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Application for Relief from Sanction refused by the High Court

The claimant in Buswell v Symes & Moter Insurance Bureau (2015) had sought damages for personal injury and other losses following a road traffic accident in July 2011 when his motorcycle had collided with a tractor emerging from a field. The first…

Fundamental Dishonesty Seminar Programme released

The full programme for our seminar on Thursday 30 April is now available.  The seminar is taking place at The Lincoln Centre, 18 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3ED.  Full transport details can be found here.



An amnesiac jockey, CCTV and the CICA

On 21 April 2015 Robert McAllister represented an ex jockey “C” in his successful appeal against the CICA’s refusal to make an award under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2008. This is a likely high value case, with quantum yet to be…

Sarah Hunwick represents family of Richard Muzira at the inquest into his death

Sarah Hunwick represented the family of Richard Muzira at the inquest into his death which found that his death was the result of a road traffic collision.  

Richard Muzira was killed on 18 November 2013 after being dragged under the wheels…

High Court makes key ruling in relation to CICA awards under the 1990 Scheme

The High Court today refused to overturn the way that the CICA assesses awards for the victims of crime under its 1990 Scheme in the case of LSX v Criminal Injury Compensation Authority. The effect…

Tom Little appeared for Prosecution in important Court of Appeal ruling on good character directions to be given to the jury

Last week a five judge constitution of the Court of Appeal including the Lord Chief Justice, the President of the Queen’s Bench Division and the Vice President of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division handed down judgment in R. v. Hunter &…

9 Gough Chambers Barristers giving LBLA training on 23 April

Four members of the 9 Gough Chambers Family team are speaking at the next LBLA training session on “Wardship and Inherent Jurisdiction: A Practical Approach”.

Tim Parker, Tara Vindis, Esther Maclachlan and

Supreme Court move towards merger of judicial review and contractual tests

In Braganza v BP Shipping the Supreme Court, by a majority of 3 to 2 led by Lady Hale, have taken a small step towards incorporating the public law approach in judicial review of the exercise of a discretion into the private…

When is a final order ‘final’ in the Family Court?

Judgment was handed down by the Court of Appeal this week in Re U (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 334, a long-running care case in which Oliver Millington has been representing the local authority. The case concerned allegations (amongst others) that the father…

Settlement for victim of Asbestos poisoning which caused mesothelioma

Stephen Glynn has secured a settlement for a lady suffering from mesothelioma in the case of Anita Webber v. Department of Health QB March 2015. 

Anita Webber was 56 when she was diagnosed with terminal mesothelioma.  She was exposed to asbestos when…

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