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News & Events: June 2019



Charlotte Jones succeeds in a claim for failure to discuss alternative surgical technique

News | 27th Jun 2019

Charlotte Jones instructed by Thompsons Solicitors recently acted for a Claimant (Mr Adrian Mills) who in December 2012, underwent brain surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. The operation was intended to debulk an asymptomatic left frontal glioma which had been found incidentally when he was having investigations for headache. In the course of the […]

Lost chances and lost cases: Hanbury v Hugh James Solicitors

Articles | 26th Jun 2019

The latest word on “loss of a chance” discounting in lawyers’ negligence claims comes from the recent decision of Mrs Justice Yip in Hanbury v Hugh James Solicitors [2019] EWHC 1074 (QB). The judgment involves an interesting consideration of the extent to which uncertainties in the underlying claim should be reflected in “multiple discounting”. Mr […]

Nadia Whittaker successfully defends Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust against allegations that its Consultant Podiatric Surgeon was negligent and failed to obtain informed consent for revision bunion surgery

News | 20th Jun 2019

Nadia Whittaker instructed by Charlotte Kistell-Gough and Keith Blundred of DAC Beachcroft LLP successfully defends on liability a claim with an agreed value of £870,000 concerning alleged negligence in respect of a Keller’s Arthroscopy undertaken in 2010. The Claimant was represented by Richard Baker. The Claimant developed a bunion on her left big toe. In […]

Pembroke refinery explosion sentence delivered

News | 6th Jun 2019

Valero Energy UK Ltd (formerly known as Chevron Ltd) have been fined by Mr Justice Lewis at Swansea Crown Court £5 million and made to pay £1 million costs in relation to the explosion at the Pembroke oil refinery in June 2011 which tragically left four contractors dead and one very badly burned. Simon Antrobus […]


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