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Edward Bishop QC Case List




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Daniel v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service [2016] EWHC 23 (QB)


Summary:

Successful defence of clinical treatment of prisoner by nursing staff and ambulance service.


Griffiths v Sec of State for Health [2015] EWHC 1264 (QB)


Summary:

Successfully acted for claimant making allegations of failures by paramedics treating spinal injury.  Liability and causation.


Barnett v Medway NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 440 (QB)


Summary:

Successfully defended NHS trust against alleged failures to identify and treat spinal absecess.  Case going to Court of Appeal


Tait v Gloucester Hospital NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 848


Summary:

Successfully acted for a claimant who recovered £2.4 million in quantum trial for delayed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome


Spiers v St George's Healthcare NHS Trust (10.12.14) High Court


Summary:

Successfully defended secondary victim claim for psychiatric damage by mother and a child injured at birth.


Boyle -v- Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2013] EWCA Civ 1477


Summary:

Successfully defended police driver at trial and in CA.


Silverstone v Mortensen [2012] EWHC 2706 (QB)


Summary:

Complex and sensitive clinical negligence case.  Successfully defended MDU member, professor and surgical director at John Ratcliffe hospital Oxford


Bedford v Bedfordshire CC [2013] EWHC 1717 (QB)


Summary:

Successful defence of local authority, accused of failing to protect the life of a member of the public from assault by a child in care 


Saunders v Chief Constable of Sussex [2012] EWCA Civ 1197


Summary:

Successfully defended poice against allegations of negligently inflicting psychiatric injury at trial and in CA


Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Summary:

An NHS foundation trust had breached its positive obligation under the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.2 to protect the life of a mentally ill woman who had committed suicide after absconding from one of its hospitals.


Chief Constable of Hertfordshire v Van Colle; Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex

[2008] UKHL 50


Summary:

Conjoined appeals.  In the absence of special circumstances, the police owed no common law duty of care to protect individuals against harm caused by criminals.


Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex

[2008] EWCA Civ 39

Summary:

Claim by a victim of an assault who alleged that the police negligently failed to protect him. 


Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire

[2007] EWCA Civ 325; LTL 24/4/2007


Summary:

The Court of Appeal held that the police had been under a duty to take preventative measures to protect Giles Van Colle and had breached that duty.  They had therefore acted incompatibly with the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 Art 2.  The judge's damages award at first instance under the Human Rights Act 1998 s8 had been too high and should be reduced.


Burden v Harrods

[2005] EWHC 410 (QB); LTL 25/4/2005; [2005] PIQR P17

Summary:

The interaction between contractual agreements on apportionment of liability and admissions under the Civil Procedure Rules.


Anderton v Clwyd County Council; and associated cases

LTL 3/7/2002; [2002] 1 WLR 3174 [CA]; [2002] 3 All ER 813; Times, July 16, 2002; Independent, July 11, 2002

Summary:

Construction and application of provisions in CPR Part 6 and CPR Part 7 in the light of Godwin v Swindon Borough Council and the Human Rights Act 1998.


Chittock v Woodbridge School

[2002] EWCA Civ. 915 [2002] ELR 735; LTL 26/6/2002; [2002] ELR 735; Times, July 15, 2002

Summary:

A successful appeal of a judge’s decision to award damages to a pupil injured on a school skiing trip.


Lloyd v John Lewis

[2001] EWCA Civ 1529; LTL 9/10/2001

Summary:

Submissions of 'no case to answer' under the Civil Procedure Rules


Zucchi v Waitrose

LTL 30/3/2000 (CA) 

Summary:

Supermarket's duty to its customers under the Occupier's Lability Act 1957


Wadey v Surrey County Council

[2000] 1 WLR 820

Summary:

A House of Lords decision on the effect of receipt of state benefits on interest calculations in personal injuries claims.


DPP v Hawkins

[1988] 1 WLR 1166

Summary:

A case on s28 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 the need to give valid reasons for an arrest.


Limb v Union Jack Removals

[1998] 1 WLR 1354

Summary:

A Court of Appeal ruling on the effect of Order 9 rule 10 of the County Court Rules.