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 […]

read more

Joshua Hedgman secures release of deceased’s body following three-day High Court trial

Published: 08/11/2019 | News, Newsletters

Joshua was recently instructed in an unusual and very sad case concerning the body of lady who passed away as long ago as September 2018. The Deceased remained in HM Coroner for Westminster’s custody and had not been released for burial due to a dispute that had arisen between her daughters.  Joshua represented the Deceased’s […]

read more

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 […]

read more

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. […]

read more

Matthew Kerruish-Jones defeats claim for commercial rent arrears of £227,000

Published: 22/10/2019 | News

On 17th October Matthew Kerruish-Jones successfully defended a claim brought by W Wing Yip & Brothers Property and Investment Limited, the landlord of the Wing Yip Business Centre in Croydon, who sought over £227,000 from the defendant who was one of their tenants and a guarantor on a number of their properties. The lion’s share […]

read more

Howard Cohen wins 2 day Multi-track trial in Norwich

Published: 21/10/2019 | News

Howard Cohen won a 2 day liability-only multi-track trial in Norwich County Court for the Defendant last week arising out of a rather unusual road traffic accident. The Claimant, a pedestrian, was intoxicated and emotional and had spent about an hour walking along (and in the middle of) the A47 dual carriageway in Peterborough. When […]

read more

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 […]

read more


Published: 14/10/2019 | News

In his most recent four consecutive cases at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in which allegations of dishonesty have been made against Geoff’s clients, all 15 individual such allegations have been dismissed. Whilst success of this nature is always pleasing to report this scenario raises issues of interest and concern. It is clear that the Tribunal […]

read more