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  • Commercial - 24, January
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    Insurers allege car crash scam and claim damages for deceit

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    Posted by Mark Williams

    The following is a case summary written by current pupil, Anna Johns: The recent case of UK Insurance Ltd v Gentry [2018] EWHC 37 (QB) demonstrates how the Court will evaluate circumstantial evidence in the absence of direct evidence of fraud. It also considers when an adverse inference can be drawn against a witness who … Continue reading Insurers allege car crash scam and claim damages for deceit

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  • Chambers - 4, January
    Charley Pattison

    Former pupil, current tenant, Charley Pattison reports on her experience at Queen Square

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    Posted by Amy Wood

    Charley Pattison has been a tenant involved mainly with Crime and Civil Liberties (Actions Against the Police) at Queen Square Chambers since completing her pupillage here in 2014. The below originally appeared in the Target Pupillage Handbook Education Aston University: Business Administration and European Studies BSc: First Class Bristol Institute of Legal Practice: GDL/CPE and … Continue reading Former pupil, current tenant, Charley Pattison reports on her experience at Queen Square

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  • Chambers - 4, January
    Steve Freeman

    Chief Executive of Queen Square Chambers Retires

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    Posted by Amy Wood

    Steve Freeman has retired as Chief Executive of Queen Square Chambers as of 31st December 2017 after many years at the helm.  Steve began his clerking career in 1972 and was one of the original clerks at All Saints’ Chambers (as it was then known).  By the 1990s Steve was widely thought to be the … Continue reading Chief Executive of Queen Square Chambers Retires

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  • Queen Square Chambers covers areas such as health and safety and food hygiene, and has niche expertise in maritime-related regulatory breaches. The set handles instructions from insurance companies, government agencies and local authorities, among other instructing parties.

  • Queen Square Chambers has a strong following nationally among solicitors’ firms and insurance companies, and is regularly instructed in industrial disease, workplace accident, occupiers’ liability and road traffic cases. Clinical negligence is another area of strength.

  • Care cases are a notable strong suit, including matters involving non-accidental injuries, factitious illnesses, incest and sexual abuse.

  • Queen Square Chambers’ ‘strong employment team’ has ‘skilled, accessible and likeable barristers’ who appear at tribunals across the country, and attract instructions nationally.

  • Queen Square Chambers has ‘good depth’ in crime, with ‘some very able younger barristers coming through the ranks’. The group handles a balanced mix of prosecution and defence work across a wide range of crimes, including murder, fraud and serious sexual offences.

  • Queen Square Chambers’ members have expertise across a broad range of Chancery, insolvency and commercial law matters.