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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Appeal rejected in claim for professional negligence against former solicitor. Miller v Irwin Mitchell

Published: 15/03/2024 | News

The Court of Appeal unanimously rejected the appeal of Mrs Miller in Carol Miller v Irwin Mitchell LLP [2024] EWCA Civ 53 in a claim brought for professional negligence against her former solicitor. The case is notable for its discussion of the duty of care and scope of duty concerning legal advice clinics staffed by […]

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Leslie Millin succeeds at the EAT on Jurisdictional/Time point regarding reasonable practicability

Published: 12/03/2024 | News

Leslie Millin of Farrar’s Building was recently instructed to represent the Claimant at the Employment Appeal Tribunal, in relation to a claim of unfair dismissal. The Claimant was a litigant in person and was advised by ACAS during a telephone conversation that she should await the outcome of her grievance before commencing employment tribunal proceedings. […]

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Causation: Our material contribution – A Webinar by Farrar’s Building

Published: 07/03/2024 | News

We are delighted to welcome you to join Andrew Arentsen and Lindsey Hogg for the latest in our webinar series. Andrew and Lindsey will guide you through factual and legal causation, consent and the Chester exception. There will be a particular focus on divisible and indivisible disease, with reference to case law. The webinar will be streamed live via Zoom, […]

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Nigel Spencer Ley secures substantial damages in a Wrongful Birth claim

Published: 06/03/2024 | News

EFG & HFG v. NHS Trusts The Claimants’ son P was born in April 2017 suffering from a rare genetic disorder called Cornelia de Lang syndrome. He is now aged six and is very disabled: he has no understanding of language and cannot speak he is unable to sit unaided or to walk his growth […]

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