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The Supreme Court recently considered whether a symptomless condition could amount to actionable damage. The condition in question was platinum salt sensitisation (PSS), contracted by the claimants in the course of their employment. PSS is asymptomatic but carries a real risk of progression, especially where those affected continue to be exposed to platinum salts. The claimants were consequently prevented from working around platinum salts.
The Court revisited two leading cases: Cartledge v E Jopling & Sons Ltd  AC 758 and Rothwell v Chemical Insulating Co Ltd  AC 281.
The claimants sought to rely upon Cartledge, a case in which steelworkers had inhaled harmful silica particles. As a result, the workers suffered reduced lung capacity and were at an increased risk of complications should they contract a separate illness affectin…
In her latest article for Family Law Week, Gabrielle, one of our family law experts, highlights that within private law children’s proceedings, Child Contact Interventions can be an extremely effective tool in resolving disputes about contact arrangements. She argues that more use should be made of them and shares her top tips for achieving a successful outcome.
To read the full article on Family Law Week, click here: bit.ly/GJPChildContactInterventions.
Did our challenging Round Essex Christmas Quiz keep your brain active over the festive period? In December, we left you 20 cryptic clues to locations throughout Essex, testing both your problem-solving skills and local knowledge. Make sure you’ve given it a try before checking the answers below.
Here are the answers – how many did you get right?
1) Mr Fawlty’s home – Basildon
2) In a jam – Tiptree
3) Completely mad – Barking
4) 50 shades in Thurrock – Grays
5) Ship’s kitchen next to a forest – Galleywood
6) Humorous bad actor – Witham
7) Sounds like a place to store fossil fuel – Colchester (or Coalhouse Fort)
8) Clever woody perennial – Braintree
9) Entrance for a wading bird – Herongate
10) Dead and buried – Ingrave
11) Mine next to ocean – Pitsea
12) Merchandise – Stock
13) Mr Laurel’s cuddly …
The curtains are closing on 2016 and what an emotional rollercoaster of a year it has been, packed with momentous political and historical events. Fortunately, here at Trinity Chambers, 2016 has brought strong developments and positive change, as we remain unwavering on our tradition of exceptional legal advice and representation throughout Essex. Join us for a quick reprise of several highlights of our year, detailed below.
New Faces In Chambers
This year we were delighted to welcome two new barristers to our chambers, adding their experience and enthusiasm to our collection of legal professionals. Alice Owen accepted our invitation to take up tenancy in our chambers after completing her pupillage here, which she began in April 2015.
We also welcomed Gabrielle Jan Posner, a specialist in the Care and Private Law Children’s Act with over 30 …
Trinity Chambers will be closed for a brief time over the Christmas and New Year periods.
Our Clerks’ Room will not be accessible from 12pm on Friday 23rd December 2016, and will not reopen until 8.30am Tuesday 3rd January 2017. During this time, you will not be able to contact our chambers through our usual contact number and email address.
However, if you do need to get in touch with our barristers for urgent hearings and legal proceedings, we have arranged an emergency contact number for the festive break. Simply call us on 07981 195851 and we will endeavour to answer your query as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we look forward to seeing you in 2017.
If you feel like exercising your brain cells over the festive period, we have put together a testing Christmas Quiz to see how well you know your way Round Essex.
Here are 20 cryptic clues to locations within our county. How many can you figure out?
Here is an example to help you on your way:
Polar opposite of the beginning = Southend
The answers have now been posted on our website here. How many locations were you able to name?
1) Mr Fawlty’s home
2) In a jam
3) Completely mad
4) 50 shades in Thurrock
5) Ship’s kitchen next to a forest
6) Humorous bad actor
7) Sounds like a place to store fossil fuel
8) Clever woody perennial
9) Entrance for a wading bird
10) Dead and buried
11) Mine next to ocean
13) Mr Laurel’s cuddly toy
14) Finish cutting the grass
15) Sounds like a greeting
16) Bill’s mate in a flotilla
The Legal 500 rankings, which acknowledge the performance of leading law firms across the UK, have recently been published, and we are delighted that Trinity Chambers has been recognised as one of the region’s leading sets.
The Legal 500 is an annual publication that ranks UK law firms and individual lawyers based on a strict set of criteria. They conduct extensive research into a range of legal areas and evaluate law firms by considering a number of factors including reputation and client feedback.
It is therefore an honour to be featured among the elite chambers in Essex, a testament to our strong work ethic and commitment to our clients.
In addition to this prestigious accolade, four barristers at Trinity Chambers have been recognised for their individual expertise. Andrew Bailey, Tina Harrington, Josephine Spratt-Da…
Never one to dodge an argument, Janet Bettle (barrister in all aspects of family law) has attracted controversy for an uncompromising article published in Family Law Week.
In “With this diode, I thee wed”: Marrying robots and what this tells us about 21st century marriage, Janet collaborated with Jonathan Herring, Professor of Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford to examine the nature of marriage and how it may evolve.
Dan Cashman tweeted that the article made for ‘uncomfortable reading’; the Catholic organization the Iona Institute criticised the article. Salvomag said the question raised was ‘intriguing’ and predicted that ‘Once social robots do become mainstream, it will also only be a matter of time before someone wishes to challenge the laws that might prevent a person marrying their robot companion.’
What’s all t…
Our barristers always relish the opportunity to get active in the community and support local charities. We were therefore delighted to participate in the annual Chelmsford Legal Walk recently, with our chambers at Highfield House the starting point. The walk was a fantastic chance to stretch our legs for a good cause and interact with a number of local legal professionals that walked alongside us.
The walk was in aid of the Eastern Legal Support Trust (ELST). The goal of the charity is to maintain the provision of free legal advice throughout the east of England to members of the public that would otherwise be disadvantaged. The ELST also work with the Access to Justice Foundation to deliver specialist legal advice via a number of free organisations across the UK.
We were encouraged by the turnout with more than 30 people slipping on …
We are pleased to announce that Trinity Chambers has introduced a scheme to allow clients of limited financial means to access counsel in private law children and financial relief cases.
Legal Aid Reforms
The Legal Aid reforms due to be implemented from 1st April 2013 effectively remove the majority of private law family and children cases from the scope of public funding. Some clients are already struggling to access solicitors with a Family Contract and are unable to find the funds needed to pay privately. From April 2013, this situation is likely to become worse.
Several firms of solicitors who no longer have a Family Legal Aid Contract with the Legal Services Commission still wish to provide quality legal services to clients with limited means. The number of firms without a Family Legal Aid Contract will increase from April 2013.