Monthly Archives: January 2020


Court of Appeal Clarifies the Position of QOCS in Relation to Appeals.

Published: 23/01/2020 | News, Newsletters

Wickes Building Supplies Ltd v Blair (No 2) (Costs) [2020] EWCA Civ 17 The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the QOCS regime applies to appeals. Endorsing the decision of the High Court in Parker v Butler [2016] EWHC 1251 (QB), the Court held that in order to reflect legislative intention, the word “proceedings” in […]

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Update on our Head of Chambers, Patrick Harrington QC

Published: 22/01/2020 | News

As many are already aware, our Head of Chambers, Patrick Harrington QC recently had a car accident while traveling from his home in Raglan to Cardiff. Patrick suffered head injuries in the crash and is now stable following surgery. He does not have any spinal cord damage, is now breathing on his own but with […]

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Highways – The New Code of Practice – Practical Thoughts for Litigation, by Martin Ferguson

Published: 20/01/2020 | News

INTRODUCTION October 2018 was broadly regarded as the dawn of a new era for local authorities as ‘Well-managed Highway Infrastructure’ (“the New Code”) came into force, replacing the well-trodden 2005 ‘Well-Maintained Highways Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance Management’ (“the Old Code”). While some authorities will already be well up and running with the New […]

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Josh Hedgman successfully defends property letting agent in brain injury claim following fall from locked gate

Published: 08/01/2020 | News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

Josh Hedgman of Farrars Building Chambers was recently instructed to defend Savills UK Limited in a claim for serious injuries after a tenant fell from a 6 foot locked gate. Mr Perez had returned home to a Mews property that he rented from a private landlady. Together with the owners of the other Mews properties, […]

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