Court of Appeal Clarifies the Position of QOCS in Relation to Appeals.

Published: 23/01/2020 | News, Newsletters

Wickes Building Supplies Ltd v Blair (No 2) (Costs) [2020] EWCA Civ 17 The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the QOCS regime applies to appeals. Endorsing the decision of the High Court in Parker v Butler [2016] EWHC 1251 (QB), the Court held that in order to reflect legislative intention, the word “proceedings” in […]

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Update on our Head of Chambers, Patrick Harrington QC

Published: 22/01/2020 | News

As many are already aware, our Head of Chambers, Patrick Harrington QC recently had a car accident while traveling from his home in Raglan to Cardiff. Patrick suffered head injuries in the crash and is now stable following surgery. He does not have any spinal cord damage, is now breathing on his own but with […]

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Highways – The New Code of Practice – Practical Thoughts for Litigation, by Martin Ferguson

Published: 20/01/2020 | News

INTRODUCTION October 2018 was broadly regarded as the dawn of a new era for local authorities as ‘Well-managed Highway Infrastructure’ (“the New Code”) came into force, replacing the well-trodden 2005 ‘Well-Maintained Highways Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance Management’ (“the Old Code”). While some authorities will already be well up and running with the New […]

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Josh Hedgman successfully defends property letting agent in brain injury claim following fall from locked gate

Published: 08/01/2020 | News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

Josh Hedgman of Farrars Building Chambers was recently instructed to defend Savills UK Limited in a claim for serious injuries after a tenant fell from a 6 foot locked gate. Mr Perez had returned home to a Mews property that he rented from a private landlady. Together with the owners of the other Mews properties, […]

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Huw Davies Successfully represents Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) at Preliminary Hearing

Published: 06/12/2019 | News

Huw Davies successfully represented the charity, Voluntary Services Overseas, in a preliminary hearing on the issue of jurisdiction. A former employee, working abroad in Bangladesh, had brought various claims in the London South Employment Tribunal. Following a two-day hearing, despite the employee being an English national and his contract being governed by English law, the […]

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Amelia Highnam represents Home Office following off-panel nomination

Published: 05/12/2019 | News

Amelia Highnam has recently been instructed to represent the Home Office following an off-panel nomination approved by the Attorney General. The hearing was a five-day family matter with Judgment due to be handed down in December. Amelia’s role was to assist the court and the parties as to the immigration status of those involved. Alongside […]

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Patrick Harrington QC obtains Judgement and a Costs order for Alex Reid against Katie Price.

Published: 04/12/2019 | News

Patrick Harrington QC of Farrar’s Building, who led Philip Williams of 33, Bedford Row, was successful in obtaining judgement and a costs order in favour of Alex Reid in his claim against his former wife Katie Price for the Misuse of Private information, Breach of Confidence, Breach of Contract and Breach of Data Protection, notwithstanding her bankruptcy having been granted some 24 hours […]

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Ho v Adelekun [2019] EWCA Civ 1988

Published: 26/11/2019 | Costs, News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

Hot on the heels of Aldred v Cham [2019] EWCA Civ 1780, this week we have had another judgment from the Court of Appeal on the personal injury fixed costs regime in Part 45 – Ho v Adelekun [2019] EWCA Civ 1988. This time the Court was considering whether the terms of an offer ousted […]

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