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News & Events: July 2018



Malcolm Galloway secured a ‘low culpability’ sentence for Northumbrian Water Ltd.

News | 24th Jul 2018

Malcolm Galloway secured a ‘low culpability’ sentence for Northumbrian Water Ltd (“NWL”) in a prosecution brought by the Environment Agency.  NWL had previously pleaded guilty to one offence under Regulation 12(1)(b) & 38(1)(a) Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2016 in relation to effluent discharged from its Sewage Treatment Works (‘STW’) at Broomley, Northumberland. NWL […]

X Children v Minister for Health & Social Services #2

News | 16th Jul 2018

Attorney General on Jersey threatens unprecedented intervention in the largest personal injury claim in British legal history: https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2018/07/13/ag-told-not-to-poke-nose-into-238-million-abuse-case http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5953981/Siblings-subjected-incest-family-home-sue-238million.html David Platt QC has been retained as advisory counsel for child abuse victims in Jersey who are suing the Minister for Health & Social Services for £238 million. He is assisting Advocate David Benest of BCR […]

Finding of fundamental dishonesty in catastrophic PTSD claim

Articles | 9th Jul 2018

Pinkus v Direct Line High Court (QB) Judgment 2.7.18 HHJ Coe QC On 2nd July 2018 HHJ Coe QC dismissed this £850,000 quantum-only personal injury claim, finding that the claimant, a film director, was guilty of fundamental dishonesty, and was caught by s.57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. The claimant argued that […]


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