Hailsham Chambers welcomes costs specialist Thomas Mason
We are delighted to announce that Thomas Mason has joined Hailsham Chambers.
Oxford Property Investments Limited v Sapphire Developments Solihull Limited & Anor
In this article, Tom Stafford discusses the recent High Court decision of Oxford Property Investments Limited v Sapphire Developments Solihull Limited & Anor  EWHC 624 (Comm), in which the court struck out a loss of profits claim against a firm of solicitors.
Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance – When does one partner ‘condone’ the dishonest conduct of another partner?
The Commercial Court has today handed down judgment in Discovery Land v AXIS.
Section 14A and knowledge of attribution: Witcomb v J Keith Park Solicitors  EWCA Civ 326
A personal injury claim is settled. Later, the claimant’s condition dramatically worsens in ways not anticipated in the settlement. At what point must the Claimant decide to sue his legal advisers for under-settling his claim?
Will the decision in Maguire mark the beginning of a shift in the application of Article 2 in healthcare inquests?
Eleven years on from Rabone: will the Supreme Court’s decision in Maguire mark the beginning of a shift in the application of article 2 to inquest healthcare cases...
Alternative Dispute Resolution
David Pittaway KC spoke at and co-chaired a Westminster Legal Policy Forum conference on the Future Direction of Dispute Resolution.
Welcome Leah Ashcroft our new Junior Clerk
We are delighted to welcome our new Junior Clerk Leah Ashcroft!
Legal Cheek Awards 2023
We are excited to be shortlisted for the Best Chambers for Quality of Work, Colleague Supportiveness, and for Training!
Wasted Costs in the Commercial Court
The Commercial Court has sent a clear message in this important wasted costs case. William Flenley KC acted for the successful party.
Imran Benson successfully defended Gunnercooke in a £5m solicitors negligence claim
Imran Benson successfully defended Gunnercooke in a £5m solicitors’ negligence claim
Applications for Hailsham’s 2023 mini pupillage programme are now open
Applications for Hailsham’s 2023 mini pupillage programme are now open! This year we will again be running workshop-style open days both online and in-person.
Click here for further details.
The Charter for Fairness
In their article in this month’s Counsel magazine, Nicola Rushton KC and Yasmin Yasseri explain why all Chambers should adopt the The Chancery Bar Association's Charter for Fairness, which sets out 12 recommendations on work allocation, career development, marketing and earnings.
Snow v Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Trust
This is an important and wide ranging judgment dealing with the standard of care when introducing a new surgical technique to a hospital. It covers clinical governance, NICE and other guidelines, training, mentoring, supervision, documentation of patient selection and MDT decisions, Montgomery consent,
Two cases about QOCS where the claimant accepted a Part 36 offer late
Two recent cases make clear that defendants to personal injury and clinical negligence claims cannot generally enforce orders for costs in their favour when a claim settles via Part 36.
Introducing Hailsham Chambers
Prospective applicants are invited to join members and clerks from Hailsham Chambers at our informal drinks event
Stephen Sizer Tribunal decision
The Clergy Disciplinary Tribunal’s decision on a complaint of antisemitism made by the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews against the Rev Stephen Sizer was handed down by David Pittaway KC
Fighting talk: ‘swords’, ‘shields’ and (non) compliance with clinical guidelines
Bramble Badenach-Nicolson considers the judgment in O’Brien v Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.
Ten Fun Facts about Belsner
Mark Friston manages to find Ten Fun Facts about the Belsner judgment.
Belsner v Cam Legal: Claimant Ordered to Repay £295.50
The long-awaited Court of Appeal decision in Belsner v Cam Legal Services Limited was handed down yesterday.
Harrington Scott Ltd v. Coupe Bradbury Solicitors Ltd - provoking thoughts on, and of, interest
The defendant in Harrington Scott Ltd v Coupe Bradbury Solicitors Ltd was hugely successful in having the claim struck out for abuse of process.
Ventures Food Limited v Little Dessert Shop Ltd  EWHC
HHJ Richard Williams (sitting as a High Court Judge) held that significant litigation misconduct by third parties (who had been controlling the litigation conduct of a named party to proceedings) was sufficient to make an order for non-party costs against them.
The momentous decision of the Supreme Court in BTI V Sequana
When does the treatment of the company’s interests as being equivalent to the shareholders’ interests cease to be justifiable?
The approach to evidence - a legal update
The Court has recently considered the approach to be taken to oral evidence in a number of cases.
UK Bar Awards 2022 Shortlisted
We are delighted to announce that Hailsham has been shortlisted as Clinical Negligence and Professional Negligence set of the Year. Congratulations to all those nominated!
Statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Hailsham Chambers joins the nation in expressing our deepest sympathies to The Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Nicholas Davidson QC joins Hailsham Chambers
We are proud to announce that Nicholas Davidson QC will be joining Hailsham Chambers
Hailsham Chambers shortlisted for Legal 500 Bar Awards
We are excited to announce that Hailsham Chambers has been shortlisted for four awards
Hailsham Chambers welcomes new tenant
Hailsham Chambers is delighted to announce that Margaret Griffin will be joining Chambers with immediate effect.
Dan Stacey appointed as a Recorder
We are delighted to announce Dan Stacey has been appointed by The Queen as a Recorder on the advice of the Lord Chancellor...
Simon Howarth to be appointed Queen’s Counsel
Congratulations to Simon, who will be Hailsham’s 10th silk.
Pupillage event for prospective pupils
Prospective applicants are invited to join members and clerks from Hailsham Chambers for an informal drinks evening.
Opportunities to join Hailsham
We are seeking to add to both our barrister and clerking teams. Click here for more details.
High Court endorses the PNBA Adjudication Scheme
Adjudication would have been quicker + cheaper according to the judge.
Infinity Distribution Ltd v The Khan Partnership LLP
Dan Stacey successful in the case of Infinity v Khan Partnership
Practico Virtual Roundtable with Andrew Post QC
Hailsham’s Andrew Post QC joined the first Practico Virtual Roundtable of 2021.
Belsner v Cam Legal Services
Why should a case about the minimal costs of a minor RTA raise any interest at all?
Practico Costs Chat
Alexander Hutton QC participated in the latest Costs Chat from Practico.
Can you sack your opponent’s solicitor? You can try…
Read this article on the recent Court of Appeal decision in Glencairn IP Holdings Ltd v Product Specialities Inc (t/a ‘Final Touch’).
Insurance Broker Claims – Breach of Duty
This third article in our series considers issues relating to breach of duty by insurance brokers which arise out of business interruption policies.
Inquest into the death of Emma Raye Brown
Clementine Coram James represents Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Jamie Carpenter to be appointed Queen’s Counsel
Congratulations to Jamie, who will be Hailsham's 9th silk.