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:

Hot Tubbing of Experts
David Sandiford considers the Hot Tubbing of Experts, with reference to his involvement in a recent High Court fatal accident claim.

When should a defendant plead fraud?
In this article, Alice Dobbie discusses the recent decision of Mustard v Flower [2021] EWHC 846.

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 [2016] EWHC 3163 (QB) and Brian Muyepa -v- Ministry of Defence [2021] 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 [2021] 4 WLR 56 and AB v Chethams School of Music [2021] 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 [2021] EWHC 1576 in relation to recovering damages for psychiatric injury.

Click here to view the June 2021 Defence Focus Bulletin.