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Geoffrey Williams QC obtains Restoration to the Register for Pharmacist

Published: 25/02/2021 | News

Geoffrey Williams QC of Farrar’s Building, acted for a pharmacist (“S”) at a hearing before the General Pharmaceutical Council on 4th February 2021. On 29th April 2014 S had pleaded guilty to two counts of perverting the course of justice.  He was sentenced to nine months imprisonment, suspended for two years.  The offences arose from […]

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Leonard Wigg nominated by Attorney General to represent the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Published: 24/02/2021 | News

Following an off-panel nomination by the Attorney General’s Office, Leonard Wigg successfully represented the Secretary of State for the Home Department in an interim relief hearing in the High Court. Leonard accepts instructions from government departments, including the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office, Ministry of Defence, and Home Office, in matters of public law, review, […]

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Clinical negligence claims, Secondary Victims and “proximity in time and space”: Polmear and Anor v Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Published: 22/02/2021 | News

The tightly drawn “Alcock control mechanisms” for secondary victims who can recover damages for “nervous shock”, combined with the reality of clinical negligence and its often-delayed outcomes have provided fertile territory over the past few decades for appellate litigation and strike out applications. Stuart Brady of Farrar’s Building reviews the decision of Master Cook in […]

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Uber BV and others (Appellants) v Aslam and others (Respondents) [2021] UKSC 5

Published: 22/02/2021 | News

Uber drivers are now classed as workers following the Supreme Court judgment on Friday, in what is undoubtedly a land-mark ruling. The unanimous ruling from the six justices, delivered by Lord Leggatt, dismisses Uber’s appeal against the decisions of the employment tribunal, the employment appeal tribunal and the Court of Appeal. The lengthy appeal has […]

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James Pretsell is Appointed to the RFU Disciplinary Panel

Published: 16/02/2021 | News

Farrar’s Building is delighted to announce that James Pretsell has been appointed as a Judicial Panel Member for the Rugby Football Union ​and will hear disciplinary hearings involving both on and off-field conduct at Levels 1-5 of the game. James has extensive experience of presenting and defending disciplinary proceedings before a variety of professional and sporting bodies. He played schools […]

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Defendants: Protect your Position with Part 36

Published: 16/02/2021 | News

The Court of Appeal has recently provided a noteworthy position statement on the proper approach of defendants, particularly in liability admitted (or established) cases, in Global Energy Horizons Corporation v Gray [2021] EWCA Civ 123: “…Where a defendant is faced with an exorbitant claim which he wishes to defend vigorously but where he is vulnerable […]

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Fundamental Dishonesty and a Covid Compliant Trial in Person

Published: 16/02/2021 | News

At the end of 2020, James Pretsell acted for the successful Defendant in a high value, multi track claim that was tried in person over five days. Liability had been admitted at an early stage but complex arguments on causation, medical evidence, quantum and fundamental dishonesty remained to be determined.​   The Claimant sought a substantial award nearing £0.75 million […]

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WEBINAR: Covid Update – Where are we now on Procedure & Claims?

Published: 11/02/2021 | Webinars

Date: 10 February 2021 @ 16:00 Duration: 45 minutes Presenters: John Meredith-Hardy In June 2020, our webinar focussed on what litigation arising out of Covid may look like and what Personal Injury lawyers on both sides could do, to position themselves optimally in response.  Eight months on, the latest instalment of the Farrar’s Building webinar series, reviews where we are now […]

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