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Aidan O’Brien chairs RFU Competitions Appeal Panel

Published: 17/08/2017 | News

Aidan O’Brien recently chaired an RFU Competitions Appeal panel, tasked with considering an appeal against the North Divisional Organising Committee’s decision to relegate Blyth RFC, from Durham Northumberland 2 to Durham Northumberland 3, following the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. The full judgment can be found here:  http://www.englandrugby.com/mm/Document/Governance/Disclipine/01/32/53/27/BlythAppealJudgmentJul17[1]_English.pdf

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Unison Appeal – Fees Order 2013 is unlawful as it prevents access to justice.

Published: 26/07/2017 | News

R (on the application of UNISON) (Appellant) v Lord Chancellor (Respondent) uksc-2015-0233-judgment[1]

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Aidan O’Brien to chair medico-legal conference.

Published: 24/07/2017 | News

On 13 September 2017, Aidan O’Brien will be chairing a medico-legal conference in Dublin.  Aidan will also be delivering a talk entitled ‘The Duty of Candour & the Rogue Surgeon’. The conference will cover a range of further medico-legal issues and the full itinerary can be found here: http://www.inspiremedilaw.co.uk/clinical-negligence-conference/

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Chronic Pain Seminar Video

Published: 07/07/2017 | News

We are now able to offer the full video of our Chronic Pain Seminar. Please go to the following links or subscribe to our channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe177sPUhCU-AqX_CEH-Caw  

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Court of Appeal confirms 10% uplift applies in ET

Published: 07/07/2017 | News

Back in July 2015 Robert wrote about the inconsistent EAT decisions as to whether the Simmons v Castle 10% uplift applies to awards made in employment tribunal discrimination proceedings, including awards for psychiatric injury and injury to feelings. This question reached the Court of Appeal in De Souza v Vinci Construction UK Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ […]

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Aidan O’Brien successfully resists an appeal following dismissal of a credit hire claim, on the basis of fraudulent misrepresentation – Kadir v Thompson, 25 August 2016, Central London County Court, HHJ Luba QC

Published: 06/07/2017 | News

Aidan O’Brien was recently instructed by the Defendant and subsequent Respondent to an appeal, in a claim relating to credit hire charges in the sum of £21,653. At first instance, Aidan successfully argued that the Accident Exchange credit hire agreement was voidable on the basis of fraudulent misrepresentation and that the Claimant had elected to […]

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Tom Bourne-Arton successful in having costs enforced following discontinuance

Published: 02/05/2017 | News

Tom Bourne-Arton succeeds in an application to have costs enforced, following a discontinuance, on the grounds of fundamental dishonesty. The case concerned a claim that the Defendant’s driver had overtaken the Claimant when it was not safe and had to cut back into his lane to avoid oncoming traffic. The photographs taken immediately after the […]

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How regular is regular? The final word in Platt v Isle of Wight Council [2017] UKSC 28

Published: 06/04/2017 | News

The final round in the infamous case of Platt v Isle of Wight Council has now been decided. The result? It’s bad news for parents hoping for a cheap term-time hop to Disney and good news for local authorities and Head Teachers everywhere. The Facts This is the case in which a single father opted […]

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