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Nokes v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

A claimant in clinical negligence proceedings was able to recover in full by way of costs the premium she paid for an after-the-event insurance policy. This was the first SCCO case to consider the reasonableness of a post-LASPO clinical negligence…


R (The Law Society & Others) v The Lord Chancellor

Nicholas Moss KC represented the Lord Chancellor in the challenge to the legality of his decision on the number of contracts for criminal legal aid duty provider work.


Alizada v Khan & Ageas Insurance Ltd

For D2 insurer. Dismissal of a contrived road accident claim with a £50,000 costs order against the Claimant. A 3 year investigation had uncovered no direct connection between the Claimant and fraudulent behaviour but a great deal of other, circumstantial…


Caron Jackson v Ministry of Justice

Instructed on behalf of the Ministry of Justice in respect of a claim brought pursuant to the Human Rights Act 1998 in the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division. The Claimant alleged that the Defendant, through the actions of the Sheffield…


Mark Scragg v Barratt Developments Plc

Michael acted for the defendant in a Multi Track personal injury claim where as a result of investigations into medical and DWP records the claimant’s significant history of street and prescribed drug addiction was discovered. The trial was adjourned to…


W, F & O v E

Two day trial where genuine road traffic accident took place but circumstances, causation, injuries and consequential losses disputed, claims of all three Claimants dismissed.


Rutter v Nichols

£800,000 settlement for a claimant who sustained multiple injuries when she, her friend and her sister were run down by a motorist.


Shannon v Global Tunnelling Experts

Decision of Mr Justice Jay in relation to the liability for costs following discontinuance by Claimant of claim against Belgian Joint Venture joined erroneously to proceedings. Defendant ordered to pay Claimant’s costs up until after proceedings were served due to…


Shannon v Global Tunnelling Experts

Conflict of laws case under Regulation 44/2001. Successfully represented Claimant in defeating challenge to jurisdiction by Belgian Defendants to PI claim arising from accident at work on construction site in Belgian involving multiple Defendants. D unsuccessfully contended there was no…


James v Ireland

Successful costs appeal, establishing that a trial had not “commenced” for the purpose of triggering a 100% fixed uplift, despite the parties, their witnesses and advocates attending for 1.5 days on the date fixed for trial. Successive adjournment applications were…





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