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QX v Home Secretary

Court of Appeal decision on temporary exclusion orders. Robin Tam KC instructed by GLD. The Court of Appeal decided that Article 6 ECHR applies to a review of the imposition of a TEO if that has been followed by the…


W v MIB 3

£1.8m settlement from the MIB under the Untraced Driver’s Agreement for a scaffolder who sustained career-ending leg injuries in a motorcycle accident. This 27-year-old scaffolder sustained bony and soft tissue injuries, extending down his left leg together with psychological injuries…


His Majesty’s Attorney General v Elavi Dowie [2022] EWCA Civ 1574

Kathryn Howarth successfully represented the Attorney General in proceedings before the Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Bean, Lord Justice Peter Jackson and Lady Justice Asplin). At first instance, Mr Justice MacDonald found Mr Dowie to be in contempt of court…


£4.15m settlement for man blinded at work

James Arney KC was instructed by Niamh O’Brady from OH Parsons Solicitors, working alongside junior counsel Sinclair Cramsie, representing a man rendered profoundly blind in a work accident at the age of 46. This case settled at JSM for £4.15m,…


Re Mandatory Hotel Quarantine

Juliet Wells was instructed to advise on a prospective group claim for Human Rights Act and unlawful detention damages, arising out of the government’s policy of mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers arriving from Red List countries.


Re Emissions litigation

Russell Hopkins is instructed by Pogust Goodhead to act on claims against multiple vehicle manufacturers, finance companies and car dealerships in claims related to the so-called ‘diesel-gate’ scandal. The claims allege that vehicles contain unlawful defeat devices within the meaning…


Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

The Inquiry was established in non-statutory form on 29th September 2020. It was converted to a statutory inquiry on 1st June 2021. Nicholas Chapman is representing The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry…


The Dawn Sturgess Inquiry

This is an independent Inquiry into the circumstances of Dawn Sturgess’ death in Salisbury on 8 July 2018. On 18 November 2021 the Home Secretary announced the Government’s decision to establish an inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 to investigate…


Manchester Arena Inquiry

An independent public inquiry to investigate the deaths of the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena terror attack. Cathryn McGahey KC and Richard Boyle represent HM Government and Andrew O’Connor KC and Piers Taylor represent SMG, the operator of the…


Undercover Policing Inquiry

The Undercover Policing Inquiry was set up in 2015 to get to the truth about undercover policing across England and Wales since 1968 and provide recommendations for the future. David Barr KC is lead Counsel to the Inquiry. Daniel Walker…





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