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News & Events: February 2020



Solicitors obtain summary judgment and strike out of a claim by a litigation funder

News | 27th Feb 2020

The Court has held that a solicitors’ obligations to a third party litigation funder are determined by the contractual arrangements between them, and the litigant.  There was not a free-standing duty of disclosure to the funder and the solicitors did not owe fiduciary duties to the funder.  Daniel Shapiro QC and James Sharpe acted for […]

Mike Atkins and Sandesh Singh represent Principal Contractor and Principal Designer in timber frame fire safety case

News | 24th Feb 2020

Mike Atkins represented the Principal Contractor and Sandesh Singh represented the Principal Designer. Both organisations were charged with contravening section 3 of HSWA 1974 in relation to the design and construction of new timber framed building immediately adjacent to an occupied residential building. It was alleged that both organisations had failed to ensure that the appropriate category […]

Kim Franklin QC C.Arb FCIArb will deliver this year’s lecture at the International Women’s Day event, jointly organised by CIArb and Arcadis

Events | 24th Feb 2020

CIArb’s annual flagship event celebrating International Women’s Day, jointly organised in 2020 with Arcadis, will discuss the challenges women in law/ADR face, with Kim Franklin QC C.Arb FCIArb delivering this year’s lecture. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and drinks reception. To find out more information and register, please click here to be […]

Sandesh Singh has successfully represented a provider of supported housing at an Article 2 inquest concerning the fatal stabbing of a resident

News | 13th Feb 2020

Sandesh Singh represented a charity which provides supported housing for homeless people. In January 2017 a resident at shared accommodation managed by the charity was fatally stabbed by another resident. Both individuals were under the care of the Mental Health Trust. The assailant was subsequently convicted of Manslaughter by reason of Diminished Responsibility and sentenced […]

Kim Franklin QC to address the Kings College Construction Law Association on “How to win Adjudications”

News | 7th Feb 2020

Kim Franklin QC will address the Kings College Construction Law Association on “How to win Adjudications” on Tuesday 17 March 2020. Since taking silk, Kim Franklin QC has concentrated on tribunal work, acting as an international arbitrator and adjudicator for UK construction disputes.  She has a valuable perspective on the presentation of complex claims, particularly […]

Simon Antrobus QC and Mark Balysz have successfully defended a company and its sole director in relation to corporate manslaughter and s.37 HSWA charges

News | 3rd Feb 2020

Simon Antrobus QC and Mark Balysz have successfully defended a company and its sole director in relation to corporate manslaughter and s.37 HSWA charges, respectively, in relation to the death of a waste transfer station worker back in 2017. A jury at the Old Bailey found both defendants not guilty of those charges following a […]


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