Defence Focus – June 2021
June 25, 2021
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:
Surveillance and Social Media Evidence: Let’s Dance
Andrew Ward covers the use of surveillance and social media evidence in respect of two cases: Watson –v- Ministry of Defence  EWHC 3163 (QB) and Brian Muyepa -v- Ministry of Defence  5 WLUK 122. In both cases he appeared as Counsel for the Defendant.
Historic Abuse Claims: Recent Developments
Catherine Knowles provides an overview of recent developments that may be of interest to defence practitioners dealing with complex and sensitive historic abuse claims, with reference to SKX v Manchester City Council  4 WLR 56 and AB v Chethams School of Music  EWHC 1419 (QB).
Horrifying, but not sufficiently horrifying: when is an event shocking enough to enable a secondary victim to recover damages for psychiatric injury?
Alice Dobbie considers the case of King v Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 1576 in relation to recovering damages for psychiatric injury.