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  • Chambers - 13, September
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    Head of Chambers Christopher Taylor appointed as District Judge

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    Posted by Amy Wood

    Chambers is delighted to announce that Christopher Taylor has been appointed as a District Judge. The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to the Western Circuit, based at Gloucester and Cheltenham County Court and Family Court with effect from 29 October 2018. Christopher Taylor joined Chambers in 1984 and went on to build a substantial … Continue reading Head of Chambers Christopher Taylor appointed as District Judge

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  • Personal Injury - 16, August
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    “MIND THE GAP” …when jumping between balconies breaks the chain of causation

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    Posted by Christopher Taylor

    To the layman it might sound obvious that if you attempt to jump from one hotel balcony to another and fall in the process you will have difficulty in establishing that any blame rests with others. Yet these were the facts that presented His Honour Judge Seys Llewellyn QC and subsequently the Court of Appeal … Continue reading “MIND THE GAP” …when jumping between balconies breaks the chain of causation

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  • Clinical Negligence - 16, August
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    Informed Consent: Risks and Choices

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    Posted by Joanna Lewis

    Breach of duty was established and causation followed when the Claimant did not give informed consent to an operation that left her tetraplegic. This case explores the implications of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11 and the duty on doctors to ‘take reasonable care to ensure that the patient is aware of any … Continue reading Informed Consent: Risks and Choices

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