Art in Chambers:
London 1936 by Wolf Suschitzky
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The Court approved the settlement of a medical negligence claim against University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust arising out of injuries (cerebral palsy) sustained at birth by a boy, now aged 5. The boy has a life expectancy of 73. Under the Order approved, a lump sum of £3.6m and index-linked periodical payments of £80,000 pa (ages 5-12), £105,000 pa (ages 12-19) and £135,000pa (from age 19) will be payable: QR (a minor represented by his father and litigation friend, ST) v University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Leggatt J. May 7, 2013
The Claimant was represented by Nicholas Yell, instructed by Simpson Millar LLP.
SEPLA's (a Spanish trade union representing the majority of Iberia's pilots) challenge to the entitlement of British Airways PLC (and its parent company, IAG) to bring a claim in the Commercial Court against them alleging breaches of Articles 49 and 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union as a result of SEPLA's alleged opposition to the creation of Iberia Express, a low cost airline carrier, was heard before Field J. on April 26, 2013. SEPLA disputes jurisdiction under Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001. Judgment was reserved.
Nicholas Yell was instructed as junior for SEPLA by Alexander Pitts, Principe de Vergara, Madrid.
In litigation arising out of the $65 billion ‘Ponzi’ Scheme operated by Bernard Madoff, trial of which is due to commence on June 10, 2013, the Court has allowed Mr Raven’s application to re-amend to plead an ‘ex turpi causa’ defence (a re-amendment adopted by the other remaining defendants). Field J. April 19, 2013: Madoff Securities International Limited (In Liquidation) v Raven & Others.
Mr Nicholas Yell acted for the First Defendant, Mr Raven, and is instructed by EMW Solicitors.
In Boyle v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis Turner J considered the claim by a claimant who suffered life changing spinal injuries when he fell into the path of a passing police car while intoxicated. Turner J concluded that even though the police officer had breached his duty of care by driving slightly over the speed limit the claimant would not be awarded damages as he had failed to show that the lower speed would have made a difference to the extent of his injuries. Edward Bishop QC and Laura Johnson were instructed on behalf of the Commissioner of Police.
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Existing case law is placed in a practical context and the many new developments in the law are discussed in detail.
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