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Matthew Boyle appointed as a Recorder

News | 6th Sep 2019

Chambers is pleased to announce that Matthew Boyle has been appointed as a Recorder (part time Circuit Judge). The Lord Chancellor has deployed Matthew to hear Civil cases on the Midlands Circuit. His appointment will take effect from 16 September 2019.

Discount rate to change from -0.75% to -0.25%, effective from 5th August 2019

News | 15th Jul 2019

The Lord Chancellor has this morning announced that the Discount Rate will be changed to minus 0.25% with effect from 5 August 2019. The announcement marks the conclusion of the review instigated following the 2017 decision to set the rate at minus 0.75%. The new -0.25% rate comes as something of a surprise and will […]

Mesothelioma claims: Williams v University of Birmingham under fire

Articles | 31st Oct 2017

Matthew Boyle looks ahead to the case of Bussey v Anglia Heating in the Court of Appeal. It is understood that the Claimant’s appeal in this fatal mesothelioma claim will be heard by the Court of Appeal on 23 January 2018. The appeal may shed new light on the status of the earlier decision of […]

Matthew Boyle secures High Court clarification on heads of loss in fatal mesothelioma cases

News | 2nd Feb 2016

Matthew Boyle appeared as Counsel for the Defendant employers in Mosson v Spousal (London) Ltd in which Garnham J handed down judgment on 25 January 2016. The case provides useful authority for Defendants and their insurers in such cases in that the Court: Found that awards for loss of a spouse’s special services/intangible benefits have […]

Standard of care expected of rugby clubs

News | 20th Oct 2011

Sutton v Syston RFC [2011] EWCA Civ 1182 The Court of Appeal today handed down judgment in this personal injury case where Matthew Boyle appeared for the successful appellant. The 16 year old respondent was injured during a pre-season game of touch rugby when his knee came into contact with an item concealed within the […]

Huscroft v P & O Ferries Limited [2010] EWCA Civ 1483

News | 14th Jan 2011

Matthew Boyle appeared for the Respondents in the Court of Appeal in this case relating to the ambit of CPR 3.1(3) – the rule entitling a Court to make an order subject to conditions, including payment of a sum of money into Court. The Court held that the power to attach conditions was intended to […]

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