Spire Property Development LLP & Anor v Withers LLP
Tom Stafford considers the implications of this important Professional Liability decision
Pickering v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
This case highlights the important role expert evidence plays in cases where causation is the issue.
Hailsham Chambers welcomes new tenant
Hailsham Chambers is delighted to announce that Margaret Griffin will be joining Chambers with immediate effect.
Percy v Merriman White and Mayall
In this case note, Michael Patrick discusses the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Percy v Merriman White and Mayall...
Taxing Issues – The Impact of The Thornhill Case
In this case note, Simon Howarth QC discusses the recent case of McLean v Thornhill...
Hailsham Chambers welcomes newest tenant
Hailsham Chambers is pleased to announce that Georgia Purnell has become our newest tenant.
Adverse Credibility Findings Outside the Scope of an Expert’s Duty
In the recent decision of Radia v Marks  EWHC 145 (QB), the High Court held that adverse credibility findings fell outside the scope of an expert witness’s duty.
Dan Stacey appointed as a Recorder
We are delighted to announce Dan Stacey has been appointed by The Queen as a Recorder on the advice of the Lord Chancellor...
Paul v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Thomas Crockett considers the recent judgment of Paul v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS...
Simon Howarth to be appointed Queen’s Counsel
Congratulations to Simon, who will be Hailsham’s 10th silk.
BCX v DTA  EWHC B27 (Costs): Shortfall? What Shortfall?
Cases where solicitors seek to recover “shortfall” costs from their clients are not often covered in the case law.
Valuers and Scope of Duty (again)
What damages does a negligent valuer pay for overvaluing a lender’s security?
Pupillage event for prospective pupils
Prospective applicants are invited to join members and clerks from Hailsham Chambers for an informal drinks evening.
Opportunities to join Hailsham
We are seeking to add to both our barrister and clerking teams. Click here for more details.
The (Rebuttable) Presumption of Honesty
Will a court always presume that a claimant would have behaved honestly?
Baines & Anor v Dixon Coles & Gill (A firm) & Ors 
A solicitor steals £millions from client funds. Can insurers aggregate the thefts to limit the payout?
If in doubt, don’t assume it’s a solicitor’s undertaking
All practitioners will need to know about this vitally important unanimous judgment from Harcus Sinclair LLP v Your Lawyers Ltd  UKSC 32.
Khan (Respondent) v Meadows (Appellant)
In this clinical negligence case note, Justin Meiland and Charlotte Wilk examine the implications of this wide ranging Supreme Court decision
Loss of a chance in commercial transactions
Click here to access Michael Pooles QC and Heather McMahon's article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on loss of a chance
High Court endorses the PNBA Adjudication Scheme
Adjudication would have been quicker + cheaper according to the judge.
Supreme Court judgment in Matthew v Sedman
You can read Alice Nash's full case note on this important Limitation decision here
Infinity Distribution Ltd v The Khan Partnership LLP
Dan Stacey successful in the case of Infinity v Khan Partnership
Adams v Options UK
Simon Howarth considers the decision in Adams v Options UK, and the potential ramifications.
Lawyers Falling Out: Who Can Sue for What?
Simon Wilton reflects on the decision in McFarland-Cruickshanks v England Kerr Hands Solicitors Ltd
Practico Virtual Roundtable with Andrew Post QC
Hailsham’s Andrew Post QC joined the first Practico Virtual Roundtable of 2021.
Percy v Merriman White and David Mayall
This important Professional Negligence case raises interesting points in relation to the Contribution Act. Read Alicia Tew's case note here.
The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others
In this case note, Thomas Crockett explores the Supreme Court's judgment in this COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case.
Stoffel & Co. v Grondona
In Stoffel & Co. v Grondona  UKSC 42, the Supreme Court grappled with the common law defence of illegality in a claim against solicitors.
Belsner v Cam Legal Services
Why should a case about the minimal costs of a minor RTA raise any interest at all?
Practico Costs Chat
Alexander Hutton QC participated in the latest Costs Chat from Practico.
Covid-19 and BAME health workers
Peter Ellis of Hailsham contributed to an article in the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management
COVID-19 Business Interruption insurance test case
In this case note, Imran Benson explores the High Court's judgment in the COVID-19 Business Interruption insurance test case of The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others.
Lessons from the first Clinical Negligence RCJ trial in Lockdown
In SC v University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Catherine Ewins secured victory on liability for a child with cerebral palsy.
AssetCo Plc v Grant Thornton UK LLP
Nicola Rushton QC and Clementine Coram James explore the Court of Appeal's judgment in AssetCo Plc v Grant Thornton UK LLP
Reflecting on “reflective loss”: Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd
Read this case note by Simon Howarth and Christopher Cooke on the Supreme Court judgment in Sevilleja v Marex Financial Ltd.
