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Simon Butler succeeds in Civil Trial for Clinical Negligence against a Specsavers Optometrist

In Jonathan Bond v (1)  Specsavers International Healthcare Limited (2) Mr Mahmoud Moustafa [2021] EWHC (QB), Liverpool District Registry, the claimant brought a claim against the defendants alleging that Mr Moustafa, Optometrist, had failed to safely and effectively manage the claimant, in…

Court of Appeal clarify how to set the minimum term for discretionary life sentences for violent and sexual offences

Tom Little QC appeared in the Court of Appeal on behalf of the Attorney General in a Reference on the correct approach to the calculation of the length of the minimum term imposed on an offender who over a period of 4…

Excellent attendance for PI Webinar

Today Max Melsa Amelia Katz and Lucy Lodewyke presented a Personal Injury Webinar on Whiplash Reforms, Causation and Fundamental Dishonesty.  The tightly focussed one hour session introduced and analysed developments in:-

1. Whiplash Reforms; 
2. Causation issues; 

Croydon Tram derailment inquest commences

Andrew Ritchie QC and James Byrne instructed by Osbornes Law, and Giles Mooney QC instructed by Furley Page, between them represent all seven families of those who died in the Croydon Tram derailment in 2016 in a 12 week inquest starting on 17…

O, Re (A Child: The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963) [2021] EWHC 908 (Fam) (14 April 2021)

Edward Lamb appeared on behalf of the local authority and Tara Vindis appeared on behalf of the guardian, in this matter before the High Court which has  published a Judgment that provides important guidance to local authorities on the extent of their…

Giles Mooney QC and Laura Hibberd give online seminar to Irwin Mitchell about Animals Act claims.

Giles Mooney QC and Laura Hibberd provided online training for Irwin Mitchell solicitors regarding Animals Act claims. The presentation includes analysis of the Animals Act 1971, how to risk assess claims and some practical examples.

Court of Appeal makes crystal clear when a guilty plea must be indicated in serious cases to get a full reduction in sentence.

Tom Little QC was instructed to represent the Prosecution and the Attorney General in three unrelated cases that were heard together. Two were appeals against sentence and one was an Attorney General’s Reference. The Court of Appeal has made clear, in accepting…

Court of Appeal accepts Tom Little QC’s submissions on whether a Defendant must be at their s51 sending hearing

The Court of Appeal have finally determined the question of whether a represented Defendant must also be personally present at his section 51 sending to the Crown Court in order for proceedings in the Crown Court to be lawful.

Tom Little QC…

Tom Little QC appointed by the Judicial College as a tutor for Criminal Law Training

Tom Little QC has been appointed for a four year term following an open competition of Circuit Judges and Recorders to train the judiciary as a Tutor for the Criminal Training Team with the Judicial College. Tom will play an active part…

Bruce Silvester represented the Claimant in SM v DHL Supply Chain UK Ltd – successful liability trial – April 2021

SM v DHL Supply Chain UK Ltd – successful liability trial – April 2021

Bruce Silvester represented the Claimant in the liability trial before HHJ Wall in Birmingham, instructed by Irwin Mitchell (Stephen Nye, Partner).  The trial was ‘in person’ not remote. …

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