Monthly Archives: March 2021


The man even killers are afraid of – Wales Online reports on the extraordinary career of Patrick Harrington QC

Published: 29/03/2021 | News

We recently highlighted the success of Patrick Harrington QC in prosecuting and convicting Tomas Carney of murder, in his first trial since a horrific car accident in 2020. Patrick has now given an interview to Wales Online which captures his wonderful life and amazing career. Please click here to read the article.

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MOJ Portal Dropout – Success in limiting Claimant to fixed Portal costs

Published: 22/03/2021 | News

In a recent success for defendants faced with claims which have been dropped from the MOJ Portal, DAC Beachcroft obtained an order that the Claimant be limited to fixed Portal costs, despite the matter continuing by way of Part 7 proceedings. The court also found that the Claimant had acted unreasonably in dropping the matter […]

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‘Sport: Law & Practice’ – An Essential Title for all Sports Law Practitioners

Published: 22/03/2021 | News

Farrar’s Building is pleased to announce that the new Sport: Law & Practice is now available to buy. Christopher Quinlan QC co-authored the chapter ‘Disciplinary & other Internal Proceedings’ and reviews such as this from Prof Dr Ian Blackshaw suggest “No self-respecting Sports Lawyer…should be without a copy of this fine book!” To purchase a […]

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Deliberate concealment: Court of Appeal clarifies ss.32(1)(b) and 32(2), Limitation Act 1980

Published: 18/03/2021 | News

In Canada Square Operations Limited v Potter [2021] EWCA Civ 339, in relation to a claim for mis-sold payment protection insurance (‘PPI’), the Court of Appeal has provided clarity on the interpretation of s.32 of the Limitation Act 1980 (‘LA 1980’). Section 32 operates to disapply the primary limitation period where a fact relevant to […]

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Aidan O’Brien successfully defends a cauda equina syndrome claim, valued at £2.3 million: Jarman v Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust [2021] EWHC 323 (QB)

Published: 18/03/2021 | News

Aidan successfully represented the Defendant Trust in this complex cauda equina syndrome claim.  The Claimant’s case was rejected in respect of breach of duty and causation. Background: 2. The Claimant then brought a separate claim against the Defendant Trust, arising from her attendance at Royal Sussex County Hospital on 3 March 2015 (‘the CN Claim’). […]

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Unsuccessful Personal Injury Counterclaims and QOCS

Published: 17/03/2021 | News

Introduction On 15th January 2021, HHJ Gargan, sitting in the County Court at Middlesbrough, handed down judgment in the case of Jim Sutcliffe v (1) Aftab Ali; (2) Aviva Insurance. Sutcliffe represents the latest Circuit Judge’s decision on the issue of whether a party who brings an unsuccessful counterclaim for damages for personal injury has […]

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Justice for Harry Baker as Jury Convicts Seven Defendants of Homicide

Published: 16/03/2021 | News

Following a trial at Newport Crown Court, lasting almost 10 weeks, seven defendants were all convicted of homicide in a case prosecuted by Paul Lewis QC of Farrar’s Building. A jury unanimously convicted four defendants of murder and the remaining three of manslaughter. Sentences will be passed on 29th. March. The BBC reports on the […]

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“An eagle for Farrar’s Building: a double bogey for the prosecution” – s.37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Published: 16/03/2021 | News

Matthew Kerruish-Jones and James Rozier, were recently instructed by Philip Tracey and Claire Attridge of Plexus Law, to act for the defendant directors of Greenside Golf Club Limited. Greenside Golf Club were prosecuted by Sevenoaks District Council for allegedly breaching s.37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 due to their consent, connivance […]

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