Neil Block QC and Camilla Church successfully defend claim against The Cumberland Hotel in the Court of Appeal

Personal Injury

Neil Block QC and Camilla Church successfully defend claim against The Cumberland Hotel in the Court of Appeal


Al Najar and others v The Cumberland Hotel (London) Limited [2020] EWCA Civ 1716 In a judgment handed down on 18th December 2020, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Neil Block QC, Camilla Church Date

Cross border personal injury claims: recent developments


In this webinar, Bernard Doherty and Vaughan Jacob will be discussing what we know about rules governing jurisdiction and applicable law after the end of the Brexit transition period and… Read more »

CategoryWebinars Archive Author Bernard Doherty, Vaughan Jacob Date

Accommodation Claims, the New Approach, How We Got Here and Where Do We Go From Here


In this webinar, a panel consisting of Charlie Cory Wright QC, Neil Block QC, Susan Rodway QC, Emily Formby and Ashley Pratt examine the procedural and evidential issues in Swift… Read more »

CategoryWebinars Archive Author Charlie Cory-Wright QC, Neil Block QC, Susan Rodway QC, Emily Formby, Ashley Pratt Date

Daniel Laking Joins Chambers


We are delighted to announce that Daniel Laking has joined Chambers, having moved from Temple Garden Chambers. Daniel has a broad civil practice, and specialises principally in the fields of… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Daniel Laking Date

Clipping the Wings of an Intermediary


With there being signs of a trend towards appointment of intermediaries to assist claimants in personal injury litigation, and with intermediaries appearing intent on exercising control over counsels’ questioning of… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Geoffrey Brown Date

Intermediary served no useful role in personal injury case involving a vulnerable claimant (Morrow v Shrewsbury Rugby Union Football Club)


Emily Formby has contributed an article about the use of intermediaries during personal injury matters for the support of vulnerable witnesses. She reports on the conclusion that was drawn by… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Emily Formby Date

QB Masters allow parties to increase normal 28-day extension to 56-days


In two CCMC hearings at the High Court yesterday before Master Davison and now today before Master Cook, the parties in two high value PI actions by their respective Counsel… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Christian Du Cann Date

Beware an early compromise in Fatal Accident Act claims (Emily Formby for FOIL’s Newsletter)


Members might have missed this short but important Judgment, from 19 December 2019. It raises an interesting point in relation to Fatal Accident Act Claims 1976 and chimes a strong… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Emily Formby Date

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