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News & Events: July 2015

Over 16,000 claims defeated following Clyde & Co success in Sonae Industria Group Action

News | 31st Jul 2015

Sonae Industria Group Action The claims of nearly 17,000 claimants alleging personal injuries and other losses from smoke exposure following a fire in June 2011 at the premises of Sonae Industria (UK) Limited in Kirkby, Merseyside were dismissed by Mr Justice Jay after a 4-week trial in Liverpool in which the Court considered extensive scientific […]

Imminent tenant Adam Taylor successfully relies on exception to the QOCS regime

News | 30th Jul 2015

Brahilika v Allianz Insurance Plc The claimant in a fast-track personal injury case failed to attend at trial. The week before the trial, he had told his solicitors that he had booked a holiday which would overlap with the trial. Other than this, the claimant could not be contacted. At trial, counsel for the claimant applied for […]

Muhammed Haque QC successful in £2m Solicitor’s negligence claim against Lewis Silkin LLP

News | 3rd Jul 2015

Mr Justice Hamblen found that Mr Michael Burd, the Head of Employment Law at Lewis Silkin, was negligent in advising Mr Tim Wright, the former CEO of an Indian Premier League cricket franchise, the Deccan Chargers. The case involved the drafting of Mr Wright’s extremely high-value contract with Deccan Chargers. Mr Burd failed to include […]

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