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May 2016

Claimant challenges the lawfulness of the Legal Aid Exceptional Case Funding scheme

Cathryn McGahey KC, led by Martin Chamberlain KC and with Malcolm Birdling, both of Brick Court Chambers, appeared for the Lord Chancellor and Director of Legal Aid Casework in this judicial review, in which the Claimant challenged the lawfulness of…

Claimant challenges the lawfulness of the Legal Aid Exceptional Case Funding scheme

High Court grants permission to commence committal proceedings

Marcus Grant appeared for Aviva Insurance in obtaining permission to bring committal proceedings arising out of a car crash. Marcus Grant (instructed by Laura Hardiman of Keoghs LLP) appeared for Aviva Insurance in committal proceedings in the Queen’s Bench Division…


Mark James advises horse trainer Jim Best

Mark James, instructed by Stewart-Moore Solicitors, advised the well-known horse trainer Jim Best on the issue of apparent bias when it emerged that the chairman of the British Horseracing Association Disciplinary Panel that convicted him of misconduct and banned him for…


TGC Defeats Fraudster ‘in business’ of false RTA Claims

Richard Boyle pleaded the defence and Alex Glassbrook appeared at trial, defeating the claims of a man who the judge found to be in the business of inducing accidents. The Defendant’s insurer also succeeded in its counterclaim to recover an…


Peter Freeman Joins Temple Garden Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Peter Freeman has accepted an invitation to join Temple Garden Chambers.  Peter is a talented and high profile senior junior specialising in personal injury litigation. Peter brings a stellar reputation with him to Temple…


Government scheme for Afghan staff not discriminatory

The Court of Appeal today dismissed appeals by two interpreters formerly employed by the British Government in Afghanistan.  Nicholas Moss KC led by Jonathan Swift KC (11KBW) acted for the MOD. The Appellants argued that the Government’s scheme for Afghan staff…


International law workshops held in Mauritius

Rodney Dixon KC has at the invitation of the Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies, conducted workshops on the application of international law in domestic jurisdictions for the Judges of the Supreme Court and practitioners in Mauritius. Recent developments and…


William Irwin appears in death in custody inquest

William Irwin represents the Ministry of Justice in the inquest into the death of Oliver Safioulin. William Irwin represented the Ministry of Justice in the inquest into the death of Oliver Safioulin at the Norwich Coroner’s Court. Mr Safioulin was…





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