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December 2022

High Court directs 9-week trial of BHP’s alleged liability for Brazil’s worst environmental disaster

Following a two-day directions hearing, Mrs Justice O’Farrell has today directed a trial date to consider BHP’s alleged liability for Brazil’s worst environmental disaster, the collapse of the Fundão Dam in Mariana, Minas Gerais. The first stage trial will be…

High Court directs 9-week trial of BHP’s alleged liability for Brazil’s worst environmental disaster

Divisional Court hands down judgment in judicial review claims challenging removal to Rwanda

On 19 December 2022, the Divisional Court handed down an important judgment in claims for judicial review challenging the government’s proposal to relocate asylum seekers to Rwanda to have their asylum claims determined there. In R (on the application of…


Coroner rules Shoreham Airshow victims were unlawfully killed

HM Senior Coroner for West Sussex has returned conclusions in respect of the deaths of each of the 11 men killed outside the Shoreham Airshow in 2015. In each case, the Coroner ruled that the deceased had been unlawfully killed…


TGC Online Pupillage Open Evening – 18th January 2023

Temple Garden Chambers are pleased to be hosting a remote pupillage open evening on 18th January 2023 at 17:30. All prospective applicants are encouraged to join us to hear about life as a pupil and junior tenant in Chambers. TGC…


Finnish national, Tiina Jauhiainen files criminal case in Germany

A criminal complaint against Emirati officials has been lodged with the Office of the Federal Prosecutor in Karlsruhe, Germany, on behalf of Tiina Jauhiainen, a Finnish national who resides in the UK. The complaint invokes the domestic criminal provisions by…


£10m settlement for a teenager rendered paraplegic in a car accident

Lionel Stride (instructed by Patrick Maguire and Amber Braybrooke of HCC Solicitors, recent winners of the Catastrophic Injury Team of the Year, and led at the JSM by Simon Browne KC) represented a young claimant who was rendered paraplegic following…


Rhys Davies writes for Newsweek Magazine

Rhys Davies authors an opinion piece calling for a more robust approach by Interpol to countries that misuse the Red Notice system. In an article for Newsweek Magazine, Rhys writes “With Interpol unwilling to stand up to authoritarian states it…


£2.5m settlement for a 72-year-old who sustained polytrauma in a road accident

Marcus Grant represented the Claimant who was left with enduring symptoms. This then 68-year-old claimant was involved in a high energy head-on collision, sustaining severe, abdominal injuries together with a subtle hypoxic brain injury and psychiatric sequelae. She required hospitalisation…





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