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May 2021

Hertfordshire Police issue formal apology and investigation reforms following inquest into the death of Luke Hobson

Following a letter of concern under paragraph 37 of Chief Coroner’s Guidance No 5 (Preventing Future Deaths), Hertfordshire Police have now issued a formal apology to the family of Luke Hobson and announced changes to their investigation processes for sudden…

Hertfordshire Police issue formal apology and investigation reforms following inquest into the death of Luke Hobson

Automated Vehicle Law: TG Chambers AV law on ‘Law Talks with Toks’

Alex Glassbrook was interviewed by Toks Hussain on “Law Talks with Toks”. Alex discussed TGC’s work on automated vehicle law, including writing “A Practical Guide to the Law of Driverless Cars” with Emma Northey and Scarlett Milligan, how an AV…


Torture victims Dr Al-Jaidah and Mr Al-Hammadi send formal notification of civil claims to Abu Dhabi Media Company PJSC

Dr Mahmoud Abdul Rahman Al-Jaidah and Mr Hamad Mohammed Ali Al-Hammadi have today sent formal letters of claim to Abu Dhabi Media Company PJSC. They are claiming damages in consequence of the broadcast of their private information on the Abu…


mTBI Claimant recovers £509,000 and defends a fundamental dishonesty strike out defence in the High Court

Marcus Grant, instructed by Colin Cook of Hatch Brenner Solicitors, represented a 47 year old Claimant [“C”] who struck his head walking beneath a low door lintel in the course of his employment. On his case, he developed a mild…


Automated Vehicle Law: Alex Glassbrook interviewed on the Wired Wig podcast

Alex Glassbrook was interviewed by Annabel Pemberton for the Wired Wig, the law and technology podcast for current and future lawyers who are interested in the intersection between law and technology.  Annabel and Alex discussed the imminent regulation of automated…


Sandilands Inquests

The Sandilands Inquests have started today at Croydon Town Hall. Keith Morton KC and Fiona Canby are acting for Transport for London. Seven people died when a tram overturned in Croydon on 9 November 2016. The Inquests are estimated to…


Saoirse Townshend represents Appellant whose extradition to Turkey for kidnap is barred by the High Court

Fordham J allows the Appellant’s appeal and discharges him from an order extraditing him to Turkey. The Court held that the District Judge ought to have found that extradition is barred due to the passage of time (s.82, Extradition Act…


High level delegation from the Government of Afghanistan meets ICC Prosecutor about Afghanistan’s deferral application

H.E. Minister Mohammad Atmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan led a high level delegation including the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General in a crucial meeting with the ICC Prosecutor at the seat of the Court in…


Academic Matthew Hedges issues civil proceedings in the High Court for his detention and torture in the UAE

Matthew Hedges was arrested and detained three years ago while undertaking academic research for his PhD in the UAE. He spent 6 months in detention during which time he was tortured and forced to ‘confess’ to being a spy for…


£3.425m award on Provisional Damages basis for good Samaritan knocked over in layby

Richard Wilkinson, instructed by Claire Roantree at Boyes Turner, secured damages of £3,425,000 on a Provisional Damages basis for a 58 year woman who sustained multiple injuries when struck by a vehicle whilst standing in a layby giving directions to…





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