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  • Crime - 28, September

    Fitness to plead in the Magistrates’ Court

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    Posted by Mike Blitz

      The vast majority of criminal cases conclude in the Magistrates’ Court, yet the rules and procedure for defendants with serious mental health difficulties (i.e. those who are ‘unfit to plead’) are opaque and somewhat non-sensical. What follows is a quick guide. Fitness to plead in the Crown Court… for context The procedure for fitness … Continue reading Fitness to plead in the Magistrates’ Court

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  • Personal Injury - 28, September
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    Experts in personal injury cases – a second opinion?

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    Posted by Lauren Seager

    Supportive experts are fundamental to the success of a personal injury claim. So what happens when your client loses confidence in your chosen expert or they can no longer continue their assistance? You are really only left with three choices: Proceed with what you have (and hope for the best); Put further questions to the … Continue reading Experts in personal injury cases – a second opinion?

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  • - 28, September

    Queen Square Chambers take part in Bristol Legal Walk 2016

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    Posted by Amy Wood

    On Monday 26th September, a small team from chambers took part in  the Bristol Legal Walk – a 10km sponsored walk around Bristol and the city sights to raise money for local advice services organised by the South West Legal Support Trust. Tom Cole, Colleen Inker, Chris Taylor, Mike Blitz and Amy Wood completed the walk … Continue reading Queen Square Chambers take part in Bristol Legal Walk 2016

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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.