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Richard Lynagh QC & James Medd successfully defend a claim under the Consumer Protection Act

News | 8th Apr 2014

Richard Lynagh QC and James Medd, instructed by Kennedys, successfully defended a claim brought against Halfords Limited under the Consumer Protection Act 1987. The Claimant had alleged that the steerer tube of a bicycle sold to him by Halfords had failed after only 9 months of normal use, causing him very serious injuries. The Claimant’s […]

Joyce v O’Brien & Tradex Insurance Co Ltd: Richard Lynagh QC & Suzanne Chalmers successfully defend the claim in the Court of Appeal

News | 20th May 2013

Summary This case involved consideration of the scope and application of the maxim ex turpi causa non oritur actio in the context of a road traffic accident. Richard Lynagh QC and Suzanne Chalmers successfully represented the Second Defendant insurance company at the trial of this matter before Mr. Justice Cooke. On appeal by the Claimant, […]

Cleightonhills v Bembridge Marine [2012] EWHC 3449 (TCC)

News | 5th Dec 2012

Richard Lynagh QC and James Medd successfully defended a claim for £3.5m by an employer against a steel erector who erected a platform from which a man later fell and suffered very serious injuries. The judgment of Akenhead J in Cleightonhills v Bembridge Marine [2012] EWHC 3449 (TCC) considers the circumstances in which a contractor is […]

New Head of Chambers – Richard Lynagh QC

News | 18th Jul 2012

We congratulate Richard Lynagh QC on his election as Head of Chambers and thank Andrew Bartlett QC for his leadership over the past three years.

Ted Baker v AXA Insurance [2012] EWHC 1406 (Comm)

News | 29th May 2012

Eder J handed down judgment on 25 May 2012 in this £4m insurance claim arising out of the theft of stock by an employee. The main issue was whether employee theft was covered by the AXA policy, which had been intended to replicate the cover provided by a previous insurer (which AXA contended did not […]


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