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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 […]

Court of Appeal reconsiders the rules for Appeals from the TCC

News | 2nd Nov 2018

Ben Quiney QC appeared for the successful Respondent in a failed application for permission to appeal a decision of the TCC. Coulson LJ took the opportunity to reconsider and restate the principles governing appeals from the TCC. In his Judgment he reviewed the existing authorities and was invited by the Applicant to reverse them. He […]

Wheeldon Brothers v Millennium Insurance – condition precedents and waste recycling

News | 21st Jun 2018

Ben Quiney QC recently successfully represented a recycling company in its claim for an indemnity from its property insurer. The case revolved around a number of alleged breaches under the policy relating to the condition of the factory and plant. The Judge accepted: first, the Claimant’s theory of the fire; and second, the Claimant’s case […]

Success in the Commercial Court: Reflective Loss and Joinder

News | 29th May 2018

Ben Quiney QC leading Carlo Taczalski and Jason Evans-Tovey successfully resist the joinder of their respective clients to Commercial Court proceedings for an alleged multi-million pound civil fraud and conspiracy to cause loss by unlawful means. In his judgment, Males J dealt with the following matters, in that he: 1) confirms the narrow scope of […]

Ben Quiney QC and Carlo Taczalski instructed in one of The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of 2018

News | 26th Feb 2018

Ben Quiney QC and Carlo Taczalski act for one of the Defendants in Rowe & Ors v Ingenious Media Holdings Plc & Ors, instructed by Kennedys LLP. The Ingenious group of companies, which has helped finance blockbusters such as Avatar, is facing claims of fraudulent misrepresentation and mis-selling investments in a range of films and other […]

Very late amendments refused by the Commercial Court: BAGA v PSL & Ors

News | 27th Nov 2017

On 21 August 2017, Mr Justice Knowles heard and dismissed the Claimants’ application to amend their claim, which would have extended the allegations against the Third Defendant, Perkins Slade Limited (“PSL”), to include acts or omissions as regards excess layer insurers in addition to the allegations already made as against the primary layer insurers. From […]

The Court of Appeal reviews Fire Claims & Claimants’ knowledge

News | 1st Sep 2016

Howmet v EDL, Court of Appeal, [2016] EWCA Civ 847 On 31 August 2016, the Court of Appeal (Jackson LJ, Arden LJ and Sir Robert Akenhead) dismissed an appeal brought by Howmet Limited against the decision of Edwards-Stuart J ([2014] EWHC 3933 (TCC)) dismissing a claim against EDL Limited, the manufacturer of a thermolevel safety […]


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