Monthly Archives: January 2021


WEBINAR – Identifying and Combatting Motor Insurance Fraud Rings

Published: 28/01/2021 | Webinars

Date: 27 January 2021 @ 16:30 Duration: 1 hour Presenters: James Rozier In the latest instalment of the Farrar’s Building webinar series, we discuss how to identify and combat large scale motor insurance fraud rings. We provide tips and guidance on how to gather and present the best evidence from motor insurance databases, and, explore […]

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John Brown of Farrar’s Building is Appointed to the RFU Disciplinary Panel

Published: 26/01/2021 | News

From January 2021, John Brown will sit in London as a Rugby Football Union Judicial Panel Member at disciplinary hearings involving both on and off-field conduct at Levels 1-5 of the game. Click here to read more about John’s practice.

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‘Lost years’ loss of earnings – Substance over form

Published: 25/01/2021 | News

In Head v The Culver Heating Co Limited [2021] EWCA Civ 34 the Court of Appeal has clarified the approach to claims for ‘lost years’ loss of earnings from a business owned and operated by the claimant. The Court held that the substance of earnings mattered over their form such that dividend income was, on […]

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Limitation, Section 33 and Prejudice: Death of a Surgeon

Published: 21/01/2021 | News

The recent case of Azam v University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 3384 (QB) is an interesting appeal against a decision under s.33 of the Limitation Act 1980 (‘LA 1980’) to allow a clinical negligence claim to proceed some 18 years out of time in circumstances where the allegedly negligent operating surgeon had […]

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“I can’t breathe”: Jury find system wide failures contributed to death of Kevin Clarke

Published: 21/01/2021 | News

Kevin Clarke was 35-year-old black man who died after being restrained by police in Lewisham, South London, on 9 March 2018. Mr Clarke had suffered from paranoid schizophrenia since the age of 17 and at the time of his death was experiencing a mental health episode. On the day of his death, residential support workers […]

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Volenti non fit injuria in OLA 1957 cases considered by the Court of Appeal in The White Lion Hotel v James

Published: 19/01/2021 | News

In the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in The White Lion Hotel v James [2021] EWCA Civ 31 Lady Justice Nicola Davies gave the leading judgment of the Court of Appeal, to which both Laing LJ and King LJ agreed. Tom Bourne-Arton considers the effect on Occupiers’ Liability. The claim involved a fatal […]

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Business Interruption Insurance: The Supreme Court Decision in Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd and others

Published: 15/01/2021 | Insurance, News

On 15 January 2021 the Supreme Court’s decision was handed down – for the judgment and summary see www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2020-0177.html We reported on 26 November 2020 on the hearing of the appeal and provided a summary of the issues and the background – see www.farrarsbuilding.co.uk/business-interruption-insurance-the-supreme-court-considers-the-decision-in-financial-conduct-authority-v-arch-insurance-uk-ltd-and-others The Supreme Court’s decision was largely a success for the FCA […]

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Geoffrey Williams QC Succeeds at Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for Solicitor Charged with Multiple Acts of Dishonesty

Published: 14/01/2021 | News

Geoffrey represented a Solicitor, Mr K at a hearing at the Tribunal between 5th and 9th October 2020. Mr K had been accused of four acts of misconduct all of which had been put as examples of dishonesty and lack of integrity. The case arose out of civil litigation between the new owners of a […]

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