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  • Clinical Negligence - 12, April
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    Insurers allege car crash scam and claim damages for deceit

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    Posted by Anna Johns

    The recent case of UK Insurance Ltd v Gentry [2018] EWHC 37 (QB) demonstrates how the Court will evaluate circumstantial evidence in the absence of direct evidence of fraud. It also considers when an adverse inference can be drawn against a witness who fails to give evidence. Background facts The insurers of Mr Miller, an … Continue reading Insurers allege car crash scam and claim damages for deceit

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  • Clinical Negligence - 10, April
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    Section 33 order disapplying limitation in clinical negligence case overturned

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    Posted by Anna Johns

    In The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust v De Meza [2017] EWCA Civ 1711 the Court of Appeal considered the relevant factors to be taken into account on an application under section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980. Background facts Mr De Meza brought a claim in 2014 against the NHS Trust (the first defendant) … Continue reading Section 33 order disapplying limitation in clinical negligence case overturned

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  • Chambers - 4, April

    Former member of Chambers appointed Circuit Judge

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    Posted by Amy Wood

    We would like to congratulate former member of Queen Square Chambers, Richard Williams on his appointment as Circuit Judge, based at Cardiff Crown Court. Richard Evan Huw Williams will be known as His Honour Judge Richard E Williams.  He was called to the Bar (L) in 1992. He was appointed as a Deputy District Judge … Continue reading Former member of Chambers appointed Circuit Judge

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  • Queen Square Chambers covers areas such as health and safety and food hygiene, and has niche expertise in maritime-related regulatory breaches. The set handles instructions from insurance companies, government agencies and local authorities, among other instructing parties.

  • Queen Square Chambers has a strong following nationally among solicitors’ firms and insurance companies, and is regularly instructed in industrial disease, workplace accident, occupiers’ liability and road traffic cases. Clinical negligence is another area of strength.

  • Care cases are a notable strong suit, including matters involving non-accidental injuries, factitious illnesses, incest and sexual abuse.

  • Queen Square Chambers’ ‘strong employment team’ has ‘skilled, accessible and likeable barristers’ who appear at tribunals across the country, and attract instructions nationally.

  • Queen Square Chambers has ‘good depth’ in crime, with ‘some very able younger barristers coming through the ranks’. The group handles a balanced mix of prosecution and defence work across a wide range of crimes, including murder, fraud and serious sexual offences.

  • Queen Square Chambers’ members have expertise across a broad range of Chancery, insolvency and commercial law matters.