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Louise Dobson

7th July, 2009

It is with great sadness we have to report the death of Louise Dobson who was a member of the Family Team.

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Proving it in Reverse - New Law Journal

13th March, 2009

Tim Horlock QC and Matthew Snarr consider the implications for health and safety trials following the House of Lords authority of R v Chargot [2008] UKHL 73.Click here to download the journal.

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J L Builders & Son v. Naylor & Naylor

13th March, 2009

In this case an appeal and an application to adduce further evidence arising out of a decision of HHJ Mitchell, who decided that the defendants, Mr and Mrs Naylor, the employers under a building contract, had repudiated that contract and their the repudiation had been accepted by the claimaint, contractor Mr Leake, trading as JL Builders and Sons. Click here to read more.

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Chargot Limited

1st December, 2008

House of Lords ruling on the burden on the Prosecution in proving a case under Sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Shaun Riley was killed in an accident at work when the dumper truck, which he was driving, overturned throwing him from the driver’s seat and burying him beneath the load which the truck had been carrying.

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Porter

1st December, 2008

Court of Appeal decision on the risk to be proved in a prosecution under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

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New Members of Chambers

18th July, 2008

Chambers is delighted to announce the arrival of two new members:-

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Nine Lives 5-A-Side Tournament

6th July, 2008

The first Nine Lives 5-A-Side Football Tournament took place on Sunday 6 July 2008. Eighteen teams took part and raised £600 for the Nine Lives Fund.  The final was between Fentons and Brabners Chaffe Street, with Brabners eventually  winning 2-1. Congratulations to them and a big thank you to all the teams for supporting the event.

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Oyarce v Cheshire CC

2nd May, 2008

Court of Appeal upholds EAT ruling that reversed burden  of proof does not apply to victimisation  under Race Relations Act   On 2 May 2008 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Oyarce v Cheshire County Council, unanimously upholding the conclusion of the EAT that the reversal of the burden of proof under s.54A of the Race Relations Act 1976 does not apply to claims of victimisation under s.2 of the RRA.

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New Members of Chambers

29th April, 2008

Chambers is delighted to announce the arrival of ten new members, who have joined us from 8 King Street Chambers:-

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New Head of Chambers

29th April, 2008

Following the recent appointment of John Hand QC to the Circuit Bench, chambers is pleased to announce that Charles Garside QC has been elected Head of Chambers.  Chambers thanks John Hand QC for almost twenty years at the helm and congratulates Charles Garside QC on his new position.

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