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Three decisions involving fundamental dishonesty in 2024: Mehmood [2024]; Thakkar [2024]; and Williams-Henry [2024]

Published: 17/06/2024 | News

This article provides a short synopsis of three decisions so far in 2024 involving fundamental dishonesty. The higher courts have been awash with issues involving fundamental dishonesty in the last two years, including: Denzil v Mohammed and UKI [2023] EWHC 2077 (KB). Cojanu v Essex Partnership University NHS Trust [2022] EWHC 197 (QB). Jenkinson v […]

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John Meredith-Hardy acts for successful insurer in claim for property damage, following fires at a care home.

Published: 04/06/2024 | News

Tynefield Care Ltd & six other Claimants v New India Assurance Ltd. John Meredith-Hardy recently acted for the successful insurer in a claim for an indemnity for property damage following fires at a care home. John was instructed by Keoghs LLP who represented the insurer, New India. After a trial lasting five days in the […]

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Meditation & Movement, with Farrar’s Building & Reiki Mind

Published: 10/05/2024 | News

One of the most important things you can do to help protect your mental health is regular movement. Moving more can increase your energy, reduce stress and anxiety and boost your self-esteem. Here at Farrar’s Building, we take our mental health very seriously. As well as encouraging frequent movement, whether that be early morning walks […]

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Richard Ive represents an NHS Mental Health Trust at an inquest where the deceased had been detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983

Published: 07/05/2024 | News

Richard Ive recently represented an NHS Mental Health Trust at a five-day inquest. The inquest centred on the death of SM. SM died in 2020 at a hospital in London. He had been admitted following self-inflicted knife wounds. These were precipitated by recreational cannabis use. The previous day, SM had been detained under Section 136 […]

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Nigel Spencer Ley achieves multi-million pound settlement in short bowel syndrome claim

Published: 25/04/2024 | News

C. v. Southampton Hospital In 2015 Mrs. C was aged 39 and the mother of two young children. She had suffered from problems with her hips since childhood, and had later developed back pain. These conditions had forced to retire from nursing some years earlier and limited her mobility: she used crutches inside the house […]

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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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