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Privacy policy

Gatehouse Chambers respects your privacy and seeks to protect your personal data. The following information describes how we gather and use data. The amount of information Gatehouse Chambers holds on...

Anti-harassment

Our Policy It is the duty of every barrister of these chambers and every member of staff to inform the Harassment Complaints Administrator of any complaint of harassment (“a Harassment...

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04/03/2021

Demolishing uncertainty of “demolition”: Clin v Walter Lilly & Co Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 136

This appeal raised a question of planning law in the context of a contractual construction dispute between the Appellant property owner, Mr Jean-François Clin (“Mr Clin”), and the Respondent contractor,...

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31/03/2021

Witness statement reforms – what to note and why not to worry

These notes follow the #HardwickeBrew given by Lesley Anderson QC, Sarah Clarke, Gemma Witherington, Emily Betts and Joshua Griffin of the Hardwicke CDR Team on 30th March 2021 which looked...

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04/03/2021

A new approach to witness statements in the Business and Property Courts: the new Practice Direction 57AC

The new Practice Direction 57AC (Witness evidence at trial) is set to significantly alter the approach taken to witness statements in the Business and Property Courts (B&PCs) by introducing new...

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02/12/2020

The law applicable to an arbitration agreement: Part 1 of our analysis of Enka v OOO Insurance

In the eagerly awaited judgment in Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi AS v OOO Insurance Company Chubb [2020] UKSC 38, the Supreme Court finally settled an important issue in the law...

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15/03/2017

Ilott v The Blue Cross and others

Martin Oliver of Wright Hassall is a leading contentious probate solicitor. The long-awaited decision in this case was handed down by the Supreme Court on 15 March 2017. Unfortunately, it does...

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11/05/2015

The Care Act 2014 – Could this affect your clients?

On 1 April 2015 a number of significant changes made to the law by the Care Act 2014 (“the Act) came into force. The heralded cap on care costs arising...

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24/05/2019

The List of Issues for Disclosure dissected

The mandatory (save for limited exceptions) Disclosure Pilot Scheme (PD 51U), running in the Business and Property Courts until 31 December 2020, introduces the concept of a List of Issues...

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16/03/2018

Uncertainties after Grove v S&T

What appears to be the last case decided in the TCC by Coulson J prior to his elevation to the Court of Appeal has already attracted widespread comment. Louis Zvesper...

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02/12/2020

The law applicable to an arbitration agreement: Part II of our analysis of Enka v OOO Insurance

Following our Overviewand Part I of our article on Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi AS v OOO Insurance Company Chubb [2020] UKSC 38 which deals with the majority decision, Part II...

Articles
17/07/2017

Third party funding: access to justice or access to profits?

This article was first published for Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law. In this article P.J. Kirby QC conducts a general exploration of the third party funding of claims...