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News & Events: November 2014



David Platt QC successful in overturning stress at work award in Yapp v Foreign Office

News | 24th Nov 2014

David Platt QC has been successful in overturning a substantial stress at work award before the Court of Appeal in Yapp v Foreign Office. In allowing the appeal in part, the Court of Appeal has given guidance on claims for psychiatric injury arising from breach of contract. Mr. Yapp had been appointed to the post of High […]

Farrah Mauladad successful in the Court of Appeal: Hodges v Aegis

News | 12th Nov 2014

Farrah Mauladad appeared for the successful Respondent in Hodges v Aegis Defence Services (BVI) Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1449. It was the Appellant’s contention that pursuant to her late husband’s contract of engagement, the Respondent was required to pay to the insured’s nominees a minimum lump sum of $200,000 as opposed to the $150,000 paid. […]

Genesis v Allianz – Ben Quiney QC successful in defending against a fraudulent insurance claim

News | 7th Nov 2014

Ben succeeded in persuading the High Court that Allianz was right to decline paying the Claimant’s insurance claim. The Court accepted that the Insured, by its director, had committed or procured arson of its business premises. Allianz’s serious allegations and decision to decline the claim were vindicated after intense forensic investigations and a hard fought […]

Nuclear Veterans War Pensions Appeal: landmark ruling from the High Court

News | 6th Nov 2014

In a landmark ruling on the correct approach to war pension claims, Mr Justice Charles has allowed the appeals of nuclear test veterans who served on Christmas Island and Maralinga in the 1950s and early 1960s. The Appellants, represented by Roger ter Haar QC and Richard Sage of Crown Office Chambers (and Anthony Metzer QC […]


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