Published: 14/10/2019 | News

In his most recent four consecutive cases at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in which allegations of dishonesty have been made against Geoff’s clients, all 15 individual such allegations have been dismissed. Whilst success of this nature is always pleasing to report this scenario raises issues of interest and concern. It is clear that the Tribunal […]

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Peter Savory joins Chambers

Published: 11/10/2019 | News

We are very pleased to welcome Peter Savory as our newest member of chambers. Peter successfully completed his pupillage with us this year and has had experience of Chambers’ core practice areas including personal injury, clinical negligence and employment. Peter has also experienced credit hire matters, fast track trials, cases involving fundamental dishonesty, procedural applications, […]

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Discrimination Law in the Court of Appeal: Changez Khan succeeds in Base Childrenswear Ltd v Otshudi [2019] EWCA Civ 1648

Published: 10/10/2019 | Employment, News, Newsletters

The Court of Appeal (Underhill, Newey, Haddon-Cave LLJ) has delivered its judgment in the case of Otshudi. It considers the vexed issue of inferences in discrimination law. When can they be drawn? How can they be rebutted? It is the latest in a series of decisions at Court of Appeal level on s.136 of the […]

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Aidan O’Brien interviewed for BBC Radio 4 Documentary: “Harassed students ‘re-victimised’ by universities”

Published: 18/09/2019 | News

Aidan O’Brien recently took part in a BBC Radio 4 Documentary, entitled “Harassed students ‘re-victimised’ by universities”.  Aidan has significant experience of representing students at disciplinary panels, involving allegations ranging from plagiarism to sexual misconduct. The BBC asked Aidan to provide some insights into the deficiencies in the university disciplinary processes, given that they are […]

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Matthew Kerruish-Jones successfully defends prosecution brought under the Environmental Protection Act 1990

Published: 10/09/2019 | News

Matthew Kerruish-Jones was instructed to defend Lukasz Mika who was prosecuted by Dover District Council under s.34(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The case concerned allegations of “fly-tipping” where items linked to Mr Mika’s property were found disposed of on different sites in Kent. He was accused of breaching his duty of care in […]

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Jake Rowley favourably settles claim brought against Heathrow Airport pleaded in excess of £850,000

Published: 15/08/2019 | News

Jake Rowley was recently instructed on behalf of Heathrow Airport in relation to a claim brought by the Claimant – a Customer Services Representative formerly employed by a major airline operating at the airport – who, during the course of her employment, slipped on water present on the floor of a mobile tunnel used to […]

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Aidan O’Brien successfully defends a credit hire claim on the basis of fraudulent misrepresentation

Published: 29/07/2019 | News

Aidan O’Brien was recently instructed to defend a liability admitted RTA claim, which included a claim for credit hire of around £30,000. During cross examination, the Claimant confirmed that the credit hire organisation had assured him that he would not be required to pay any part of the hire charges, under any circumstances. As a […]

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An update on the Swift v Carpenter Court of Appeal Case

Published: 23/07/2019 | News

Those hoping that the Court of Appeal may define a new method for calculating accommodation claims will need to wait a little longer. The Court of Appeal today adjourned the appeal in Swift v Carpenter with a view to allowing the parties to adduce further expert evidence on the issues. There may well be oral […]

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