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News & Events: February 2018



Ben Quiney QC and Carlo Taczalski instructed in one of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2018

News | 26th Feb 2018

Ben Quiney QC and Carlo Taczalski act for one of the Defendants in Rowe & Ors v Ingenious Media Holdings Plc & Ors, instructed by Kennedys LLP. The Ingenious group of companies, which has helped finance blockbusters such as Avatar, is facing claims of fraudulent misrepresentation and mis-selling investments in a range of films and other […]

Court of Appeal reviews principles of ouster of common law liability

News | 26th Feb 2018

Southern Gas Networks Plc v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 33 was a test case in which the Court of Appeal held that TWUL was liable to SGN in negligence in respect of Failure to Supply Gas (FSG) payments which SGN was obliged to make to customers as a result of the interruption […]

Bussey v Anglia Heating Limited: Important Court of Appeal decision on asbestos claims

Articles | 23rd Feb 2018

By Alexander Macpherson The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down judgment following the appeal heard in Bussey v Anglia Heating Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 243. The appeal was allowed, with the case being remitted back to the trial judge for consideration. The judgment has been keenly awaited as providing guidance as to (i) the correct […]

High value interim payment applications with a negative discount rate

Articles | 23rd Feb 2018

Andrew Davis and Juliet Stevens muse on the issue of high value interim payment applications in cases where there is as yet no solution to the question of accommodation claims. The end of 2017 saw the handing down of two judgments on applications for interim awards for future accommodation. In Flanagan (by his litigation friend, Green) v Battie, […]

Court of Appeal reaffirms limitation principles in NIHL litigation

Articles | 22nd Feb 2018

By Rory Holmes In Carr v Panel Products (Kimpton) Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 190 the Court of Appeal have recently discussed and reaffirmed various limitation principles in NIHL litigation. Mr Carr brought a modest NIHL claim (agreed damages of £7,000) in the Liverpool County Court. At first instance the Judge held: (a) that the claim […]

Kim Franklin QC to speak at 6th ICC MENA Conference

Events | 19th Feb 2018

Kim Franklin QC joins a highly distinguished panel of experts speaking at the 6th ICC MENA Conference. Taking place on 6-8 May 2018, this annual conference is a “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest arbitration developments in the MENA region. For further information, click here.

Interesting findings in NIHL judgment

News | 19th Feb 2018

Nadia Whittaker represented the Claimant in a noise-induced hearing loss case: Jackson v the Rover Company Limited & Others (2018) before Recorder Laprell sitting in the County Court at Burnley. The Court exercised its discretion under section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980 to enable the Claimant to proceed with his claim despite a delay […]


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