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Chambers shortlisted for Regional Set of the Year by The Legal 500 Awards 2018

Chambers shortlisted for Regional Set of the Year by The Legal 500 Awards 2018

Published 24/11/2017

We're delighted to be shortlisted for Regional Set of the Year by The Legal 500.

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Sharon Robson expands her Clerking role

Sharon Robson expands her Clerking role

Published 20/11/2017

Senior Clerk, Sharon Robson, has expanded her role at Chambers to become Practice Director of the Employment team

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Employment Newsletter Autumn 2017

Employment Newsletter Autumn 2017

Published 09/11/2017

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Chambers and Partners UK Bar Rankings 2018

Chambers and Partners UK Bar Rankings 2018

Published 03/11/2017

Parklane Plowden Chambers are delighted with this year's Chambers & Partners UK Bar rankings. With 30 individual rankings and the only ranked Chambers on the North Eastern Circuit for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence we are proud to be regarded as the Premium North Eastern set and "Outstanding and by far the best in the North of England".

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Defining

Defining "work equipment" and "workplace"

Published 02/11/2017

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Court of Appeal decides on first 'fundamental dishonesty' costs exception to QOCS in personal injury litigation

Court of Appeal decides on first 'fundamental dishonesty' costs exception to QOCS in personal injury litigation

Published 30/10/2017

In the case of Howlett v (1) Penelope Davies (2) Ageas Insurance Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 1696, Tom Vonberg appeared for the successful Second Respondent. This is the first Court of Appeal decision to consider the fundamental dishonesty costs exception to Qualified one-way costs shifting which applies to personal injury proceedings issued after 1 April 2013 where the Claimant has not entered into a pre-commencement funding agreement.

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Steven Turner represents Insure the Box who use an ID parade to catch-out fraudulent claimants

Steven Turner represents Insure the Box who use an ID parade to catch-out fraudulent claimants

Published 30/10/2017

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Whiplash fraudsters fined more than £20k

Whiplash fraudsters fined more than £20k

Published 27/10/2017

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Chambers involved in unique e-learning project

Chambers involved in unique e-learning project

Published 19/10/2017

We're delighted to have collaborated with legal training providers, Kinch Robinson, to develop and launch a new EL/PL e-learning course.

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Jo Delahunty QC ‐ Women Lawyers: Equals at the Bar?

Jo Delahunty QC ‐ Women Lawyers: Equals at the Bar?

Published 12/10/2017

Parklane Plowden's door tenant, Jo Delahunty QC delivered a lecture to an audience at Gresham College last week on 'Women Lawyers: Equals at the Bar?'. Her talk attracted widespread attention from both the legal and national press, as well as across social media.

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Chambers is delighted to welcome 4 new tenants following successful completion of their pupillages.

Chambers is delighted to welcome 4 new tenants following successful completion of their pupillages.

Published 06/10/2017

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Personal Injury Awards 2017

Personal Injury Awards 2017

Published 03/10/2017

Chambers is delighted to be shortlisted for 'Chambers of the Year'

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Barton v Wright Hassall LLP-Supreme Court to hear appeal against defective service ruling in law firm negligence case

Barton v Wright Hassall LLP-Supreme Court to hear appeal against defective service ruling in law firm negligence case

Published 03/10/2017

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal in November by a litigant in person over the defective service of a negligence claim against a Midlands law firm, it has been confirmed.

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Launch of the Business and Property Court  - A door of opportunity.

Launch of the Business and Property Court - A door of opportunity.

Published 22/09/2017

Article by Elizabeth Darlington, published in the Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer - Issue 147, September 7th 2017.

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Our receptionists are one in a million!

Our receptionists are one in a million!

Published 12/09/2017

In a recent article published on LinkedIn by Hayley Eustace, Editor of The Legal 500, our team of receptionists have been singled out for praise.

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Simmons uplift in the Employment Tribunal.

Simmons uplift in the Employment Tribunal.

Published 11/08/2017

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Parklane Plowden Chambers 10th Anniversary BBQ

Parklane Plowden Chambers 10th Anniversary BBQ

Published 09/08/2017

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Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017 - Chambers is delighted to be shortlisted for 'Chambers of the Year'

Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017 - Chambers is delighted to be shortlisted for 'Chambers of the Year'

Published 31/07/2017

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Sharp v Sharp: A sharp departure from equality?

Sharp v Sharp: A sharp departure from equality?

Published 31/07/2017

In Sharp v Sharp [2017] EWCA Civ 408 Lord Justice McFarlane considered the application of the sharing principle to short marriages.

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Proud to sponsor SFAC (Safe Families for All Children) Charity Dinner - 16th September 2017

Proud to sponsor SFAC (Safe Families for All Children) Charity Dinner - 16th September 2017

Published 31/07/2017

We are delighted to be supporting SFAC (Safe Families for All Children) at their forthcoming 15th anniversary celebratory dinner being held at the Marriott Hotel, Leeds on Saturday 16th September.

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Employment Tribunal Fees held to be unlawful

Employment Tribunal Fees held to be unlawful

Published 27/07/2017

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James, Nagarajan, and Evidence of Discrimination; CCGMP v Bailey

James, Nagarajan, and Evidence of Discrimination; CCGMP v Bailey

Published 13/07/2017

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Barristers take part in the Wharfedale Ton 2017

Barristers take part in the Wharfedale Ton 2017

Published 12/07/2017

Wharfedale Ton 2017 raises £10,000 for Marie Curie Hospice

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The Demise of the Employment Tribunal?

The Demise of the Employment Tribunal?

Published 11/07/2017

By Andrew Sugarman and Adam Gould

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FF v KF: 'Needs' as a term of Art.

FF v KF: 'Needs' as a term of Art.

Published 29/06/2017

In FF v KF [2017] EWHC 1093 (Fam) Mr Justice Mostyn provides guidance on the discretion to be exercised by a judge in assessing 'needs' in short marriage cases.

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Assessing the historic value of a business upon divorce: WM v HM [2017] EWFC 25

Assessing the historic value of a business upon divorce: WM v HM [2017] EWFC 25

Published 20/06/2017

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We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Darlington to our Family Property and Finance Team and our Chancery and Commercial Team.

We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Darlington to our Family Property and Finance Team and our Chancery and Commercial Team.

Published 12/06/2017

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Consent and Negligently Performed Operations - Commentary on the Decision in Correia v University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 356

Consent and Negligently Performed Operations - Commentary on the Decision in Correia v University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 356

Published 08/06/2017

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Nothing more to stay: Consent Orders and Tomlin Orders in the Court of Appeal

Nothing more to stay: Consent Orders and Tomlin Orders in the Court of Appeal

Published 05/06/2017

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Co-Working: In what capacity do users occupy?

Co-Working: In what capacity do users occupy?

Published 19/05/2017

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Chambers raises £775 for the North East Legal Trust (NELST)

Chambers raises £775 for the North East Legal Trust (NELST)

Published 19/05/2017

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Frank Perry v Raleys Solicitors: A mini-trial?

Frank Perry v Raleys Solicitors: A mini-trial?

Published 18/05/2017

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Barristers and clerks to take part in the Newcastle Legal Walk

Barristers and clerks to take part in the Newcastle Legal Walk

Published 12/05/2017

A team of enthusiastic barristers and clerks from Parklane Plowden will once again take part in the Newcastle Legal Walk on Tuesday 16th May 2017

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Leases, Licencees, and Discrimination in the Court of Appeal

Leases, Licencees, and Discrimination in the Court of Appeal

Published 09/05/2017

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Parklane Plowden shortlisted for 'Barristers' Chambers of the Year at the Claims Management Awards 2017

Parklane Plowden shortlisted for 'Barristers' Chambers of the Year at the Claims Management Awards 2017

Published 05/05/2017

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Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust [2017]: the role of Costs Budgets at Detailed Assessment

Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust [2017]: the role of Costs Budgets at Detailed Assessment

Published 03/05/2017

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Parklane Plowden win Chambers of the Year at the 2017 Modern Claims Awards.

Parklane Plowden win Chambers of the Year at the 2017 Modern Claims Awards.

Published 02/05/2017

Parklane Plowden Chambers are delighted to have won 'Chambers of the Year', at this year's Modern Claims Awards.

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Professional Negligence: No trials within trials; Perry v. Raleys [2017] EWCA Civ 314

Professional Negligence: No trials within trials; Perry v. Raleys [2017] EWCA Civ 314

Published 02/05/2017

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Barton v Wright Hassall LLP - The Supreme Court grants permission to appeal decision

Barton v Wright Hassall LLP - The Supreme Court grants permission to appeal decision

Published 02/05/2017

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Proactive v Reactive - Article 2 and the Requirement to Investigate

Proactive v Reactive - Article 2 and the Requirement to Investigate

Published 27/04/2017

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Coroner to file report after inquest hears how HMP Leeds prisoner took his own life.

Coroner to file report after inquest hears how HMP Leeds prisoner took his own life.

Published 24/04/2017

Parklane Plowden barrister, Richard Copnall, was recently instructed by the family of Chris Beardshaw to appear at Wakefield Coroners Court against HMP Leeds.

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Sophie Firth considers the inquest touching the death of Dene Biggins

Sophie Firth considers the inquest touching the death of Dene Biggins

Published 20/04/2017

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The Supreme Court on Discrimination

The Supreme Court on Discrimination

Published 10/04/2017

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Wilkinson lives on in Crawley

Wilkinson lives on in Crawley

Published 29/03/2017

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Employment Newsletter Spring 2017

Employment Newsletter Spring 2017

Published 29/03/2017

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Discount Rate Repercussions - Livestreamed

Discount Rate Repercussions - Livestreamed

Published 24/03/2017

Barrister, Andrew Axon and Jennifer Stone (Nestor) in discussion - 27th March 2017, 5.00pm at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Leeds. 

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Steven Turner shortlisted for Northern Law Award 2017

Steven Turner shortlisted for Northern Law Award 2017

Published 22/03/2017

Parklane Plowden barrister, Steven Turner has been shortlisted in the category of 'Lawyer of the Year' at the 2017 Northern Law Awards.

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We are delighted to be shortlisted in the category of 'Chambers of the Year' at the 2017 Modern Claims Awards 2017

We are delighted to be shortlisted in the category of 'Chambers of the Year' at the 2017 Modern Claims Awards 2017

Published 22/03/2017

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What's in a purpose?

What's in a purpose?

