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Andrew Ritchie QC and Simon Brindle secure substantial settlement for tetrapelgic victim


(A Protected Party, by his Litigation Friend, KARYN MARIE LINKSON)


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Appeal involving Denton guidelines resisted by William Dean

William Dean successfully resisted an appeal against a refusal to grant relief from sanctions in a case involving the guidance in Denton v. TH White Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 906.

The matter arose out of the Appellant’s failure to file an appeal…

Mother and lover found guilty of killing Ayesha Ali

Kiki Muddar, 43, and Polly Chowdhury, 35, have been found guilty of the manslaughter of 8 year old Ayesha Ali at the Old Bailey today.  The jury returned the majority verdict after deliberating for over 31 hours.

Ayesha was found with over…

Coroner returns narrative verdict at inquest into the death of Amy Bottomley

John Schmitt was appointed pro bono by the charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) to represent the family of Amy Bottomley at her inquest on 25th-26th February. Her family had serious concerns about the quality of care she had received at Scarborough…

Deaf conman jailed for 9 years for his part in a £900,000 benefit fraud

Shahab Reza, 52, has been sentenced to 9 years imprisonment following his part as the mastermind of a £900,000 fraud. 

The case involved a large, complex and sophisticated fraud upon the Department of Work and Pension’s Access to Work (AtW) Scheme.  This…

High Court rejects application for Foreign Travel Order to be quashed on judicial review

In R (on the application of Grant) v Kingston Crown Court (2015) the Claimant applied for judicial review of the respondent Crown Court’s decision to dismiss his appeal against a foreign travel order (FTO).

The Claimant, a UK national, was convicted in…

Fundamental Dishonesty – The Future Landscape

As many readers will know, the government has now introduced a further way for a claim to be struck out in the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.  In essence, section 57 of the Act provides that if, on an application by…

Edwin Buckett wins permission from the Court of Appeal to challenge a judgment where deceit is admitted in earlier proceedings

On the 30th January 2015, a reserved judgment of a three Judge Court of Appeal granted the Appellant, in Bishop-v-Chhokar, the right to appeal an order where the Respondent subsequently admitted lying when giving evidence in earlier civil proceedings. The lies came…

Giles Mooney secures settlement from Barclays Bank in diamond sale case

Giles Mooney successfully represented the Claimant, a Hatton Garden jeweller, in a claim for damages against Barclays Bank.

The claim arose from a transaction between the Claimant and a customer who approached the Claimant wishing to buy over £250,000 worth of diamonds….

Vince Williams reviews the Supreme Court decision in claim for negligence against South Wales Police by Joanna Michael’s family

Michael & Other v Chief Constable for South Wales & Ano. [2015] SC2 represents the most recent attempt to overcome the not inconsiderable hurdles facing any claimant seeking to bring a claim founded in negligence against the police.


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