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Crown Office Chambers feature in three of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases of 2019

News | 18th Jan 2019

The Lawyer published its Top 20 cases for 2019 on the 14th January. 7 Crown Office Chambers members are mentioned in 3 of the highlighted cases: 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 reach court in March […]

Goldscheider v Royal Opera House: Defendant granted permission to appeal on all issues

News | 24th Oct 2018

The Defendant has been given permission to appeal by Hamblen LJ on all issues of breach of duty and medical causation in this seminal noise exposure case, in which it is alleged that a viola player sustained catastrophic acoustic injury during a rehearsal of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. The case raises important issues as to the […]

Judgment handed down in landmark noise exposure case

News | 28th Mar 2018

Judgment was handed down today by Nicola Davies J in the case of Goldscheider v Royal Opera House [2018] EWHC 687 (QB), in which David Platt QC and Alexander Macpherson represented the Defendant at the two-week High Court trial in February. The judge found that Mr Goldscheider had suffered from the condition of ‘acoustic shock’ after […]

Success for Alexander Macpherson in High Court mesothelioma case

News | 9th Feb 2018

Judgment has been handed down in Hawkes v Warmex Ltd in which Deputy High Court Judge Peter Marquand held that on the available evidence the deceased had not been exposed to asbestos while making electric blankets at a factory in the late 1940s. The decision is interesting because of its consideration of duties under the Asbestos […]


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