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Mr K Maxwell v Commissioner Of Police Of The Metropolis

Giles Powell and Jenifer Danvers successfully act for Kevin Maxwell a former Metropolitan Police, SO15, Ports Officer, in his claim for compensation for race discrimination, sexual orientation discrimination, harassment and... Read More

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Shaw v Merthyr Tydfil County Council [2014]

In the case of Shaw v Merthyr Tydfil County Council [2014] HHJ Seys Llewellyn QC has transferred the Claimant's appeal about the validity of a Claimant's Part 36 offer that... Read More

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The Prison Officers Association v. Mohammed Iqbal

In this case I appeared for the Defendant which successfully appealed against the decision of HHJ Spencer QC that the union was liable for false imprisonment in circumstances where they... Read More

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Molina Ramirez v. EUI Ltd

In assessing the financial value of a claim under CPR r.26.8(2), a court could take into account the value of any sums admitted despite the fact that such sums did... Read More

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Fuk Wan Hau v. Jim

This is the first reported judgment on aggravated damages in assault cases since the Court of Appeal changed the approach to aggravated damages in 2004 and applied that approach to... Read More

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Nemeti & Others v. Sabre Insurance Co Ltd

A new party could not be substituted under the Limitation Act 1980 s.35 in a claim for damages following a road traffic accident where the proposed substitution was not designed... Read More

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Ireland v. David Lloyd Leisure Ltd

The court upheld a finding that a gym owner was liable, subject to a 25 per cent deduction for contributory negligence, for an injury sustained by one of its members.... Read More

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RS v. Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

Limitations on secondary victims and meaning of “immediate aftermath”. The phrase "witnessed and was present on the occasion when the other person sustained the injury" in para.9(b)(ii) of the Criminal... Read More

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Lloyd v. Arriva Southern Counties Ltd

  The claimant obtained judgment on liability for personal injury caused by the employer's breach of its statutory duty to keep the workplace clean under the Workplace (Health, Safety and... Read More

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John Yapp v. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (QB)

The High Court has today handed down judgment in the case of John Yapp v Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Mr Yapp was the UK High Commissioner in Belize who... Read More

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Wilkin-Shaw v. Fuller

The appellant failed to show that the death of her daughter while on a school trip on Dartmoor was the result of the negligence of a teacher who had lost... Read More

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Barbara Hook v. Eatons Solicitors

The firm of solicitors was liable for an injury suffered by one of its employees in a fall down a flight of stairs after losing her footing when stepping backwards... Read More

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Maria Costa v. Imperial London Hotels Ltd

Even though an employer had breached a duty owed to an employee by not providing continuing or refresher training on how best to lift in order to reduce the risk... Read More

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Lumb v. Hampsey

The test to be adopted under CPR r.36.10(5) for exercising discretion to depart from the usual costs consequences where a claimant accepted a defendant's Part 36 offer out of time... Read More

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Broadfield v. Meyrick Estate Management Limited

An employer had been in breach of its obligation to provide a suitable and sufficient handrail in accordance with the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 reg.12(5) in circumstances... Read More

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Maddison Hufton v. Somerset County Council

A school which operated a policy of preventing pupils from entering the premises directly into the school hall on rainy days by erecting wet weather signs as soon as it... Read More

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Asa MacIntyre v. Ministry of Defence

An army officer's claim for damages for personal injuries sustained in a rock fall during an army climbing expedition was dismissed as there had been no breach of duty of... Read More

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Stephen Lightfoot v. Go-Ahead Group Plc

Contributory negligence was assessed at 40 per cent in the case of a claimant who had been hit by a bus when he had walked, very drunk, onto the carriageway... Read More

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Baker v. Quantum Clothing Group Limited & Others

Employers in the knitting industry were not liable at common law or under the Factories Act 1961 s.29 for hearing loss sustained by their employees before the entry into force... Read More

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Higgs v. Pickles

The court determined future loss of earnings in respect of a claim for damages for personal injury arising out of a road traffic accident in the amount of £152,849 having... Read More

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IB v. CB

A child claimant had not waived privilege by sending confidential financial reports to a judge, along with counsel's advice, for the purpose of helping the judge to determine whether to... Read More

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Clinton Jacobs v. Motor Insurers Bureau

The Court of Appeal has today handed down a landmark judgment which provides a high degree of protection for Claimants who have been the victims of a road traffic accident... Read More

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Warren McKinlay v. (1) Richard Lambe (2) AIG UK Ltd

A motorcyclist who had overtaken another motorcyclist shortly before a bend had created an emergency that resulted in his crossing the path that the other motorcyclist would have taken, effectively... Read More

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Baker v. Quantum

John Hendy QC leads a legal team which successfully persuades the Court of Appeal that, under the Factories Acts, an employer’s duty to protect workers against hearing loss caused by... Read More

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Rice & Thompson v. National Dock Labour Board

Former dock workers had proved that they had been exposed to asbestos dust whilst unloading cargoes, and their employer had been in breach of its duty of care to them... Read More

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Jason Bates v. Ashley Malyon

In this case the Claimant was hit from behind by the Defendant in an RTA. At trial the Defendant insisted the accident must have happened when the Claimant drove into... Read More

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Tahira Ashraf v. Devon County Council

A judgment that had been entered in favour of a party was set aside where that party had been approbating on a settlement in respect of liability and reprobating on... Read More

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Tomlinson v. The Ministry of Defence

