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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Fiona Canby appeared for the IPCC at two preliminary hearings held by IICSA in relation to allegations of child sexual abuse involving Lord Greville Janner. The hearings took place at the RCJ before Hon Dame Lowell Goddard. March and July 2016.


LOCOG v Sinfield

First High Court decision addressing issues concerning “fundamental dishonesty” within the scope of section 57 Criminal Justice & Courts Act 2015. The Claimant’s dishonesty related to his claim for commercial gardening assistance. He had claimed that he only employed a…


UK Insurance v Gentry

Teare J finds Mr Gentry guilty of deceit and contempt of Court and sentences him to 9 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 2 years Marcus Grant appeared for UK Insurance [“UKI”] in bringing tort of deceit and committal proceedings arising out…


Lawrence v NCL (Bahamas) LTD (‘The Norwegian Jade’)

Claim in the Admiralty Division for an accident aboard a tender vessel. The judgment considers questions of the scope of the Athens Convention along with whether liability was established for an accident aboard a third party’s vessel.


P & Ors v Germanwings Gmbh; and M & Ors v Germanwings Gmbh

Confidential settlements achieved in two separate High Court claims brought on behalf of dependents of two different families arising out of the Germanwings disaster. There were significant disputes as to jurisdiction, applicable law and quantification, all of which had to…


Gaten v Johnson

£470,000 settlement achieved at Joint Settlement Meeting in which the Claimant had suffered permanent, or semi-permanent, cognitive deficit from a head injury and psychological symptoms arising out of a serious road traffic accident. There were multiple experts on both sides…


Kaur v University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Confidential settlement achieved at mediation in a High Court claim on behalf of the dependants of a deceased patient whose Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) had been diagnosed two years late after negligent analysis of a biopsy. He later developed a…


Grecu & Bagarea

Landmark decision on Romanian prison conditions. Benjamin represented the first Appellant, led by Jonathan Hall QC. The Court found that, following the judgment of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Muršić v…


Raimundo Felix v Comarca de Lisboa (Portugal)

In a technical case with an appeal raised under Section 2 of the Extradition Act, as well as under Article 8, Benjamin successfully acted for a Portuguese national whose extradition was sort for offences concerning an allegation of forging identity…


Zagrean, Sunca & Chihaia v Romanian Judicial Authorities

Led by Ben Emmerson QC, Benjamin represented Mr Chihaia. The court considered an acceptance, by the Romanian judicial authorities, that they had not complied with a general assurance issued in February 2015 that there would be a minimum space requirement…





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