote to Holyrood Human Rights Committee|
On Monday 4 September Adam Wagner gave a keynote address to the Scottish Parliament’s Equality and Human Rights Committee at their annual planning day.
Adam spoke to the group of Members of the Scottish Parliament about public perceptions of human rights and how to build a human rights culture across the United Kingdom. He spoke about his experience in setting up the multi-award-winning human rights charity, RightsInfo and how human rights can better be communicated to the public.
||Duncan Fairgrieve compiles influential report on Discount Rate as part of MoJ Review|
Duncan Fairgrieve, a 1COR door tenant is the co-author of a briefing note on comparative law under the auspices of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law which was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice as part of its review of the Discount Rate in Personal Injury cases.
The research examined the setting of the discount rate in a number of key jurisdictions across the globe, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Spain and South Africa. The research showed that there was a wide variety of rates and approaches in the jurisdictions covered.
The Government’s Response to the consultation this week referred in detail to the comparative law work as part of a paper expounding a proposed new approach to the Discount Rate. To access the comparative law study, see: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/642815/biicl-comparative-law-report.pdf
||1 Crown Office Row is pleased to welcome new tenant Michael Paulin|
1 Crown Office Row is pleased to welcome new tenant, Michael Paulin
1 COR are delighted to welcome a new tenant, Michael Paulin (called 2007).
Michael Paulin is a barrister specialising in tax litigation and tax dispute resolution, employment law and public law. He has also been instructed in a number of judicial review claims involving HMRC. Michael is a member of the Attorney General’s ‘C’ Panel of Counsel.
Please see his profile here.
Connect with Michael Paulin via Linkedin here.
For further information please contact the 1COR Clerking team firstname.lastname@example.org
||Life, Liberty and Security - 1COR Public Law Seminar - Sept 11th 2017 5pm - 8pm|
1 Crown Office Row, Flagship Public Law Seminar - Sept 11th 2017
||Owain Thomas QC wins VAT case for woodland charity|
Owain Thomas QC successfully represented Will Woodlands, a private woodland charitable trust in an appeal against HMRC's decision to resile from a business/non-business method for the recovery if input tax incurred in the running of several large woodland estates. HMRC sought to restrict the input tax incurred in running the woodland on the basis that some of that input tax related to a non-business activity whereas historically only areas devoted to free grazing had been the subject of any restriction. Instead HMRC proposed a method based on income where the level of income sales of timber was compared with the level of income from grants and investments in order to derive a percentage recovery. The case therefore amounted to a full scale challenge to the ability of charities to recover input tax where the ultimate purpose of the economic activity is charitable and where the business may not be immediately or ever profitable. Further HMRC's challenge was based at least in part on viewing the subsidies received as providing a basis for restricting input tax recovery. The FTT dismissed HMRC's objections to the method and upheld Will Woodlands' position. It discussed many of the recent cases include the CJEU judgment in Sveda (where Owain represented the UK) on the scope of input tax restriction for non economic activities for environmental facilities to which the public have free access and decided that the woodland business was run along conventional business lines and was therefore to be considered as economic activity and that therefore no restrictions of the type asserted by HMRC were warranted.
||Amy Mannion appointed to A panel of the Attorney General’s Panels of Junior Counsel to the Crown|
1 Crown Office Row is delighted to announce that, effective from 1 September 2017, Amy Mannion has been promoted from the B panel to the A panel of the Attorney General’s Panels of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Her appointment will last for a period of five years.
||Sarah Lambert successful recovering damages for secondary victim|
Sarah Lambert has been successful in recovering damages by way of an agreed settlement on behalf of a “Secondary Victim”. The claim was for psychiatric injury suffered by the father of baby Frank Gamble, the Claimant’s firstborn son, who was born on the 18th of April 2012 and died the same day from injuries sustained during a trial instrumental delivery.
||The 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards - Nominations|
This year 1 Crown Office Row have been nominated for Professional Discipline Set of The Year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards.
The Awards will take place at The Hilton, Park Lane, on Thursday 26th October 2017 and we look forward to hearing the results.
||Jo Moore joins Sport Resolutions pro bono panel|
Jo Moore has been appointed to a panel of sports lawyers working with athletes across the UK.
||Lizanne Gumbel and Robert Kellar succeed in establishing vicarious liability of bank for sexual assaults|
Lizanne Gumbel QC and Robert Kellar were successful in establishing that Barclay's bank were vicariously liable for any sexual assaults committed by a GP in the course of pre-employment health checks.
||1COR's David Hart QC Comments In The Times On Brexit Plans|
l law, was quoted in The Times on how Brexit plans might affect individuals and firms in the UK.
Asked about how new plans might affect the rights on individuals and companies, he said,
“This seems to be a blatant way of government seeking to avoid responsibilities. If you take an area like pollution it means that the government will escape any liability under the Francovich principle for past and future breaches.”
||1COR's Emma-Louise Fenelon successfully represents NHS Trust in NAI case|
Emma successfully represented an NHS Trust at a fact-finding hearing to determine the cause of multiple fractures to a minor, M. The case, M (Care Proceedings: Finding of Fact Hearing: Fractures)  EWFC B50 (14 July 2017) involved allegations made against several Trust employees by the minor’s parents.
||Law Pod UK Episode 8 Radicalisation and Child Protection Interview With Marina Wheeler|
1 Crown Office Row has just released the 8th Episode of their regular podcast, Law Pod UK.