Published 17/03/2017

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PLP Direct to launch in April 2017

PLP Direct to launch in April 2017

Published 16/03/2017

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Michael Stubbs shortlisted for Northern Law Award 2017

Michael Stubbs shortlisted for Northern Law Award 2017

Published 16/03/2017

Parklane Plowden's Practice Director, Michael Stubbs has been shortlisted in the category of 'Law Practice Management' at the 2017 Northern Law Awards

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McBride & Clayton credit hire rate case: Court of Appeal finds in favour of the Insurers

McBride & Clayton credit hire rate case: Court of Appeal finds in favour of the Insurers

Published 15/03/2017

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Court denies pre-LASPO costs as litigation work had not started.

Court denies pre-LASPO costs as litigation work had not started.

Published 06/03/2017

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Good News for Business Rate Payers: the Supreme Court decision in S J & J Monk v Newbigin (VO), 1st March 2017

Good News for Business Rate Payers: the Supreme Court decision in S J & J Monk v Newbigin (VO), 1st March 2017

Published 01/03/2017

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The Family Team are delighted to announce that Deborah Shield has successfully qualified as a Children's Arbitrator and is now a member of the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA)

The Family Team are delighted to announce that Deborah Shield has successfully qualified as a Children's Arbitrator and is now a member of the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA)

Published 27/01/2017

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A Warning on Warnings

A Warning on Warnings

Published 20/01/2017

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Parklane Plowden Chambers expands its Family Team

Parklane Plowden Chambers expands its Family Team

Published 13/01/2017

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The Big Christmas Bash- An article by Robert Dunn.

The Big Christmas Bash- An article by Robert Dunn.

Published 14/12/2016

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Ex-portal multi-track claims exempt from fixed costs provisions - Court of Appeal decision in Qader v Esure

Ex-portal multi-track claims exempt from fixed costs provisions - Court of Appeal decision in Qader v Esure

Published 02/12/2016

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The replacement of services provided by the Deceased pursuant to Section 3 of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976

The replacement of services provided by the Deceased pursuant to Section 3 of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976

Published 18/11/2016

Jonathan Godfrey examines the recent decision of Kumudu Kumari Rupasinghe (suing on her behalf as an administratrix of the estate of Rohan Rupasinghe (Deceased) v West Hertfordshire Hospital NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 2848 (QB)

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Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide (2017): Parklane Plowden remains the only ranked set for Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide (2017): Parklane Plowden remains the only ranked set for Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Published 15/11/2016

We are delighted to remain the only ranked set on the North Eastern circuit for Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury work in the latest edition of Chambers & Partners - UK Bar Guide 2017. Equally, we are delighted that several of our family/matrimonial, employment, fraud and sports law barristers are also recommended for their expertise.

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Gareth Price considers Multiple tortfeasors and compromise

Gareth Price considers Multiple tortfeasors and compromise

Published 15/11/2016

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Employment Newsletter Autumn 2016

Employment Newsletter Autumn 2016

Published 15/11/2016

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Disposal is a trial - Court of Appeal Decision in Bird v Acorn.

Disposal is a trial - Court of Appeal Decision in Bird v Acorn.

Published 14/11/2016

The Court of Appeal’s decision in Bird v Acorn represents a significant victory for Claimants, who can now expect to recover higher levels of fixed costs in ex-portal cases that settle early.

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Roger Cooper features in The Solicitors Journal

Roger Cooper features in The Solicitors Journal

Published 13/11/2016

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Tom Semple considers the Department of Health's latest revision to its proposal to introduce fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence cases.

Tom Semple considers the Department of Health's latest revision to its proposal to introduce fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence cases.

Published 03/11/2016

A mixed bag: Implications of the latest proposal to impose fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence claims worth up to £25,000

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Legal 500 Bar Awards 2016

Legal 500 Bar Awards 2016

Published 20/10/2016

We are delighted to have our Clerking Practice Management team shortlisted for the Legal 500 2016 Bar Awards.

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Parklane Plowden appointed as panel Chambers to North East Local Authorities

Parklane Plowden appointed as panel Chambers to North East Local Authorities

Published 20/10/2016

The Family Team at Parklane Plowden is one of only a small number of Chambers to have successfully tendered to provide legal services to Local Authorities based in the North East.

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Chambers is delighted to welcome Bryan Patterson-Whitaker & Sophie Firth as tenants following successful completion of their pupillages.

Chambers is delighted to welcome Bryan Patterson-Whitaker & Sophie Firth as tenants following successful completion of their pupillages.

Published 19/10/2016

Chambers is delighted to welcome Bryan Patterson-Whitaker & Sophie Firth as a tenants following successful completion of their pupillages.

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Chambers is delighted to announce a further recruit to our growing family team

Chambers is delighted to announce a further recruit to our growing family team

Published 07/10/2016

Parklane Plowden is delighted to welcome a further recruit to Chambers, Daniel Pitt joins us from Fenners Chambers in Cambridge. Daniel brings with him 20 years experience in family law, specialising in family finance and private children work.

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Bryan Patterson-Whitaker considers the price to be paid for changing experts in the course of litigation.

Bryan Patterson-Whitaker considers the price to be paid for changing experts in the course of litigation.

Published 05/10/2016

Bryan Patterson-Whitaker considers the price to be paid for changing experts in the course of litigation. The High Court (TCC) has once again considered the complex issue of when a party may be permitted to change experts and what conditions, if any, may be imposed.

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We are delighted to be shortlisted in the category of

We are delighted to be shortlisted in the category of "Chambers of the Year" at the 2016 Modern Law Awards.

Published 04/10/2016

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Costs sought in family case slashed on application of proportionality test

Costs sought in family case slashed on application of proportionality test

Published 04/10/2016

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Parklane Plowden shortlisted for Barristers' Chambers of the Year 2016

Parklane Plowden shortlisted for Barristers' Chambers of the Year 2016

Published 29/09/2016

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Michael Stubbs shortlisted for Practice Manager of the Year 2016

Michael Stubbs shortlisted for Practice Manager of the Year 2016

Published 29/09/2016

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Parklane Plowden Shortlisted 'Regional Set of the Year' 2016 by Chambers UK Awards

Parklane Plowden Shortlisted 'Regional Set of the Year' 2016 by Chambers UK Awards

Published 27/09/2016

Chambers is delighted to be shortlisted "Regional Set of the Year" for Chambers UK 2016. The Award ceremony will take place on 27th October 2016 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

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Chris Williams becomes Head of Chambers

Chris Williams becomes Head of Chambers

Published 27/09/2016

Chambers is pleased to announce that Chris Williams - has been elected as Head of Chambers. Chris was previously deputy head of Chambers to Andrew Axon. Christopher commented: "as Parklane Plowden approaches a 10 year landmark I am delighted to take the reins from Andrew as head of Chambers."

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Parklane Plowden credited as a Leading set in the 2016 Edition of the Legal 500

Parklane Plowden credited as a Leading set in the 2016 Edition of the Legal 500

Published 19/09/2016

Parklane Plowden are delighted to be recognised as a leading set of chambers again in this year's Legal 500 UK Directory, described as 'a set with great strength in depth and a broad range of expertise'. We are recognised as a Top-Tier set on the North Eastern Circuit.

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Chambers is delighted to announce a further recruit to Chambers.

Chambers is delighted to announce a further recruit to Chambers.

Published 05/09/2016

Chambers is delighted to announce a further recruit to Chambers, Neil Allerton a specialist in Child Care joins our expanding family team. Neil qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and worked in private practice until transferring over to the Bar this year.

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High Court approves substantial settlement for the benefit of a protected party on account of mental incapacity

High Court approves substantial settlement for the benefit of a protected party on account of mental incapacity

Published 23/08/2016

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Lord Justice Briggs Publishes Final Proposals for Reform of Civil Justice

Lord Justice Briggs Publishes Final Proposals for Reform of Civil Justice

Published 09/08/2016

Following extensive consultation the much anticipated final report into proposals for the reform of civil justice has now been published. Lord Justice Briggs has made a number of detailed recommendations which can be summarised as follows:-

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Rough Justice for Credit Hire Claims

Rough Justice for Credit Hire Claims

Published 08/08/2016

Sophie Firth examines Phillips v Willis [2016] EWCA Civ 401 in which the Court of Appeal ruled that credit hire claims should remain in the RTA portal even if general damages have been agreed. Parklane Plowden’s Steven Turner appeared on behalf of the Respondent.

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Fertility Treatment: An Embryonic Head Of Damages

Fertility Treatment: An Embryonic Head Of Damages

Published 08/08/2016

Sophie Firth examines XP v Compensa Towarzystwo SA, Mr Przeyslaw Bejger [2016] EWHC 1728 (QB) in which the High Court ruled that a woman who had miscarried due to an accident could recover the cost of fertility treatment.

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Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured For Ex Turpi Causa Defence

Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured For Ex Turpi Causa Defence

Published 08/08/2016

Sophie Firth examines Beaumont and another v Ferrer [2016] EWCA Civ 768 in which the Court of Appeal ruled that the criminal conduct of youths injured whilst ‘jumping’ a taxi should debar them from recovering damages in negligence against the taxi driver.

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Fraudulent Claims - Consequences Beyond the Financial

Fraudulent Claims - Consequences Beyond the Financial

Published 05/08/2016

Bryan Patterson-Whitaker considers the recent High Court decision in Network Rail v Dermody & Anor (2016).

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Malicious Prosecution of Civil Proceedings

Malicious Prosecution of Civil Proceedings

Published 05/08/2016

In Willers v Joyce [2016] UKSC 43 a Supreme Court panel of 9 (by a 5/4 majority) has decided that the malicious prosecution of civil proceedings is actionable.

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Drivers battle with Uber over Employment Rights

Drivers battle with Uber over Employment Rights

Published 01/08/2016

David Reade QC appeared on behalf Uber in a test case before the employment tribunal to defend claims brought by some drivers, who were supported by the GMB, that they were workers. The tribunal has reserved its’ judgment which is expected in the Autumn. David was instructed by DLA the test case centres around whether the drivers can be considered workers or, as Uber argues, as self-employed!

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Yorkshire Legal Awards 2016 - shortlisted for 'Chambers of the Year'

Yorkshire Legal Awards 2016 - shortlisted for 'Chambers of the Year'

Published 22/07/2016

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the category of ‘Chambers of the Year’ at the prestigious 2016 Yorkshire Legal Awards.

