Monthly Archives: October 2017


Gordon Aspden prosecutes a high profile modern slavery case


On 30th October 2017, at Nottingham Crown Court, Edward Zielinski, a Polish traveller, was sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment for two offences of modern slavery to which… Read more »

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Bitcoin blazes a data trail for the future


Chatting in Chambers with a fellow member (who is generally on the ball), I said: “Can I ask you about an aspect of Bitcoin?” I got the reply: “Oh, I don’t… Read more »

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Richard Clayton Speaks in Hong Kong


Hong Kong University’s Centre for Public and Comparative Law invited Richard Clayton QC to come to Hong Kong and give three lectures on Contemporary Issues in Public Law last week…. Read more »

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Taking Responsibility: Foster care, child abuse and vicarious liability


When dealing with cases of child abuse, strong emotions are stirred in almost all people with clear feelings of right and wrong being arrived at. However, when seeking to compensate… Read more »

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Derek Sweeting QC and Richard Baker secure £800,000 settlement for accommodation


Derek Sweeting QC and Richard Baker of 7BR obtained a settlement of £800,000 for accommodation in the appeal in JR v Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. The appeal followed the decision of… Read more »

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James Weston secures finding of neglect against hospital in Leo Silvester Inquest


James Weston represented the family of Leo Silvester, who died at the age of four days as a result of severe brain damage following medical complications at two hospitals. The… Read more »

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Falling between the cracks: Injury on Domestic Premises


Dealing with Employees who are injured on domestic premises (Johnson v University of Bristol Court of Appeal (Civil Division) 17th October 2017, unreported). Whilst an unreported case, the claim of… Read more »

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Truth, lies, exaggeration and the Judicial crucible


Liam Ryan considers the recent decision of Fletcher v Keatley [2017] EWCA Civ 1540 and how a Court should, and can approach a claim for psychiatric injury where a Claimant… Read more »

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Adam Walker represents family of deceased Gurkha at Inquest


Adam Walker represented the family of Prep Prakash Rai, a former Gurkha, who died while on enhanced observations on a psychiatric unit at the Cavell Centre, Peterborough. An Article 2 inquest took place before… Read more »

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Court of Protection seminar materials


Following a successful event last week, the hand out materials are now available for the seminar: Human Rights and Damages for Unlawful Deprivation of Liberty. To access the documents, please follow the… Read more »

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