Personal Injury


Tom Emslie-Smith explores the implications of Aldred v Cham

Published: 20/11/2019 | Costs, News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

Aldred v Cham [2019] EWCA Civ 1780 The Court of Appeal has recently handed down judgment in Aldred v Cham [2019] EWCA Civ 1780, which concerns the disbursements that can be recovered in cases that start life under one of the pre-action protocols for low value personal injury (RTA, EL or PL), but which cease […]

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Nigel Spencer Ley secures £3.2 million damages in sight loss case

Published: 07/11/2019 | News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

The Claimant, who in her 30’s and who has three young children, developed glaucoma in both eyes in July 2016. She was referred to Southampton Hospital for treatment. However, as a result of clinical and administrative errors she did not undergo the surgery which she required until February 2018. By this time she had lost […]

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Darryl Allen QC Joins Farrar’s Building

Published: 05/11/2019 | News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

We are delighted to welcome back to Chambers Darryl Allen QC. After completing his pupillage and obtaining tenancy at Farrar’s Building, Darryl moved to Manchester where he has built a highly successful personal injury and clinical negligence practice. He acts on behalf of claimants and defendants in catastrophic injury and high value fatal accident claims. […]

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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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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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