Monthly Archives: November 2018


Cost budgeting: hourly rates should not be left for detailed assessment

Published: 30/11/2018 | News, Personal Injury

By Peter Savory, Pupil Barrister Note: Yirenkyi v Ministry of Defence 2018 QBD (Jacobs J) 2nd November 2018 Sources: Lawtel & Westlaw [2018] 11 WLUK 2018 The decisions of a costs master were recently successfully appealed where it was held the master’s original consideration of the budget was inconsistent with provisions of the CPR. At […]

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Jake Rowley Successfully Defends ‘The Climbing Academy’ Following Three-Day Liability Trial in Claim Pleaded in the region of £800,000

Published: 26/11/2018 | News, Personal Injury

Jake Rowley successfully defends ‘The Climbing Academy’ following three-day liability trial in claim pleaded in the region of £800,000 Jake was recently instructed to defend The Climbing Academy, a Bristol based climbing and bouldering centre, in a claim brought by Miss Elizabeth Jones for personal injury and consequential losses. The Claimant was a novice climber […]

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Hannah Saxena successful in defending fraudulent claim in Chalfoun & Chalfoun v Metroline Travel Ltd (2018)

Published: 23/11/2018 | News, Personal Injury

Hannah Saxena successful in defending fraudulent claim in Chalfoun & Chalfoun v Metroline Travel Ltd (2018) The claim arose out of a road traffic accident between the first claimant’s car and the defendant’s bus in October 2015.  The second claimant was the first claimant’s son and a passenger in his car.  The defendant alleged that […]

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Personal Injury Newsletter – November 2018

Published: 20/11/2018 | News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

Welcome to the November edition of the Farrar’s Building Personal Injury Newsletter. In this edition Tom Emslie-Smith provides us with his analysis of the position of the law on vicarious liability following the recent case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2214. Howard Cohen’s article ‘Staring Dishonesty in the Face’ gives a […]

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Matthew Kerruish-Jones successfully defends bus driver prosecuted for colliding with pedestrian in South London

Published: 19/11/2018 | News

Regina v Mahoney Matthew Kerruish-Jones successfully defends bus driver prosecuted for colliding with pedestrian in South London. Mr Mahoney, an experienced bus driver, was prosecuted for driving without due care and attention after coming into collision with a pedestrian on a zebra crossing. The pedestrian had walked out in front of the bus whilst Mr […]

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Changez Khan successfully represents an employee in a racial discrimination and spying case against luxury brand owner, Richemont (UK) Ltd

Published: 07/11/2018 | Employment, News

Changez Khan and Amanda Hodgson (Solicitor) of Fletcher Day Ltd successfully represented an employee in her claims for race discrimination against the luxury brand owner, Richemont (UK) Ltd. The case was heard at the Central London Employment Tribunal. The trial lasted two and a half weeks and the employer called 15 witnesses. Claims of direct […]

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Howard Cohen succeeds at the Court of Appeal in Ogiehor v Belinfantie [2018] EWCA Civ 2423

Published: 07/11/2018 | News, Personal Injury

Howard Cohen successfully defended an appeal against a Claimant/Appellant acting in person before the Court of Appeal in October 2018. Background The Claimant’s claim for damages of £225,000 arose from a road traffic accident that occurred on 18th March 2011. Although liability was admitted, causation and quantum were heavily disputed. The Defendant accepted that the […]

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Employment Update by Tom Emslie Smith – Causation, Comparison and Disability Discrimination

Published: 06/11/2018 | Employment, Newsletters

By Tom Emslie-Smith Sheikholeslami v The University of Edinburgh UKEATS/0014/17/JW When preparing any disability discrimination case, it is important to think carefully about what the Claimant is – and isn’t – required to show in terms of causation. In Sheikholeslami v University of Edinburgh UKEATS/0014/17/JW, the Scottish EAT underlined the importance of avoiding a “one […]

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