Monthly Archives: May 2015


Geoffrey Williams QC successfully acts for the SRA

Published: 28/05/2015 | News

Geoffrey Williams QC represented the Solicitors Regulation Authority in a largely contested 4 day hearing at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in May 2015. There were two Solicitor Respondents, Mr B and Mr H. All allegations were proved against both. The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal found that Mr B had behaved dishonestly and imposed a striking off […]

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Rescission of Settlement Agreement in Fraudulent Personal Injury Claims

Published: 27/05/2015 | News

Nick Blake discusses the Rescission of Settlement Agreement in Fraudulent Personal Injury Claims. In recent years the sanctions which the Courts have been willing to visit upon Claimants found to have fraudulently exaggerated the value of their claims have increased dramatically with adverse costs orders, strike out and committal ever more commonplace. So the decision […]

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Robert Golin acts for rugby club in Employment Tribunal hearing

Published: 11/05/2015 | News

Robert Golin was recently successful in an employment tribunal hearing. Robert acted for the Respondent, a successful rugby club, to resist a claim for unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, unlawful deduction of wages and breach of Working Time Regulations. The claim was heard over a period of 3 days. All claims were […]

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Paul Lewis QC successful in murder case for the Crown

Published: 09/05/2015 | News

Paul Lewis QC recently acted for the Crown in the successful prosecution of a grandfather charged with the murder of his 6-week old grand-daughter. Following a trial lasting six weeks at the Newport Crown Court, the defendant was unanimously convicted by the jury of murder, and was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum term […]

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Nick Blake successfully resists Mitchell / Denton Appeal

Published: 08/05/2015 | News

Nick Blake acted for three Claimants who successfully resisted the Defendant’s Mitchell / Denton Appeal where the Claimants had been granted relief from sanction having served their Particulars of Claim three months out of time. Nick is part of the Personal Injury law team. To read more about his practice please click here. 

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Paul Lewis QC secures acquittal for principal defendant in gang murder trial

Published: 07/05/2015 | News

Paul Lewis QC recently acted for the principal defendant in a multi-handed allegation of gang murder tried at Birmingham Crown Court. Following a trial lasting some four months, the defendant was acquitted by the jury of both murder and manslaughter.

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Aidan O’Brien successfully resists an Appeal following refusal of relief from sanctions

Published: 06/05/2015 | News

Aidan O’Brien successfully resists an Appeal made following the refusal to grant relief from sanctions. On 1 May 2015 Aidan appeared on behalf of the Respondent in an Appeal before HHJ Baucher in Central London County Court. The Claimant had applied for relief from sanctions following a failure to file and serve witness evidence by […]

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Personal Injury Update: May 2015

Published: 01/05/2015 | Newsletters, Personal Injury

Contents News Contributory Negligence & Apportionment Rescission of settlement agreement in fraudulent Personal Injury claims Case Law Update News By Huw Davies We are very pleased to welcome Andrew Arensten to Farrar’s Building. Andrew joins us with an extremely strong PI practice and is a great addition to our team. In this month’s newsletter, Carwyn […]

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