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News & Events: March 2015



Farrah Mauladad successfully defends B & Q in a “two breakdown” stress at work case

News | 31st Mar 2015

Farrah Mauladad appeared for the successful Defendant in Easton v B & Q Plc [2015] EWHC Civ 880 (QB). The Claimant, a store manager, claimed damages in the region of £1 million for psychiatric injury caused by occupational stress. Following his first breakdown he returned to work and suffered a further breakdown some weeks later. The […]

A John Williams successfully defends £7m air crash claim

News | 31st Mar 2015

A John Williams successfully defends £7m air crash claim. Mr Justice Coulson has handed down judgment in the case of Cassley v (1) GMP Securities Europe LLP & (2) Sundance Resources Limited [2015] EWHC 722 (QB), dismissing a claim under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 arising out of a plane crash in the People’s Republic […]

Montgomery: UKSC changes law on informed consent, Andrew Smith QC for intervener (GMC)

News | 23rd Mar 2015

This case rewrites the law on what is known occasionally as “informed” [sic] consent in medical treatment. A short summary of the decision is attached, but for any person practising in the field of clinical negligence it is a case of required reading. Indeed, issues are now being raised about whether cases which previously were […]

Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of Francis Brown Limited

News | 16th Mar 2015

Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of Francis Brown Limited at Middlesborough Crown Court. The steel fabrication company, founded in 1903, was tried for breaching regulation 16 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, following the fatal electrocution of an employee. At the close of the prosecution case the judge directed an acquittal, ruling that […]

Michael Kent QC and Richard Sage successfully defend £66m claim against HMRC

News | 11th Mar 2015

Mr Justice Collins has delivered his judgment High Court case of Bhandal v HMRC [2015] EWHC 538, in which Michael Kent QC and Richard Sage successfully defended a £66m compensation claim under s.89 Criminal Justice Act 1988. In 2001 the Claimant was made the subject of an arrest warrant, alleging charges of evading excise duty […]


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