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News & Events: May 2019



Case insight on Patel: fundamental dishonesty and section 57

Articles | 24th May 2019

Patel v Arriva & Zurich [2019] EWHC 1216 (QB) is a new addition to the growing body of reported decisions on s.57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. By way of recap, s.57 provides that a court must dismiss a personal injury claim in its entirety where the Claimant has been “fundamentally dishonest”. […]

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea defend long running subsidence claim

News | 23rd May 2019

Following a long running and bitter dispute that lasted almost 12 years and following a 5-day trial heard in November 2018 and March 2019, HHJ Bailey dismissed the claim against the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (“RBKC”) for subsidence due to the effect of tree roots. The Claimants are the freehold owners of a […]

Ministry of Defence will not appeal Inglis v MOD

News | 22nd May 2019

Ministry of Defence will not appeal Inglis v MOD [2019] EWHC 1153 (QB). On 8 May 2019 we reported how a former Royal Marine represented by Robert O’Leary had been awarded damages of £545,766 for noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus suffered as a result of noise exposure during his military career. The Ministry of […]

Sandesh Singh secures acquittal in disciplinary proceedings

News | 16th May 2019

Sandesh Singh was instructed by the Association of Optometrists (the leading defence organisation for optometrists in the UK) to represent Mr S before his regulatory body. The regulator alleged that Mr S had acted dishonestly over almost two decades by providing clinical interventions to patients which he knew were not required. It was alleged that […]

Success for Erica Power and Victoria Woodbridge in Clinical Negligence claim

News | 15th May 2019

Judgment was handed down on Tuesday 14th May, in the case of Barry Frederick Hewes v West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (1) & East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (2) & Dr Pankaj Tanna (3) [2019] EWHC 1201 (QB). The trial was heard over 6 days in the RCJ in March 2019 before Anne Whyte […]

The Hillsborough Trial

News | 13th May 2019

Simon Antrobus QC, together with Jason Beer QC (instructed by DWF LLP), represented Graham Mackrell the Sheffield Wednesday Club Secretary, who was sentenced today to a fine of £6,500 for failing to take reasonable care in relation to turnstile arrangements for the event. Following a 10-week trial at Preston Crown Court, Mr Mackrell had been […]

Chambers shortlisted for The Lawyer Awards 2019

News | 7th May 2019

Chambers are delighted to have been shortlisted for The Lawyer Awards 2019 in the category of ‘Specialist Chambers of the Year’. The awards evening is taking place on Tuesday 25th June 2019.

Rob Stokell is successful in the Court of Appeal

News | 3rd May 2019

Summary In Calonne Construction Limited v Dawnus Southern Limited the Court of Appeal held that a Part 36 offer which had been made by Dawnus in respect of both the claim and a proposed counterclaim which had not yet been pleaded, and contained provision for interest to accrue at a particular rate after the expiry […]

Farrah Mauladad successfully defends NHS trust in shoulder dystocia case

News | 1st May 2019

Farrah Mauladad appeared for the successful Defendant in Taylor v Chesterfield Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1048 (QB). The Claimant claimed for damages in excess of £1 million for shoulder dystocia arising from the allegedly negligent management of her birth 26 years ago. The claim was dismissed. Farrah Mauladad was instructed by Weightmans LLP. […]


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