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Harman v East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 1162 ( QB ) - Clinical Negligence/obligation to pay private school fees

Harman v East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 1162 ( QB ) - Clinical Negligence/obligation to pay private school fees

Published 22/07/2016

Clinical Negligence - Defendant Trust fails in its application for leave to appeal its obligation to meet continuing costs of private education caused by its breach of duty and previously funded by third party LEA.

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Employment Newsletter Summer 2016

Employment Newsletter Summer 2016

Published 18/07/2016

Employment Newsletter Summer 2016

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The PLP Mid-Summer Monument: Parklane Plowden's annual cycling event

The PLP Mid-Summer Monument: Parklane Plowden's annual cycling event

Published 14/07/2016

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Claimant scores victory in Compensation claim for Damages in illegal football tackle claim.

Claimant scores victory in Compensation claim for Damages in illegal football tackle claim.

Published 05/07/2016

Howard Elgot has successfully obtained compensation for a professional footballer whose career was ruined by a foul tackle during a game. Former Colchester United centre forward Jamie Guy suffered a complex double leg fracture after being fouled by the Eastleigh Town goalkeeper. International referee Dermot Gallagher and football agent Dan Chapman acted for Jamie Guy as expert witnesses. Mellor Hargreaves were the solicitors.

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Further recruit to Chambers

Further recruit to Chambers

Published 04/07/2016

Chambers is delighted to welcome William Josling (formerly 37 Park Square, Leeds) Will joins our Employment and Personal injury litigation teams, his practice also involves general civil litigation, with an emphasis on contractual disputes and costs issues.

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Leeds Summer Drinks Party

Leeds Summer Drinks Party

Published 04/07/2016

Parklane Plowden Chambers welcomed the start of summer by hosting a Summer Party on June 16th 2016, supported by Rebmark Legal Solutions (the creators of piCalculator).

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The tale of the third party costs order and the Credit Hire Organisation: Foxcroft v (1) Flaherty and (2) Tesco Underwriting Ltd

The tale of the third party costs order and the Credit Hire Organisation: Foxcroft v (1) Flaherty and (2) Tesco Underwriting Ltd

Published 28/06/2016

The tale of the third party costs order and the Credit Hire Organisation: Foxcroft v (1) Flaherty and (2) Tesco Underwriting Limited Nicola Twine, acting for the insurer, successfully obtains a costs order against Accident Exchange.

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Parklane Plowden Management team scoop a Northern Law Award

Parklane Plowden Management team scoop a Northern Law Award

Published 24/06/2016

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Iron Man Challenge - Jim Hester

Iron Man Challenge - Jim Hester

Published 21/06/2016

Barrister and all round action-man, Jim Hester, is competing in this years' "Iron Man Challenge" in Bolton on 16th/17th July to raise money for St Ann's Hospice.

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New Barrister for the Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team

New Barrister for the Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team

Published 13/06/2016

Parklane Plowden is delighted to welcome a new recruit to Chambers - Gemma Lieberman (Formerly of Kings Chambers)

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The spectre of fraud lurking behind RTA claims

The spectre of fraud lurking behind RTA claims

Published 31/05/2016

Practitioners must be cautious when dealing with doubtful claims, as a loosely pleaded defence could be struck out with painful costs consequences, warns Roger Cooper

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High Court determines limit of interest claims for enforcement of Financial Remedy orders

High Court determines limit of interest claims for enforcement of Financial Remedy orders

Published 27/05/2016

The long-standing question of whether interest can be recovered in enforcement applications (under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973) for a period longer than the six years defined in the Limitation Act 1980 appears to have been settled in Mann v Mann [2016] EWHC 314.

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Interview with Michael Stubbs, Practice Director (May 2016)

Interview with Michael Stubbs, Practice Director (May 2016)

Published 26/05/2016

Interview with Michael Stubbs, Practice Director at Parklane Plowden Chambers on the restructure and new fixed fee regime in Clinical Negligence cases.

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What one hand gives, the other takes away

What one hand gives, the other takes away

Published 26/05/2016

Sophie Firth examines Howe v Motor Insurers’ Bureau [2016] EWHC 884 (QB) in which the High Court ruled that QOCS does not apply in claims against the MIB where the Claimant has been injured in the EEA by an untraced driver.

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Are you being served?

Are you being served?

Published 26/05/2016

Sophie Firth examines Barton v Wright Hassall LLP [2016] EWCA Civ 177, in which the Court of Appeal ruled that mistakenly invalid service via email effected by a litigant in person should not be deemed good service.

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Court of Appeal closes the door on workplace claim

Court of Appeal closes the door on workplace claim

Published 26/05/2016

Bryan Patterson-Whitaker considers the recent case of Cruz v Chief Constable of Lancashire & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 402.

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Barristers, Clerks...and dogs...raise £1,000 participating in the Newcastle Legal Walk

Barristers, Clerks...and dogs...raise £1,000 participating in the Newcastle Legal Walk

Published 25/05/2016

A team of enthusiastic barristers and clerks, along with their children and dogs, took to the paths about Newcastle on 23rd May 2016 to raise money for the North East Legal Support Trust.

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Accident Exchange Ltd liable for 90% of the Defendant Insurers legal costs in credit hire case

Accident Exchange Ltd liable for 90% of the Defendant Insurers legal costs in credit hire case

Published 23/05/2016

In the recent credit hire case of Foxcroft v (1) Flaherty, (2) Tesco Underwriting Ltd, Bradford CC 27 April 2016 Nicola Twine was instructed by Keoghs and acted on behalf of the Second Defendant insurer in successfully obtaining dismissal of the claim, which included a claim for hire substantial charges.

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Jo Delahunty QC appointed to 1597 Law Professorship

Jo Delahunty QC appointed to 1597 Law Professorship

Published 23/05/2016

Jo Delahunty QC has been appointed as Professor of Law at Gresham College, London’s oldest Higher Education Institution. In her role as Gresham Professor of Law, Professor Delahunty will continue the 419-year-old tradition of delivering free public lectures aimed at the intelligent and interested public within the City of London and beyond.

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Re-Engagement Orders: The Importance of Precision

Re-Engagement Orders: The Importance of Precision

Published 20/05/2016

The EAT has handed down its decision in Lincolnshire County Council v Lupton UKEAT/0328/15/DM, in which Andrew Sugarman acted for the successful appellant employer in overturning a relatively rare re-engagement order.

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Same difference in disability discrimination

Same difference in disability discrimination

Published 16/05/2016

Sophie Firth examines Griffiths v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2015] EWCA Civ 1265, in which the Court of Appeal clarified the nature of the comparison exercise in reasonable adjustments cases, and found that proposed adjustments to a sickness policy were not reasonable.

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Just and Equitable Extensions of Time

Just and Equitable Extensions of Time

Published 13/05/2016

Andrew Sugarman reviews the latest EAT decision in the on-going litigation brought by part-time members of the judiciary against the Ministry of Justice. This decision of Laing J deals with appeals, in two test cases, against the refusal of the Employment Tribunal to extend time. Andrew acted for Mr Nigel Thompson, a former Valuer Chair (now Valuer Vice-President) in the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Division).

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No duty to non-patients: the High Court declines to take a 'giant step'

No duty to non-patients: the High Court declines to take a 'giant step'

Published 12/05/2016

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Being tried for the same tort twice: Double jeopardy in the civil courts

Being tried for the same tort twice: Double jeopardy in the civil courts

Published 12/05/2016

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To stay or to go...implications of shared care when separated partners choose to relocate

To stay or to go...implications of shared care when separated partners choose to relocate

Published 09/05/2016

Family law barrister, Natalia Levine, recently published an article in the Leeds & Yorkshire Lawyer Magazine on the topic of shared care when a former partner wishes to relocate.

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Howard Elgot acted in High Court on behalf of child left disabled at birth

Howard Elgot acted in High Court on behalf of child left disabled at birth

Published 04/05/2016

The High Court is to rule on a damages claim from a disabled boy who suffered brain damage during his hospital birth due to delay by widwives in summoning a doctor when the baby's heart rate was found to be too slow. The hospital Trust denies liability.

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Hillsborough Inquest Concludes 96 fans were unlawfully killed

Hillsborough Inquest Concludes 96 fans were unlawfully killed

Published 04/05/2016

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Recent Court of Appeal decision means Insurer Stage 2 portal responses to be treated as pleadings

Recent Court of Appeal decision means Insurer Stage 2 portal responses to be treated as pleadings

Published 19/04/2016

The decision of three Court of Appeal judges in the recent credit hire case - Willis v Philips - has made it clear that an Insurer's Stage 2 responses are to be treated as pleadings.

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Employment Newsletter Spring 2016

Employment Newsletter Spring 2016

Published 19/04/2016

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Success for Insurers over £236,000 Ferrari hire car charges claim

Success for Insurers over £236,000 Ferrari hire car charges claim

Published 18/04/2016

Barrister and credit hire claim specialist, Steven Turner, recently successfully appeared on behalf of UK Insurance Ltd in the latest in a long line of cases involving post-accident vehicle hire costs. Rather unusually, this case involved the Claimant hiring a replacement Ferrari vehicle, through Accident Exchange, following an accident in May 2012.

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We've been shortlisted for a Northern Law Award!

We've been shortlisted for a Northern Law Award!

Published 12/04/2016

We are delighted to be shortlisted for 'Law Practice Management' team of the year by the judges at the Northern Law Awards. Rather than the spotlight being on our barristers, this year it's Chambers Management Team who have received recognition.

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Stuart Brown QC- retirement lecture and reception.

Stuart Brown QC- retirement lecture and reception.

Published 07/04/2016

After 40 years as a barrister, Stuart Brown QC is hanging up his wig & robes after an illustrious career at the Bar. Join us for his retirement lecture and reception.

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Chambers is delighted to welcome Kate Clarkson to Chambers

Chambers is delighted to welcome Kate Clarkson to Chambers

Published 01/04/2016

Chambers is delighted to welcome Kate Clarkson to Chambers, Kate joins us from a Chambers in Manchester and she will be a welcome edition to our Family and Public & Administrative Law teams.

