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Goldscheider v Royal Opera House: Defendant granted permission to appeal on all issues

The Defendant has been given permission to appeal by Hamblen LJ on all issues of breach of duty and medical causation in this seminal noise exposure case, in which it is alleged that a viola player sustained catastrophic acoustic injury during a rehearsal of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. The case raises important issues as to the control of noise risks for performers of live music and as to the controversial diagnosis of ‘acoustic shock’.

David Platt QC and Alexander Macpherson appeared for the Royal Opera House at the trial held in front of Nicola Davies J in February 2018 and have been instructed by BLM for the appeal. The appeal will be heard in March 2019.

See BLM’s news item here.



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