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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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Matthew Kerruish-Jones successfully obtained permission to resile from a pre-action admission of liability in a claim pleaded in excess of £200,000.

Published: 11/07/2019 | News

Matthew Kerruish-Jones was recently instructed by a defendant insurer who had made a pre-action admission of liability in relation to three claims brought within the MOJ Portal. The limit of the original claims was £10,000 each (the maximum being £30,000). The Defendant insurer made a commercial decision not to contest the claims. The Claimants subsequently […]

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Patrick Harrington QC successfully prosecutes in the trial following the death of Peter Colwell

Published: 11/07/2019 | News

Head of Chambers, Patrick Harrington QC led the prosecution following the tragic death of Peter Colwell, a gamekeeper, aged 18. Peter was killed when a shotgun was fired accidentally by his colleague Ben Fitzsimons while he sat in the back of a parked car following a night out with Ben Wilson, also a gamekeeper and […]

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Planning for the discount rate change

Published: 10/07/2019 | News

The Lord Chancellor must publish the outcome of his review into the discount rate by 5th August 2019. At a seminar hosted by Hodge, Jones and Allen, Andrew Wille of Farrar’s Building gave guidance as to how to prepare for the transition over the next few days or weeks. Some Part 36 offers which appeared […]

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Personal Injury Newsletter – June 2019

Published: 18/06/2019 | News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

Welcome to the June edition of the Farrar’s Building Personal Injury Newsletter. In this edition, Alan Jeffreys QC provides an update on the case of Patel v Arriva Midlands & Zurich Insurance – a conventional case which took an unusual turn. Andrew Arentsen looks at the issues arising in cases where there has been a […]

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Josh Hedgman successfully overturns trial Judge’s refusal to find fundamental dishonesty

Published: 17/06/2019 | News, Personal Injury

Josh Hedgman was recently instructed by a defendant in an appeal against the trial Judge’s refusal to find fundamental dishonesty. At trial before Deputy District Judge Shelton, it was found that (i) the Claimant had exaggerated his injuries by a period of more than 9 months and (ii) the Claimant had supported a claim made […]

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