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Richard Ryan appears in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the latest TUPE case on

Richard Ryan appears in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the latest TUPE case on "Service Provision Change" transfers: the transfer of part of an activity and the plurality of organised groupings

Published 31/03/2016

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Join us at for a Family Law Debate with South Yorkshire Resolution - 12th April 2016

Join us at for a Family Law Debate with South Yorkshire Resolution - 12th April 2016

Published 21/03/2016

South Yorkshire Resolution are hosting an evening of 'Family Law Debate' involving Parklane Plowden Chambers barrister, Duncan Maxwell-Stewart

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Part 36 allows Claimants to escape fetter of fixed costs regime

Part 36 allows Claimants to escape fetter of fixed costs regime

Published 15/03/2016

Sophie Firth examines Broadhurst v Tan, in which the Court of Appeal found Part 36 indemnity costs prevail over the fixed costs regime.

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Supreme Court provides further guidance on the scope of vicarious liability.

Supreme Court provides further guidance on the scope of vicarious liability.

Published 15/03/2016

Bryan Patterson-Whitaker considers the related judgments of Cox v MoJ and Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc. Despite the helpful guidance provided by the Court, the scope of vicarious liability remains inevitably imprecise and uncertain.

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Claire Lindsay appointed District Judge

Claire Lindsay appointed District Judge

Published 11/03/2016

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Vicarious liability: on the move......

Vicarious liability: on the move......

Published 09/03/2016

Roger Quickfall comments on the recent vicarious liability judgments handed down from the supreme court

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Knauer v Ministry of Justice - Calculating the Incalculable

Knauer v Ministry of Justice - Calculating the Incalculable

Published 04/03/2016

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Limitation in Employment Tribunal Test Case Litigation

Limitation in Employment Tribunal Test Case Litigation

Published 19/02/2016

Andrew Sugarman acted for one of a number of appellants in the Employment Appeal Tribunal on 16th February before Laing J in the on-going litigation brought by part-time members of the judiciary against the Ministry of Justice for pensions and related benefits (Thompson v MoJ UKEAT/0004/15/LA joined with Miller and others v MoJ).

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Re-engagement Orders

Re-engagement Orders

Published 19/02/2016

In Lincolnshire County Council v Lupton UKEAT 0328/15/DM, Andrew Sugarman acting on behalf of the appellant sought to overturn a relatively rare Employment Tribunal order for re-engagement.

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Alison Grief QC joins the family team as a Door Tenant

Alison Grief QC joins the family team as a Door Tenant

Published 02/02/2016

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'Radicalisation Safeguarding and the Family Courts' Seminar 28/1/16

'Radicalisation Safeguarding and the Family Courts' Seminar 28/1/16

Published 01/02/2016

Parklane Plowden hosted a successful seminar on 28th January 2016 on ‘Radicalisation Safeguarding and the Family Courts.’ Speakers included Jo Delahunty QC, Dr Gordon Clubb, Phil Booth and Alex Taylor. The seminar dealt with many issues raised within the President’s guidance; ‘Radicalisation Cases in the Family Courts.’

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A Clash of heads - article by specialist sports law barrister, Craig Moore

A Clash of heads - article by specialist sports law barrister, Craig Moore

Published 30/12/2015

When it comes to concussion in sport, misguided notions of bravery have clashed with medical evidence. But the science is winning!

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Employment Newsletter Winter 2015/2016

Employment Newsletter Winter 2015/2016

Published 15/12/2015

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Personal Injury and Clinicial negligence winter newsletter 2015

Personal Injury and Clinicial negligence winter newsletter 2015

Published 10/12/2015

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Barristers assist Lord Justice Briggs in his review of the structure of the Civil Courts

Barristers assist Lord Justice Briggs in his review of the structure of the Civil Courts

Published 10/11/2015

A team of three Parklane Plowden personal injury barristers have submitted a paper to Lord Justice Briggs on the workings of the RTA/EL and PL Portal scheme. At the request of the Personal Injury Bar Association [PIBA] - specialist barristers Alex Foster, Stuart Jamieson and Bryan Patterson-Whitaker (Pupil), are helping Briggs LJ with his "urgent" review of the structure of the Civil Courts in England and Wales.

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Chambers welcomes Kristian Mills to Chambers

Chambers welcomes Kristian Mills to Chambers

Published 04/11/2015

Chambers is delighted to welcome Kristian Mills to Chambers, Kristian called in 1998 recently joined Chambers from a local set. He is a welcome addition to our national recognised leading Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams. Kristian brings with him expertise in the areas of Personal Injury, Credit Hire, Clinical Negligence & Inquests along with Sports Injury Law.

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Attorney General provincial panel announced.

Attorney General provincial panel announced.

Published 04/11/2015

The Attorney General has announced the new panels of approved counsel for the Regional Panels. Andrew Webster was a successful candidate, his specialist areas will include Employment; Personal Injury; General Common Law (inc. negligence), Chancery / Commercial.

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Employment Newsletter Autumn 2015

Employment Newsletter Autumn 2015

Published 02/11/2015

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Parklane Plowden Chambers the only ranked Set for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence work on the North East circuit.

Parklane Plowden Chambers the only ranked Set for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence work on the North East circuit.

Published 01/11/2015

Chambers & Partners 2016 Guide to the Bar was published this week and we are delighted to be singled out as the only ranked Chambers for Personal Injury and Clinical negligence work on the North Eastern Circuit...affirming our position as a leading civil set.

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Parklane Plowden crowned 'Chambers of the Year' at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2015

Parklane Plowden crowned 'Chambers of the Year' at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2015

Published 26/10/2015

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Chambers shortlisted Barristers Chambers of the Year for the Modern Law Awards 2015.

Chambers shortlisted Barristers Chambers of the Year for the Modern Law Awards 2015.

Published 13/10/2015

The Modern Law Awards in its third year offer a unique opportunity to celebrate not only innovative business leaders but those changing the face of business strategy and development, regulation management and client care throughout the organisation - for both short and long-term gain.

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Chambers is delighted to welcome Abigail Telford as a tenant following successful completion of her pupillage.

Chambers is delighted to welcome Abigail Telford as a tenant following successful completion of her pupillage.

Published 08/10/2015

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Chambers shortlisted Barristers Chambers of the Year for the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2015

Chambers shortlisted Barristers Chambers of the Year for the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2015

Published 29/09/2015

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the forthcoming Personal Injury Awards 2015

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Legal 500 2015 - Top Tier Set

Legal 500 2015 - Top Tier Set

Published 18/09/2015

We delighted to be recognised by the Legal 500 2015 as a Top Tier Set, with a 19 members also receiving plaudits for specialism in their field.

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Leila Benyounes appointed President  of the Leeds & District Medico-legal society.

Leila Benyounes appointed President of the Leeds & District Medico-legal society.

Published 11/09/2015

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Chambers welcomes Associate Door Tenant

Chambers welcomes Associate Door Tenant

Published 11/09/2015

We are delighted to welcome Tom Vonberg to Chambers as a Associate Door tenant.

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Ain't no mountain high enough: Parklane Plowden Barrister Julia Nelson takes on Yorkshire's Three Peaks Challenge for children's charity

Ain't no mountain high enough: Parklane Plowden Barrister Julia Nelson takes on Yorkshire's Three Peaks Challenge for children's charity

Published 11/09/2015

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Noise induced hearing loss: Does Denton apply to a defendant's application for medical evidence.

Noise induced hearing loss: Does Denton apply to a defendant's application for medical evidence.

Published 10/09/2015

The Claimant sought to appeal a case management decision of District Judge Stapley at Middlesbrough County Court in the case of Crossen v British Steel and Tata Steel. Elizabeth Jones acted for both Defendants at the initial application and at the Appeal.

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Parklane Plowden Shortlisted for

Parklane Plowden Shortlisted for "Chambers of the year" at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2015

Published 24/07/2015

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Sabrina Polak - 'Young Barrister of the Year' Finalist at the national Family Law Awards

Sabrina Polak - 'Young Barrister of the Year' Finalist at the national Family Law Awards

Published 24/07/2015

Family Law barrister, Sabrina Polak, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the highly prestigious Family Law Awards. Sabrina, who was called to the bar in 2012, has been shortlisted in the category of 'Young Barrister of the Year'

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Employment Newsletter Summer 2015

Employment Newsletter Summer 2015

Published 10/07/2015

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Professional and ethical practice issues talk - July 17th 2015

Professional and ethical practice issues talk - July 17th 2015

Published 02/07/2015

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Published 26/06/2015

Jonathan Godfrey gives his thoughts on the leading case of Robshaw v United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust 2015 (EWCH 923) QB

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Barristers with pedal-power!

Barristers with pedal-power!

Published 25/06/2015

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Success for IAT Judges

Success for IAT Judges

Published 22/06/2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has handed down judgment in the case of Martineau and others v Ministry of Justice which is authority for the proposition that the EAT has jurisdiction to hear an appeal by a person who was not a party to the original proceedings before the Employment Tribunal (as strange as that initially may sound).

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Howard Elgot secures leave to appeal in defective service case

Howard Elgot secures leave to appeal in defective service case

Published 19/06/2015

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Steve Turner - William Lawson v Natasha Mullen - Briefing Note and Judgment

Steve Turner - William Lawson v Natasha Mullen - Briefing Note and Judgment

Published 12/06/2015

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Mark Thomas appointed as a Deputy District Judge

Mark Thomas appointed as a Deputy District Judge

Published 04/06/2015

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QOCS: frayed at the edges?

QOCS: frayed at the edges?

Published 04/06/2015

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Join us for a Family Team Pub Quiz with a difference!

Join us for a Family Team Pub Quiz with a difference!

Published 04/06/2015

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'Doing a Runner from the Cabbie' - Roger Cooper's recent article

'Doing a Runner from the Cabbie' - Roger Cooper's recent article

Published 03/06/2015

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Success in the European Court of Justice - David Reade QC appeared.

Success in the European Court of Justice - David Reade QC appeared.

Published 15/05/2015

David Reade Q.C wins in the CJEU in Woolworths 2 (Valerie Lyttle (and others) v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Limited)

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Deprivation of Liberty- Care arrangements at home: W City Council v Mrs L [2015] EWCOP 20:

Deprivation of Liberty- Care arrangements at home: W City Council v Mrs L [2015] EWCOP 20:

Published 06/05/2015

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'Chambers of the Year' shortlisting at the forthcoming national Lawyer Awards 2015

'Chambers of the Year' shortlisting at the forthcoming national Lawyer Awards 2015

Published 05/05/2015

We're delighted to be amongst a select few short-listed for 'Chambers of the Year' at the forthcoming national The Lawyer Awards.

