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January 2022

Paul McGrath Appointed as a Recorder

We are delighted to announce that Paul McGrath has been appointed as a Recorder. Paul will continue to practise as a barrister and anticipates sitting as a Recorder for c.30 days per year. The appointment will take effect from today,…

Paul McGrath Appointed as a Recorder

Court of Appeal issues guidance on finality in Tribunal proceedings

The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in an important appeal concerning the principles of finality and res judicata in Tribunal proceedings, and the circumstances in which the Tribunal can permissibly depart from previous findings in cases involving…


QBD judgment for £1.67 million in favour of a mild traumatic brain injury Claimant faced with a fundamental dishonesty defence following a rear-end shunting road accident

Marcus Grant represented the Claimant. Marcus Grant, instructed by Patricia Ling and Lucy Walpole of Garden House Solicitors, represented a 34-year-old Claimant [“C”], Natasha Palmer who suffered an enduring cluster of physical, cognitive, behavioural and psychological symptoms following a rear-end…


Court of Appeal decision on power to cancel indefinite leave to remain while holder outside the UK

Robin Tam KC and Will Hays (of 6KBW College Hill) appeared for the Home Secretary in a successful appeal to the Court of Appeal, which has held that the Home Secretary has power to cancel non-lapsing indefinite leave to remain…


Finding of unlawful killing made in inquest into death following elective hip surgery

The Acting Senior Coroner for East London, Mr Graeme Irvine, has held that the death of a patient following elective surgery was an unlawful killing, due to the failures of the consultant anaesthetist. Ellen Robertson, led by Ali Naseem Bajwa…


Pupillage Zoom Q&A

Temple Garden Chambers is hosting a Virtual Q&A for aspiring barristers who are considering applying for pupillage at TGC. The event will be via Zoom on Wednesday 19th January, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. We will have four barristers in attendance – Ellen…


Court accepts that doctrine of mistake applies to Part 36 offers

Every litigator dreads making an erroneous settlement offer. Worse still, if the offer is accepted. Richard Wilkinson was instructed on behalf of a Claimant in respect of whom a Part 36 offer to settle liability had mistakenly been made on…


Harriet Wakeman successfully acts for the family of Emma Fraser in a judicial review challenge to a Coroner’s conclusion that her death was “drug-related”

Harriet Wakeman, led by Rory Brown, acted pro bono for the family of Emma Fraser in a judicial review challenging the conclusion of her inquest. The inquest into Emma’s death found that she had died of traumatic brain injuries when…


Ask the TGC Costs Barristers!

As the legal industry embraces remote working, our TGC Costs Team is hosting a series of Webinars via Zoom. These will be interactive sessions that will be free to join. Our first Webinar will be – Ask the TGC Costs…


£1.097m settlement for a 47-year-old Teaching Assistant who developed chronic pain following a slipping accident

Marcus Grant represented the Claimant who was left with enduring symptoms. Long description A 47-year-old Teaching Assistant sustained soft tissue injury to her right sacroiliac joint in a workplace slipping accident. The soft tissue injury did not progress towards full…





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