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Latest News, Publications & Podcasts

The Coroner at the inquest into Janet Scott’s death returned a verdict of unlawful killing with a narrative that found that failures by the probation service made a significant contribution her death....

Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2021
David Gardner has been appointed to the Welsh Government’s Panel of Approved Counsel....

Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021
On 5 February 2021, Master Cook handed down judgment in the case of Polmear and another v Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust [2021] EWHC 196 (QB), dismissing the Defendant’s application to strike out the claims and/or for summary judgment. He gave permission to appeal and made an order “leapfrogging” the appeal to the Court of Appeal, pursuant to CPR 53.23....

Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2021
A simple call for assisted accommodation from the Defendant can involve an examination of the Local Authority’s duty to a vulnerable person calling for an examination of the complex relationship between different legislative frameworks....

Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2021
On 6 April 2021 those practicing in the Business and Property Court will become subject to significantly more stringent requirements...

Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2021
Philip Vollans and Olivia Whitworth provide an update for the consolidation of the sentencing procedure law into the Sentencing Act 2020...

Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2021
Richard Kimblin QC hosts a short podcast with Satnam Choongh and Christian Hawley, planning and environmental barristers at No5 Barristers' Chambers, to look at two cases from the Court of Appeal which address the tilted balance....

Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021
No5's Lois Norris recently launched Schedule School, a free resource, hosted by juniors, guided by seniors. Schedule School aims to take practitioners through schedules of loss in bite sized chunks, one head of a loss at a time...

Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021
With Satnam Choongh, planning and environmental barrister at No5, Richard Kimblin QC introduces the first of a pair of Planning Podcasts looking at practical points from two recent Court of Appeal Cases....

Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2021

Latest Events

David Tyack and John Coughlan analyse and clarify the law relating to injuries and losses suffered at various stages of pregnancy....

Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021
Cost: Free
In this webinar Alex and Maria will provide an in depth consideration of:, The implications of Schedule 10 of CIGA 2020, Re A Company [2020] EWHC 1551 and other test cases dealt with by Alex and Maria, The Insolvency Practice Direction and practical tips!...

Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2021
Cost: Free