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Family Law Seminar - The Voice of the Child - 27th May 2015

Family Law Seminar - The Voice of the Child - 27th May 2015

Published 28/04/2015

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Parklane Plowden barristers take on the Yorkshire Classic Cycle Challenge

Parklane Plowden barristers take on the Yorkshire Classic Cycle Challenge

Published 21/04/2015

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Double short-listing for Parklane Plowden Chambers at the Northern Law Awards 2015

Double short-listing for Parklane Plowden Chambers at the Northern Law Awards 2015

Published 20/04/2015

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Parental Responsibility & Deprivation of Liberty- Re D ( A Child: Deprivation of Liberty) [2015] EWHC 922 (Fam)

Parental Responsibility & Deprivation of Liberty- Re D ( A Child: Deprivation of Liberty) [2015] EWHC 922 (Fam)

Published 09/04/2015

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Personal Injury Spring 2015 Newsletter

Personal Injury Spring 2015 Newsletter

Published 08/04/2015

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Employment Newsletter Spring 2015

Employment Newsletter Spring 2015

Published 31/03/2015

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Part 36: Parting the waves of litigation

Part 36: Parting the waves of litigation

Published 25/03/2015

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Andrew Venables to serve as judicial assistant in the Court of Appeal

Andrew Venables to serve as judicial assistant in the Court of Appeal

Published 23/03/2015

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2014: The year Senior Judge Lush settled the test to appoint a Deputy

2014: The year Senior Judge Lush settled the test to appoint a Deputy

Published 16/03/2015

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Case note: Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (Scotland) [2015] UKSC 11

Case note: Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (Scotland) [2015] UKSC 11

Published 13/03/2015

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Re L: Practice guidance on bundles and translating documents

Re L: Practice guidance on bundles and translating documents

Published 12/03/2015

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Two Members highly recommended in Whos Who Legal 2015

Two Members highly recommended in Whos Who Legal 2015

Published 09/03/2015

Two members Seamus Sweeney and Andrew Sugarman have both been highly recommended in Who's Who Legal 2015 within its Labour and Emploment Section.

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Parklane Plowden has undergone a radical restructure

Parklane Plowden has undergone a radical restructure

Published 02/03/2015

Parklane Plowden has undergone a radical restructure to future-proof its position as the leading civil set on the North Eastern Circuit.

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Gemma Meredith Davies reports on her time as a pegasus scholar in Washington DC

Gemma Meredith Davies reports on her time as a pegasus scholar in Washington DC

Published 01/03/2015

Gemma Meredith Davies reports on her time as a pegasus scholar in Washington DC

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Costs Update from Roger Cooper

Costs Update from Roger Cooper

Published 27/02/2015

Roger Cooper discusses recent cost cases.

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Counsel's briefing note on the case of Stevens v Equity Syndicate Management

Counsel's briefing note on the case of Stevens v Equity Syndicate Management

Published 26/02/2015

On 26th February 2015, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the case of Stevens v Equity Syndicate Management. The case had been listed as a test case with a view to clarifying the approach to be adopted by lower courts when dealing with credit hire rates issues.

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Inquest into death following choke on a sweet.

Inquest into death following choke on a sweet.

Published 23/02/2015

Richard Copnall appeared in a inquest into the death of a severely disabled woman who collapsed and died after being choked to death by a sweet handed to her in error by a senior support worker, an inquest has heard.

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Holiday Pay Timebomb

Holiday Pay Timebomb

Published 12/02/2015

In September 2014, Andrew Sugarman gave a talk at our Employment Seminar Day at St James' Park in Newcastle predicting that the EAT was about to set off a holiday pay time-bomb that would see large groups of employees launching claims for eye-watering amounts of back-holiday-pay. Bear Scotland v Fulton proved to be not so much a bomb as a firecracker.

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The Family team at Parklane Plowden welcomes new members.

The Family team at Parklane Plowden welcomes new members.

Published 10/02/2015

The Family team at Parklane Plowden welcomes Deborah Shield (Call 1991) from 42 Bedford Row, Deborah who specialises in the areas of public and private law and matrimonial finances, Deborah will bring a great deal of seniority and expertise to the team. We also welcome Andrew Venables following his successful Pupillage with Chambers under the supervision of Alex Taylor and Julia Nelson.

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The Opinion of the Advocate General has been released in respect of Woolworths/Lyttle/Bluebird. David Reade QC appeared in the ECJ for Bluebird.

The Opinion of the Advocate General has been released in respect of Woolworths/Lyttle/Bluebird. David Reade QC appeared in the ECJ for Bluebird.

Published 10/02/2015

David Reade appeared on behalf of Bluebird

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Parklane Plowden Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Newsletter 2015

Parklane Plowden Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Newsletter 2015

Published 09/02/2015

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David Reade  Q.C and Dominic Bayne appear in the Court of Appeal in ratings appeal.

David Reade Q.C and Dominic Bayne appear in the Court of Appeal in ratings appeal.

Published 05/02/2015

David Reade Q.C and Dominic Bayne appeared in the Court of Appeal in the appeal of Newbiggin v SJ & J Monk..

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Case Note: Appellate court not to 'tinker' with costs budget management decision of lower court

Case Note: Appellate court not to 'tinker' with costs budget management decision of lower court

Published 26/01/2015

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Case Note: Surgeon's defence to claim undermined by his own contemporaneous medical notes which on their face recorded a sequencing error in the operative steps.

Case Note: Surgeon's defence to claim undermined by his own contemporaneous medical notes which on their face recorded a sequencing error in the operative steps.

Published 23/01/2015

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Case note: Bailey v Ministry of Defence [2009] 1 WLR 15 considered in ST (A Protected Party by his mother and Litigation Friend KT) v Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust  [2015] EWHC 51

Case note: Bailey v Ministry of Defence [2009] 1 WLR 15 considered in ST (A Protected Party by his mother and Litigation Friend KT) v Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 51

Published 22/01/2015

Hylton Armstrong considers a new clinical negligence case on material contribution causation.

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Beware the coincidence of location fallacy

Beware the coincidence of location fallacy

Published 14/01/2015

Roger Cooper discusses liability in road traffic accidents where claimants have acted wrongfully

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Further instalment in the EAT on Judicial Pension Litigation.

Further instalment in the EAT on Judicial Pension Litigation.

Published 23/12/2014

In a further instalment of the judicial pensions litigation, Andrew Sugarman successfully appeared at the EAT on the 18th December 2014 on behalf of a former Valuer Vice President of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

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Judges win right to appeal

Judges win right to appeal

Published 17/11/2014

Andrew Sugarman represented Judges in right to appeal in th EAT

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Chambers retains the Title for The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2014

Chambers retains the Title for The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2014

Published 17/11/2014

Chambers were delighted to retain the title as Personal Injury Chambers of the Year 2014 at The Grange St Paul's, London. The event attended by over 500 professionals from the Personal Injury Sector on Wednesday 12th November 2014.

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Chambers and Partners 2015 -Top Ranked Set

Chambers and Partners 2015 -Top Ranked Set

Published 10/11/2014

Chambers are delighted to continue to be the Top Tier and Band 1 set on the North Eastern Circuit for Personal Injury in Chambers 2015. We continue to have recommendations throughout our core practice areas with plaudits form members in our Clinical Negligence, Employment, Insurance, Family and Sports Law Teams,

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The Effect of QOCS Protection

The Effect of QOCS Protection

Published 21/10/2014

Gareth Price considers the case law on QOCS and the boundaries of the protection it provides.

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Legal 500 2014 - Top Tier Set and regional Heavyweight.

Legal 500 2014 - Top Tier Set and regional Heavyweight.

Published 03/10/2014

21 Members highlighted by The Legal 500 2014 as "Leaders in their field"

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Chambers shortlisted for the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2014

Chambers shortlisted for the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2014

Published 01/10/2014

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2014 - The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in November.

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New member to Chambers Court of Protection & Family Teams

New member to Chambers Court of Protection & Family Teams

Published 02/09/2014

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Francesca Gardner who joins our Court of Protection and Family teams.

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Great North Run - 2014

Great North Run - 2014

Published 02/09/2014

Catherine Souter takes part in this years Great North Run.

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Case Law Update April to June 2014

Case Law Update April to June 2014

Published 01/08/2014

Personal Injury Case Law Update - covering April, May and June 2014.

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Denton and the clarification of Mitchell

Denton and the clarification of Mitchell

Published 01/08/2014

Denton is another must-read for anyone engaged in civil litigation. However, this brief case analysis will, I hope, set out the new guidance for interpretation of the new CPR r3.9 - relief from sanctions.

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Jason Middlewood Memorial

Jason Middlewood Memorial

Published 30/07/2014

Jason Mark Middlewood passed away in May of this year at the young age of 44 and, in light of what he did for everyone else at work, it is fitting that there be some kind of lasting memorial for all the good work he did in helping colleagues.

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Chambers is Shortlisted for Chambers of the Year 2014

Chambers is Shortlisted for Chambers of the Year 2014

Published 23/07/2014

Parklane Plowden Chambers is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2014.

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Annual Golf Days -

Annual Golf Days -

Published 16/07/2014

Two fine days of Golf were held on the 3rd July Sandmoor, Leeds and 15th July Wynyard Hall, Teesside.

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Iron Man Challenge - Jim Hester

Iron Man Challenge - Jim Hester

Published 07/07/2014

Over the weekend of 19th and 20th July, Jim Hester from chambers will be competing in "Iron Events"

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Relief from Sanctions !

Relief from Sanctions !

Published 04/07/2014

Court of Appeal - "Clarifies" Mitchell Decision

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Another success for Howard Elgot in the Court of Appeal

Another success for Howard Elgot in the Court of Appeal

Published 03/07/2014

Howard Elgot wins another service claim in the Court of Appeal After his success earlier this year in Murrills v. Dr Berlanda, Howard Elgot has succeeded in another appeal relating to mis-service of a Claim Form.

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Blowing the Whistle on LLPs

Blowing the Whistle on LLPs

Published 17/06/2014

Clyde & Co LLP & another v Bates von Winkelhof [2014] UKSC 32

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...and another thing: Jafri and new points on appeal

...and another thing: Jafri and new points on appeal

Published 17/06/2014

Gareth Price considers the Court of Appeal decision in Jafri and its guidance on taking new points on appeal.

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Apparent Bias

Apparent Bias

Published 17/06/2014

A warning to the unwary...

