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July 2019

William Irwin represents Ministry of Justice in claim by prison officer taken hostage by prisoner

William Irwin successfully represented the Ministry of Justice in a claim brought by a former prison officer who was taken hostage by a prisoner at HMP Woodhill. The Claimant suffered psychiatric injuries following an incident in 2013 when she was…

William Irwin represents Ministry of Justice in claim by prison officer taken hostage by prisoner

Driverless Law: Alex Glassbrook to speak at World Conference in Vienna

Alex will be speaking at the Future of Transportation World Conference in Vienna, on 10 December 2019. Alex will be speaking in the “Mass deployment of automated vehicles” section of the conference.  His talk is entitled “Some prophecy: the law…


Driverless Law: Alex Glassbrook and Emma Northey’s seminar for Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Monday 29 July

On Monday evening Alex and Emma will be giving a seminar to the Transport Group of APIL: introducing the law of driverless vehicles, explaining the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 and examining some future challenges.


Michael Rapp successfully concludes settlement in horrific industrial accident

Michael Rapp successfully concluded a settlement in an industrial accident involving an apprentice who suffered horrific body burns resulting in Critical Illness Neuropathy and below waist paralysis. Michael acted for the Defendant who self insured and reached a settlement at…


Nicholas Chapman Appointed to the Attorney General ‘A’ Panel

TGC offers congratulations to Nicholas Chapman on his elevation to the Attorney General’s London ‘A’ Panel of Junior Counsel with effect from 2 September 2019.


Rodney Dixon KC and Juliet Wells make complaint to FIFA on behalf of client tortured in the UAE

On 8 July 2019, Rodney Dixon KC and Juliet Wells submitted a complaint to FIFA on behalf of their client, Ali Issa Ahmad. Mr Ahmad is a British national who was assaulted and racially abused by UAE state security officials…


P v D

A multi-million claim by a Premier League professional footballer was settled after he suffered a serious leg injury in a road traffic accident. Simon Browne QC represented the Defendant insurer where liability and quantum were in issue. Both parties relied…


Inquests into the deaths of four young men murdered by Stephen Port

Andrew O’Connor KC is acting as Counsel to the Inquests into the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor – the four young men murdered by Stephen Port, the so-called ‘Grindr Killer’. The Coroner, Sarah Munro…


£1.46m gross settlement for a 46-year-old professional driver who sustained a concussive head injury in a bicycle accident

Marcus Grant represented the Claimant who was left with enduring symptoms. A 46-year-old professional driver recovered £1.46m gross of a 25% reduction for contributory negligence in a negotiated settlement in respect of a concussive head injury sustained in a bicycle…


Jury find that Devon and Cornwall Police missed opportunities which caused or contributed to the death of a young motorcyclist

Scarlett Milligan, instructed by Joseph Speed of Slater and Gordon LLP, represented the family of Christopher Leslie Bluck in a 5 day inquest, which concluded on 28 June 2019. Christopher tragically died when his motorcycle collided with a stray cow on a…





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