Farrar’s Finalists, yet again: Legal 500 ESG Awards 2024

Published: 12/02/2024 | News

Farrar’s Building is committed to reducing or removing barriers at the Bar for wheelchair users and neurodiverse people. Continuing the momentum of our achievements last year, when we were announced ‘Winners’ in the ‘Best ESG Campaign’ category at the Personal Injury Awards 2023, we are delighted to have been shortlisted by the Legal 500 ESG Awards 2024 for […]

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Congratulations to Kieran Hilson

Published: 24/01/2024 | News

Kieran, who has been with us at Farrar’s Building for over 6 years, has today been promoted to Second Junior Clerk. This recognition by Chambers of Kieran’s development, is the result of his dedication and hard work. Please join us in congratulating Kieran and wishing him all the best for a bright future at Farrar’s.

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Supreme Court rules on right of secondary victims to recover damages for psychiatric injury

Published: 11/01/2024 | News

In its judgment of 11 January 2024, the Supreme Court has given its decision in the conjoined appeal of Paul and Another v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust; Polmear and Another v Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust; and Purchase v Ahmed [2022] EWCA Civ 12 concerning recovery for psychiatric injury by secondary victims arising from cases […]

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Silicosis claims: an overview

Published: 10/01/2024 | News

As stated by the Health and Safety Executive[1]: “Silica is a natural substance found in varying amounts in most rocks, sand and clay.  Silica is also a major constituent of construction materials such as bricks, tiles, concrete and mortar.  Dust is generated from these materials when cutting, drilling, grinding and polishing.  Heavy and prolonged exposure […]

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Josh Hedgman secures pre-trial settlement of controversial £6.25 million brain injury claim for £750k

Published: 22/12/2023 | News

The private neurorehabilitation market exists because the rules on mitigation of loss make it difficult for insurers to challenge treatment, support and case management that is undertaken with the benefit of apparently specialist advice. But what are the limits of the rules on mitigation of loss? Does the fact that the treatment advice is provided […]

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Halsbury’s Laws of England – Volume 60 (Insurance) published with Frederick Lyon as Consultant Editor

Published: 08/12/2023 | News

Frederick has completed his work as the consultant editor for the 5th Edition of Halsbury’s Laws of England (Insurance).   Halsbury’s Laws is the only comprehensive narrative statement of the law of England & Wales. It is regularly used as a reference volume by practitioners and is often cited in court. Volume 60 (Insurance) covers the […]

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Holmes v Poeton Holdings Limited [2023] EWCA Civ 1377: an overview

Published: 04/12/2023 | News

The Court of Appeal was required to review the development of the law relating to causation of indivisible diseases in and since Bonnington Castings v Wardlaw [1956] 1 AC 613.  Significantly, it held that the Bonnington principle of ‘material contribution’ should apply to indivisible diseases.  However, the Court found that there was insufficient evidence that […]

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Farrar’s Building announces the passing of H.H. Stephen Hopkins K.C.

Published: 29/11/2023 | News

Farrar’s Building is saddened to announce the recent death of a former member, H.H. Stephen Hopkins K.C. Judge Hopkins K.C. was educated at Bridgend Grammar School and UW Cardiff. He was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1973 and took silk in 2000. He was appointed a Circuit Judge on the Wales and Chester […]

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