Vicarious Liability – where are we, how did we get here and where might we be heading?
Read Simon Howarth, Jack Steer and Alexander Echlin's paper on vicarious liability here.
Secondary victim claims: what constitutes an ‘event’ in a clinical negligence action?
In this case note, Justin Meiland considers the case of Paul & Paul v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.
Carillion v KPMG
The Commercial Court deprecates pre-action disclosure application in mega-auditor's negligence claim.
De Sena v Notaro: The family, the demerger and the expert who wasn’t an expert
Read Tom Stafford's analysis of the recent professional negligence case of De Sena v Notaro here.
When does time start to run?
Read Dan Stacey's article on when time starts run for limitation purposes here.
Whittington Hospitals NHS Trust v XX
Read Tom Stafford's case note on the recent Supreme Court judgment in Whittington Hospitals NHS Trust v XX  UKSC 14.
Insurance Broker Claims – Causation & Loss
The fourth instalment in the Business Interruption series examines causation and loss in broker claims relating to BI Insurance.
Can you sack your opponent’s solicitor? You can try…
Read this article on the recent Court of Appeal decision in Glencairn IP Holdings Ltd v Product Specialities Inc (t/a ‘Final Touch’).
Insurance Broker Claims – Breach of Duty
This third article in our series considers issues relating to breach of duty by insurance brokers which arise out of business interruption policies.
Causation & Quantum
The second article explores causation and quantum issues that are likely to arise in Covid-19 related business interruption insurance disputes.
This first article describes very briefly the nature of business interruption insurance and then considers the first issue arising: is the cover engaged.
Vicarious Liability – the move is over
Read Michael Patrick’s thoughts on the recent Supreme Court analysis of Vicarious Liability in Morrisons and Barclays
Day v Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP  EWCA Civ 447
Read Alicia Tew's case note on this notable Court of Appeal judgment here
Top Tips for Remote Meetings and Hearings
Read our Top Tips for Remote Meetings and Hearings here.
Witness Statements: Overlong and Over-lawyered?
Read Thomas Crockett's article on Witness Statements: Overlong and Over-lawyered?
Schembri v Marshall  EWCA Civ 358
Read Alice Nash's case note on Schembri v Marshall  EWCA Civ 358.
Marino v FM Capital Partners Ltd  EWCA Civ 245: Credit Where Credit is Due?
Read this case note written by Heather McMahon and Jake Coleman on the Court of Appeal’s decision in Marino v FM Capital Partners Ltd  EWCA Civ 245
How not to snaffle a CMBS: BMF6 v Greencoat
Read Nicola Rushton QC's article on BMF6 v Greencoat featured in JIBFL
Thimmaya v Lancashire NHS Foundation Trust: The incompetent expert
Read Michael Patrick's case note on this clinical negligence case which centred around the competency of an expert witness
Docherty v Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Read Thomas Crockett's case note on this Clinical Negligence case here
Inquest into the death of Emma Raye Brown
Clementine Coram James represents Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG -v- Asia Coal Energy Ventures Ltd (1) Ashurst LLP (2)
Read Thomas Crockett's case note on this important Professional Negligence case here.
Jamie Carpenter to be appointed Queen’s Counsel
Congratulations to Jamie, who will be Hailsham's 9th silk.
Anderson v Sense Network Ltd  EWCA Civ 1395 – An Update
Read an update on the case of Anderson v Sense Network Ltd in which Simon Howarth and Alexander Echlin acted for the Defendant.
Thomas Crockett contributes to AvMA November newsletter
Read Thomas Crockett's article for AvMA's November newsletter here.
Irani v Duchon  EWCA Civ 1846
Tom Stafford has prepared a case note on this Court of Appeal judgment
Edwards v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors  UKSC 54
Read Lucile Taylor's case note on this important Supreme Court judgment on Loss of Chance
Beyond the Electronic Bill
Members of the Hutton Committee debate the next steps for the modernisation of costs assessments.
Travelers Insurance Company Ltd v XYZ
Read our case note on this important decision about third party costs orders.
New Balance v Liverpool  EWHC 2837 (Comm)
Hailsham's Theo Barclay acted for Liverpool FC in their case against New Balance
Applications for Interim Payments of Costs: An Update
Find out more about this topical issue in an article authored by Hailsham's Thomas Crockett
Addlesee v Dentons Europe LLP  EWCA Civ 1600, 2 October 2019
William Flenley QC has prepared a note on the case of Addlesee v Dentons Europe LLP  EWCA Civ 1600
The Settlement Process
The Seventh issue, by Henry Bankes-Jones, explores how any Medical Negligence or Personal Injury Claim in a Professional Negligence context, is always contingent upon supportive expert evidence
The sixth issue, by David Jukes, provides an overview of the proper management of costs and costs risks as an essential part of a personal injury practitioners’ toolkit.
