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Inquest into the death of Imran Douglas

The inquest investigated the self-inflicted death of the first 18 year old to be sent to HMP Belmarsh. He was sent there after being sentenced to a minimum of 18 years’ imprisonment for murder, and was found hanging five days…


R (BK & RH) v Secretary of State for Justice

The appellants challenged, unsuccessfully, the lawfulness of the SSJ’s policy on the strip-searching of women prisoners. Cathryn McGahey represented the SSJ.


NFCI (Multiple Claims)

Paul Kilcoyne has acted in over 30 cases to date for servicemen who have developed Non-Freezing Cold Injuries.  The condition primarily affects soldiers from an Afro-Caribbean background. Cold exposure causes pain and numbness in the hands and feet.  The condition…


Re: Rene Tkacik

Acted pro bono for the parents of Rene Tkacik, who was killed working on the Crossrail project. Jury critical of the working methods.


Inquest into the death of Adrian Plummer

Inquest into the death of a person who accessed railway infrastructure operated by TfL. The issues in the case included consideration of the response of line controllers to the knowledge that a person had accessed the infrastructure.


Cardarello v John Atwell Transport & Others

Dominic Adamson KC acted for the 3 Defendants who faced a claim for £5.7 million following 3 road traffic accidents.  The Claimant alleged that as a result of accident related symptoms he had failed to conclude a contract for the…


R v Tata Steel UK Ltd

Prosecution concerning an explosion at a steel works when water was being used to cool a spillage of molten material.  The case considered the engineering issues which gave rise to the spillage and operational issues which resulted in the explosion. …


JXMX v Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust, PIBA & Press Association intervening

Court of Appeal gave guidance on anonymity at approval hearings in personal injury cases. David Barr KC appeared as a Friend of the Court.


Al Khorafi & Ors V (1) Bank Sarasin-Alpen (ME) Limited (2) Bank Sarasin & Co. Limited

The substantive litigation concerned the mis-selling of financial investment products to the Claimants. The investments concerned a total sum of USD $230M. Judgment has been obtained and quantum assessed at USD $75M. The substantive litigation is the subject of appeal,…


Dursan v J Sainsbury Plc

Representing D in a fatal road traffic accident. The driver of an LGV was in stop-start traffic in a busy area and aware of pedestrians crossing from both sides in between vehicles. The Deceased left the footpath and walked in…





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