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John Foy KC retires from practice at the Bar

Speaking of John’s retirement, Joint Head of Chambers Jacob Levy KC said:

“It is with some sorrow that we announce the retirement from practice at the Bar of John Foy KC.

John was called in 1969. He has spent his whole professional…

The Dekagram: 26th February 2024

Further confusion reigns this week over additional fees charged to air passengers for de-packaged services ancillary to flights. This time the spotlight is on Wizz Air, the Hungarian low-cost airline.

Wizz Air appears to have as many as four different options for…

Thom Dyke secures convictions for multiple attempted murders following violent rampage at Central Middlesex Hospital

On 21 June 2023, a maintenance worker at Central Middlesex Hospital, named Matteo Bottarelli, carried out a spree of unprovoked and savage attacks against his colleagues.

The violence began when Bottarelli armed himself with a mattock – a tool similar to a…

Judgment handed down in Lewis-Ranwell v G4S Health Services & Others (2024)

The Court of Appeal has today handed down its long-awaited judgment in Lewis-Ranwell v G4S Health Services & Others (2024). It held, by a majority of 2 to 1, that a person who deliberately and unlawfully kills whilst insane is not barred…

The Dekagram: 19th February 2024

Defective Service, and the mandatory provisions of CPR 11

Travel Law practitioners will be familiar with the difficulties involve with service of the claim form out of the jurisdiction, which have been exacerbated post Brexit. The issues of jurisdiction following defective service,…

Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police v Information Commissioner & Anor [2024] UKFTT 64 (GRC)

Ian Clarke successfully acted for the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police in this appeal against the ICO’s decision to compel the provision of information under the Freedom of Information Act. The judgment offers some useful guidance for public bodies seeking to…

Simon Butler and Anirudh Mandagere win in Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment yesterday in Roberts v Jones [2024] EWCA 118 and [2024] EWHC 290 (KB), allowing the appeal. Simon Butler and Anirudh Mandagere acted for the Appellant. They were instructed via Advocate.

You can read the judgment…

The Dekagram: 12th February 2024

Service and Jurisdiction: Lunn v Antarctic Logistics Centre International [2023] EWHC 2856 (KB)

In a recent case it fell to Master Thornett to apply the rules on extension of time for service and for challenging jurisdiction, albeit in an unusual factual context.

Fixed Costs Update: Bar Council and PIBA secure ‘overdue’ changes

In welcome news for practitioners, changes have this week been announced to address what PIBA describes as ‘long-standing flaws in the fixed recoverable costs (FRC) regime for advocates’. These include:

The failure to increase fixed advocacy fees in line with inflation for…

Dekinar Recording: Abuse Claims in Sport

In yesterday’s webinar, Anirudh Mandagere was joined by Dino Nocivelli, Partner at Leigh Day, to discuss abuse in sport. They discussed the importance of athlete welfare, the common types of abuse in a sports setting, and the challenges of litigating abuse claims…

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