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Steven Snowden QC – JC Guidelines for General Damages (14th edition)

Articles | 19th Sep 2017

The editorial team under the supervision of Mr Justice Langstaff – of which Steven Snowden QC is the most senior Barrister member – finished its work earlier this summer on the new edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. The 14th edition is now published: it […]

Jason Evans-Tovey represents homeowners in Court of Appeal TPO case

Articles | 15th Sep 2017

Jason Evans-Tovey represented insurers of homeowners in the first Court of Appeal case to consider compensation for refusing permission to fell a protected tree which was causing damage and in particular the express defence (akin to contributory negligence and failing to mitigate) available to councils in tree preservation orders and now regulation 24(4)(c) of the […]

Nadia Whittaker helps family to secure a conclusion from Jury

Articles | 7th Aug 2017

Nadia Whittaker helps the family of Francesca Whyatt, a mental health patient detailed under the Mental Health Act for treatment at the Priory Roehampton, to secure a conclusion from the Jury that her death from irreversible cerebral anoxia and upper airway obstruction was contributed to by neglect. Despite her known risk of self-harm using ligatures, […]

Claire Toogood successfully defends rheumatologist in £12m paraplegic case

Articles | 1st Aug 2017

Claire Toogood, who was instructed by Clyde and Co on behalf of the MPS, successfully defended a rheumatologist who had allegedly caused a delay in diagnosis of spinal tuberculosis (Jabang v Wadman & Others [2017] EWHC 1894). Nicol J found that the rheumatologist had acted reasonably in deferring an MRI scan to a follow up appointment, […]

Maurice Holmes led in arbitration determining the lawfulness of Davis Cup eligibility rules under EU and domestic law

Articles | 2nd Mar 2017

(1) Aljaž Bedene and (2) The Lawn Tennis Association v The International Tennis Federation In a notable decision concerning the ‘sporting exception’ under EU law, sole arbitrator Charles Hollander QC has ruled that the ineligibility of professional tennis player, Aljaž Bedene, to represent Great Britain in the Davis Cup is not unlawful. Mr Bedene and the […]

Steven Snowden QC & Adam Taylor discuss government proposals for the future of soft tissue claims and small personal injuries claims

Articles | 24th Feb 2017

Steven Snowden QC and Adam Taylor discuss the government’s proposals for the future of soft tissue claims and small personal injuries claims. Yesterday the government published its proposals for the reform of whiplash claims. The proposals build on earlier governmental reforms aimed at tackling the problem of “minor, exaggerated and fraudulent” RTA whiplash claims, such […]

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