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News & Events: July 2009



Transporting civilians in un-armoured vehicles in Basra in 2003 was not negligent

News | 24th Jul 2009

Hopps v (1) Mott MacDonald Ltd (2) MoD [2009] EWHC 1881 (QB), Christopher Clarke J. Mark Turner QC and Toby Gee represented Mott MacDonald Ltd. The Claimant suffered severe injury when the Land Rover in which he was travelling in Basra, Iraq, in October 2003 was attacked by an improvised explosive device (“IED”). The explosion […]

Chilcott v Thermal Transfer Ltd

News | 24th Jul 2009

The Administrative Court cancelled the Prohibition Notice issued against Thermal Transfer Ltd (“TT”) and clarified the law on the approach to be taken by Employment Tribunals hearing appeals against Prohibition Notices. TT was the main contractor on a construction site. It engaged a subcontractor to construct a steel platform. The subcontractor’s method statement stated that […]

Personal Injury claim re-issued after first set of proceedings had been struck out

News | 13th Jul 2009

Dixie v British Polythene 8.7.09 HHJ Mitchell, Central London County Court. Steven Snowden appeared for the Defendant before His Honour Judge Mitchell (Designated Civil Judge for London) who in a reserved judgment held that it is an abuse of process to begin a second set of proceedings when an earlier action on the same facts […]

Farmer found liable for injury by cows

News | 3rd Jul 2009

Shirley McKaskie v John Cameron His Honour Judge Howarth, Blackpool County Court, 1 July 2009 Counsel for Claimant: Christopher Purchas QC The claimant was seriously injured when attacked by a herd of cows when crossing a field with her dog on an unmarked footpath. The judge held the farmer liable firstly under the Animals Act […]


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