Yearly Archives: 2018


James Macdonald secures double murder conviction following road rage incident


Brothers Roman and Sero Hemmings were convicted of murdering Ashley Johnson on 19 December following a trial at Leicester Crown Court. The brothers were driving in Leicester on 24 February… Read more »

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Adam Walker succeeds in clinical negligence claim arising out of surgery for sagittal synostosis


On 19 December 2018, judgment was handed down in this clinical negligence claim arising out of the surgical management of an 8-month old child born with sagittal synostosis. The Claimant… Read more »

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Adam Korn secures six-figure product liability settlement


A family from Derbyshire has been awarded a six-figure settlement following a house fire that left them homeless over Christmas in 2017. Jessica Watts purchased a new Bush washing machine… Read more »

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Court of Appeal takes a restricted view of Litigation Privilege in the context of settlement discussions


Following from its decision in SFO v. Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation [2018] EWCA Civ 2006 that litigation privilege applied to documents concerned with the settlement or avoidance of litigation the… Read more »

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Maryam Syed secures rape conviction at Luton Crown Court


Anderson Cosma, 25, was convicted of rape at Luton Crown Court following a successful prosecution by Maryam Syed. Mr Cosma was also convicted of stalking and sexually assaulting another woman…. Read more »

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Coroner finds neglect contributed to PC Sharon Houfe’s death


A corner has ruled that gross failures amounting to neglect on the part of a mental health nurse working for the Humber Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust contributed PC Sharon Houfe’s… Read more »

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Inquest concludes prison failings contributed to vulnerable man’s death


A jury inquest has concluded that “failure to provide adequate staff” contributed to a prisoner’s suicide in June 2017. Lee Parish, 40, had a history of depression and had been… Read more »

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AC v St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Derek Sweeting QC and Deirdre Goodwin acted on behalf of AC, a 10 year old boy, the second of dichorionic and diamniotic twins. His brother was born without complication and… Read more »

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Chambers’ Christmas opening times


Over the festive period Chambers will be open at the following times: Friday 21 December – Chambers closes at 14:00 Monday 24 – Wednesday 26 December – Chambers is closed… Read more »

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Permission for Judicial review on equalisation of women’s pensions granted by the High Court


The High Court has granted the claimants permission for judicial review in the case of Robinson and others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions CO/3174/2018. The review is… Read more »

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