Falling under a bus – an update on Patel v Arriva Midlands & Zurich Insurance

Published: 17/05/2019 | News

Alan Jeffreys QC provides an update on this case below. The case of Patel v Arriva Midlands & Zurich Insurance reached judgment this week. The Claimant (a protected party) contended that following a collision with the Defendants’ bus, he sustained a traumatic brain injury, an anoxic brain injury, a cardiac arrest, and a severe conversion […]

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Gagic v Network Rail

Published: 30/04/2019 | News

Helen Hobhouse successfully represented Network Rail in the recent case of Gagic v Network Rail. A summary of the case is provided below. At around half past midnight on 13th December 2014 two 16 year old girls, Milena Gagic and Amelia Hustwick, crossed onto the pedestrian level crossing at Hipperholme near Halifax and sat down […]

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Josh Hedgman successfully defends Inheritance Act and constructive trust claims

Published: 26/04/2019 | News

Josh Hedgman recently represented the deceased’s daughters and sole beneficiaries of her estate. Their father claimed a constructive trust over the deceased’s property and also sought an award of reasonable financial provision pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The Claimant contended that he had a verbal understanding with the Deceased […]

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Alex Reid v Katie Price

Published: 23/04/2019 | News

Head of Chambers Patrick Harrington QC, leading Philip Williams of 33 Bedford Row, instructed by Tim Gir of Sanders Witherspoon, recently acted for Alex Reid in a defamation action brought against Reid’s former wife Katie Price. Alex Reid attended the hearing, before Master Gidden but Katie Price declined to attend. It is believed she was […]

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Clarifying the effect of s57 of the Criminal Justice & Courts Act 2015 following Basir v Larizadeh

Published: 12/04/2019 | News

An article on the Basir v Larizadeh case in which Hannah Saxena was successful in appeal in clarifying the effect of s57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 has been published in Litigation Futures online. Further details of the case can be viewed here.

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

Published: 29/03/2019 | News

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force on 20th March 2019. The 2018 Act applies to new tenancies and amends the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to include an implied covenant by the lessor that: “the dwelling- Is fit for human habitation at the time the lease is granted or otherwise […]

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Josh Hedgman settles £2M smoke inhalation claim

Published: 27/03/2019 | News

Josh Hedgman was recently instructed jointly by two defendants in a claim pleaded at £2.2 million following a devastating fire on a construction site. Primary liability was admitted and the matter proceeded solely in relation to contributory negligence and quantum.  The case was a complex one involving a novel injury with dual experts in the […]

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Important Judgment in Highway Tripping Cases – Photographs must assist the Court

Published: 05/03/2019 | News

Carwyn Cox takes a look at the the Judgment of Mr Justice Dingemans in the case of Walsh v The Council of the Borough of Kirklees [2019] EWHC 492 (QB) which is a timely reminder of the burden and standard of proof that rests on the Claimant in cases brought under section 41 Highways Act […]

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