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Roberts v Johnstone in negative discount rates: JR v Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

News | 25th May 2017

What is believed to be the first decision on the approach to Roberts v Johnstone in the era of negative discount rates was handed down this morning. The Claimant in JR v Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust had significant accommodation needs arising from severe spastic cerebral palsy. JR had been cared for by his parents in inadequate accommodation for […]

Use of surveillance evidence in personal injury claims

News | 19th May 2017

Use of surveillance evidence in personal injury claims (Karapetianas v Kent and Sussex Loft Conversions) The High Court has found a significant discrepancy between a claimant’s presentation in covert surveillance evidence with that of the the medico-legal evidence in a personal injury claim. However the High Court declined to strike out the claim for abuse […]

Crown Office Chambers Bristol Party 2017

News | 12th May 2017

The Commercial, Construction, Insurance and Professional Liability Teams are hosting a party, at The Riverstation in Bristol, on the 15th June 2017. If you would like to attend or would like further details please click here.

Simon Antrobus speaking at the HSLA event on 17th May 2017

News | 11th May 2017

Simon Antrobus acted for Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd the operators of Alton Towers theme park in relation to the HSE prosecution, concerning the accident on its “Smiler” rollercoaster ride which left two young girls with permanent disfigurement. Simon will talk about the difficulties (both legal and tactical) imposed upon those mitigating in the light of […]

Dawnus Construction Holdings v Marsh Life [2017] EWHC 1066 (TCC)

News | 11th May 2017

In a judgment handed down today, 11 May 2017, HHJ McKenna (sitting as a High Court Judge in the TCC in London) enforced a £1.25m adjudication award in favour of the contractor, Dawnus. Background Marsh Life had engaged Dawnus under a JCT 2011 Design & Build Contract to design and build a hotel together with […]


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