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2018

A kidnap, a cannabis factory and £1.25million in cryptocurrency

In April 2017 Sergejs Teresko was kidnapped from outside an address in Virginia Water. Police attended the premises and found that the rented property in a quiet suburban area had been used as a cannabis factory. CCTV from the premises showed the…

Holly Tibbitts considers the important Court of Appeal decision in Cartwright v Venduct Engineering

How does the QOCS regime operate in a case where there are multiple defendants and the claimant succeeds against some but not others? Does the Claimant still have QOCS protection against the defendants against whom she has lost? Or are those defendants…

Supreme Court: CN & GN v Poole Borough Council

On 16th July 2018 The Supreme Court began hearing the appeal in CN & GN v Poole Borough Council. This was scheduled for one and a half days.

The defendant was represented by Edward Faulks QC, Paul Stagg and Katie Ayres, instructed by Rob Hams of…

Jamie McCracken succeeds in establishing subconscious racial bias in recruitment process

The Employment Tribunal has today published its decision in the matter of Miss S Cole v Derbyshire County Council.
Jamie McCracken represented Miss Cole, who describes herself as ‘Black British’, at the final hearing of this case over several days having…

Edward Lamb instructed as joint Counsel in the Occulentis Product Liability multi-party action

Edward Lamb has been instructed as joint Counsel in the on-going Occulentis Product Liability multi-party action and he is happy to receive any enquiries in relation to this on-going litigation through his clerks.

Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v S Williams & R Waistell

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that damages are recoverable in nuisance for the encroachment of Japanese Knotweed on the neighbouring land.  Nicola Atkins acted as a junior counsel (led by Stephen Tromans QC) for the Second Respondent homeowner in an appeal…

Supreme Court hands down judgments on Closed Material Proceedings in judicial review proceedings

Tom Little QC appeared in Belhaj and Boudchar v DPP and FCO in the Supreme Court which considered whether a decision not to prosecute is “in a criminal cause or matter” for the purposes of the Justice and Security Act 2013. The…

Edward Lamb has been invited to speak at the British Psychological Society’s Conference

Edward Lamb has been invited to speak at the British Psychological Society’s Conference for the Psychology of Older People at the University of Cambridge. He has specifically been asked to speak on causation in the Court of Protection with a focus on…

Tom Little QC successfully prosecutes black cab driver for an historic rape offence

Irvine Watt, a black cab driver, was convicted on Thursday by a jury at the Stafford Crown Court of raping a 17 year old woman that he offered a free lift to at Telford Central Station in 1989. When the case was…

£multi-million personal injury claim dismissed by Foskett J

Pauline Carter v Kingswood Learning and Leisure Group Limited [2018] EWHC 1616 (QB)

Angus Piper of 1 Chancery Lane represented the successful Defendant (Kingswood), whilst the Claimant (Mrs Carter) was represented by Simeon Maskrey QC and Richard Baker.

After a liability-only trial…

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