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Various Claimants v Barclays Bank

In the case of Various Claimants v Barclays Bank, permission to appeal to the Supreme Court has been granted to Barclays.

Barclays is represented by Edward Faulks QC of 1 Chancery Lane and Nicholas Fewtrell, instructed by Alastair Gillespie of Keoghs solicitors.

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Miss Shahrab Asim Burney (a minor by her litigation friend Mr M A Y Burney) v Iceland Foods Ltd

Ian Stebbings successfully defends Iceland Foods in a claim by a child that she sustained injury after being struck by an automatic opening door.


The Claimant, a child aged 6, brought a claim under the Occupiers Liability Act, alleging that she had been struck by an automatic opening swing door in the entrance of the store whilst attending with her mother....

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Circuit Judge Level Gas Safety Certificate

Richard Cherry has succeeded in the second Circuit Judge level Gas Safety Certificate Case before HHJ Carr in Truro County Court. The judge agreed with the reasoning of HHJ Luba in Caridon v Shooltz that non-service of a Gas Safety Certificate before a tenancy precludes a landlord from relying on a section 21 Notice.

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Wells v Devani [2019] UKSC 1106

In Wells v Devani [2019] UKSC 1106 the Supreme Court has ruled that it is possible to imply a term into an agreement to render it sufficiently certain to constitute a binding contract. Indeed, it is possible to imply something that is so obvious that it goes without saying into anything, including something which the law regards as no more than an offer. In so...

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MBS v Grant Thornton - The Court of Appeal upholds decision on scope of recoverable damages in professional negligence cases - by Francesca O'Neill



[2019] EWCA Civ 40

This important decision of the Court of Appeal sets out valuable guidance on the application of the ‘SAAMCO’ principle to professional negligence claims involving the provision of advice and/or information. 

The factual background is well summarised at paragraphs...

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Ian Stebbings secures Claimant’s discontinuance by successful collateral waiver of privilege argument.

The Claimant alleged that he had fallen over a temporary road sign. In his CNF he alleged that the time of the accident was 7pm. In his witness statement and Part 18 responses he stated that the accident was between 4-5pm. The timing was crucial as the Defendants did not put any temporary signs out until 6.30pm. Two days before trial the Claimants solicitors...

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Ian Stebbings successfully defends major national holiday park in public liability claim.

Ian Stebbings successfully defends major national holiday park in public liability claim.

The Claimant alleged that she had fallen down a single step due to the area in a club house being dimly lit. She sustained a broken ankle. The Defendant was able to show that she was mistaken as to timings of when the lights were dim and that the step had been used by a high...

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Attorney General appoints Katie Ayres as Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel)

Katie Ayres has recently been appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (to do civil work on behalf of the Government departments). The appointment comes into force on March 1 and runs for 5 years.

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