Our Dispute Resolution Team have recently had success in settling a clinical negligence claim against the NHS, securing damages in the sum of £13,000 from the Defendant, plus the Claimant's legal costs. The claim included damages in respect of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder suffered by the Claimant and for care and attendance provided by the Claimant's family throughout recovery. Our team obtained a swift admission of liability from the Defendant through a robust Letter of Claim, allowing to move to quantum and ultimately settlement in under 10 months'.
Our London Dispute Resolution Team helped our clients resolve proceedings against their former brokers relating to allegations of negligence which became apparent following a fire at our clients' commercial premises. The proceedings were complex and involved five sets of experts in the fields of Insurance Broking, Quantity Surveying, Loss Adjusting, Forensic Accountancy and Forensic IT. A settlement was agreed after Cyber Settle negotiations less than two weeks from trial. Details of the settlement cannot be disclosed for confidentiality reasons.
Our London Employment Team has been successful in having the Employment Appeal Tribunal dismiss an appeal which was heard at the EAT yesterday, 8 July 2019. Costs were also awarded in the Claimant's favour. Curzon Green was instructed by the Claimant.
By way of background, the Claimant was successful in her claims of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the lower Employment Tribunal last summer. She was awarded a substantial 5 figure sum (comprising compensation for financial losses and injury to feelings). An appeal was brought by the Respondent to challenge a small part of the award. The appeal was dismissed in full by the EAT and the Claimant was awarded costs, in addition to the sums awarded by the ET in summer 2018.
Lee Silk from our Dispute Resolution team recently settled a highly contentious construction dispute involving unique land. The dispute involved arguments about an application for payment, the validity of pay less notice and the true value of the works. Subsequent to the Court of Appeal decision in S&T (UK) Ltd v Grove Developments Ltd, employers can start an adjudication concerning the correct value of the sums due and are not deemed to have agreed the valuation because of its failure to serve a payment or pay less notice. A favourable settlement was agreed prior to proceedings being issued.
Curzon Green is delighted to announce that we have recently been approved to act for the Lloyds Banking Group. We can therefore act for individuals and their lender for more mortgages than ever before, including Lloyds Bank plc, TSB Bank plc, Birmingham Midshires and the Halifax. We are now on the panels of all the main lenders.