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Victimisation at Work: A Grievance Too Far

Victimisation at Work: A Grievance Too Far

Published 17/06/2014

Employers are generally, rightly, cautious when it comes to dealing with employees who have lodged numerous grievances, particularly if those grievances involve complaints of discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 or whistle-blowing (i.e. making protected disclosures under the Employment Rights Act 1996). Such complaints or disclosures come with the right not to be subject to any detriment or dismissal as a result.

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Funeral of Jason Middlewood

Funeral of Jason Middlewood

Published 04/06/2014

Following the most tragic passing of Jason Middlewood, the family would welcome all those who knew Jason and wish to celebrate his life to attend the funeral which will take place at 2pm on Friday 6th June 2014 at Kippax Parish Church, Church Lane, Kippax, Leeds LS25 7HF.

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Jason Middlewood

Jason Middlewood

Published 22/05/2014

It is with great sadness that Parklane Plowden report that Jason Middlewood has died.

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Pupillage Applications Now Open for 2015

Pupillage Applications Now Open for 2015

Published 08/05/2014

We are now accepting applications for pupillage.

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HHJ Freedman appointed Designated Civil Judge

HHJ Freedman appointed Designated Civil Judge

Published 17/04/2014

His Honour Judge Freedman has been appointed as the Designated Civil Judge for Newcastle County Court.

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From Relief from Sanction to Sanctioning Relief

From Relief from Sanction to Sanctioning Relief

Published 09/04/2014

Andrew Sugarman and Gareth Price take stock of the first year of the new Rule 3.9 on obtaining relief from sanctions.

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Personal Injury Case Law Update Article

Personal Injury Case Law Update Article

Published 09/04/2014

Case law update from January 2014 - March 2014

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Can the Limitation Act Really Be Suspended?

Can the Limitation Act Really Be Suspended?

Published 09/04/2014

Standstill agreements have become quite common, perhaps as a result of the effectiveness of the pre action protocols. The version I have seen simply comprises an agreement that, time will be suspended. Others refer to a Time Stop agreement. I assume that it was intended that the defendant would not raise any limitation defence relying on time running during the period of the agreement. Surely this is a nonsense? No-one can prevent time passing.

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Steven Turner in Court of Appeal Clarification on Impecuniosity in Credit Hire Claims

Steven Turner in Court of Appeal Clarification on Impecuniosity in Credit Hire Claims

Published 25/03/2014

The Court of Appeal today handed down its judgment in the case of Umerji v Khan & Zurich. The case provides important clarification as to the meaning of impecuniosity in a credit hire context, as to who has the burden of proof on that issue and also as to the extent to which a Claimant is expected to get on and repair / replace his own vehicle out of his own funds.

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Mother cleared of culpability for extremely unusual head injuries

Mother cleared of culpability for extremely unusual head injuries

Published 24/03/2014

This case concerned a young boy who developed bilateral frontal scalp haematomas that the mother alone was alleged to have caused.

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Landmark Deprivation of Liberty Decision in the Supreme Court

Landmark Deprivation of Liberty Decision in the Supreme Court

Published 19/03/2014

In this landmark decision by the Supreme Court, the appeals in both cases were allowed and it was determined that P, MIG and MEG were being deprived of their liberty. The key matters and the conclusion can be found in the judgment of Lady Hale as follows...

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Parklane Plowden Clerk Travels to Parliament to Raise Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes

Parklane Plowden Clerk Travels to Parliament to Raise Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes

Published 13/03/2014

Civil clerk Laura Storr from Chapel Allerton, Leeds was selected by a global charity to speak about life with type 1 diabetes at a major House of Commons event.

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West London Mental Health NHS Trust v. Chhabra

West London Mental Health NHS Trust v. Chhabra

Published 27/02/2014

An application for injunctive relief, arising out of a potential dismissal situation, was successful at Supreme Court level last December. This article considers the implications arising from it.

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Accusations of Sexual Abuse and Unfair Dismissal

Accusations of Sexual Abuse and Unfair Dismissal

Published 27/02/2014

What is an employer's position if it is in receipt of an unsolicited report from the police of an unproven allegation that the employee has committed sexual abuse which is not the subject of any criminal charge?

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 Early Conciliation of Workplace Disputes

Early Conciliation of Workplace Disputes

Published 26/02/2014

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 makes it compulsory for early conciliation to be undertaken by most prospective claimants before the instituting of Employment Tribunal proceedings. The new process will commence from the 6th April 2014.

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Personal Injury Case Law Update

Personal Injury Case Law Update

Published 31/01/2014

Covering October to December 2013.

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Newcastle Chambers Expansion Complete

Newcastle Chambers Expansion Complete

Published 31/01/2014

The expansion and refurbishment of our Newcastle Chambers is now complete.

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What amounts to the

What amounts to the "Reason for Dismissal"

Published 29/01/2014

What amounts to the "Reason for Dismissal" ! - Kirti Jeram succeeds in the EAT. Whose decision must be looked at when an employer engages external consultants - Kirti Jeram successfully overturns finding of unfair dismissal in the E.A.T - see judgment for reasons

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Chambers welcomes new members to the Employment Team

Chambers welcomes new members to the Employment Team

Published 28/01/2014

We are delighted to announce the arrival of one new (and one not so new) face in the Parklane Plowden employment team

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Howard Elgot successfully defends in Court of Appeal

Howard Elgot successfully defends in Court of Appeal

Published 20/01/2014

A claim has been struck out in the Court of Appeal after papers were served to an old address in England whilst the surgeon practised full-time in Italy.

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Chambers welcomes Zira Hussain

Chambers welcomes Zira Hussain

Published 17/01/2014

Parklane Plowden is pleased to welcome Zira Hussain to chambers, specialising in Family Law.

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Howard Elgot Success in underpaid compensation to Coal Miners

Howard Elgot Success in underpaid compensation to Coal Miners

Published 20/12/2013

Howard Elgot was successful in one of the first claims in the British Coal VWF Professional Negligence litigation.

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WINNERS: Chambers of the Year

WINNERS: Chambers of the Year

Published 27/11/2013

Parklane Plowden Chambers wins Chambers of the Year 2013 at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards

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PI Case Law Update

PI Case Law Update

Published 26/11/2013

All the important cases in Personal Injury taken from July to October 2013.

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Unreasonable Exit from the EL and PL Protocol

Unreasonable Exit from the EL and PL Protocol

Published 26/11/2013

Corin Furness and Anna Clarke explore recent case law addressing the costs consequences for a party which has exited the RTA Protocol and how this is likely to apply to the EL/PL Protocol.

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Four Common Assumptions about GP Whistleblowing

Four Common Assumptions about GP Whistleblowing

Published 25/11/2013

Four common assumptions about GP whistleblowing - and what to know before making a disclosure

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Changes to the TUPE Regulations 2006

Changes to the TUPE Regulations 2006

Published 15/11/2013

Last month saw the publication of draft Regulations to amend the 2006 TU(PE) Regulations, which are expected to come into force in January 2014. Perhaps the most striking thing about the draft Regulations is how limited they are in scope when compared to the ambitious proposals first put forward in January. They do however, contain some long overdue changes in details, and lay to rest one or two old enemies.

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Parking Tickets in the Employment Tribunal

Parking Tickets in the Employment Tribunal

Published 15/11/2013

According to a government announcement in early October 2013 the Financial Penalty provision at Section 16 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 will come in force in April 2014. Section 16 inserts a new Section 12A into the Employment Tribunals Act 1996. Here is a quick guide to what you need to know about Financial Penalties.

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Pension Claims in the Employment Tribunal

Pension Claims in the Employment Tribunal

Published 15/11/2013

Prior to the 1st October 2012, an employer was not obliged to set up a pension scheme for its employees. However, in light of the so called pensions crisis, the last Labour government introduced The Pensions Act 2008. For the first time, employers are required to automatically enroll workers into a workplace pension scheme if certain criteria are met.

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The Surrogacy Dilemma

The Surrogacy Dilemma

Published 15/11/2013

Two contrasting opinions of Advocate Generals, both delivered on 26 September 2013, concerning surrogacy and the right to paid leave, demonstrate the difficulties in reconciling views in this untested area.

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Slides for Annual Seminar 2013

Slides for Annual Seminar 2013

Published 11/11/2013

PowerPoint slides for each of the talks that took place at the Newcastle Annual PI Seminar 2013.

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Parklane Plowden Tops Chambers & Partners Again

Parklane Plowden Tops Chambers & Partners Again

Published 01/11/2013

Parklane Plowden has once again been ranked top in the North East after being described as "the singular standout chambers".

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Parklane Plowden Welcomes Two New Barristers

Parklane Plowden Welcomes Two New Barristers

Published 15/10/2013

Parklane Plowden Chambers is pleased to welcome Sabrina Polak and Paul Sangha as members in October following successful completion of their pupillage.

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Ian Pennock Interviewed by BBC about Bridgewater Place Death

Ian Pennock Interviewed by BBC about Bridgewater Place Death

Published 08/10/2013

Ian Pennock has appeared on BBC News and BBC Radio in an interview about the death of Edward Slaney after a lorry was blown over due to the "wind tunnel" effect at Bridgewater Place in Leeds.

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Seamus Sweeney wins Employment Barrister of the Year!

Seamus Sweeney wins Employment Barrister of the Year!

Published 04/10/2013

Seamus Sweeney has won the title of Employment Barrister of the Year at the 2013 Chambers Bar Awards.

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Chambers Sponsor Yorkshire Lawyer Awards 31 plus partners law firm

Chambers Sponsor Yorkshire Lawyer Awards 31 plus partners law firm

Published 04/10/2013

Congratulations to DWF LLP for successfully taking the crown at the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards 2013 - For 31 plus partners law firm.

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Legal 500 Rankings: Parklane Plowden Chambers remains in Top Tier

Legal 500 Rankings: Parklane Plowden Chambers remains in Top Tier

Published 01/10/2013

Parklane Plowden Chambers is once again proud to announce that we have been placed in the Top Tier of the latest Legal 500 rankings.

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Chambers is Shortlisted for Chambers of the Year

Chambers is Shortlisted for Chambers of the Year

Published 27/09/2013

Parklane Plowden Chambers has been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards 2013.

