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TGC Personal Injury Newsletter – Issue II, January 2024

Welcome to the second edition of the Temple Garden Chambers Personal Injury Newsletter. In its second iteration we are excited to bring you a publication containing articles offering guidance and commentary on recent developments and judgments in the field of…


Russell Hopkins instructed on Top 20 case of 2024 as featured in The Lawyer

Instructed by Pogust Goodhead on what is likely to be the largest ever group action brought in the English Courts – Municipio De Mariana and others v BHP Group and Vale (fixed 3 Oct 24 for 11 weeks) . Russell is…


Temple Garden Chambers and LexisNexis are delighted to unveil the 16th edition of Bingham’s Personal Injury and Motor Claims Cases.

We are delighted to announce the publication of the 16th Edition of Bingham’s Personal Injury and Motor Claims. The new edition, published by LexisNexis, marks a significant milestone in the long history of this esteemed textbook, which has been a…


Paul McGrath appears before Court of Appeal in a case bringing clarity to whether a party can circumvent amending their claim by relying on CPR 16.3(7). The Court of Appeal confirmed that the Claimant must formally apply to amend to introduce a new head of loss.

In Fleming v Zurich Insurance plc [2023] EWCA Civ 1417 the Court of Appeal dealt with a personal injury claim that was said to be worth up to c.£500,000, but the claim form was limited to just £10,000. The Claimant…


New guidance on the disapplication of QOCS

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…


The Legal 500 UK Bar 2024

TGC has once again been recognised in the 2024 Legal 500 UK Bar rankings, with 58 individual rankings across 11 practice areas. The Legal 500 UK Bar is a reputable ranking system that recognises the UK’s top barristers and…


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…


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…





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