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April 2023

£1.35m fatal accident award

James Arney KC, instructed by Christopher Kardahji of Irwin Mitchell, secured a £1.35m settlement against two defendants (D1 and D2) in a claim in which both liability and quantum were fiercely contested. The facts of this RTC were that the…

£1.35m fatal accident award

£1.95m settlement for brain injured claimant

James Arney KC, instructed by Richard Foyster of Ashtons Legal, secured a £1.95m settlement on behalf of a 24-year old brain injured claimant. The claim arose from a 2018 road traffic collision, for which liability was not in issue.  Quantum…


£2.05m for child knocked down in 2012

James Arney KC, instructed by Kieron Campion at Slater & Gordon, secured approval for a £2.05m JSM settlement on behalf of a claimant who suffered a brain injury in a road traffic collision at the age of 12.  Liability was…


Coroner finds that a stab victim was unlawfully killed and that there were causative failures by an NHS Trust

Dominic Adamson KC, instructed by Patrick Maguire and Kate Daflon of HCC Solicitors, acted on behalf of the wider family of Lesley Ann Spearing who had suffered fatal injuries when she was stabbed by her son (who was separately represented). …


Rodney Dixon KC Speaks at Parliamentary Event

Rodney Dixon KC will be speaking at a special initiative being launched by Pogust Goodhead following the notorious events that have recently taken place in Iran surrounding women’s freedoms. On Wednesday, 19 April, Pogust Goodhead will bring together MPs, lawyers, human rights activists,…


Rhys Davies writes for Newsweek Magazine

Rhys Davies co-authors an opinion piece in Newsweek that addresses international concerns about the decision to award the UAE the hosting rights for COP28, this November’s upcoming international climate conference. Rhys writes “COP is in danger of becoming just one…


Rhys Davies writes in Spear’s Magazine on the limitations of UK Magnitsky sanctions policy

Rhys Davies co-authors an article in Spear’s analysing the UK approach to Magnitsky Sanctions. Rhys writes “The UK’s irregular and inconsistent sanctions regime makes it difficult for investors to properly carry out compliance risk-assessments. Moreover, forecasting for investors is extremely…


Supreme Court rules on the standard of proof applicable before the Parole Board

In allowing the Parole Board’s appeal against the Court of Appeal’s finding that guidance on how to treat allegations was unlawful, the Supreme Court held that risk may be assessed without the Parole Board having to find every foundation had…


Temple Garden Chambers welcomes the return of Heather Dardis

Temple Garden Chambers is delighted that Heather Dardis, who was Called in 2000, is returning to full time practice in Chambers following a career break from the Bar. Heather is a specialist personal injury barrister with considerable experience of…





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