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Seamus Sweeney shortlisted Chambers 100 UK Bar

Seamus Sweeney shortlisted Chambers 100 UK Bar

Published 13/09/2013

Chambers is delighted to announce that Seamus Sweeney has been shortlisted in the Junior rankings, for the Chambers 100 - the Bar which ranks the top UK's barristers.

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Seamus Sweeney shortlisted Chambers and Partners - Junior Employment Barrister of the Year 2013

Seamus Sweeney shortlisted Chambers and Partners - Junior Employment Barrister of the Year 2013

Published 02/09/2013

We are pleased to announce that Seamus Sweeney has been shortlisted for The 2013 Bar Awards by Chambers and Partners. Seamus was shortlisted on the basis of the research conducted for the next edition of Chambers UK. The awards will be held at The London Hilton on Park Lane on Thursday, 3rd October 2013.

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Jo Delahunty QC shortlisted for Family Law QC of the Year

Jo Delahunty QC shortlisted for Family Law QC of the Year

Published 05/08/2013

Jo Delahunty QC shortlisted for Family Law QC of the Year at the 2013 Family Law Awards in London.

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Parklane Plowden - 2013 Annual Golf Days

Parklane Plowden - 2013 Annual Golf Days

Published 17/06/2013

Summer Arrives just in time for Annual Golf Days -Our Annual Golf days took place this month at the usual venues of Sand Moor Golf Club, Leeds and Wynyard Golf Club, Teesside. Both days stayed fine and dry with Wynyard stealing the show with a sun-filled day. Thanks go to all those who attended and made both days so enjoyable, and to Sand Moor and Wynyard Golf Clubs for the excellent hospitality.

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PLP Chambers sponsors Yorkshire Lawyer Awards prize

PLP Chambers sponsors Yorkshire Lawyer Awards prize

Published 17/06/2013

Parklane Plowden Chambers is pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring the law Firm Award (30+ partners) at this year's Yorkshire Lawyer Awards.

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Jeremy Freedman appointed as Circuit Judge

Jeremy Freedman appointed as Circuit Judge

Published 10/06/2013

Parklane Plowden is very pleased to announce that Jeremy Freedman has been appointed a Circuit Judge.

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Mock trial provides students with a taste of the law

Mock trial provides students with a taste of the law

Published 23/04/2013

Parklane Plowden Chambers and Walker Morris provided ten A-level law students a unique insight into the legal profession by running a mock High Court trial, as part of a week of work experience.

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PLP Success for Lord Sugar in Employment Tribunal Claim

PLP Success for Lord Sugar in Employment Tribunal Claim

Published 12/04/2013

Former Apprentice winner Stella English today lost her constructive dismissal claim in the Employment Tribunal. Lord Sugar and Amshold Group Ltd were represented by Parklane Plowden barrister Seamus Sweeney.

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Philip Kramer appointed District Judge

Philip Kramer appointed District Judge

Published 21/02/2013

Parklane Plowden Chambers are delighted to announce that Philip Kramer has been appointed by The Queen to be a District Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor.

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PLP welcomes Simon Wilkinson and Fay Collinson

PLP welcomes Simon Wilkinson and Fay Collinson

Published 03/10/2012

Parklane Plowden Chambers is pleased to welcome Simon Wilkinson and Fay Collinson, who have been invited to join Chambers as tenants after successfully completing their Pupillage

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Parklane Plowden Tops the Circuit in 25th Legal 500

Parklane Plowden Tops the Circuit in 25th Legal 500

Published 27/09/2012

Following the release of The Legal 500 2012, Parklane Plowden Chambers is delighted to announce that we have once again been recommended as a Top Tier Set.

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Robert Sherman joins Chambers

Robert Sherman joins Chambers

Published 19/09/2012

Parklane Plowden is delighted to announce the arrival of Robert Sherman. He became a member of chambers on 1st September 2012.

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Annual golf days go with a swing

Annual golf days go with a swing

Published 02/07/2012

Our Annual Golf days took place this month at Sandmoor and Wynyard Golf clubs. In a stroke of luck we managed to putt ourselves two sun-filled days on a par with the good weather from recent years, which suited us to a tee.

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False Move: Metal-on-metal Hip Replacements

False Move: Metal-on-metal Hip Replacements

Published 17/06/2012

Andrew Scott gives a specialist view on Jenni Marsh's feature article in this month's Claims Magazine.

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Road Traffic Update: Contributory Negligence

Road Traffic Update: Contributory Negligence

Published 12/06/2012

From the failure to wear a seat belt to cyclists riding without helmets, Roger Cooper reviews the circumstances where a reduction will be made on account of contributory negligence...

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Parklane Plowden takes centre stage in this month's 'Leeds and Yorkshire Lawyer'

Parklane Plowden takes centre stage in this month's 'Leeds and Yorkshire Lawyer'

Published 09/05/2012

Parklane Plowden's central presence in the North-Eastern circuit and indeed nationally did not go unnoticed this month.

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Sunday Express Interview on the family justice system

Sunday Express Interview on the family justice system

Published 24/04/2012

Jo Delahunty QC gives an interview to the Sunday Express on the family justice system

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Members coach students in Mock Trial with Walker Morris

Members coach students in Mock Trial with Walker Morris

Published 20/04/2012

The experience was organised and hosted by Walker Morris and gave these budding young lawyers, all between the ages of 16 and 18, a taste of life as a barrister.

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Gemma Meredith-Davies joins chambers

Gemma Meredith-Davies joins chambers

Published 03/04/2012

Chambers is delighted to annouce that Gemma Meredith-Davies has returned to chambers.

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Members publish 'APIL Model Pleadings and Applications'

Members publish 'APIL Model Pleadings and Applications'

Published 26/03/2012

The new 2nd edition of APIL Model Pleadings and Applications is being published this month, the product of no fewer than three members of chambers.

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New Head of Chambers

New Head of Chambers

Published 29/02/2012

Chambers is pleased to announce that Andrew Axon - who is currently team leader of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Team, has been elected as Head of Chambers.

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Chambers sponsors Thorner Comedy Festival 2012

Chambers sponsors Thorner Comedy Festival 2012

Published 20/02/2012

PLP are proud sponsors of Thorner Comedy Festival 2012, raising money for facilities for local charities and the Kenyan Orphanage Project.

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Adrian Maitra Joins Chambers

Adrian Maitra Joins Chambers

Published 17/02/2012

Chambers is delighted to welcome Adrian Maitra to Chambers.

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Stuart Jamieson Joins Chambers

Stuart Jamieson Joins Chambers

Published 30/01/2012

Chambers is delighted to inform you that Stuart Jamieson, formerly of Zenith Chambers, has accepted an invitation to join chambers.

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Shaping up

Shaping up

Published 11/11/2011

Article from Solicitors Journal

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Chambers Guide 2012

Chambers Guide 2012

Published 26/10/2011

Chambers dominates the North East in the recently published 2012 edition of "Chambers & Partners guide to the Legal Profession".

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Two New Tenants - Jim Hester & Gareth Price

Two New Tenants - Jim Hester & Gareth Price

Published 06/10/2011

Chambers is delighted to welcome Jim Hester and Gareth Price following successful completion of their pupillages.

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Road traffic update 2011

Road traffic update 2011

Published 06/10/2011

Solicitors Journal

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Top Tier Set - Legal 500 2011

Top Tier Set - Legal 500 2011

Published 22/09/2011

Parklane Plowden remains in tier 1 of the Legal 500's Leading Sets on the North Eastern Circuit with 20 recommendations.

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The Agency Workers Regulations 2010

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010

Published 15/09/2011

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False Economy

False Economy

Published 15/09/2011

Article from the Leeds and Yorkshire Lawyer.

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Chambers appointed to West Yorkshire Council panel

Chambers appointed to West Yorkshire Council panel

Published 05/08/2011

Following one of the largest procurement exercises for a barristers framework to date, Parklane Plowden has been appointed to the panel of Sets permitted to receive work from five local authorities in West Yorkshire.

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PLP Golf Days (7th AND 14th July)

PLP Golf Days (7th AND 14th July)

Published 18/07/2011

Chambers annual golf days were held this year at Wynyard Golf Club at Wynyard Estate near Teesside and Sand Moor Golf Club, Leeds.

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Pupillages for October 2012

Pupillages for October 2012

Published 12/07/2011

Chambers are planning to take two funded pupils to start in October 2012.

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Chambers first Chief Executive

Chambers first Chief Executive

Published 21/03/2011

Parklane Plowden are pleased to announce the appointment of their first Chief Executive. Neil Douglas joined the set on 21 March.

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Parklane Plowden - Proud Sponsor of Thorner Comedy Festival 2011

Parklane Plowden - Proud Sponsor of Thorner Comedy Festival 2011

Published 03/03/2011

Park Lane Plowden, were again proud sponsors of the Thorner Comedy Festival 2011 - Again!

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Strengthening Your Position

Strengthening Your Position

Published 10/02/2011

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Thoughts on Jones -v- Kernott 2010 EWCA 1713(Ch)

Thoughts on Jones -v- Kernott 2010 EWCA 1713(Ch)

Published 10/02/2011

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Unlawful force contributed towards death of boy, 14, in cell

Unlawful force contributed towards death of boy, 14, in cell

Published 28/01/2011

Jeremy Freedman sat as Assistant Deputy Coroner for the North District of Durham and Darlington, in the high profile inquest into the the Death of Adam Rickwood aged 14 who was found hanged in his cell at Hassockfield Secure Training Centre in County Durham in August 2004.

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You wait all year for a highways case and then three come along at once

You wait all year for a highways case and then three come along at once

Published 27/01/2011

Article from Solicitors Journal.

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Clients Rights to Challenge Solicitors' Bills

Clients Rights to Challenge Solicitors' Bills

Published 18/01/2011

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Equality & Human Rights Commission - Preferred Panel Counsel

Equality & Human Rights Commission - Preferred Panel Counsel

Published 10/01/2011

Chambers are delighted to note that three members from our Employment Team have been appointed Preferred Counsel for the Equality & Human Rights Commission.

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Georgina Nolan joins Chambers

Georgina Nolan joins Chambers

Published 04/01/2011

Chambers is delighted to announce that Georgina Nolan formerly of Broad Chare has joined Chambers.

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Late Challenges to registration of a squatter as registered propietor of land

Late Challenges to registration of a squatter as registered propietor of land

Published 23/12/2010

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Till Divorce us do part

Till Divorce us do part

Published 21/12/2010

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Personal Injury Awards 2010

Personal Injury Awards 2010

Published 17/12/2010

Our own Michael Stubbs wins Practice Manager of the Year.

