Samson v. Ali  – (Chronic Pain)
 EWHC 4146 – Stadlen J
Claimant permitted to rely on evidence to challenge fairness of surveillance footage
Marcus Grant, led by Andrew Ritchie QC, and instructed by Keith Barrett, appeared for a Claimant seeking an Order from Stadlan J to rely on quasi-expert evidence to challenge the fairness of surveillance evidence.. The Defendant’s insurers admitted liability and served video evidence purporting to undermine the Claimant’s asserted injuries. The Claimant’s solicitor obtained expert counter surveillance evidence which analysed the video and asserted that vital video evidence was omitted or withheld and that the video tape was “speeded up” by the Defendant’s surveillance operatives. The insurers sought to debar the Claimant from relying on the evidence. Mr Justice Stadlen granted permission to call the evidence at trial.