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John Cooper QC successfully defends Morrison Utilities Services.

News | 18th Feb 2019

HSE –v- Morrison Utilities Services – After a retrial lasting over 4 weeks, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty in relation to an incident in 2013 at Benwell Reservoir in Newcastle upon Tyne. John Cooper QC successfully represented the defendant company instructed by Danny McShee and Stephanie Power of Kennedys.

Perry v Raleys Solicitors: the Supreme Court reviews Allied Maples

News | 13th Feb 2019

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in Perry v Raleys Solicitors [2019] UKSC 5. The Supreme Court allowed Raleys Solictors’ appeal. In doing so the Supreme Court provided important guidance on how “loss of a chance” cases should be approached. In particular it identified the clear line between what a Claimant in a […]

Periodical Payment Order refused in living mesothelioma case.

News | 6th Feb 2019

In a living mesothelioma case where the Claimant was seeking the costs of future immunotherapy by Periodical Payment Order, Master Thornett refused that claim in favour of adjourning the issue with interim payments as necessary. Case: Geoffrey Howard v The Imperial London Hotels Limited Jeremy Roussak instructed by Irwin Mitchell for the Claimant William Vandyck […]

Adam Taylor acts for Olympic marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong in anti-doping dispute

News | 28th Jan 2019

Adam represented the 2016 Olympic marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong in her defence of an anti-doping rule violation of Tampering, in the anti-doping proceedings of IAAF v Jemimah Sumgong. The case, and the decision of the disciplinary tribunal published on 25 January 2019, raised important arguments concerning the standard of proof and nature of the evidence […]

Crown Office Chambers feature in three of The Lawyers Top 20 cases of 2019

News | 18th Jan 2019

The Lawyer published its Top 20 cases for 2019 on the 14th January. Seven Crown Office Chambers members are mentioned in three of the highlighted cases. The cases involving the members are as follows: Goldscheider V Royal Opera House (Court of Appeal, week commencing 18 March) The Royal Opera House launched an appeal against violist Chris Goldscheider that will […]


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