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Catrin Blake

Rare costs win in care case

5 October 2015By

Catrin Blake acted for a mother in her case against Somerset County Council.


Securing a bail reform pledge

28 September 2015By

Solicitor acted for broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, who was arrested in October 2013 for suspected sexual abuse.

Philippa tuckman

MoD under fire over malaria drug side effects

21 September 2015By

Philippa Tuckman is acting for retired military personnel who were administered Lariam while in overseas countries.

Paul harbour lin

Landmark property deal for Lord Sugar

14 September 2015By

Paul Harbour acted for the entrepreneur’s property business on the letting and sale of the Threepenny Bit.

Belinda walkinshaw

Council forced to pay company’s costs

7 September 2015By

Belinda Walkinshaw won £27,000 for her construction company client from a London council.

Yair cohen

Online harassment injunction first

3 August 2015By

Yair Cohen served a harassment injunction on an anonymous online abuser via Instagram.

Germana lo iacono smith

Italian municipality wins swaps case

27 July 2015By

Germana Lo Iacono-Smith acted for Prato Comune in its interest-rate-swap dispute with Dexia Crediop.

Mitchell woolf

Welfare victory in Supreme Court

20 July 2015By

Mitchell Woolf acted for parents in a landmark case in which the court found for a claimants in a social security dispute.

Daniel godden

Alleged school abuse whistleblower arrested

13 July 2015By

Daniel Godden acted for mother arrested after alerting Ofsted to alleged abuse at her son’s school.

Rachel Knowles

Student loan criteria challenged

6 July 2015By

Rachel Knowles, Just for Kids Law


Chagos battle goes to Supreme Court

29 June 2015By

Richard Gifford is acting for 1,500 residents removed from their homes so the US Air Force base at Diego Garcia could be built.


Online crowd funder’s first case

22 June 2015By

Julia Salasky brings case funded by people donating money online.

Chris haan

Group claim against London estate agent Foxtons

15 June 2015By

Chris Haan bringing a claim against Foxtons over allegations it charged commissions of up to 33% of a contractor’s fee for repairs and other work.

Angus Westgarth

Tesco food theft case thrown out

8 June 2015By

Angus Westgarth acted for couple who were accused of stealing groceries from skip behind supermarket.

Martin Howe

Damages for Travellers barred from pub

1 June 2015By

Martin Howe acted for group refused entry to a Wetherspoon’s in London.

Natalie Gamble

Gay couple win surrogacy care case

18 May 2015By

Natalie Gamble acted for couple who were tricked into informal surrogacy arrangement.

Louise Curtis

Redundant workers denied compensation

11 May 2015By

Louise Curtis acted for workers denied protective award compensation.

Darren White

Damages for wrongly accused football fans

4 May 2015By

Darren White acted for QPR supporters wrongly charged over behaviour at match.

Alison Mafham

Solicitor acts in unborn child death case

27 April 2015By

Alison Mafham represented a teenager who could not be convicted of murdering an unborn child.

Jayesh Kunwardia

Court orders council to rehouse family

20 April 2015By

Jayesh Kunwardia acted for mother of five in appeal against Westminster Council’s decision to make her homeless.

Toby Starr

Driver’s successful claim against Sauber F1 team

13 April 2015By

Toby Starr acted for Giedo van der Garde, who was given a contract to race for Sauber.

Yvonne Jefferies

£67m worldwide freezing order discharged

30 March 2015By

Yvonne Jefferies acted for client in application to discharge order freezing his assets.

Miles Geffin

Ex-wife of Dale Vince can make post-divorce claim

23 March 2015By

Miles Geffin is acting for Kathleen Wyatt, who is seeking £1.9m from her entrepreneur ex-husband – 23 years after they divorced.

Jeremy Clarke Williams

Settlement in Mitchell defamation case

16 March 2015By

Jeremy Clarke-Williams acted for Met police officer in defamation case against MP and former Conservative party chief whip Andrew Mitchell.

Wiljo Salen

Daughter wins £1.3m from parents

9 March 2015By

Wiljo Salen acted for woman whose parents reneged on a promise she would inherit their farm.

Diane Rostron

Former Spurs player wins damages

2 March 2015By

Diane Rostron acted for parents of ex-footballer who suffered brain damage after collapsing during his debut for the Tottenham Hotspur youth team.

Robert Barnham

London square planning breach win

23 February 2015By

Robert Barham acted in connection with council’s defence of planning permission decision over London communal gardens.

Adam Antoszkiw

Defended taxi driver who was wrongly accused of assault

16 February 2015By

Solicitor Adam Antoszkiw helped quash client’s conviction.

Ellen Parry

High Court litigation over baby’s death

9 February 2015By

Ellen Parry is acting for mother in claim against doctor on duty at after-hours GP clinic.


Allegations of FGM in care proceedings

2 February 2015By

Solicitor acted for the guardians in the first court case where allegations of female genital mutilation arose during care proceedings for a child.

Duncan Burtwell

MoJ settles over religious discrimination

26 January 2015By

Duncan Burtwell acted for a Sikh lawyer who was refused entry to prison on a client visit because he had pins in his turban.

Renu Daly

Solicitor acts for sexual abuse victims

19 January 2015By

Renu Daly acted for the victims of a paedophile medical doctor who was jailed for 22 years in December for sexually abusing gravely ill boys aged 10 to 16.

Theo Savvides

Trademark infringement retrial victory

12 January 2015By

Theo Savvides won bid to get his client Marks & Spencer a retrial in dispute with Interflora.

Jeremy Clarke Williams

‘Plebgate’ libel victory

23 December 2014By

Jeremy Clarke-Williams acted for a Metropolitan Police officer who was accused of lying by former chief whip Andrew Mitchell.

Mark Newby

Compensation fight over Victor Nealon’s wrongful conviction

11 December 2014By

Mark Newby is acting for Victor Nealon, who was released from prison last year after his conviction for attempted rape was quashed.

Alan Andrews

European ruling on air pollution

1 December 2014By

Alan Andrews, acting for ClientEarth, won a ruling at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Kevin Timms

Legal action over failed hip replacements

24 November 2014By

Kevin Timms is acting for patients with serious health problems following fitting of unregulated implants.

Leticia Jennings

Independence day for Warburg Institute

17 November 2014By

Leticia Jennings acted for London-based research centre in its battle with trustee the University of London over funding and independence.

Rebecca Stevens

Pro bono fight for child custody

10 November 2014By

Rebecca Stevens has acted for more than 100 hours pro bono for family without representation.

Karl Bamford

£15.75m Wedgwood collection saved

3 November 2014By

Karl Bamford fought to save the historic pottery collection from being sold at auction to pay off debts.

Ryan Mowat

Gambling Act test case win

27 October 2014By

Ryan Mowat acted for a Mayfair casino in legal battle with Phil Ivey over £7.8m poker ‘winnings’.

Peter Fehler

Judicial review over welfare cut

20 October 2014By

Councils intervened in review against government decision to cease safety-net local welfare provision.

Harminder Bains

High Court mesothelioma victory

13 October 2014By

Harminder Bains helped an asbestos victims group win a challenge to government plans to reduce payments to mesothelioma sufferers.

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