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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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Gagic v Network Rail

Published: 30/04/2019 | News

Helen Hobhouse successfully represented Network Rail in the recent case of Gagic v Network Rail. A summary of the case is provided below. At around half past midnight on 13th December 2014 two 16 year old girls, Milena Gagic and Amelia Hustwick, crossed onto the pedestrian level crossing at Hipperholme near Halifax and sat down […]

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Josh Hedgman successfully defends Inheritance Act and constructive trust claims

Published: 26/04/2019 | News

Josh Hedgman recently represented the deceased’s daughters and sole beneficiaries of her estate. Their father claimed a constructive trust over the deceased’s property and also sought an award of reasonable financial provision pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The Claimant contended that he had a verbal understanding with the Deceased […]

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Alex Reid v Katie Price

Published: 23/04/2019 | News

Head of Chambers Patrick Harrington QC, leading Philip Williams of 33 Bedford Row, instructed by Tim Gir of Sanders Witherspoon, recently acted for Alex Reid in a defamation action brought against Reid’s former wife Katie Price. Alex Reid attended the hearing, before Master Gidden but Katie Price declined to attend. It is believed she was […]

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Clarifying the effect of s57 of the Criminal Justice & Courts Act 2015 following Basir v Larizadeh

Published: 12/04/2019 | News

An article on the Basir v Larizadeh case in which Hannah Saxena was successful in appeal in clarifying the effect of s57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 has been published in Litigation Futures online. Further details of the case can be viewed here.

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