Cases by Area of Law


MacIntyre v. Ministry of Defence

[2011] EWHC 1690 (QB)

Barrister: Matthew White
Area of Law: Personal Injury

Climbing accidents the duty and standard of care.
Download a detailed consideration of the case: Climbing accidents – the duty and standard of care

McKie v Swindon College

[2011] EWHC 469 (QB)

Barrister: Matthew White
Area of Law: Employment
Summary: Claim for ex-employee in negligent mis-statement arising out of provision of information (but not a reference) to a new employer resulting in dismissal.

Download a detailed discussion of the case: McKie v Swindon College

X v Y v Z v A (Care – Conduct Disorder)

Barrister: Lucy Reed
Area of Law: Children

Summary: Acting for local authority in long-running case involving teenage girls with conduct disorders and risky behaviour. Background of allegations of inappropriate physical chastisement by parents, parents from different cultural backgrounds.

X v Y v Z v A (Care – NAI)

Barrister: Lucy Reed
Area of Law: Children

Summary: Acting for child in NAI case involving injuries to dead sibling, discovered post mortem. Complex medical evidence, extensive factual evidence.

X v Y v Z v A (Care – flawed adoption panel)

Barrister: Lucy Reed
Area of Law: Children

Summary: Acting for father in second set of care proceedings. Successfully challenging adoption best interests panel decision leading to withdrawal of placement application and change of care plan to long-term foster care with resultant ongoing contact.

X v Y v Z (Intractable Contact)

Barrister: Lucy Reed
Area of Law: Children

Summary: Acting for father in extremely long-running intractable contact dispute. Extensive expert input. Contact re-established after many years.

D L Barrett & Sons v Bristol City Council

[2011] EWCA Civ. 734

Barrister: Leslie Blohm QC
Area of Law: Commercial Dispute Resolution

Alleged misfeasance in public office; whether inclusion of building contractor on council’s statutory list of approved contractors gave rise to an implied contractual relationship between council and contractor, and therefore imposed an obligationnot to remove from the list without good cause; whether council obliged to pay damages by reason of an act unlawful in public law).

Huxtable v Jury

Barrister: James Pearce-Smith
Area of Law: Partnership

Summary: James acted for a shareholder in unfair prejudice petition concerning a company formed as a joint venture to operate a waste disposal site.

Curtis v Curtis and Self Realisation Meditation Healing Centre

[2011] EWCA Civ 1602, [2012] All ER (D) 46 (Jan)

Barrister: Guy Adams
Area of Law: Property

Property: Acted at first instance and on appeal in successful claim to set aside declaration of trust in favour of trust for undue influence.

Barrett v Bristol City Council

[2011] EWCA Civ 734

Barrister: Guy Adams
Area of Law: Commercial Dispute Resolution

Summary: Acted for claimant builders in High Court claim for misfeasance in public office following successful judicial review for their unlawful removal from lists of approved contractors: R v. Bristol City Council, ex p. Barrett (2001) 3 LGLR 163


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