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January 2013

A shady business - the power to strike out fraudulent claims at trial. New Law Journal

Michael Brace, barrister, analyses the power to strike out fraudulent claims at trial, in his article for the New Law Journal (July 2012)

Article In Brief

The effective deterrence of claims tainted with dishonesty is achieved by a number of means and it will only be just and proportionate for the court to strike out an action after a trial in “very exceptional” cases.

For the full article by Michael Brace in the July 2012 issue of the New Law Journal, please click here.

Financial considerations in the Town & Country Planning Act 1990: The final word

Kate Parker has recently been published in the RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) Cymru magazine Cynllunio, regarding recent cases that demonstrate common sense in financial considerations in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. 

Wales: rise of innovative sets (Solicitors Journal)

With innovative chambers opening up to provide independent advocacy services, the demise of a major Welsh set and the poor health of the local economy shouldn’t overshadow the potential for growth says Theo Huckle QC in the Solicitors Journal (Bar Focus 2012).

Click here for the full article which appeared on page 25-27 of the Bar Focus, October 2012)

www.solicitorsjournal.co.uk

The Next Step - Simmons v Castle: does it simplify damages for tort? New Law Journal

The Next Step - Simmons v Castle: does it simplify damages for tort? New Law Journal

Does Simmons v Castle bring simplicity and clarity to damages for tort, asks Kate Parker in the New Law Journal, September 2012

Article In Brief

The decision in Simmons v Castle implements Sir Rupert Jackson’s recommendation for a 10% increase in General Damages. However it also throws up interesting questions about the interrelationship with recoverable success fees and Part 36 offers.