Bradbury & Ors v Paterson & Ors

Application raising novel point about what the Court should do when the Official Solicitor concludes that he can no longer continue to act as litigation friend for a protected party… Read more »


P v Cheshire West and P and Q v Surrey County Council

Wide ranging implications on the meaning of deprivation of liberty under Article 5 ECHR. 

Author Jenni Richards KC, Neil Allen, Peter Mant, Benjamin Tankel Date

Barr v Biffa [2012] EWCA 312 – Stephen Tromans QC & Catherine Dobson

Appearing in the Court of Appeal for the successful appellants in this important case on the relationship of the law of nuisance and statutory pollution control.  The judgment of the… Read more »

Author Catherine Dobson Date

Southern Insulation (Medway) Ltd v How Engineering Services Ltd & How Group Ltd

In two interlocutory appeals by a sub-sub-contractor challenging decisions refusing to grant summary judgment or strike out claims brought against it in two actions concerning allegations of negligence, it was… Read more »


DL-H v Devon Partnership NHS Trust

The Tribunal gave inadequate reasons for its decision not to discharge the patient; this decision was set aside and a re-hearing directed. In principle, and in this case, it would… Read more »

Author Victoria Butler-Cole KC Date

Smout v (1) Welsh Ministers (2) Wrexham County Borough Council (3) Cory Environment (Central) Ltd

Acted for the Claimant as sole counsel at Inquiry and as junior to Richard Harwood in the High Court.  The Court of Appeal has granted leave to appeal against the confirmation of 2 modification orders in respect of planning permission for landfilling waste at Hafod Quarry, Ruabon.  Succeeded in obtaining a declaration in the High Court that Directive 85/337 on the EIA of public and private projects has not properly been transposed into UK law.


Ward v Allies & Morrison Architects

A judge was entitled to find that there were too many imponderables as to the appellant’s likely pattern of future earnings and that in the circumstances a lump sum award for future loss of earnings (on the basis set out in  Blamire v South Cumbria HA [1993] PIQR Q1) was appropriate rather than the conventional multiplier/multiplicand approach. The issue of whether the appellant was to be regarded as disabled was not the determining factor on whether or not the Ogden tables were to be used to calculate loss of future earnings.


Greenwich Millennium Village Ltd v Essex Services Group Plc (2) HS Environmental (3) DG Robson [2014] EWCA Civ 960

A TCC claim arising out a catastrophic flood caused by various construction defects. The first authoritative English law case on the test for causation where there are two independently sufficient causes of the same damage.

Author Karim Ghaly KC Date

R (Shiekh) v General Dental Council (QBD)

The court terminated an interim suspension order made under the Dentists Act 1984 s.32(4) against a dentist convicted of conspiracy to defraud.

Author David Bradly KC Date

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