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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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Murder of Samantha Gosney

Published: 23/05/2019 | News

Patrick Harrington QC led the defence in the murder case of Samantha Gosney. Samantha who had been dating Adam Brettle for 18 months, was brutally murdered by her boyfriend following a sustained stabbing which took place in Rhyl, North Wales on 24 November 2018. During the hearing it was established that Mr Brettle had been […]

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Teresa Garner Murder case

Published: 23/05/2019 | News

Head of Chambers, Patrick Harrington QC led the defence for John Garner following the brutal murder of his partner, Teresa Garner who was killed during a vicious attack using a hammer. John Garner had admitted killing Teresa during the trial but had denied her murder. During the trial it was found that Mr Garner had […]

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Falling under a bus – an update on Patel v Arriva Midlands & Zurich Insurance

Published: 17/05/2019 | News

Alan Jeffreys QC provides an update on this case below. The case of Patel v Arriva Midlands & Zurich Insurance reached judgment this week. The Claimant (a protected party) contended that following a collision with the Defendants’ bus, he sustained a traumatic brain injury, an anoxic brain injury, a cardiac arrest, and a severe conversion […]

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