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Ben Casey secures £1.43m settlement on behalf of a protected party in a fatal accident claim

Ben Casey has secured a £1.43m settlement for the widower of a woman who died in a road traffic accident. Liability was not in dispute, but the fatality was to have profound and lasting repercussions for the deceased’s widower, who…


The King on the application of Vernon Vanriel v (1) The Adjudicator’s Office, (2) The Secretary of State for the Home Department

Kathryn Howarth led by Edward Brown KC successfully represented the Secretary of State for the Home Department (“SSHD”) in this case, which concerned a judicial review of an award of compensation under the Windrush Compensation Scheme. The Clamant, Mr Vanriel…


Covid Inquiry

Keith Morton KC has been retained to advise people involved in the inquiry.


R (on the application of Pearce and another) (Respondents) v Parole Board for England and Wales (Appellant)

The Supreme Court held that whilst it is preferable that findings of fact are made by the Parole Board, where it is not able to do so, either because there is insufficient material before it, or such a finding may…



High Court approval for a £2.05m settlement on behalf of a claimant who suffered a brain injury in a road traffic collision at the age of 12.  Liability was contested, the Claimant having run out from behind an ice cream…


Inquest into death of Stuart Coburn

Ellen Robertson represented the family of the deceased, Stuart Coburn, at the inquest into his death in Iraq in 2016.   Former British soldier Stuart Coburn, 43, was unlawfully killed when he was attempting to neutralize a 100kg improvised explosive…



£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 issues were fiercely contested. The Claimant presented substantial claims for loss of…


R (Bailey & Morris) v Secretary of State for Justice

High profile judicial review claim concerning the Secretary of State for Justice’s decision to amend the Parole Board Rules and to issue guidance about the effect of the amendment.   The rule change, which was made without consultation, purported to…


MAH (Egypt) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWCA Civ 216

Kathryn Howarth appeared in the Court of Appeal (King LJ, Singh LJ and Warby LJ) and represented the Secretary of State for the Home Department (“SSHD”) in an appeal against a decision made by the Upper Tribunal, which turned on…


Government of Kuwait v Ahmad Jarallah

Counsel for a Kuwaiti national residing in London in extradition sought by the Government of Kuwait in connection with allegations of fraud. It is one of the first cases in which an extradition request is being heard following the coming…





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