By: Kelly Penstone-Smith


Meditation & Movement, with Farrar’s Building & Reiki Mind

Published: 10/05/2024 | News

One of the most important things you can do to help protect your mental health is regular movement. Moving more can increase your energy, reduce stress and anxiety and boost your self-esteem. Here at Farrar’s Building, we take our mental health very seriously. As well as encouraging frequent movement, whether that be early morning walks […]

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Richard Ive represents an NHS Mental Health Trust at an inquest where the deceased had been detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983

Published: 07/05/2024 | News

Richard Ive recently represented an NHS Mental Health Trust at a five-day inquest. The inquest centred on the death of SM. SM died in 2020 at a hospital in London. He had been admitted following self-inflicted knife wounds. These were precipitated by recreational cannabis use. The previous day, SM had been detained under Section 136 […]

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WEBINAR – Contribution and Indemnity in Personal Injury Claims

Published: 01/05/2024 | Webinars

Date: 30 April 2024 @ 16:00 Duration: 1 hour Presenter: Huw Davies In this episode from our popular webinar series, Huw Davies focusses on contribution and indemnity in personal injury claims. He reviews the principles involved in seeking contribution/indemnity from third parties, to include tactics and recent caselaw. For a recording of the webinar, please click here.

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Nigel Spencer Ley achieves multi-million pound settlement in short bowel syndrome claim

Published: 25/04/2024 | News

C. v. Southampton Hospital In 2015 Mrs. C was aged 39 and the mother of two young children. She had suffered from problems with her hips since childhood, and had later developed back pain. These conditions had forced to retire from nursing some years earlier and limited her mobility: she used crutches inside the house […]

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Josh Hedgman successfully defends employer after attack on employee by child in residential care

Published: 09/04/2024 | News

On 27 June 2018, Ms McAulay was attacked by a 12-year-old child in a leisure centre after a swimming trip. The Defendant had the child in its care and employed Ms McAulay as one of its support workers. Ms McAulay was repeatedly struck to her head during the attack, which left permanent injuries. She brought […]

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Supreme Court in Hassam v Rabot [2024] confirms approach to PSLA calculations in whiplash cases

Published: 27/03/2024 | News

The Supreme Court has handed down the judgment in Hassam and Anor v Rabot and Anor [2024] UKSC 11. The case concerned how damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (‘PSLA’) should be assessed when caused by whiplash and non-whiplash injuries. The Civil Liability Act 2018 fixed the damages awarded (‘the tariff amount’) for […]

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Farrar’s extends its Pro Bono commitments

Published: 26/03/2024 | News

We are delighted to be working with Advocate, having been appointed to their Chambers Pro Bono Framework. Our Pro Bono Champions, Ryan Ross and Paul Cray look forward to continuing Chambers’ commitment to pro bono work, alongside all at Farrar’s Building. We are also delighted to have been accepted to join the Pro Bono Connect […]

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Advancing and defending escalator claims

Published: 19/03/2024 | News

Notwithstanding that escalator claims rarely reach the higher courts, an estimated 2,000 such accidents are thought to occur in the UK each year (TfL, 2019; Beards, Frost, Healey et al., 2022). Escalator claims involve issues of negligence and occupiers’ liability that are routine for lawyers working with claimants and defendants alike. However, most escalator claims […]

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