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Finding of fundamental dishonesty in catastrophic PTSD claim

Articles | 9th Jul 2018

Pinkus v Direct Line High Court (QB) Judgment 2.7.18 HHJ Coe QC On 2nd July 2018 HHJ Coe QC dismissed this £850,000 quantum-only personal injury claim, finding that the claimant, a film director, was guilty of fundamental dishonesty, and was caught by s.57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. The claimant argued that […]

Coroner criticises BMW & DVSA

Articles | 11th Jun 2018

The Inquest into the death of Narayan Gurung concluded on 8 June 2018 with a narrative conclusion in which Anna Loxton, the Assistant Coroner for Surrey (“AC”), concluded that the failure by BMW (UK) Limited to initiate a product recall in respect of BMW 3 Series vehicles contributed to Mr Gurung’s death. Having ruled that […]

Costs of future treatment in mesothelioma cases

Articles | 31st May 2018

A review of current practice in resolving claims for future treatment in mesothelioma cases and in particular immunotherapy and associated treatments. By Catherine Foster and William Vandyck. The problem We are here concerned only with the cost of future treatment for mesothelioma sufferers where liability is not in issue and where all other heads of […]

Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal hip group litigation

Articles | 21st May 2018

A landmark decision in field of product liability law and definition of defect. A case summary and analysis by Alexander Antelme QC, David Myhill and Richard Sage. A copy of this article is available to download as a PDF: please click here. On 21 May 2018, Andrews J handed down judgment in the DePuy Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal hip […]

Maurice Holmes acts for PTIOs in tennis anti-corruption hearing

Articles | 4th May 2018

Summary 22-year old Colombian tennis player Barlaham Zuluaga Gaviria (“the Player”) has been suspended for three years and fined $5,000 after being found guilty of failing to co-operate with a Tennis Integrity Unit (“TIU”) investigation. The decision followed a hearing before Anti-Corruption Hearing Officer (“AHO”) Professor Richard McLaren, in which the Professional Tennis Integrity Officers […]


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