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April 2021

Supreme Court judgment

The Supreme Court has today given judgment in the case of Zabolotnyi v Mateszalka District Court, Hungary. In an appeal concerning the conditions of Hungarian prisons, the Court was asked to decide on the approach to be taken in assessing…

Supreme Court judgment

Automated Vehicles: Department of Transport announces decision on Automated Lane Keeping Systems (‘ALKS’)

The Department of Transport has today announced its decision to classify cars with Automated Lane Keeping Systems (‘ALKS’, also known as ‘traffic jam chauffeur’) as ‘automated’ vehicles within the meaning of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018. The…


Gymnast Soldier receives significant six figure settlement

Paul Kilcoyne was instructed by Andrew Buckham Partner at Irwin Mitchell Southampton to represent a soldier who suffered a serious spinal fracture and spinal cord injury following a gymnastic accident. Liability was initially admitted but the MOD applied unsuccessfully to…


Tim Sharpe instructed for insurers in High Court proceedings for the committal to prison of Alex Reid for contempt of court

Tim Sharpe (instructed by Neville Sampson of DAC Beachcroft Claims Ltd) appeared on behalf of AXA in these High Court committal proceedings. The claim started life in the County Court, where Tim provided advice and drafted an Amended Defence to…


£2.38m settlement secured for newly qualified Clinical Psychologist

Richard Wilkinson, instructed by William Broadbent at Leigh Day Solicitors, acted on behalf of a young Clinical Psychologist who sustained serious arm injuries in an RTA. Her claim was settled at a JSM for £2.38m. The Claimant, aged 29 at…


Daniel Sternberg instructed in successful defence of US extradition request

Daniel Sternberg successful in resisting extradition to the USA. Daniel Sternberg, led by Edward Fitzgerald QC of Doughty Street Chambers represented Mr Jabbir Siddiq in his successful appeal to the High Court against extradition.  Jabbir Siddiq was charged with trafficking…


Requested person discharged on s.20 grounds

On 8 April 2021, the Westminster Magistrates’ Court handed down judgment in Skorzak v Poland, discharging the Requested Person under s.20 of the Extradition Act 2003. Poland had failed to show that she had been deliberately absent from two hearings,…


Rhys Davies writes in the Times on the forthcoming elections for the presidency of Interpol

Rhys Davies co-authors an opinion piece in the Times today, calling for transparency in the elections for the presidency of Interpol, following the recent publication of a report examining the links between Interpol and the UAE. The UAE’s candidate for…


TGC Extradition Team Podcast – Episode 1, Bulgarian Prison Conditions

Daniel Sternberg and Saoirse Townshend of Temple Garden Chambers join host Benjamin Seifert fresh from the decision of the Divisional Court in Chechev and Vangelov [2021] EWHC 427 (Admin) in which they were led by Robin Tam QC. They discuss…


Defendant Roofing Company acquitted of breach of s.2 HSWA 1974 after 2 week trial

Dominic Adamson KC, together with Kizzy Augustin (Partner) and Jenny Boyden (Senior Associate) of Russell Cooke, secured the acquittal of a roofing company (X) following a two week trial at Southwark Crown Court (sitting in the Nightingale Court at Prospero…





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