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James Rozier obtains declaration of fundamental dishonesty and the Court orders that surveillance evidence be served upon the Department for Work and Pensions.

Published: 17/10/2019 | Costs, News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

HHJ Baucher has handed down her reserved judgment in the trial of Esther Odewale v London Borough of Tower Hamlets in which James Rozier, instructed by Plexus Law, represented the Defendant. The Claimant alleged she had suffered serious injuries as a result of tripping on a defective pavement in February 2014. The claim had a […]

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Discrimination Law in the Court of Appeal: Changez Khan succeeds in Base Childrenswear Ltd v Otshudi [2019] EWCA Civ 1648

Published: 10/10/2019 | Employment, News, Newsletters

The Court of Appeal (Underhill, Newey, Haddon-Cave LLJ) has delivered its judgment in the case of Otshudi. It considers the vexed issue of inferences in discrimination law. When can they be drawn? How can they be rebutted? It is the latest in a series of decisions at Court of Appeal level on s.136 of the […]

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PI Newsletter August 2019 – Travel Law Edition

Published: 29/08/2019 | Newsletters, Personal Injury

Welcome to this edition of Farrar’s Building PI newsletter. This month’s edition has a travel law theme to the majority of the articles.  In this edition, Frederick Lyon reviews the case of X v. Kuoni, giving his analysis of the decisions so far and commenting on the potential implications of the awaited decisions of the Supreme Court […]

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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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Civil Liability Act 2018 is passed

Published: 21/12/2018 | News, Personal Injury

By Amelia Highnam The Civil Liability Bill received Royal Assent on 20th December 2018. This Act gives the Lord Chancellor the power to change the law on both the measure of damages for whiplash injuries and the discount rate for PI claims. The Act is part of the Government’s plans to increase the Small Claims […]

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QOCS and the spurious counterclaim

Published: 07/12/2018 | Costs, News, Personal Injury

By Amelia Highnam The landscape of costs law for personal injury lawyers changed on 1 April 2013 with the introduction of Qualified One-Way Costs shifting (“QOCS”). The change was implemented by the introduction of Rules 44.13-17 in the Civil Procedure Rules. The consequences are that if a Defendant is unsuccessful in defending a claim then […]

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Cost budgeting: hourly rates should not be left for detailed assessment

Published: 30/11/2018 | News, Personal Injury

By Peter Savory, Pupil Barrister Note: Yirenkyi v Ministry of Defence 2018 QBD (Jacobs J) 2nd November 2018 Sources: Lawtel & Westlaw [2018] 11 WLUK 2018 The decisions of a costs master were recently successfully appealed where it was held the master’s original consideration of the budget was inconsistent with provisions of the CPR. At […]

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