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Insurance law: An update from the Court of Appeal – Spire Healthcare Ltd v Royal and Sun Alliance Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 17

Published: 15/03/2022 | News

Earlier this year, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Spire Healthcare Ltd v Royal and Sun Alliance Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 17. The High Court’s decision – which had been not to aggregate two sets of medical negligence claims – was overturned. The case concerned the correct approach to interpreting […]

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100 Miles for Mind Charity in March – Half way through

Published: 14/03/2022 | News

Our Fees Clerk Emma Curran is now almost half way through the month, having run 75Km/46.6 miles. We are very proud to confirm she is on target to complete the full 100 miles before the end of March. This weekend, Emma decided to shake up her usual route and travelled to her home town for […]

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Klifa v Slater [2022] EWHC 427 (QB)

Published: 14/03/2022 | News

Summary In respect of a personal injury claim, England and Wales domiciled Defendants made an application requesting that the Court refuse jurisdiction and stay the claim on grounds of forum non conveniens. The application was refused. Facts The index accident occurred in France, prior to Brexit, on 28 January 2018. The First Defendant, insured by […]

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Successful defence of company director prompts change in prosecution policy

Published: 09/03/2022 | News

Matthew Kerruish-Jones was instructed to defend WYDL, a residential development company, and its director, for numerous alleged breaches of section 34 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Aylesbury Crown Court. The defendant company carried out renovation and refurbishment works on residential properties for its clients. It engaged the services of subcontractors and independent contractors […]

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Farrar’s Building is proud to be partnering with Support Inform to ensure Chambers is accessible to its clients

Published: 08/03/2022 | News

Farrar’s Building are delighted to be partnering with Support Inform to provide training to all members and staff on accessibility to clients who lack capacity, or who have disabilities. Capacity can be affected by a wide range of things, such as deafness, mental health, learning disabilities, sight, autism, or dementia. Through this partnership, our members […]

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22 Miles in: Emma Curran supports 100 Miles for Mind

Published: 07/03/2022 | News

Congratulations Emma on running 22 miles this past week in rain, wind and rather muddy conditions! At the weekend, Emma ran in the beautiful town of Rye and later near Bodium Castle in Kent, where she was joined by about 50 sheep. She really enjoyed the change of scenery which was a lovely alternative to […]

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Claimant files & serves Precedent H one day late in £900,000 claim – Relief refused and Claimant’s costs limited to Court fees only

Published: 03/03/2022 | News

John Fiddler v Dreams Limited. James Rozier, instructed by Mark Dyson, Partner, Plexus Law.   Many reading this will remember the tense atmosphere of “hyper-compliance” which existed in the interregnum between the Court of Appeal’s decisions in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Limited(i) and Denton v TH White(ii) . Denton was viewed by many as […]

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100 Miles in March for Mind Charity

Published: 01/03/2022 | News

Mental health and Wellbeing has been a subject close to the heart of our Fees Clerk Emma Curran for many years. She has taken the opportunity to support the charity Mind which educates and raises awareness around mental health. As such, Emma has pledged to run 100 miles in March to assist the charity and […]

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