The judgment of the Supreme Court in TUI v Griffiths regarding 'uncontroverted' expert evidence: nuclear bomb or damp squib?

29th November, 2023

William Hamilton and Beth Caunce review this Supreme Court decision which concerns the correct approach to "uncontroverted" expert evidence, here in the context of a travel sickness claim, but with broader ramifications regarding the procedural fairness of refraining from cross-examining an expert or relying on one’s own expert and waiting instead to criticise that expert’s opinion in closing submissions.

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"Don't discuss the case with anyone until your evidence has finished" (we really mean it!)

28th November, 2023

Rachael Levene and Louise Quigley successfully got a multi-day claim of race discrimination struck out after the Claimant failed to heed the warning of not discussing the case until her evidence was complete.

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Pupillage Gateway, open to view adverts

27th November, 2023

Today we launch our adverts for pupillage in the Criminal, Family, Employment and Personal Injury teams.

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New guidance on striking out appeals to the Crown Court Lawal v Cambridge Crown Court [2023] EWHC 466 (Admin)

13th November, 2023

Emma Clarke discusses Lawal v Cambridge Crown Court [2023] EWHC 466 (Admin) in which the High Court confirmed the power of the Crown Court to strike out a case from the list where an unrepresented appellant fails to attend.

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Barristers, students, clerks and members of the judiciary come together to enjoy an LGBT+ social event

9th November, 2023

9 St John Street Chambers were delighted to host the FreeBar and Northern Circuit LGBT+ social event on Thursday 2 November 2023. Please read the interesting article written by Isabel Baylis who was instrumental in organising this successful event.

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Robert Smith secures extended sentence for Sex Offender

6th November, 2023

Following a two week trial in August this year, prosecuted by Robert Smith, the defendant was today ordered to serve an extended sentence of 30 years imprisonment following his convictions for offences against 4 complainants.

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Chambers wish to congratulate Boyd Morwood on his appointment as a full time District Judge, sitting at Manchester Civil Justice Centre

2nd November, 2023

Ed Morgan KC article on Safeguarding in Sport published in Law In Sport

30th October, 2023

Ed Morgan KC has written an interesting article on “Creating a culture of safeguarding in Sport in the UK” which has now been published by Law In Sport.

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9 St John Street are delighted to be hosting a LGBT+ networking event for FreeBar and the Northern Circuit

27th October, 2023

FreeBar and the Northern Circuit have arranged a networking event for LGBT+ on Thursday 2 November 2023 commencing at 6pm at 9 St John Street Chambers.

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Employment Tribunals are not a costs-free zone

24th October, 2023

A frequent refrain of solicitors who represent respondents in Employment Tribunal proceedings is that it is virtually impossible to obtain a costs order against a claimant who has brought an unmeritorious claim, or that there are no consequences when outlandish allegations are made in pursuit of a claim.

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