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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…

The Dekagram: 5th February 2024

Solicitors’ Assumption of Responsibility: Miller v Irwin Mitchell LLP [2023] EWCA Civ 53

There was good news for travel solicitors this week, with the Court of Appeal giving judgment for the solicitors in Miller v Irwin Mitchell.

The Claimant was injured on a…

Use of force in police custody: Chief Constable of Essex Police v Carter

Martin Spencer J has today handed down a judgment allowing an appeal by the Chief Constable of Essex Police from a judgment given by Recorder Dagnall sitting in the County Court at Colchester in a claim brought by Mr Matthew Carter.


Judgment handed down in Court of Appeal in Miller v Irwin Mitchell [2024] EWCA Civ 53

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment today in Miller v Irwin Mitchell [2024] EWCA Civ 53, upholding the judgment at first instance which dismissed the claim. Andrew Warnock KC and Andrew Spencer represented the successful defendant.


The Claimant was injured…

Thom Dyke and Laura Hibberd: Firearms and drugs conspirators sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment

Members of a sophisticated organised criminal gang, responsible for the large-scale supply of crack cocaine and heroin in North London whilst armed with a range of lethal firearms, have been given sentences totally 35 years’ imprisonment.

The gang was prosecuted by Thom…

Secondary Victim Claims – Where are we now?

The Supreme Court decision in Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2024] UKSC 1 was eagerly anticipated because of the impact it was likely to have on claims arising in a clinical setting.  What was not anticipated was that the Supreme Court…

Jennie Oborne successfully defends the Met Police in civil jury trial

Jennie Oborne represented the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in respect of allegations of false imprisonment and battery. The Claimant alleged that police officers had chased him into a cul-de-sac before kicking him to the chest whilst he was lying on the…

Success in Supreme Court for Edward Faulks KC

Judgment has been handed down in the Supreme Court today in the case of Potanina v Potanin. This is a landmark judgment for those looking to bring applications under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.

Edward Faulks KC successfully represented…

A helpful landlord is not liable for carrying out improvement works

What happens when a landlord carries out improvement works and the tenant subsequently has an accident and argues that the improvement works, whilst improving and making safer the premises, did not go far enough? Is the helpful landlord liable to the tenant?…

The Dekagram: 29th January 2024

This week saw developments in Ryanair’s ongoing battle with online travel agencies. On the one hand, Ryanair has cut a deal with Loveholidays and Kiwi, allowing the agents to sell packages including Ryanair flights. On the other, the airline’s profit projections for…

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