The fifth issue, by Thomas Crockett, explores how questions of limitation in underlying clinical negligence or personal injury cases are frequently the subject matter for consequent professional indemnity litigation.
Documentary and Witness Evidence
The fourth issue, by Nicholas Pilsbury, provides a rough guide to Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence (and how it goes wrong) for Professional Indemnity Lawyers.
Under-settlement and Quantum
The third issue, by Thomas Crockett, provides a rough guide to Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Litigation for Professional Indemnity Lawyers.
The second issue, by Nicholas Pilsbury, considers which expert to instruct and when, coordinating and assessing expert evidence and funding.
Costs Orders against Lawyers: A line in the sand
Imran Benson has prepared a note on the case of Willers v De Cruz  EWHC 2183
This first issue, by Richard Beaty, provides an overview of where and why Professional Negligence claims in this area might arise.
Anderson v Sense Network  EWCA Civ 1395
Case note by Simon Howarth on his success with Alexander Echlin in the Court of Appeal Anderson v Sense Network  EWCA Civ 1395.
West & anr -v- Stockport NHS Trust
The Court of Appeal judgment in West & anr -v- Stockport NHS Trust considers the level and proportionality of ATE insurance premiums in clinical negligence cases.
Limitation again: accrual, the running of time, and ‘Round the World’ tax schemes
Case note by Simon Wilton on Sir Christopher and Lady Evans v Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP  EWHC 1505 (Ch)
AXO v Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 1454 (QB)
Mrs Justice Yip considered the issue of causation in this clinical negligence case.
At Last! A High Court Decision on Proportionality
At Last! A High Court Decision on Proportionality
Case Note: Moda International Brands v Gateley LLP  EWHC 1326
Case Note: Moda International Brands v Gateley LLP  EWHC 1326: Loss of a Chance When a Third Party Gives Evidence at Trial
Loss of a chance: Stephen Bailey appears for defendant firm of solicitors
Loss of a chance: Stephen Bailey appears for defendant firm of solicitors ordered to pay only nominal damages in respect of the alleged loss of a chance to bring underlying claim
Herbert v HH Law Ltd  EWCA Civ 527: success fees in a post-LASPO world
Click here to read Michael Patrick’s full case note on Herbert v HH Law Ltd  EWCA Civ 527: success fees in a post-LASPO world
David Pittaway QC successfully defended GP in psychiatric claim at trial
David Pittaway QC successfully defended Dr Aulakh, a GP, at trial against a claim brought on behalf of a middle aged man who unsuccessfully attempted suicide by hanging, and now requires 24 hour care.
Setting aside judgments on the basis of fraud
A bare-knuckle fight between the principles (1) that fraud unravels all, and (2) that there must come an end to litigation?
The ambit of QOCS considered (again): who can recover costs in cases outside the straightforward Claimant v Defendant scenario?
Alice Nash‘s article has been published by Personal Injury Brief Update.
Experts and their evidence: some recent guidance
Recently, the High Court has provided some useful, practical and interesting guidance as to experts and their evidence
Loss of a Chance: Perry v Raleys Supreme Court Judgment
Today the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Perry v Raleys.
David Pittaway QC and the Ecclesiastical Court of Appeal
David Pittaway QC, sitting as a member of the Ecclesiastical Court of Appeal, the Court of Arches with Charles George QC, Dean of the Arches, and Geoffrey Tattersall QC...
Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton UK LLP
The Court of Appeal has today dismissed the claimant’s appeal, in this important decision on the application of SAAMCO in auditors’ negligence cases
Nicholas Peacock features in Counsel Magazine’s February edition
In Counsel Magazine’s February edition this year, Nicholas Peacock sets out his aspirations for his year ahead as Chair of the Bar Council’s Wellbeing at the Bar (WATB) Working Group.
Another non-party costs order made against a liability insurer
This case again highlights the perils facing insurers of claims in which the insured’s liability may exceed the limit of indemnity under the policy.
Big Changes to Audit Regulation coming and FRC to be abolished
There is a widespread perception that auditors provide insufficient challenge to companies and this has led to unhappiness with the market and its high-level regulator, the FRC.
Dr Peter Ellis features in the AvMA Lawyer’s Service Newsletter with two articles
Dr Peter Ellis has featured in the last AvMA Lawyer’s Service Newsletter of 2018, with two articles:
Simon Howarth successfully defends national IFA Network
Mr Justice Jacobs today handed down judgment in favour of the Defendant in Anderson v Sense Network  EWHC 2834 (Comm).
Causation and loss in brokers’ negligence claims
Dalamd Limited v Butterworth Spengler Commercial Limited  EWHC 2558 (Comm)