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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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Paul Cray & Holly Girven speaking at Bar Council Disability & Inclusion Seminar

Published: 27/11/2023 | News

Our Chief Executive, Paul Cray, and barrister Holly Girven will be speaking at a Bar Council Disability & Inclusion Seminar on Tuesday 28 November 2023. The event is focused on making reasonable adjustments in recruitment and onboarding, to support those preparing for the next pupillage recruitment round. Paul & Holly will be discussing some of […]

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PI Award Winners 2023 – Best ESG Campaign

Published: 24/11/2023 | News

Following a spectacular evening spent with so many members of the personal injury sector at the Hilton in Manchester. we are delighted to announce that Farrar’s Building have been named winners of the Best ESG Campaign in the Personal Injury Awards 2023. This recognition highlights how Chambers are continuously committed to its disability, social mobility and pro […]

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Clarity, certainty and finality: Part 36 settlements in the context of mixed claims.

Published: 15/11/2023 | News

The question of whether an offer ‘in full and final settlement of the whole of the Claimant’s claim’ had settled all losses arising out of a RTA, recently became the subject of an appeal, heard by HHJ Freedman. Martin Ferguson, instructed by DAC Beachcroft, argued that letters sent by the defendant insurer, Somerset Bridge Ltd, […]

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Farrar’s Charity Fundraising Awards

Published: 02/11/2023 | News

Following our team’s participation in the Cardiff Half Marathon last month, we are delighted to announce that we have won the ‘Top Fundraisers’ award for raising £3,681 for Mind Cymru. Thank you to all who donated and helped us to reach our target. The money raised will go far in supporting Mind with the help […]

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What’s all the noise about? The new Civil Procedure Rule provisions in relation to Noise Induced Hearing Loss.

Published: 20/10/2023 | News

The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2023 were enacted on 1st October 2023, together with the 156th Update Practice Direction Amendments and Explanatory Note.  This article provides an overview of the new Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) that apply to noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims. The new CPR apply to a claim: which includes […]

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WEBINAR: What’s coming down the track?

Published: 18/10/2023 | Webinars

Date: 17 October 2023 @ 16:30 Duration: 1 hour Presenters: Howard Cohen and Lindsey Hogg Everything you need to know about the new Intermediate Track and other recent, related developments in the CPR. Howard and Lindsey look at the new Intermediate Track, what it means, when it applies and how to deal with it in […]

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