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News & Events: June 2018

Malcolm Galloway has secured the acquittal of KD

News | 28th Jun 2018

Malcolm Galloway, instructed by Ian Manners at DAC Beachcroft, has secured the acquittal of KD, the Course Manager at a race where a spectator died after a collision with a mountain bike rider. KD had been accused of breaching section 7 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 by failing to ensure the […]

Wheeldon Brothers v Millennium Insurance – condition precedents and waste recycling

News | 21st Jun 2018

Ben Quiney QC recently successfully represented a recycling company in its claim for an indemnity from its property insurer. The case revolved around a number of alleged breaches under the policy relating to the condition of the factory and plant. The Judge accepted: first, the Claimant’s theory of the fire; and second, the Claimant’s case […]

X Children v Minister for Health & Social Services

News | 14th Jun 2018

David Platt QC commences the largest personal injury claim in British legal history as child abuse victims in Jersey sue the Minister for Health & Social Services for £238 million. He is retained as leading advisory counsel to BCR Law in Jersey to assist Advocate David Benest in X Children v the Minister for Health. […]

Coroner criticises BMW & DVSA

Articles | 11th Jun 2018

The Inquest into the death of Narayan Gurung concluded on 8 June 2018 with a narrative conclusion in which Anna Loxton, the Assistant Coroner for Surrey (“AC”), concluded that the failure by BMW (UK) Limited to initiate a product recall in respect of BMW 3 Series vehicles contributed to Mr Gurung’s death. Having ruled that […]

Claire Toogood obtains summary dismissal of Claimant’s allegations of clinical negligence

News | 5th Jun 2018

Claire Toogood, instructed by the MPS, has successfully obtained summary judgment against a Claimant who developed cauda equina syndrome (Hewes v West Hertfordshire Hospitals and others [2018] EWHC 1345). Claire represented a GP who was operating an out of hours service and received a telephone call from the Claimant. Following a description of the Claimant’s […]

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry

News | 4th Jun 2018

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry starts hearing Opening Statements today having heard evidence at Commemoration Hearings between 21 May and 30 May 2018. Several members of Chambers are instructed to appear for Core Participants including James Maxwell-Scott QC and Katherine Sage representing the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (instructed by DWF); and James Ageros QC […]

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