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18 Mar 2024

The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment on 14 March 2024, dismissing two conjoined appeals in cases of mesothelioma arising from asbestos exposure in the 1950s, Executors of the Estate of Thomas Albert White v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (”White”) and Executrix of the Estate of Derek Barry Cuthbert v…

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07 Mar 2024

The High Court has handed down judgment in an important case dealing with the data protection obligations of NHS Trusts in respect of the collection and retention of patient medical records. The Claimant (anonymised as ‘YSL’ to protect privacy) brought a wide-ranging claim against the Defendant Foundation NHS Trust, seeking damages and erasure orders in…

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29 Feb 2024

Tom Carter appears in the Supreme Court in the case of Davies v Bridgend on the question of causation following his win in the Court of Appeal that damages for diminution in value of a property are recoverable in the absence of physical damage and are not pure economic loss: see Davies v Bridgend [2023] EWCA Civ…

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05 Dec 2023

Please see below our opening hours over the festive period: Day Opening Times Friday 22 December 9am – 2pm Monday 25 December Closed Tuesday 26 December Closed Wednesday 27 December 9am – 4pm Thursday 28 December 9am – 4pm Friday 29 December 9am – 4pm Monday 1 January Closed Tuesday 2 January Normal Hours 8am…

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29 Nov 2023

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its judgment in James Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2023] EWCA Civ 1416. I acted for the claimant and respondent in the appeal, Mr Churchill. He brought a claim in nuisance against a local authority for the spread of Japanese knotweed onto his land. The…

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05 Oct 2023

Ropewalk Chambers has once again achieved recognition as a leading set in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500. We continue to demonstrate our position as market-leaders in multiple areas of law by ranking as a ‘Top Tier’ set in multiple areas. Our Personal Injury Group is ranked as a top tier set and is…

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15 Sep 2023

We are delighted to announce that Georgina Crawford has returned to Chambers, following maternity leave. Her practice also routinely includes inquests, clinical negligence, disease work, road traffic accidents, and the full raft of public and employer’s liability claims. If you would like to instruct Georgina or make any enquiries about her practice, please email [email protected].…

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02 May 2023

We are delighted to announce that Kam Jaspal won the Barrister of the Year 2023 award at the Nottinghamshire Law Society Annual Awards Dinner. We extend our congratulations to Kam.

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03 Feb 2023

Diminution in value is recoverable and causation is not a defence to a claim where there is a continuing nuisance. To view the full Judgement, please click here.

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21 Dec 2022

Tom Carter appeared for the Defendant in a high profile unlawful eviction trial reported in the press. The Judgment has been reserved. To read more, please click here.

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01 Dec 2022

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24 Oct 2022

We would like to extend our congratulations to Georgina Crawford who has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge sitting in the Midlands Circuit sitting on the Midlands Circuit. Georgina is typically instructed in catastrophic and other high-value claims in the High Court and multi-track matters in the County Court.  Her particular expertise is in Animals…

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