News July 2013

18 Jul 2013

Swimming Pool Tragedy Sentenced

Pascal Bates has today prosecuted Leisure Connection Limited, a company running some 70 leisure centres across the country, in a case arising from the death of a 7 year old girl in the pool at Blackwater Leisure Centre at Maldon in Essex. The Prosecution established that Leisure Connection's...

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15 Jul 2013

Nicholas Baldock succeeds in Court of Appeal for Claimant and increases proportion of liability against Defendant in serious road traffic accident

Nicholas Baldock has successfully represented the Claimant in a Court of Appeal contributory negligence case, increasing the proportion of liability against Defendant in a serious road traffic accident. In Starks v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire [2013] EWCA 782, the claimant ‘s car was struck...

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08 Jul 2013

Stephen Hockman QC and William Upton instructed in significant environmental noise nuisance case

Stephen Hockman QC and William Upton will be representing the claimants in a highly significant environmental (noise) nuisance case - Lawrence v Fen Tigers, to be heard by the Supreme Court later this year. The late Peter Harrison QC had previously acted on behalf of the claimant in these...

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03 Jul 2013

Checklist prepared for those considering judicial review

Following recent changes to the rules on judicial review in planning decisions, William Upton and Nicholas Ostrowski have prepared a checklist for residents/groups who are considering challenging the grant of planning permission by judicial review. The checklist can be found here

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