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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 […]

X Children v Minister for Health & Social Services #2

News | 16th Jul 2018

David Platt QC has been retained as advisory counsel for child abuse victims in Jersey who are suing the Minister for Health & Social Services for £238 million. He is assisting Advocate David Benest of BCR Legal in X Children v the Minister for Health. The trial is scheduled to last some 8 weeks and […]

X Children v Minister for Health & Social Services

News | 14th Jun 2018

David Platt QC commences the largest personal injury claim in British legal history as child abuse victims in Jersey sue the Minister for Health & Social Services for £238 million. He is retained as leading advisory counsel to BCR Law in Jersey to assist Advocate David Benest in X Children v the Minister for Health. […]

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 […]


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