Welcome to the spring 2018 edition of Hardwicke’s Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Newsletter.It has been an eventful start to the year, to say the least.
In January, Sarah Venn (now Her Honour Judge Venn) became one of the youngest ever to be appointed as a Circuit Judge hearing civil cases on the South Eastern circuit.
Then, in February, Charles Bagot QC was sworn in as Queen’s Counsel. Whilst that would be good enough for most people, Charles was then appointed as a Recorder in March.
We are delighted with their success, and wish them both many congratulations. The rest of 2018 has a tough act to follow.
We also welcome Helena Drage to the team following successful completion of her third-six pupillage. Helena came to Hardwicke from a leading commercial and common law set. She appears regularly in court, and has already secured a number of great results in liability and quantum trials. We hear more about Helena in this edition’s ‘Hardwicke Unrobed’.
In this edition: Jasmine Murphy looks at defending applications for interim payments, Nye Moloney looks at recovering the costs of attendance at inquests, and Helena Drage looks at personal injury claims against defendants who have entered into a company voluntary arrangement. Finally, Charles Bagot QC provides an Espresso Update on actionable injury.
Dates for your diaries:
On 15 May, Hardwicke will be hosting the AvMA ‘Representing Families at Inquests: A Practical Guide’ conference. Henry Slack will be chairing the full-day event, and Nye Moloney will be delivering the case law update.
On 29 June, many of our clinical negligence practitioners will be attending the AvMA annual conference in Brighton, where Charles Bagot QC will be delivering the legal update.
It would be great to see you at these events.