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Disability Discrimination - Aylott Decision

Disability Discrimination - Aylott Decision

Published 16/12/2010

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Leila Benyounes appointed

Leila Benyounes appointed

Published 10/11/2010

Appointed Attorney Generals Regional Panel for North East Region

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Chambers and Partners 2011 - Leading Set in the North East.

Chambers and Partners 2011 - Leading Set in the North East.

Published 03/11/2010

Chambers excels itself in Chambers UK guide to the Legal profession with 21 recommendations as leaders in their fields.

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Tim Wilkinson & Anna Clarke join Chambers

Tim Wilkinson & Anna Clarke join Chambers

Published 11/10/2010

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Legal 500 2010 - Leading Set

Legal 500 2010 - Leading Set

Published 13/09/2010

Parklane Plowden remain in tier 1 of the Legal 500's Leading Sets on the North Eastern Circuit with 16 recommendations.

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Gemma Meredith-Davies admitted as Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of New York.

Gemma Meredith-Davies admitted as Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of New York.

Published 13/09/2010

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Annual Golf Day 30th July 2010

Annual Golf Day 30th July 2010

Published 03/09/2010

Held at Rockliffe Hall, Hurworth on Tees

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Volcanic Ash Travel Claims - Who pays when the dust settles?

Volcanic Ash Travel Claims - Who pays when the dust settles?

Published 13/05/2010

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Court of Appeal Success

Court of Appeal Success "Administration falls under Regulation 8 (7) or 8 (6) or TUPE"

Published 16/11/2009

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Personal Injury Awards 2009 - London Marriott 10th November.

Personal Injury Awards 2009 - London Marriott 10th November.

Published 11/11/2009

Another successful night for Chambers, Joint Head of Chambers David Wilby QC received the award for "Outstanding Case of the Year".

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New Tenants - Bryony Clayton & Hylton Armstrong

New Tenants - Bryony Clayton & Hylton Armstrong

Published 13/10/2009

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Inquest told doctor

Inquest told doctor "too busy" to help Rugby School Meningitis girl.

Published 04/10/2009

A coroner identified seven failings in care given to a teenager who died after she was "lost" in an NHS hospital.

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Effects of the credit crunch on divorce settlements

Effects of the credit crunch on divorce settlements

Published 21/09/2009

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Personal Injury Awards 2009 - Chambers Shortlisted

Personal Injury Awards 2009 - Chambers Shortlisted

Published 18/09/2009

Chambers is delighted to be shortlisted for the forthcoming Personal Injury Awards.

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Legal 500 2009 - recommendations

Legal 500 2009 - recommendations

Published 15/09/2009

Legal 500 2009 again recognises the strength Parklane Plowden Chambers offers.

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Chambers short-listed by Chambers & Partners as

Chambers short-listed by Chambers & Partners as "Regional set of the Year" 2009.

Published 12/08/2009

Chambers is delighted to have been short-listed by Chambers & Partners as "Regional Set of the Year".

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Landmark victory for David Wilby QC - Birth Defects in Toxic Chemicals Case.

Landmark victory for David Wilby QC - Birth Defects in Toxic Chemicals Case.

Published 31/07/2009

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PLP News Employment: Hovell -v- Ashford & St Peters NHS Trust

PLP News Employment: Hovell -v- Ashford & St Peters NHS Trust

Published 23/07/2009

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PLP News Employment: Sheffield City Council v Gibson

PLP News Employment: Sheffield City Council v Gibson

Published 23/07/2009

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Costs Success in Court of Appeal - Apportion to costs in line with Claimant's Liability.

Costs Success in Court of Appeal - Apportion to costs in line with Claimant's Liability.

Published 22/07/2009

Steven Friday, was successul in the Court of Appeal -CA (Civ Div) (Smith LJ,Rimmer LJ) 9/7/2009.

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Costs Success in Court of Appeal - Apportion to costs in line with Claimant's Liability

Costs Success in Court of Appeal - Apportion to costs in line with Claimant's Liability

Published 22/07/2009

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Leading Employment Silk joins Chambers.

Leading Employment Silk joins Chambers.

Published 21/07/2009

Parklane Plowden, and the Employment Team in particular, are delighted to welcome David Reade QC of Littleton Chambers as a door tenant.

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Equal Value Success in Court of Appeal

Equal Value Success in Court of Appeal

Published 13/07/2009

Hovell v Ashford & St Peter's Hospital NHS Trust [2009] EWCA Civ 670

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Parklane Plowden Golf Day 2009

Parklane Plowden Golf Day 2009

Published 09/07/2009

To be held at Pannal Golf Club 1st July 2009

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Best of the Best 2009 - Chambers shortlisted for Chambers of the Year

Best of the Best 2009 - Chambers shortlisted for Chambers of the Year "The Lawyer".

Published 12/05/2009

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New Member to Parklane Plowden - Employment and Personal Injury Team.

New Member to Parklane Plowden - Employment and Personal Injury Team.

Published 06/04/2009

Andrew Sugarman joins us as of 6th April 2009.

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Jonathan Godfrey appointed Assistant Deputy Coroner

Jonathan Godfrey appointed Assistant Deputy Coroner

Published 25/02/2009

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Administrative Court Leeds and Northern Administrative Law Association

Administrative Court Leeds and Northern Administrative Law Association

Published 05/01/2009

Parklane Plowden Chambers is delighted to welcome the Administrative Court in Leeds, which will reinforce Leeds position as one of the Key UK Legal centres outside of London.

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Howard Elgot

Howard Elgot "The Law Society Excellence Awards 2008"

Published 24/10/2008

Nominated as Barrister of the Year

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Analysis of Platform Funding Ltd v Bank of Scotland Plc [2008]

Analysis of Platform Funding Ltd v Bank of Scotland Plc [2008]

Published 12/08/2008

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Haine & Secretary of State for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform V Day [2008] EWCA Civ 626

Haine & Secretary of State for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform V Day [2008] EWCA Civ 626

Published 29/07/2008

Paul Brook provides an analysis of this case which was concerned with whether protective awards made to employees by the Employment Tribunal after the date of the employer's liquidation were debts provable in the liquidation?

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The cost of equal pay

The cost of equal pay

Published 06/03/2008

A welter of equal pay claims has piled the pressure on the public sector legal system, but reforming the way tribunals work could ease the problem.

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Limitation - still something of a lottery?

Limitation - still something of a lottery?

Published 13/02/2008

In January of this year the House of Lords gave judgment in the case of six conjoined appeals forever likely to be remembered as the case of the lottery rapist. Though the case's principal importance is for those who prosecute and defend claims of historic sex abuse it may have a wider importance for personal injury litigation generally, perhaps principally for cases concerning clinical negligence and industrial disease.

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Bailey v Warren CA

Bailey v Warren CA

Published 26/09/2007

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Chewing it over...

Chewing it over...

Published 26/09/2007

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To Admit or not to Admit

To Admit or not to Admit

Published 10/01/2007

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CPR rules - Part 36 April 2007

CPR rules - Part 36 April 2007

Published 10/01/2007

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An employee's occupation of residential property - Lease or Licence?

An employee's occupation of residential property - Lease or Licence?

Published 08/09/2006

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Resiling from admissions

Resiling from admissions

Published 18/07/2006

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Drinking in the last chance saloon

Drinking in the last chance saloon

Published 03/07/2006

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Fair Shares - what the outgoing Partner can expect

Fair Shares - what the outgoing Partner can expect

Published 03/07/2006

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Protection for employees in the event of their employer's insolvency

Protection for employees in the event of their employer's insolvency

Published 08/02/2006

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The boundaries between quantification or remoteness remain blurred.

The boundaries between quantification or remoteness remain blurred.

Published 05/09/2005

Damages for breach of contract expounded in Jackson v Royal Bank of Scotland [2005] 1 WLR 377

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Major Changes Ahead

Major Changes Ahead

Published 02/05/2005

The Courts now have the power to impose periodical payments in personal injury claims. Stuart Brown Q.C. Looks at the new Rules and speculates as to how future practice will change.

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Chester v Afshar

Chester v Afshar

Published 10/01/2005

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Is Mediation an offer you can refuse?

Is Mediation an offer you can refuse?

Published 10/01/2005

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Bailey v Warren - Capacity to Litigate

Bailey v Warren - Capacity to Litigate

Published 01/11/2004

The High Court gave judgment on 12th November 2004 in the case of Bailey v. Warren. Howard Elgot of Park Lane Chambers, Leeds, appeared on behalf of the successful Defendant.

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The perils of booking when you arrive

The perils of booking when you arrive

Published 25/10/2004

When we travel abroad, particularly on a package holiday, day trips and excursions are a common feature of the holiday.

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Who is a patient?

Who is a patient?

Published 05/07/2004

Each year approximately 15,000 applications are received by the Court of Protection for the grant of enduring powers of attorney from relatives who believe that a family member is "incapable of managing and administering his/her property and affairs".

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Wills, disappointed beneficiaries and negligence

Wills, disappointed beneficiaries and negligence

Published 01/09/2003

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Informed consent - Parallels with Bolitho

Informed consent - Parallels with Bolitho

Published 05/05/2003

Part 1 The Bolitho exception The leading case on informed consent to medical treatment is Sidaway v. Bethlem Royal Hospital 1985 AC 871.

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Stress at work - Where are we now?

Stress at work - Where are we now?

Published 25/03/2003

Howard Elgot, of Park Lane Chambers, Leeds, who appeared in the Court of Appeal in the case of Hatton -v- Sutherland, examines two important issues in stress at work cases, namely foreseeability of injury and the impact of an Employment Tribunal claim on the availability of a High Court or County Court remedy.

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The Avon C.C. v Hooper Indemnity

The Avon C.C. v Hooper Indemnity

Published 10/09/2001

Though most severely injured claimants will be compensated upon the basis that they will be cared for in their own home with appropriate privately paid carers...

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CRU Test Cases

CRU Test Cases

Published 13/07/2001

Introduction On the 15th May 2001, judgement was given by the Tribunal of Social Security Commissioners ("TSCC") in the four lead cases concerning the recoupment of benefits under the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997.

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Parents battle over baby's name

Parents battle over baby's name

Published 09/08/2000

A separated Bradford couple are embroiled in a bitter court battle over the surname of their 16-month-old daughter.

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