Defence Focus – August 2022

August 4, 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of our Defence Focus e-bulletin, brought to you by Exchange Chamber’s Personal Injury Defence team.

Included in this edition:

Not guilty of murder by reason of insanity: what place ex turpi causa? Future Loss of Earnings or Smith v Manchester?
Louis Browne KC discusses the defence of insanity, when dealing with murder cases, drawing on the case of Lewis Ranwell v G4S Health Services (UK) Limited & Others [2022] EWHC 1213 (QB).

Helping the inquest run smoothly: 10 pointers
Catherine Knowles delves into the lessons learned from Storey v British Telecommunications PLC [2022] EWCA Civ 616 – an acoustic shock case which the Court of Appeal described as having “a number of extraordinary features”. 

Defending Claims Against the Police
Alice Dobbie considers when the police are liable for negligent omissions in the light of a new High Court judgment: CJ and Ors v Wiltshire Police [2022] EWHC 1661.

Defending Personal Injury Claims Arising out of Equine Misselling – Practical Steps
In this article, Helen Rutherford highlights the practical steps to take in order to successfully defend personal injury allegations arising out of equine misselling.

Click here to view the August 2022 Defence Focus Bulletin.