Archive: July 2018

A v Metropolitan Police and another (2018)

Heather represented A and another family member, where it had been discovered that the Met Police had ordered a second post-mortem on the body of A’s husband in 2001.  Evidence was available that a specific police officer had informed  a coroner’s officer that the  pathologist had indicated that he would need to retain the deceased’s heart. The police officer […]

B v Dr G (2018)

Heather acted for the Claimant in this dental negligence claim where the Defendant had failed to diagnose, treat adequately, monitor adequately and maintain adequately the Claimant’s periodontal condition.  The result was that the Claimant would lose all her upper teeth and would require complex remedial treatment involving bone grafting and implants.  She also suffered psychological injury. […]

Dr Charlotte Proudman invited to speak about prostitution laws on LBC radio on 24 July 2018

Following the publicised failings of the quasi-legalisation of prostitution in Leeds, Dr Charlotte Proudman was invited to discuss why the legalisation of prostitution reinforces violence against women and girls, increases the risk of rape and violence and leads to greater numbers of human trafficking. As an advocate for women, Charlotte argued for the introduction of […]

Animal rights and legal protections: a perspective from North America

An evening with: Steven M. Wise, founder and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) is providing an update about the litigation in the USA, which is seeking to secure personhood for nonhuman animals, achievements to date and the road ahead. and Camille Labchuck, lawyer and executive director of Animal Justice, a national animal-law advocacy organisation in Canada talks […]

Dr Anton van Dellen represents family in inquest of death of 6 year old girl

At an inquest in Bedfordshire into the death of Goda Januleviciute, Dr Anton van Dellen successfully made an application that the Chief Executive of Luton and Dunstable Hospital be called to give evidence about seeming discrepancies in a letter of apology written to the family. The coroner entered a narrative conclusion which described the discharge […]

CJEU judgment in Banger delivered today

The full judgment in Banger C‑89/17, in which the client was represented by Anthony Metzer QC and Sanaz Saifolahi has been delivered today.  Essentially, the CJEU found in favour of Ms Banger on the issues raised.  See here for the full judgment.  A more detailed summary will be made available shortly.

Wellness for Law 2018

Members of Chambers attended the 2nd Annual Wellness for Law – Building a Resilient Profession on Friday 6th July 2018 at Inner Temple, organised and hosted by the founder Rachel Spearing. It was a wonderful event on how to approach and assist with such a delicate subject that effects all of us, or those close […]