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Paul Lewis QC successful in defence of farmer charged with fraud

Published: 19/03/2018 | News

Paul Lewis QC recently acted in the successful defence of a farmer charged with multiple counts of fraud. The prosecution alleged that the defendant had interfered with bovine tuberculosis tests in order to obtain payment of government compensation. It was further alleged that, in order to increase the compensation payable, the defendant had falsely claimed […]

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Carwyn Cox successfully acts for Abellio Bus Company in contempt of court RTA case

Published: 13/03/2018 | News

On 5th March 2018, Carwyn Cox, instructed by Frances Whitehead of Backhouse Jones Solicitors,  represented Abellio London Limited in their application to commit husband and wife, Mr Amrik Singh Ahuja and Mrs Jamkit Kaur Ahuja to prison for contempt of court.  The case arose from a road traffic accident that took place on 26th September […]

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Aidan O’Brien: Fundamental Dishonesty & Substantial Injustice

Published: 16/02/2018 | News

Following the recent decisions of Howlett v Davies and Ageas Insurance Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1696 and LOCOG v Sinfield [2018] EWHC 51 (QB), the High Court has further considered the application of ‘fundamental dishonesty’ in the case of Razumas v Ministry of Justice [2018] EWHC 215 (QB). Razumas involved a clinical negligence claim, made […]

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Paul Lewis QC successfully prosecutes in Betty Guy murder trial

Published: 09/02/2018 | News

Paul Lewis QC recently conducted the successful prosecution of a mother and son charged with the murder of an elderly relative. Making his closing address, Paul Lewis QC said the pair had dealt with the police “like politicians, answering questions they wished they had been asked and not the ones they were”. He added they had repeatedly […]

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Interested in applying for Pupillage?

Published: 09/01/2018 | News

Good luck to all prospective Pupil Barristers who will be applying through the Pupillage Gateway over the next few weeks. Farrar’s Building are offering four pupillages, two starting in October 2018 and two in October 2019. Further details are available here.

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Rajiv Bhatt obtains urgent High Court injunction

Published: 05/01/2018 | News

Rajiv Bhatt acted for LBB Limited against Ms YH and W4C Limited. LBB is a company that buys and sells land. In October 2016 it entered into a contract with W4C for the sale of a piece of land. Ms YH is the sole shareholder and director of the W4C. Unfortunately, W4C failed to complete […]

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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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Aidan O’Brien chairs RFU disciplinary hearing – David Paice

Published: 08/12/2017 | News

Aidan O’Brien chaired the RFU disciplinary hearing involving challenges made by London Irish Captain, David Paice. The news report of the hearing can be found here. The full judgment will be posted on the RFU website in due course.

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