On 26th April 2007 the Court of Appeal rejected the MOD’s appeal over the level of damages awarded to Mr Tomlinson, a former SAS soldier who was severely injured in... Read More

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Buck & Ors v. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Counsel:  Barry Cotter QC, Jonathan Clarke   Practice areas:  Personal Injury; Health and Safety   Court:  Court of Appeal   Judges:  Waller LJ (Vice President of the Court of Appeal,... Read More

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Kew v. Bettamix & ors

The appellant employers, Bettamix appealed against a decision to disapply the primary limitation period and allow the action pursued by the respondent, Kew, to proceed. Kew had claimed against Bettamix... Read More

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Peter Scott v. Process Mechanical Limited

The operation of moving some heavy benches in a workshop involved breaches by the employer of its duties under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 reg.4 but the employee's accident... Read More

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Louise Ramage v. BHS Limited

A district judge was entitled to order that a claimant in a personal injuries claim had to disclose the first instructed expert's medical report before she could rely on a... Read More

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Alan Collings v. The Home Office

Alan Collings v The Home Office   HHJ Walton, 12 June 2006   Newcastle upon Tyne County Court (4DH01030)   Jonathan Clarke (Old Square Chambers), counsel for C, instructed by... Read More

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H v. Suffolk County Council

The Court of Appeal was bound by the decision of the House of Lords in Stubbings v Webb (1993) AC 498 to hold that although most claims for damages for... Read More

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Forde v. Bentley

Jane McNeill QC obtained an interim payment of £400,000 in the High Court in order to purchase accommodation for a Claimant with paraplegia. HHJ Grenfell rejected the Defendant’s argument that... Read More

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Sowerby v. Charlton

The CPR r.14.1 did not embrace pre-action admissions of liability, and a number of authorities that had supported the pre-CPR regime in terms of pre-action admissions were no longer to... Read More

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Melville v. Home Office

The court gave judgment in six appeal cases involving claims for damages for psychiatric injury arising out of stress at work. (1) Mrs Harman's (H) employment as a nursing auxiliary... Read More

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Pounder v London Underground Ltd

Claim under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 by deceased's girl friend who had had two children by the deceased against deceased's employer where deceased's mother was also a claimant. On... Read More

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Bici v. Ministry of Defence

Soldiers taking part in United Nations peacekeeping operations in Kosovo owed a duty to prevent personal injury to the public and had breached that duty by deliberately firing on a... Read More

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Brown v Corus

The claimants (C) appealed against the dismissal of their personal injury claims. C worked for many years at the steelworks of the defendant (D) using a variety of handheld pneumatic... Read More

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Garratt v. Saxby

Where the existence of a Part 36 offer had been disclosed to a judge of the appeal court, it was for the judge to have determined whether that disclosure made... Read More

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Cumming v Chief Constable of Northumbria Police

The fact that a small number of people could be identified as the only ones capable of having committed the offence could, in principle, afford reasonable grounds for suspecting each... Read More

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Transco Plc v Griggs

Appeal by the defendant Transco plc ('T') against the order of Judge Darroch in the Norwich County Court giving judgement for the claimant ('G') in an action for personal injuries... Read More

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Grattage v. The Home Office

Liverpool County Court (Deputy District Judge O'Neill 30.4.02, 19.12.02, 20.1.03)   Jonathan Clarke, counsel for the Claimant (instructed by Lees Lloyd Whitley)   Timothy Holloway, counsel for the Defendant (instructed... Read More

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Mattis v. Pollock

Appeal by the claimant ('M') from the decision of HH Judge Richard Seymour QC dismissing his claim for damages for personal injury and consequent loss against the defendant ('P'). In... Read More

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Neal v Jones

Appeal of the defendant ('J') from the order of Mr Recorder Tackaberry QC made on 5 December 2000 where judgment was ordered in favour of the claimant ('N') in a... Read More

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Owusu v Jackson

The Court of Appeal referred a dispute about the interpretation of Art.2 Brussels Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments Act 1968 to the European Court of Justice. Appeal... Read More

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Young v The Post Office

Defendant's ('the PO') appeal from the decision of Mr Recorder Jack made on 4 July 2001 by which he ordered that the PO pay the claimant ('M') approximately #94,000 in... Read More

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Anderson v. Newham College

Whether a claim was in negligence or for breach of a statutory duty, there could be no finding of 100 per cent contributory negligence. Either the claimant was wholly to blame... Read More

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Vodden v Gayton

The claimant sustained injuries caused by a fall from her moped on a field track owned by the defendant. The claimant had a private right of way over the track.... Read More

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Toumia v. Evans

Even if a judge was entitled of his own motion to strike an appeal out as an abuse of the court's process, it was his duty to ensure that each... Read More

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Pearson v. British Midland Airways

The plaintiff, a 39 year old male, was awarded £46,223.87 total damages for post-traumatic stress suffered as a result of aiding the immediate casualties of the Kegworth air disaster. Plaintiff:... Read More

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Armstrong & Ors v British Coal Corporation

In an appeal by the British Coal Corporation ('BC') from the decision of Judge Stephenson sitting as a judge of the High Court on 30 September 1997 the finding of... Read More

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Johnson v British Midland Airways

The plaintiff's wife and two of his three sons were killed in an aeroplane crash for which the defendants admitted liability. The plaintiff and his family lived in Northern Ireland,... Read More
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