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Paul McGrath successful in resisting Claimants’ appeals against a refusal to award them indemnity costs following unsuccessful allegations of fundamental dishonesty

Thakkar and others v Mican and AXA Insurance UK plc 24.7.23, High Court, Chancery Division on appeal from HHJ Backhouse and before Mr Justice Richard Smith. At trial, the Defendants had alleged that the Claimants were fundamentally dishonest. HHJ Backhouse…

Paul McGrath successful in resisting Claimants’ appeals against a refusal to award them indemnity costs following unsuccessful allegations of fundamental dishonesty

Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal against decision permitting those affected by the Fundão Dam collapse in Brazil to bring a claim in the English Courts

The collapse of the Fundão Dam in November 2015 has been described as the worst environmental disaster in Brazil’s history. The claimants seek to establish BHP’s liability for the collapse. In 2019 BHP applied for the claims to be struck…


Paul McGrath Successfully Defends a Claim for c. £145,000 of Hire Charges

Paul McGrath (instructed by Nasreen Rehman of Plexus Law) succeeded in defeating a claim for c. £145,000 hire charges on the basis that the Claimant’s own vehicle had been driven illegally (without a valid MoT). The Judge (HHJ Lethem, Central…


Clayton Recruitment v Wilson & Another, Sir Anthony Mann (High Court, Chancery Division) [2022] EWHC 1054 (Ch), 2022 WL 01443681

Paul McGrath represented the respondents in an action brought by a former employer / competitor business for restraint of trade and delivery up (instructed by Vienna Kang Advocates). The respondents denied liability but agreed undertakings to avoid further litigation. The…


Paul McGrath Appointed as a Recorder

We are delighted to announce that Paul McGrath has been appointed as a Recorder. Paul will continue to practise as a barrister and anticipates sitting as a Recorder for c.30 days per year. The appointment will take effect from today,…


TGC Fraud Update – Issue XII June 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of the TGC Fraud Update. At the time of our last Update we were in the midst of the pandemic, a vaccine was a distant dream, and only a handful of remote hearings had led…

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Dishonest litigant sentenced to 5 months’ immediate custody for false personal injury claim

Paul McGrath and James Henry, instructed by Benjamin Leech of Keoghs LLP, secured a committal order of immediate imprisonment for 5 months for contempt of court against Mr Robert Hall. Paul McGrath appeared in the committal hearing, and James Henry…


TGC Costs Newsletter

Please see link below to the latest update from the TGC Costs Team.

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Chambers 41 individual rankings across 12 practice areas

Chambers is ranked in 5 practice areas in Chambers & Partners 2019 – 33 individual barristers are ranked: Keith Morton KC Health & Safety Band 1 – ‘Has extensive experience within this field of law, exclusively acting on behalf of…


Temple Garden Chambers ranked in 12 Practice Areas

TGC continues to remain as leaders in the field in 12 practice areas with 45 rankings in the 2018 Edition of Legal 500: Health & Safety, Inquests and Inquiries, Product Liability, Administrative and Public Law (including local government), Immigration, Personal…





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