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News & Events: May 2018

Andrew Rigney QC and Patrick Maxwell successful in TCC claim for declaration

News | 31st May 2018

The London Borough of Harrow (“Harrow”) contracted with Engie Regeneration (Apollo) Limited (“Engie”) for works to schools in the Harrow area. Following completion of the works, the parties fell into dispute about a number of issues. Amongst those issues was Engie’s contention that Harrow was obliged to take out Latent Defects Insurance. Engie argued that, […]

Costs of future treatment in mesothelioma cases

Articles | 31st May 2018

A review of current practice in resolving claims for future treatment in mesothelioma cases and in particular immunotherapy and associated treatments. By Catherine Foster and William Vandyck. The problem We are here concerned only with the cost of future treatment for mesothelioma sufferers where liability is not in issue and where all other heads of […]

Andrew Phillips

News | 31st May 2018

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Andrew Phillips. Andrew was called to the Bar in 1975 and remained a member of Chambers since joining as a pupil. He died on Saturday 26th May following a lengthy illness borne with great fortitude.  

Success in the Commercial Court: Reflective Loss and Joinder

News | 29th May 2018

Ben Quiney QC leading Carlo Taczalski and Jason Evans-Tovey successfully resist the joinder of their respective clients to Commercial Court proceedings for an alleged multi-million pound civil fraud and conspiracy to cause loss by unlawful means. In his judgment, Males J dealt with the following matters, in that he: 1) confirms the narrow scope of […]

Anna Laney to speak at the Young Bar Annual Workshop – The 21st Century Advocate

Events | 29th May 2018

On Saturday 9th June 2018, Anna Laney will be speaking on Effective Trial Advocacy in Civil Claims alongside Sean Jones QC at the Young Bar Annual Workshop. Event details: Date: Saturday 9th June 2018 Venue: Charles Russell Speechlys, 5 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RD Time: Registration 13:30 Drinks & Networking: 18:30 For further information, please click here.

Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal hip group litigation

Articles | 21st May 2018

A landmark decision in field of product liability law and definition of defect. A case summary and analysis by Alexander Antelme QC, David Myhill and Richard Sage. A copy of this article is available to download as a PDF: please click here. On 21 May 2018, Andrews J handed down judgment in the DePuy Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal hip […]

Success in Metal-on-Metal hip group litigation

News | 21st May 2018

On 21 May 2018, Andrews J handed down judgment in the DePuy Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal hip group litigation (Gee & Others v DePuy International Limited [2018] EWHC 1208 (QB)), finding that DePuy’s Pinnacle Ultamet hip prosthesis was not defective, and determining the preliminary issue entirely in its favour. This landmark decision in the field of product […]

Malcolm Galloway has secured the acquittal of a large brickwork company

News | 18th May 2018

Malcolm Galloway, instructed by Steven Harrison at DAC Beachcroft, has secured the acquittal of a large brickwork company, Winchmore Ltd, after an allegation of breaching s.3 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. On day two of the trial the prosecuting authority, the Health and Safety Executive, offered no further evidence and a […]

Maurice Holmes acts for PTIOs in tennis anti-corruption hearing

Articles | 4th May 2018

Summary 22-year old Colombian tennis player Barlaham Zuluaga Gaviria (“the Player”) has been suspended for three years and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of failing to co-operate with a Tennis Integrity Unit (“TIU”) investigation. The decision followed a hearing before Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (“AHO”) Professor Richard McLaren, in which the Professional Tennis Integrity Officers […]

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