Defence Focus – October 2021

October 29, 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:

Griffiths v TUI (UK) Limited [2021] EWCA Civ 1442
In this article, Louis Browne QC provides a useful discussion of Griffiths v TUI (UK) Limited [2021] EWCA Civ 1442.

Buttar Construction Limited v Arshdeep [2021] EWCA Civ 1408
David Sandiford considers the recent decision of the CA in Buttar Construction Limited v Arshdeep [2021] EWCA Civ 1408, an interesting interim payment case involving multiple defendants where liability was disputed.

The Defence of Illegality
Andrew Ward observes the defence of illegality in relation to the decision of H.H.J. Bird, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, in RO (by his Litigation Friend, MI) v Freddy Gray; and the MIB [2021] EWHC 2770 (QB).

Regaining Litigation Control
Alice Dobbie considers regaining litigation control: the art of interim applications where the Defendant has made a mistake.

Wasted costs: Cross-examining a legal representative
David McCormick comments on the significant decision in the case of Hunt v Annolight Ltd [2020] EWHC 3744 (QB) in relation to defendants seeking wasted costs.

Click here to view the October 2021 Defence Focus Bulletin.