Monthly Archives: November 2021

Care Claims, State Support and the Risk of Double Recovery

Published: 30/11/2021 | News

The Claimant is seriously injured, either in an accident, or as a result of medical negligence. He now has significant care needs, which are currently being met by the state. He includes in his claim the cost of a private care regime (very expensive) which he says he intends to set up as soon as […]

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The Court of Appeal and Contributory Negligence: Recent Cases – (1) Gul v McDonagh [2021] EWCA Civ 1503 and (2) Campbell v Advantage Insurance Company Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 1698

Published: 23/11/2021 | News

Summary It is common for arguments relating to contributory negligence to be raised in relation to road traffic accidents. It is worth noting that, in the past few weeks, the Court of Appeal has handed down two judgments concerning this particular issue. This article considers the parallels between the two recent cases of (1) Gul […]

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Farrar’s Building ranked as a Leading Set in Chambers UK and Legal 500

Published: 18/11/2021 | News

We are delighted to have a total of 34 rankings this year in Chambers UK and Legal 500, across Personal Injury, Motor Insurance Fraud, Clinical Negligence, Professional Discipline, Financial Crime, and Crime. Comments about the set include: “excellent all-round service”, “offering the complete package”, “consistently high-quality practitioners”, “expert handling of high-value catastrophic injury and fatal claims”, “Very strong chambers with dedicated expertise and knowledge”, “a […]

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Murphy v Milton Keynes Parks Trust Ltd & Anor [2021] EWHC 2917 (QB)

Published: 16/11/2021 | News

Summary The Claimant slipped and fell as she walked across a shop forecourt. A claim was brought under section 2 of the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 and section 41 of the Highways Act 1980, against the First and Second Defendants respectively. Liability was denied. At trial, the Claimant changed her account of where she fell, […]

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WEBINAR: Claims under the Human Rights Act: An Introduction

Published: 04/11/2021 | Webinars

Date: 2 November 2021 @ 16:30 Duration: 40 minutes Presenter: Leonard Wigg In this webinar, Leonard Wigg looks at why bringing a claim under the Human Rights Act might be appropriate, who to bring such a claim against, the requirements for such a claim, and the remedies available. For a recording of the webinar, please […]

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Serving Claims out of the Jurisdiction: FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Lady Brownlie [2021] UKSC 45

Published: 01/11/2021 | News

An overview This recent Supreme Court judgment has significant implications for all practitioners seeking to navigate issues relating to (i) service overseas, (ii) jurisdiction, and (iii) broader questions of the application and pleading of foreign law. The Supreme Court has provided much needed clarity for the test in relation to serving claims out of the […]

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