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Personal Injury specialists' Christopher Wilson-Smith KC and Ben Bradley successful in a settlement claim for a Latvian National who was severely injured whilst working in the UK. The judgment is now available.

Christopher Wilson-Smith KC and Ben Bradley obtain Foreign Index Linked PPO in significant settlement

Personal Injury specialists Christopher Wilson-Smith KC and Ben Bradley successful in a settlement claim for a Latvian National who was severely injured whilst working in the UK. The judgment is now available. Christopher Wilson-Smith KC and Ben Bradley (instructed by Alison Brooks of Barratts Solicitors, Nottingham) recently obtained a significant award for a Latvian National who was injured in a road traffic accident whilst working in the UK. The claimant suffered very severe injuries, chiefly in the form of a traumatic brain injury and a skull fracture. The Claimant took the decision to return to Latvia. Issues arose in terms of funding specialist care and case management for a catastrophically injured client living in Latvia; a country not known to…

News 6 Mar, 2024

“Hold your horses an update from pastures new”

Watch the Recording. Equine Seminar – Talk 1. Hold Your Horses: A Legal Update From Pastures New

Watch the first of a series of equine focused talks from Outer Temple’s Equine Seminar; a Legal Update from Ben Bradley and Samuel Cuthbert. The Equine Injury team at Outer Temple Chambers hosted The Equine Seminar on 1st March 2023 alongside a line up of some the industry’s best known experts. Chaired by Jonathan Hand KC, topics included a Legal Update, a look at the Animals Act from an expert’s point of view, a discussion on the recent judgment in Schoultz v Ball [2022] EWHC 2452 (KB), and a discussion on the recent Freddy Tylicki case, amongst other issues in the sport. We were delighted to welcome guest speakers, and experts in their field, Anne-Marie Taylor, Charlie Lane, Clare Garnett,…

Webinars & Recordings 16 Mar, 2023

James Counsell KC and Ben Bradley appear in Supreme Court in Jehovah’s Witnesses adult sexual abuse case

Earlier this week, James Counsell KC and Ben Bradley appeared on behalf of BXB in the Supreme Court in Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v BXB. Having previously won at trial, and subsequently in the Court of Appeal, James and Ben represented BXB at the Supreme Court in her claim that the Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses are vicariously liable for a rape committed on her by Mark Sewell, one of the Elders of the Congregation. This case represents the return of vicarious liability to the Supreme Court for the first time since the seminal cases of Barclays Bank and Morrisons. Over the course of the two-day hearing, James made submissions to the Court…

News 17 Feb, 2023

Event: The Equine Seminar – 1st March 2023

Join Outer Temple Chambers and a fantastic line-up of expert guests for The Equine Seminar, on Wednesday 1st March at The Law Society. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers’ team of equine injury experts and esteemed guests for our upcoming Equine Seminar on Wednesday 1st March 2023. Topics to be covered include a Legal Update, discussion of the recent judgment in Schoultz v Ball [2022] EWHC 2452 (KB), and a panel discussion on issues in equine sport including the recent Freddy Tylicki case. We are also delighted to welcome guest speakers, and experts in their field, Anne-Marie Taylor, Charlie Lane, Clare Garnett, Richard Brooks and professional jockey, Saffie Osborne. Agenda 1.30 to 2.00     Registration (tea and coffee on…

Events 25 Jan, 2023

Event: Join the Outer Temple Travel Law Conference in London on 13th October 2022

Join Outer Temple Chambers and guests for our upcoming Travel Law Conference. The event will be taking place in London on Thursday 13th October 2022 1pm – 5pm. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers and our esteemed guests at our upcoming Travel Law Conference. This event will include a number of topical talks on international injury claims. Agenda 13:00               Arrival and Welcome by Eliot Woolf KC (Chair) 13:15               Talk 1 – Enforcement and Torpedoes – All you need to know from a Spanish perspective! with David Sanchez Almagro of Estudio Jurídico Almagro 14:00               Talk 2 – with Daniel Clarke and Katherine Allen of Hugh James 14:45               Coffee Break 15:00               Talk 3 – Running PI claims North…

Events 6 Oct, 2022

Ben Bradley secures £2.3m settlement in for client with brain injury after RTA

Ben Bradley secures £2.3m settlement for client with brain injury after RTA

Ben Bradley has successfully represented a cyclist in a personal injury claim after he sustained life changing brain injuries in a road traffic accident. Ben’s client, WH, was hit by a lorry whilst cycling to work when the lorry driver accelerated to try and clear a junction before the traffic lights turned red. The light had in fact turned red before the lorry passed through, leading to a collision with WH. WH was knocked unconscious and was taken to hospital. He had sustained skull fractures, a subarachnoid haemorrhage and brain contusions. He also suffered post-traumatic amnesia. He was in hospital for approximately seven weeks and required considerable care and assistance from his family at home afterwards. Prior to the accident…

