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Attila Imre v the District Court in Szolnok (Hungary)

Appearing as sole counsel against Mark Summers QC, Benjamin acted on behalf of the judicial authority in Hungary, successfully resisting an appeal against the order of extradition of a Hungarian national, Attila Imre. Mr Imre’s extradition had been ordered on…


Stimpson v AXA – Colchester CC

Finding of fundamental dishonesty in a call recording case, despite C and his expert both endorsing onset of injury after the call (+2 days).  (Instructed by Tim Ibbotson of Keoghs.)


Robinson v EMW Law LLP

A hotly contested detailed assessment requiring Shaman’s input on the preliminary points of the enforceability and scope of the retainer, and the recoverability of consultancy fees for a solicitor who was a party in the substantive litigation. Shaman’s client won…


Coventry & Ors v Lawrence & Ors – Supreme Court

Instructed to deal with the detailed assessment of the costs in the Supreme Court proceedings where, amongst other issues, the recoverability of additional liabilities was asserted by the opposing party as being incompatible with the ECHR.


Young (1) Bradley (2) v Cooper – Hull CC

Finding of fundamental dishonesty and dismissal of the entire claims in an LSI case where the court found that the claimants had sustained injury.  LOCOG v Sinfield considered.


Carpenter v EUI – Basildon CC

An application of Howlett v Davies leading to the dismissal of a claim and an award of indemnity costs in a late intimation case where the Court found ‘the strongest evidence of dishonesty’.  (Instructed by Husnain Yousaff of Horwich Farrelly.)


Voican v Moses (1) Advantage (2)

Finding of fundamental dishonesty in a slam-on case where fraud had not been pleaded. Howlett v Davies applied.


R v Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited

Dominic Adamson KC acted for Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited in the Court of Appeal in a successful appeal against sentence.  Lord Chief Justice Burnett delivered the judgment of the Court on 20 December 2017.  The fine was reduced from £700,000…


Human Rights Report on Saudi Arabia

Instructed to prepare legal opinion and report on the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia following the wave of arrests and detentions in September 2017. A copy of the report is here and interview about the report here. The report…


Death penalty cases before the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights

Representing persons on death row in Egypt in proceedings before the African Commission to have their death sentences set aside (Communication 670/17). The application concerns 16 persons sentenced to death by Egyptian courts. The African Commission has ordered provisional measures…





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