Newsletters


Fundamental dishonesty and discontinued claims – When will Courts hear applications for FD following discontinuance? by Howard Cohen

Published: 25/06/2018 | News, Personal Injury

Introduction 1. Eagle-eyed followers of the Farrar’s Building website may recall a report I filed just last month concerning a finding of fundamental dishonesty (FD) I obtained against a Claimant carer who had discontinued her claim for personal injury against the Defendant (her employer and a multiple sclerosis sufferer) just 3 days prior to trial. The […]

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Rajiv Bhatt successfully defends claim for unfair and wrongful dismissal

Published: 01/06/2018 | Employment, News

Rajiv Bhatt represented Hippdrome Casino in the case of Ventura Perez v Hippodrome Casino Limited. Mr Perez Ventura was employed as a Head Bartender at the Casino. In March last year he was offered a tip by customers. Instead of placing the tip in the jar to be distributed to the rest of the bar […]

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Personal Injury Newsletter – May 2018

Published: 22/05/2018 | Personal Injury

Welcome to this edition of the Farrar’s Building PI newsletter, a fully GDPR compliant newsletter ahead of the dreaded 25th May implementation date. No doubt all our readers will have been scratching their heads and chewing their nails over the last few months (or possibly just weeks or days) at the complexity of the regulations […]

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Howard Cohen succeeds in establishing fundamental dishonesty against Claimant carer

Published: 17/05/2018 | News, Personal Injury

Howard Cohen recently won an application seeking a finding of fundamental dishonesty in order to enforce costs against a Defendant, following the Claimant’s discontinuance of her claim against her, just 3 days before trial was due to commence. The Claimant, Mrs. L, was a friend and paid carer for the Defendant, Mrs. D, who suffered […]

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Employment Law Update – December 2017

Published: 15/12/2017 | Employment, Newsletters

It is with great pleasure that I introduce this winter edition of our employment newsletter. In her article Emma Sole considers the EAT’s decision in Uber BV v Aslam, a case confirming that Uber drivers do indeed enjoy ‘worker’ status. The decision itself seems orthodox. Its essential message is simple: substance will prevail over form. […]

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An important decision for all personal injury practitioners: the Court of Appeal considering fundamental dishonesty in QOCS protected claims.

Published: 31/10/2017 | Costs, News

“Howlett v (1) Davies (2) Ageas Insurance Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1696, CA 30 October 2017. The Court of Appeal approved the interpretation of the meaning of “fundamental dishonesty” reached by HHJ Moloney QC in Gosling v (1) Hailo (2) Screwfix. Further, it was clarified that (1) there is no requirement to plead fundamental dishonesty […]

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Costs Update Newsletter

Published: 09/10/2017 | Costs, Newsletters

Following the Court of Appeal decision in Harrison v University Hospitals [2017] EWCA Civ 792, John Meredith Hardy and Helen Hobhouse have prepared articles considering the implications of this decision for costs budgeting and the detailed assessment of costs following the conclusion of a costs budgeted case. These articles contain useful guidance on the preparation […]

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Personal Injury Law Update – September 2017

Published: 21/09/2017 | Newsletters, Personal Injury

Farrar’s Building News Huw P. Davies, Editor We hope you have already received an invitation to our annual PI seminar, “Prostheses: Best Practice, Technology, Treatment and Cost”, which is taking place on Thursday 28th September. We are delighted that Toby Carlson, a highly experienced prosthetist, expert witness and director of PACE Rehabilitation, has agreed to […]

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