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Paul McGrath appeared in an interesting appeal before Ritchie J. and dealing with the disapplication of QOCS under CPR 44.16(2) and, in particular, whether a claim is made for the financial benefit of a Claimant or whether it is made…


Ali v Peppers Grill

The Claimant brought a claim against his former employer in respect of an alleged accident at work, seeking to recover damages in the region of £75,000. Following a two-day Multi-Track trial, DJ Haworth dismissed the claim on liability, making a…


Codal-Ciobanu v (1) One Housing Group Ltd (2) Direct Accident Management Ltd

Following detailed submissions and a reserved judgment, DDJ Linwood made a Non-Party Costs Order against a credit hire company with whom the Claimant had  incurred hire charges of almost £25,000 that he sought to recover from the First Defendant. His…


Karen Preater v Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

FUNDAMENTAL DISHONESTY – Court rejects FD allegations and awards Claimant over £970k. After a 7-day trial, James Arney KC (acting for the claimant and instructed by Grant Incles of Russell-Cooke solicitors) was successful in securing over £970k for a 45-year…


Ali v Coker

Anthony Johnson was instructed by DWF on a case where the Judge made a Wasted Costs Order against the former solicitors of a Claimant whose case had been Struck Out at trial after it transpired that he was unable to…


Anytime Concrete (GB) Ltd v Aviva Insurance Ltd

Her Honour Judge Wall sitting as a judge of the High Court. 2 February 2022: Legal expenses coverage.


O’Grady v B15 Group Limited

The doctrine of mistake in the context of P36 offers. Richard Wilkinson was instructed on behalf of C in a fatal accident claim on whose behalf a Part 36 offer had mistakenly been made on the issue of liability on…


Broad v LB of Bromley

Anthony Johnson represented the Defendant in its successful dismissal of the Claimant’s application to appeal against a case management decision not to allow him to rely upon expert evidence from a retired Highways Engineer in relation to the correct categorisation…


Aidiniantz v Riley

Mark James was instructed on a ten day detailed assessment involving complex arguments about whether costs incurred after the relevant costs hours could be included in the bill and whether interest should run from a date before the costs order…


Seabrook v Adam (Court of Appeal)

Anthony Johnson acted for the successful Defendant/Respondent in the Court of Appeal in this case which sought to explore the correct interpretation and[AJ1]  the validity of a Claimant’s Part 36 offer for the purposes of determining whether the costs consequences…





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