Monthly Archives: March 2017


Out and about: Travel Law in a Post-Brexit Landscape

Published: 30/03/2017 | News

Current practitioners in travel law live in interesting times. On 16th March 2017 the Queen gave the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017 Royal Assent following overwhelming support for the bill in the House of Commons. As most readers will be aware this Act gave the Prime Minister the power to notify the EU […]

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Experts Forum: Chronic Pain – An examination of current issues

Date: Thu June 15, 2017 at 18:00 | CPD Hours: 1.5
Location: London Transport Museum, London, United Kingdom

Part two: Chronic Pain – An examination of current issues This seminar is the second in a series of seminars which explore the expert’s perspective on a range of topics. Part two will look at chronic pain and the current issues surrounding it.   Topics to be discussed will include: Diagnoses: What are the main […]

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Claims for Injury to Feelings do not benefit from QOCS protection

Published: 28/03/2017 | News

At a hearing in front of HHJ Melissa Clarke at Oxford CC, Huw Davies successfully obtained declarations on behalf of an Oxford College that damages for injury to feelings are not damages for personal injury for the purposes of CPR 44.13. Consequently, the Claimant’s claims brought under the Equality Act 2010 did not benefit from […]

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Howard Cohen successfully defeats fraudulent claim worth £250,000

Published: 23/03/2017 | News

Howard recently fought a 1.5 day trial at Central London County Court successfully defeating a fraudulent claim arising from a road traffic accident that occurred in 2015 in Harrow. The Claimant alleged that he had slowed and stopped in heavy traffic when the Defendant collided into his rear. The Defendant argued that the Claimant slammed […]

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Michael Mather-Lees QC acts for the defendant in Thomas Orchard case

Published: 23/03/2017 | News

Michael Mather-Lees QC successfully defended a Police Detention Officer, who was jointly charged with unlawful act manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter. The case concerned the death in custody of Mr Thomas Orchard, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. Mr Orchard was arrested as he had been causing a disturbance in public. It was not known to […]

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Discount rate – where are we now and what next?

Date: Thu April 27, 2017 at 18:15 | CPD Hours: 1.5
Location: The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, South Square, London, United Kingdom

Registration will be from 18:00 for a 18:15 start. The seminar will look at: implications for claims for future losses – the schedule & counter-schedule Roberts v Johnstone – the problem and the alternatives future lump sums and accelerated receipt – the exaggerated effect on distant events Smith & Manchester – a re-think? pensions – […]

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Rajiv Bhatt successfully obtains a strike out of a Claimant’s appeal in the Employment Appeal Tribunal

Published: 08/03/2017 | News

Rajiv acted for the Respondent in the case of Kamara v MCCH UKEAT/0221/16/RN. MCCH is a charity that provides support to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs. Mr Kamara was employed as a case worker. In September 2014, a complaint was made by the mother of a service user about the manner […]

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Geoffrey Williams QC succeeds for SRA in two notable Divisional Court appeals

Published: 08/03/2017 | News

In Ballard v SRA (2017) EWHC 164 (Admin) the Divisional Court (Beatson LJ & Nicol J) considered the case of a Solicitor who sought to circumvent a condition on his Practising Certificate preventing sole practice by purporting to act as a McKenzie Friend or Exempt Person before a Magistrates’ Court. The Judge stated: ‘I accept […]

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