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Johnathan Payne secures a six-figure settlement on an Admiralty claim

Settlement has been reached on an Admiralty claim destined for a 4-day High Court trial In February.  The claim covered all aspects of maritime claims from service in the Cayman Islands to the status of the jack-up oil rig the claimant was…

Edward Lamb succeeds in obtaining permission to appeal a case involving bankruptcy-related proceeding

At an oral renewal hearing on 20 January 2022, Edward Lamb was successful in obtaining permission to appeal (Chancery Division sitting in Birmingham) in a case involving bankruptcy-related proceedings.

The grounds of appeal challenged the petitioner’s capacity to issue a statutory demand…

Johnathan Payne to represent the UK Athletics in QBD claim

Johnathan has been instructed to advise and represent UK Athletics in a QBD claim brought against the governing body by a coach engaged in track and field events who was injured during an athletic meeting. The claim is an interesting one in…

Johnathan Payne to represent the Welsh FA in Duty of Care case

Johnathan has been instructed to advise and represent the Welsh FA in a claim brought against the governing body by a participant in a professional football match.  The case concerns the duty of care of the referee in the conduct of the…

HART V MARSHALLS (2022) High Court, Newcastle District Registry

Giles Mooney QC, instructed by Anthony Doodson of Minster Law, successful in case involving drug induced lung disease and allegations of fundamental dishonesty. Damages of £1.35 million agreed after indications by the Judge on day 2 of the trial.

On 10th January…

Jennie Oborne and Lucy Lodewyke give webinar on civil asset recovery

Jennie Oborne and Lucy Lodewyke conducted a webinar for the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit Economic Directorate on practical and legal developments in civil recovery under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Jennie and Lucy are available for instruction in all aspects of…

TUI settles claims of families caught in Tunisia terror attack

Ahead of an imminent trial to establish liability, German holiday operator TUI has agreed a settlement “without admission of liability or fault” in respect 30 Britons who were unlawfully killed during an attack in Tunisia. This tragically occurred on 26 June 2015 on…

Pupillage Application Window Open

9 Gough Chambers is a leading common law barristers’ set in London known for its core strengths in advocacy, drafting and advisory work. Chambers is now accepting applications for 12-month pupillages commencing in 2022 and 2023.

The pupillage package (which is a…

Tim Parker appointed Queen’s Counsel

9 Gough Chambers is delighted to announce that Tim Parker has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the 2021 competition.

Called in 1995, Tim leads the family team within chambers where Legal 500 described him as “the set’s foremost leading family junior”.


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A summary of the Practice Note by the Senior Costs Judge: deductions from damages

  1. On 2 December 2021, the Senior Costs Judge, published some helpful guidance on the approval of costs settlements, assessments under CPR 46.4(2) and deductions from damages,…

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