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R v Lama (Kumar)

Kathryn Howarth successfully represented the Crown and was led by Bobbie Cheema QC (now Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb) before the Court of Appeal, in this important case which considered issues of public international law immunity. The Court of Appeal held that…


E v A & S

Lionel Stride represented the Claimant (instructed by Michael Hardacre at Slater & Gordon) in a High Court paraplegia case that settled at a JSM for £1.525 million. The Claimant was injured whilst using a squat rack in a ‘Free Weights’…


Allianz Insurance v Barlow

Edward Hutchin (instructed by Andrew Thomson of DAC Beachcroft) represented the successful insurer in this case in which the dishonest Claimant was found guilty on two counts of Contempt of Court. Video footage had shown the Claimant, a boxer, in…


LV= v Hall (Unrep)

Dishonest litigant sentenced to 5 months’ immediate custody for false personal injury claim. Paul McGrath and James Henry, instructed by Benjamin Leech of Keoghs LLP, secured a committal order of immediate imprisonment for 5 months for contempt of court against…


Hussain v Shakir, (1) AICL (2)

Genuine injury claim dismissed owing the claimant’s fundamental dishonesty in relation to the claim.


Solomon v AXA

Dismissal of entire claim (including PI and special damages), despite admitted vehicle damage, following application of s.57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.


B v W (Unrep)

The Claimant, a 60-year-old engineer, recovered £350,000 in a negotiated settlement for a whiplash injury and a head injury that triggered epilepsy two years later. The Claimant, a 60-year-old engineer, recovered £350,000 in a negotiated settlement for a whiplash injury…


E v S (Unrep)

The Claimant, a 57-year-old dry liner, recovered £750,000 in a negotiated settlement of a claim for brain injury and orthopaedic injuries sustained in a work place accident. He was left with an enduring cluster of physical, vestibular, cognitive, behavioural and…


W v M (Unrep)

The Claimant, a 38-year-old personal shopper, recovered £703,000 in a negotiated settlement in respect of a lower leg injury sustained in a running down accident that evolved into a centrally-sensitised chronic pain condition. The Claimant, a 38-year-old personal shopper, recovered…


A v T & Aviva

Lionel represented the Defendant (instructed by Daniel Jordon at DWF) in a High Court chronic pain case originally pleaded at £2 million. The Claimant contended that she had developed a permanent somatising condition that prevented her from working after suffering…





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