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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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Aidan O’Brien appointed to the Sport Resolutions Pro Bono Legal Advice Panel

Published: 08/09/2017 | News

Aidan has recently been appointed to the Sport Resolutions Pro Bono Legal Advice Panel and has been invited to provide athletes with advice and assistance in the following areas: Anti-doping Athlete Selection and Eligibility Athlete and Player Contracts Safeguarding – children, young people and / or adults at risk Discipline Paralympic classification   Aidan is […]

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Government reforms discount rate

Published: 07/09/2017 | News

Measures to change the way compensation payouts are calculated have been unveiled today by Lord Chancellor David Lidington. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/reforms-to-compensation-payouts-announced The announcement follows a pledge made by Ministers in February to consult on whether there was a fairer way to set the “discount rate” in future.

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An independent investigation by Ian Unsworth QC into events surrounding the submission of a forged letter has led to the English Football League fining Watford FC £4.3m including costs.

Published: 07/09/2017 | News

An independent investigation by Ian Unsworth QC into events surrounding the submission of a forged letter has led to the English Football League fining Watford FC £4.3m including costs.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41042983 Ian Unsworth QC is ranked by Chambers and Partners as one of the country’s leading Sports Law Silks.  

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Lee Evans shortlisted by Chambers and Partners UK as Personal Injury Junior of the Year 2017.

Published: 05/09/2017 | News

We are pleased to announce that Lee Evans has been shortlisted as one of only three personal injury juniors for the 2017 Personal Injury Junior of the Year Award. The result will be announced on 26th October 2017 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. https://www.chambersandpartners.com/chambers-uk-bar-awards-2017    

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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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Employment Law Update

Published: 11/08/2017 | Employment, Newsletters

The Supreme Court’s decision in R (UNISON) v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51 is undoubtedly the block­buster case of 2017. With one voice, and with one stroke, the seven Jus­tices quashed the Tribunal fees re­gime. If there was a stand-out point that resonated with the country’s most senior judges, it was the dramatic fall in […]

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