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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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The discount rate in transition

Published: 04/03/2019 | News

By Peter Savory, Pupil Barrister The discount rate review, instituted as part of the Civil Liability Act 2018 (see Amelia Highnam’s article titled ‘Civil Liability Act 2018 is passed‘), has already closed its initial consultation period. Any resulting change in the rate is required to be announced no later than 6th August 2019. But what […]

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Hannah Saxena successful in appeal clarifying the effect of s57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015

Published: 25/02/2019 | News

Hannah Saxena represented the Defendant in Basir v Larizadeh. At first instance in Wandsworth County Court a trial took place where breach of duty was admitted but the Defendant challenged whether the Claimant had been injured as a result of the road traffic accident. DJ Hugman found that there was ‘no displacement, or should not […]

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Jaskaran Kang murder

Published: 22/02/2019 | News

Paul Lewis QC is representing one of the defendants in an eight week trial for the murder of Jaskaran Kang – a 24 year old man who was fatally stabbed in Jan 2018 in Dudley, Wolverhampton. The trial is currently in its seventh week and the case has five defendants, four of whom are charged […]

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Tim Found represents the defendant NHS Trust in an Erb’s Palsy (Group 2) claim

Published: 15/02/2019 | News

Tim Found represented the defendant NHS Trust in an Erb’s Palsy (Group 2) claim which was pleaded at over £2.6m. A settlement was agreed between the parties less than two weeks before trial. The settlement sum (£650,000) was approved by Mrs Justice Lambert sitting in the High Court on 11th February 2019, and an anonymity […]

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R -v- Roberts, Griffiths, Jamshaid and Shahzad

Published: 15/02/2019 | News

Patrick Harrington QC and Leighton Hughes have just concluded the successful prosecution of four men charged with the murder of Malaciah Thomas in July 2018. During the four week trial in the Crown Court at Cardiff before Mrs Justice Jefford the prosecution case was that the four defendants had hunted down the deceased before Roberts […]

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Christopher Quinlan QC chaired an Expert Review Panel to produce an Independent report published by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA)

Published: 01/02/2019 | News

Christopher Quinlan QC recently chaired an Expert Review Panel to undertake a wide-ranging independent review into the events at Wrexham Tennis Club and produced an Independent report published on 25 January 2019 by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). The LTA expressed their gratitude to Christopher and the Expert Panel for producing their comprehensive report and […]

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Civil Liability Act 2018 is passed

Published: 21/12/2018 | News, Personal Injury

By Amelia Highnam The Civil Liability Bill received Royal Assent on 20th December 2018. This Act gives the Lord Chancellor the power to change the law on both the measure of damages for whiplash injuries and the discount rate for PI claims. The Act is part of the Government’s plans to increase the Small Claims […]

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