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Civil Standard of Proof Applies to Inquest Conclusions of Suicide and Unlawful Killing, Supreme Court Rules.

Published: 16/11/2020 | News

The Supreme Court last week handed down its much-awaited judgment in R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46. By a 3-2 majority, the Court held that in inquests the civil standard of proof applies to all short-form and narrative conclusions of suicide. The civil standard should […]

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Gray v Thames Trains survives Patel v Mirza

Published: 16/11/2020 | News

Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust [2020] UKSC 43 In Gray v Thames Trains Ltd [2009] UKHL 33, the House of Lords considered the case of a claimant who had killed a man whilst suffering from PTSD. It was held that he could not recover damages against the person who had caused the […]

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Farrar’s Building ranked as a leading set of chambers in this years legal directories

Published: 22/10/2020 | News

We are delighted to have been ranked in the latest editions of Chambers & Partners UK and Legal 500. In Chambers & Partners UK 2021, we are again ranked as a leading set in both Personal Injury and Crime with individual barristers also receiving rankings in Clinical Negligence, Professional Discipline and Motor Insurance Fraud. They […]

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SWIFT V CARPENTER

Published: 12/10/2020 | News

On 9 October 2020, the Court of Appeal ruled in Swift v Carpenter. Their decision changes the law for people requiring special accommodation following an injury. After nearly 50 years of uncertain damages in cases of this nature, Claimants will now receive fair and reasonable compensation to purchase special accommodation. Darryl Allen QC of Farrar’s Building […]

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Pension Loss Update, by Hannah Saxena

Published: 12/10/2020 | News

It has been a busy few months for pension loss.  After decades without any new guidance on pension loss claims two helpful guides have come out this summer: the explanatory notes in the 8th edition of the Ogden Tables now include a whole section on Quantification of Pension Loss and A PIBA Guide to Pension […]

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Long Awaited, Landmark Judgment – Swift v Carpenter

Published: 09/10/2020 | News

The Court of Appeal have today ruled in Swift v Carpenter. Their decision changes the law for people requiring special accommodation following an injury. After nearly 50 years of uncertain damages in cases of this nature, Claimants will now receive fair and reasonable compensation to purchase special accommodation. Darryl Allen QC and Richard Whitehall (Deans […]

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Farrar’s Building Celebrates as Howard Cohen is Appointed as Recorder

Published: 08/10/2020 | News

Farrar’s Building is delighted to announce the appointment of Howard Cohen to the role of Recorder, sitting in Crime on the South Eastern circuit from Monday 12th October 2020. 

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Fatal Accidents Act 1976 – Amendments to causes of action which accrue after 6 October 2020

Published: 06/10/2020 | News

On 6 October 2020, the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (Remedial) Order 2020 comes into force. Under Article 1(2) of the Order, the amendments made to the 1976 Act apply only to causes of action which accrue on or after 6 October 2020. Key amendments to the 1976 Act (1) Section 1A of the 1976 Act is amended […]

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