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Aidan O’Brien interviewed for BBC Radio 4 Documentary: “Harassed students ‘re-victimised’ by universities”

Published: 18/09/2019 | News

Aidan O’Brien recently took part in a BBC Radio 4 Documentary, entitled “Harassed students ‘re-victimised’ by universities”.  Aidan has significant experience of representing students at disciplinary panels, involving allegations ranging from plagiarism to sexual misconduct. The BBC asked Aidan to provide some insights into the deficiencies in the university disciplinary processes, given that they are […]

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Matthew Kerruish-Jones successfully defends prosecution brought under the Environmental Protection Act 1990

Published: 10/09/2019 | News

Matthew Kerruish-Jones was instructed to defend Lukasz Mika who was prosecuted by Dover District Council under s.34(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. The case concerned allegations of “fly-tipping” where items linked to Mr Mika’s property were found disposed of on different sites in Kent. He was accused of breaching his duty of care in […]

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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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Jake Rowley favourably settles claim brought against Heathrow Airport pleaded in excess of £850,000

Published: 15/08/2019 | News

Jake Rowley was recently instructed on behalf of Heathrow Airport in relation to a claim brought by the Claimant – a Customer Services Representative formerly employed by a major airline operating at the airport – who, during the course of her employment, slipped on water present on the floor of a mobile tunnel used to […]

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Aidan O’Brien successfully defends a credit hire claim on the basis of fraudulent misrepresentation

Published: 29/07/2019 | News

Aidan O’Brien was recently instructed to defend a liability admitted RTA claim, which included a claim for credit hire of around £30,000. During cross examination, the Claimant confirmed that the credit hire organisation had assured him that he would not be required to pay any part of the hire charges, under any circumstances. As a […]

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An update on the Swift v Carpenter Court of Appeal Case

Published: 23/07/2019 | News

Those hoping that the Court of Appeal may define a new method for calculating accommodation claims will need to wait a little longer. The Court of Appeal today adjourned the appeal in Swift v Carpenter with a view to allowing the parties to adduce further expert evidence on the issues. There may well be oral […]

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Matthew Kerruish-Jones successfully obtained permission to resile from a pre-action admission of liability in a claim pleaded in excess of £200,000.

Published: 11/07/2019 | News

Matthew Kerruish-Jones was recently instructed by a defendant insurer who had made a pre-action admission of liability in relation to three claims brought within the MOJ Portal. The limit of the original claims was £10,000 each (the maximum being £30,000). The Defendant insurer made a commercial decision not to contest the claims. The Claimants subsequently […]

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Patrick Harrington QC successfully prosecutes in the trial following the death of Peter Colwell

Published: 11/07/2019 | News

Head of Chambers, Patrick Harrington QC led the prosecution following the tragic death of Peter Colwell, a gamekeeper, aged 18. Peter was killed when a shotgun was fired accidentally by his colleague Ben Fitzsimons while he sat in the back of a parked car following a night out with Ben Wilson, also a gamekeeper and […]

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