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Michael is a barrister practising at Crown Office Chambers, principally on professional negligence, insurance, property damage and commercial matters. Recent notable instructions include one of the Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2019.

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1 Dec 2020

A claimant sought damages from the defendant firm of solicitors for allegedly negligent conduct in circumstances where the said solicitors had not entered into any...

27 May 2020

In the first part in a legal series on cryptocurrencies, Angharad Hughes and Will Glover, barristers at 3 Temple Gardens, begin their series of articles in the developing...

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1 May 2020

Hindsight is 20/20: Assessment of damages in light of COVID-19. In this article, Michael Harper of Crown Office Chambers considers the assessment of damages and the...

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30 May 2018

“Modern litigation rarely raises truly fundamental issues in the law of contract.  This appeal is exceptional.  It raises two of them”: MWB Business Exchange Centres v...

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27 Oct 2017

The Supreme Court in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd [2017] UKSC 67 has taken the opportunity to restate the test for dishonesty in criminal and civil proceedings....

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16 Aug 2017

Jessica Standley, associate at Slater and Gordon LLP, who was acting as a lead solicitor for the claimants in Various Claimants vs Barclays Bank Plc, looks at the issue...

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8 Aug 2017

Should the failure to obtain a patient’s informed consent to an operation lead to an award of damages above and beyond any other award of damages that might be...

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30 Sep 2016

The landscape for follow-on damages actions in competition law (i.e. claims brought by claimants, following-on from a regulatory decision by the European Commission or a...

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20 Jul 2016

What is the extent of a landlord’s statutorily implied repairing covenants where the landlord is a leaseholder who has sublet a flat in a block owned by the...

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15 Jul 2016

Is a director personally liable in damages to an employee injured while working for a company that did not have adequate insurance cover? Andrew Smith QC of Crown Office...

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Solicitors’ negligence - implied retainers and voluntary assumption of responsibility (NDH Properties Ltd v Lupton Fawcett LLP)
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A claimant sought damages from the defendant firm of solicitors for allegedly negligent conduct in circumstances where the said solicitors had not...

Deciphering crypto Part 1—an introduction to the issues
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In the first part in a legal series on cryptocurrencies, Angharad Hughes and Will Glover, barristers at 3 Temple Gardens, begin their series of...

Hindsight is 20/20: Assessment of damages in light of COVID-19
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Hindsight is 20/20: Assessment of damages in light of COVID-19. In this article, Michael Harper of Crown Office Chambers considers the assessment of...

MWB Business Exchange Centres v Rock Advertising Limited
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“Modern litigation rarely raises truly fundamental issues in the law of contract.  This appeal is exceptional.  It raises two of them”: MWB Business...

Ghosh is dead, long live the new king: Ivey
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The Supreme Court in Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd [2017] UKSC 67 has taken the opportunity to restate the test for dishonesty in criminal and...

Vicariously liability test—the control factor (Various claimants v Barclays Bank)
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Jessica Standley, associate at Slater and Gordon LLP, who was acting as a lead solicitor for the claimants in Various Claimants vs Barclays Bank Plc,...

Court of Appeal rejects damages top up (Shaw (personal representative of the estate of Ewan (deceased)) v Kovac and another)
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Should the failure to obtain a patient’s informed consent to an operation lead to an award of damages above and beyond any other award of...

The Consumer Rights Act: one year on
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The landscape for follow-on damages actions in competition law (i.e. claims brought by claimants, following-on from a regulatory decision by the...

Examining the breach of the implied covenant
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What is the extent of a landlord’s statutorily implied repairing covenants where the landlord is a leaseholder who has sublet a flat in a block...

Examining a director’s civil liability
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Is a director personally liable in damages to an employee injured while working for a company that did not have adequate insurance cover? Andrew Smith...

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