Monthly Archives: April 2021


ECJ further limits scope of Package Travel Regulations defences (Case C‑578/19 X v Kuoni Travel Ltd [2021])

Published: 13/04/2021 | News

Frederick Lyon previously summarised the case of X v Kuoni  [2019] UKSC 37 when the Supreme Court sent its reference to the ECJ, and for the full background, that excellent precis can be read here: https://www.farrarsbuilding.co.uk/knowledge-base/frederick-lyon-x-v-kuoni-now-more-a-risk-to-defendants-than-claimants/ By way of brief reminder; i) The case arose following a holidaymaker being raped by an electrician working as […]

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Fundamental Dishonesty: To plead, or not to plead? That is the question.

Published: 12/04/2021 | News

On Friday, 12th April 2021, Master Davison handed down a reserved judgment in the case of Mustard v Flowers & Ors [2021] EWHC 846 (QB).  The judgment provides useful guidance on the appropriateness of a speculative and/or contingent pleading of fundamental dishonesty in a defence. Facts The case concerned a road traffic accident.  The Claimant’s […]

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A Wonderful Tribute to the Late HH Patrick Curran QC

Published: 01/04/2021 | News

Farrar’s Building was saddened by the news that His Honour Patrick Curran QC passed away on 16th March 2021. Patrick started his career as a pupil at Farrar’s Building and following a long and distinguished career at the bar and as a Circuit Judge returned to Chambers as an Arbitrator and Mediator. Please see attached […]

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