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We are seeking applicants for the Business/Property Group

18th August, 2020

The Business and Property Team at 9 St John Street is highly ranked for Chancery and property work in the north of England by both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.

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Chris Kennedy QC appears in Campbell v Advantage Insurance [2020] EWHC 2210 (QB)

17th August, 2020

The court had to consider the issue of the contributory negligence of an unbelted passenger being driven by an intoxicated driver who sustained catastrophic injuries as a result of the driver's negligence. It was argued that the passenger lacked capacity and so could not have been negligent either in consenting to be driven or in not wearing his seat-belt.

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9 St John Street awarded a Well Being Certificate of Recognition

9 St John Street awarded a Well Being Certificate of Recognition

10th August, 2020

We are pleased to announce 9 St John Street Chambers have been awarded a Well Being Certificate of Recognition.

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Menopause in the Workplace

10th August, 2020

The British Medical Association on 6 August 2020 commented that “Menopause needs more than a mention” referring to a recent survey which revealed a lack of support for doctors experiencing the menopause and resulting in some, stepping down from senior roles. The BMA calls for better support for women doctors, such as flexible working and simple adjustments in the workplace.

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Nigel Booth takes up position at the University of Law in Manchester

7th August, 2020

On 1st September 2020 Nigel Booth will be taking up a position at the University of Law in Manchester tutoring criminal litigation, evidence and sentencing on the Bar Vocational Course.

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Divisional Court ruling in relation to the Article 2 Inquest re: Dawn Sturgess

31st July, 2020

Divisional Court addresses the issue of the ruling of the Senior Coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon on the scope of the Article 2 inquest conducted into the death of Dawn Sturgess.

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Vanessa Thomson summarises the case of R v Jason Lawrance

29th July, 2020

Vanessa Thomson has summarised the case of R. v. Jason Lawrance where the Court of Appeal gave consideration to the question of deception and the vitiation of consent. Does a lie by a defendant, that he is infertile, negate ostensible consent given by a complainant?

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Employment Practitioners: New Edition of the Ogden Tables Published

21st July, 2020

The Eighth Edition of the Ogden Tables has just been published. Employment practitioners are assisted by the Tables to calculate pension losses for Claimants.

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Case Summary: R v Connors Building and Regulations Ltd - the test for abuse of Process in HSE prosecutions is the same as in those by the Crown Prosecution Service

17th July, 2020

In this post, Helen Longworth summarises the decision in R v Connors Building and Regulations Ltd. This decision considers abuse of process arguments in HSE prosecutions. Helen is a member of the Specialist Regulatory Advocates panel.

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Jonathan Savage summarises recent Supreme Court Judgement in relation to Paedophile Hunters Evidence

16th July, 2020

The Supreme Court has handed down a judgement on whether the use of evidence obtain by "Paedophile Hunters" breached an individual’s Human Rights.

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