News 31 May, 2022

Chelsea FC settles racism claims

Success for James Counsell KC and Ben Bradley as Chelsea FC settle four claims for racist abuse

Four Claimants, all represented by James Counsell KC and Benjamin Bradley, have settled their claims for damages against Chelsea Football Club for undisclosed six figure sums in abuse proceedings. The Claimants settled their claims for damages against Chelsea Football Club for undisclosed six figure sums on 7th February at a pre-trial review hearing.  The claims, which were listed for a six week trial, involving 62 witnesses, in four weeks’ time alleged that two former employees, Graham Rix, the former England international footballer, and Gwyn Williams, whilst working for the club’s youth training programme in the 1990s, racially abused these four young black footballers when they were aged between 14 and 18. At a court hearing in May 2021, the High…

News 8 Feb, 2022

Latest development in ongoing Civil Action against Manchester City FC – Barry Bennell to give evidence

Convicted paedophile Barry Bennell, is to give evidence for the first time, in the ongoing trial against Manchester City FC. James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley continue to act in this ongoing trial for eight victims. On Tuesday 30 November, Manchester City FC will open its case, relying on evidence from the perpetrator himself, Barry Bennell. Bennell is serving a 34-year prison sentence for around 90 separate sexual offences perpetrated against children. Bennell is likely to say that he played no part in Manchester City FC’s youth operations. The case will be the first time that Bennell has ever given live evidence about the circumstances surrounding his crimes; having elected not to give evidence (despite, at times, entering not guilty…

News 29 Nov, 2021

James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley appear in the High Court in sexual abuse claim against Manchester City FC

James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley represent eight victims in the High Court, seeking damages from Manchester City FC after suffering sexual abuse from one of the country’s most prolific sex offenders. James and Ben represent eight claimants who were subjected to sexual abuse by Barry Bennell whilst they were playing for Manchester City FC junior or ‘feeder teams’. These teams were set up by the Defendant, Manchester City FC, for the purpose of seeking to recruit a steady source of highly talented young footballers who were then of an age (under 14) when they could not be formally signed up to schoolboy contracts.  James told the Court that Barry Bennell was recruited by the Defendant to scout promising young…

News 25 Oct, 2021

James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley compel Chelsea FC to clarify its Defence in Racial Abuse Proceedings

In a recent High Court application before Stacey J, James Counsell QC (leading Ben Bradley) obtained a Court Order compelling Chelsea FC to clarify its Defence in abuse proceedings. Four Claimants aver that they were subjected to abhorrent racial abuse by two Chelsea FC team coaches, whilst playing for the club’s youth teams, and that such abuse is actionable as a matter of law. In the proceedings initially, Chelsea FC simply put the Claimants to proof that the abuse took place. They subsequently served evidence from the 2 football coaches involved, which (1) denied that much of the abuse took place; but (2) where abuse did take place, they averred that it was acceptable by the standards of the day. Neither of these…

News 14 Jul, 2021

James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley secure first victory in Manchester City FC Child Abuse Litigation

James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley have successfully appeared on behalf of the Claimants in the high profile case of TVZ and Ors v Manchester City FC, which was widely reported, particularly on the back sports pages of the national press. James and Ben currently represent eight Claimants, all of whom were abused by Barry Bennell. It is alleged that Bennell ran a number of youth ‘feeder teams’, which were connected to Manchester City FC and set up to feed young players into its schoolboy teams, once they reached the age of 14. The Defendant instructed solicitors and Leading Counsel to conduct an Inquiry into Bennell’s connections with the club (“the Inquiry”) and had set up a compensation scheme (known…

News 8 Jul, 2021

James Counsell KC and Ben Bradley in Supreme Court against Jehovah's Witnesses

James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley successful in Jehovah’s Witness Adult Sexual Abuse Appeal

In a judgment handed down today, the Court of Appeal has held the Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses liable for an act of rape committed by one of its elders, against an adult member of its congregation. James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley appeared on behalf of the successful Respondent to the appeal. The Court heard that the claimant, known as BXB, had been a member of the Barry congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and had been instructed by an elder of that congregation to provide support and a “shoulder to cry on” for the elder’s son, Mark Sewell, also an elder of the congregation, whom was suffering from depression.  Mark Sewell abused his position as an elder…

News 15 Mar, 2021

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