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Judgment in case concerning no duty of care owed in relation to housing allocation: Rabbetts v London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames

On April 1st 2015, HHJ McKenna, sitting as a deputy High Court Judge, struck out a claim brought by the mother of a deceased man on behalf of his estate.  The deceased had undergone treatment for leukaemia in 2010 which left him with a compromised immune system and vulnerable to contracting infections.  He was discharged from hospital to his...

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Judgment in case concerning the negligent delay in treating a prolapsed disc

In this case Edward Bishop QC acted for the Claimant, a former photographer and business event organiser, who has been awarded damages in the region of £2.4 million as the result of negligent delay in treating a prolapsed disc, causing cauda equina syndrome, double incontinence, neuropathic pain, leg weakness, loss of sexual function and psychiatric damage.


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Tenancy Announcement: Francesca O'Neill joins Chambers

We are delighted to welcome Francesca O’Neill (called in 2012) to Chambers. Francesca joined us on 7 April and will practise in all main areas of Chambers expertise including Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Professional Negligence and General Commercial and Contract. Francesca also has particular experience in Employment Law.

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Employer Not Liable for Death of Employee Killed in Air Crash Whilst in Course of Employment

Today, Mr Justice Coulson delivered an extensive judgment in the case of Cassley and Others v GMP Securities Europe LLP & Sundance Resources Limited [2015] EWHC 722 (QB), in which he dismissed the claim for damages brought by the estate of the Deceased (James Cassley) against his employer (GMP) and its client (Sundance), an Australian mining company, who...

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The Purr-fect Local Standards Defence

Jack Harding has reviewed the recent Kerr v Thomas Cook case heard in the High Court of Northern Ireland.  His review is below.

In Lougheed v On the Beach (2014) EWCA Civ 1538 the Court of Appeal re-affirmed the importance of the Claimant adducing evidence of local safety standards in the context of package holiday claims. The recent decision of the High Court...

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Judgment in case concerning the standard of care owed by Emergency Department Staff

Mr Justice Green gave judgment today in the case of Mulholland v Medway NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 268 (QB).  Laura Johnson, instructed by Bevan Brittan LLP, London, successfully defended the Trust in a case which was concerned with the standard of care owed by Emergency Department staff.  The full judgment text is attached. 

Green J...

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Travel Law - Practice Note and Litigation Precedents

Sarah Prager, Chair of TATLA (Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association), has authored a number of Travel law practice notes and litigation precedents.  These can be found on the LexisNexis website - please click here to access these. 

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Court of Appeal Judgment - Lougheed v On the Beach Limited

Court of Appeal re-emphasises the need for evidence of local standards in cases brought under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 - Sarah Prager summarises the judgment below.

On 27 November 2014 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Lougheed v On the Beach Limited [2014] EWCA Civ. The claim arose out...

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