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Coroner criticises BMW & DVSA

Articles | 11th Jun 2018

The Inquest into the death of Narayan Gurung concluded on 8 June 2018 with a narrative conclusion in which Anna Loxton, the Assistant Coroner for Surrey (“AC”), concluded that the failure by BMW (UK) Limited to initiate a product recall in respect of BMW 3 Series vehicles contributed to Mr Gurung’s death. Having ruled that […]

A John Williams successfully defends £7m air crash claim

News | 31st Mar 2015

A John Williams successfully defends £7m air crash claim. Mr Justice Coulson has handed down judgment in the case of Cassley v (1) GMP Securities Europe LLP & (2) Sundance Resources Limited [2015] EWHC 722 (QB), dismissing a claim under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 arising out of a plane crash in the People’s Republic […]

Asbestos: success for John Williams in Heward v M&S Plc

News | 8th Oct 2014

Asbestos: Heward v Marks & Spencer Plc (D H Allan Limited, Third Party) [2014] EWHC 3183 (QB) The High Court today (08/10/14) handed down judgment in the case of Heward v Marks & Spencer Plc. This judgment provides welcome guidance on the common law liability of occupiers for asbestos exposure that occurred after the publication […]

Continued success for Crown Office Chambers in Chambers UK 2015 Directory

News | 24th Jul 2014

The following members, which includes several new additions, are listed in the 2015 edition of Chambers UK. Silks Richard Lynagh QC – Personal Injury Michael Harvey QC – Insurance and Professional Negligence Michael Spencer QC – Product Liability Christopher Purchas QC – Personal Injury Roger ter Haar QC – Commercial Dispute Resolution; Construction; Energy & Natural Resources; Insurance; International Arbitration […]

Asbestos: Supreme Court Rejects Insurers’ Arguments in the EL Trigger Litigation

News | 28th Mar 2012

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the EL Trigger Litigation (28 March 2012). David Platt QC and Peter Houghton (for Excess Insurance) and John Williams (for 10 local authorities) appeared in the Supreme Court appeal which was heard over 8 days in December. In its judgment, the Supreme Court unanimously rejects the arguments […]

Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Limited [2011] UKSC 17

News | 13th Apr 2011

The Supreme Court has today (13th April 2011) handed down judgment in the case of Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Limited. By a majority of 3-2, the Supreme Court allowed the appeals of employers against the ruling of the Court of Appeal that employers were liable for noise induced hearing loss caused by exposure to […]


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