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News & Events: July 2016



Jack Macaulay successfully defeats novel limitation argument

News | 27th Jul 2016

A recent TCC decision provides clarity that a claim issued in time will not subsequently become time-barred if an amendment to the claim form, after expiry of the limitation period, requires that a higher court fee be paid. On 21st July 2016 the TCC (Roger ter Haar QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) […]

James Maxwell-Scott QC & Simon Antrobus make successful submissions of no case to answer

News | 25th Jul 2016

Chatsworth House Trust (James Maxwell-Scott QC) – Mrs Reason (Simon Antrobus) were today acquitted of health and safety offences following a ruling by Mr Recorder Harbage QC that they had no case to answer. The prosecution arose out of a fatal accident to an off road motorcyclist who was collecting scorecards at the Chatsworth International […]

Simon Antrobus successfully achieves a reduction of £650,000 on appeal

News | 12th Jul 2016

Simon Antrobus successfully achieves a reduction of £650,000 on appeal in relation the sentence of a large agricultural retailer, Ernest Doe & Sons Ltd, from an original sentence at Chelmsford Crown Court of £750,000 reduced by the Court of Appeal to £100,000. A copy of the judgment is can be found here.

Rob Stokell successfully defends an application for summary judgment to enforce an adjudicator’s decision

News | 5th Jul 2016

Judgment was handed down today in the case of Goldsworthy v Harrison [2016] EWHC 1589 (TCC), in which Rob Stokell (instructed by Michelmores LLP) successfully defended an application for summary judgment to enforce an adjudicator’s decision. The defendants were residential occupiers, so there was no statutory requirement for adjudication. The claimants argued before the adjudicator […]


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