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About Charles Feeny

Charles undertakes work in the areas of clinical negligence, industrial disease, personal injury & health, safety and regulatory work. If you would like to contact Charles please email: charles.feeny@completecounsel.co.uk

Zurich Insurance v IEG [2015] UKSC 33

By |June 5th, 2015|Case Notes, Industrial Disease|

Case Background IEG is a solvent Guernsey company, a supplier of gas to the Channel Islands and a subsidiary of a global utilities, transport, energy and timber company quoted on the New York Stock Exchange. IEG is the successor in title of Guernsey Gas Light Co Ltd (“GGLCL”), which for a period of over 27 [...]

The Labyrinth of information: the decision in Spencer v Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 1058 (QB)

By |May 20th, 2015|Case Notes, Clinical Negligence|

Case Background The Claimant, Mr Spencer, sought damages for personal injury caused by the alleged negligent actions of the Defendant hospital in the lead up to an operation and in the aftermath. The Claimant underwent an operation to correct a hernia in his right groin. The operation was initially undertaken with use of a laparoscope [...]

Alkaline metal and the heart: Davies v Countess of Chester Hospital [2014] EWHC 4294 (QB)

By |January 7th, 2015|Case Notes, Clinical Negligence|

Case Background The Claimant in this action sought damages from the Defendant for the wrongful death of her husband, Mr John Davies, for the events which occurred during his time in hospital in early January 2010. Mr Davies attended hospital in the early morning of the 4th January 2010 having felt unwell on the drive [...]

It’s only logical: Davies v University Hospital of North Staffordshire [2014] EWHC 4004 (QB)

By |December 15th, 2014|Case Notes, Clinical Negligence|

Case Background This was a claim against the Defendant NHS Trust for failure to arrange a brain scan (either a CT or MRI) on two occasions in early 2001. The Claimant subsequently underwent a scan which revealed the presence of a tumour located in the frontal section of the brain. It was accepted by the [...]

McDonald v National Grid Electricity Transmission [2014] UKSC 53

By |November 3rd, 2014|Case Notes, Industrial Disease|

Case Background This was an appeal by the appellant Defendants against the decision of the Court of Appeal in which they held that the Defendants were liable for breach of statutory duty under Asbestos Industry Regulations 1931 regulation 2(a). The respondent Claimant cross appealed against the decision that the Defendants were not in breach of [...]

Macarthy v Marks & Spencer [2014] EWHC 3183 (QB)

By |October 8th, 2014|Case Notes, Industrial Disease|

Case Background Mr Heward died of mesothelioma aged 61. Mr Heward started working for this father’s company aged 16 as a trainee draughtsman and subsequently rose to the position of Managing Director in 1981 upon his father’s death. D H Allan & Sons (the third party) undertook shop fittings and were responsible for maintenance of [...]

Dowdall v William Kenyon & Sons [2014] EWHC 2822 (QB)

By |August 29th, 2014|Case Notes, Industrial Disease|

Case Background John Dowdall had been exposed to asbestos through a greater part of his working life. In June 1998 he was diagnosed as suffering from asbestosis and pleural plaques and later that year started legal proceedings against seven of his former employers (the first action). At the time of the first action the only [...]

McGregor v Genco Ltd- identifying the issue and then the risk

By |May 12th, 2014|Case Notes, Industrial Disease|

Case Background The claimant, aged 58, developed mesothelioma and at the time of trial her prognosis was poor. The claimant’s symptoms first appeared around May 2012 and the diagnosis was confirmed in August 2012. The claimant alleged that her illness was caused by exposure to dust which was the result of escalator construction work taking [...]

Explaining the unexplainable? Shovelton v Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & PE v Royal Liverpool University Hospital

By |April 28th, 2014|Case Notes, Clinical Negligence|

Case Background Shovelton v Central Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust In November 2007 the Claimant underwent a carotid endarterectomy intended to lessen the risk of suffering a stroke. Unfortunately, while the operation was a success in that the Claimant avoided having a stroke, the Claimant suffered complications from the surgery. The Claimant was left [...]

The Mitchell Table

By |April 11th, 2014|Articles|

This table contains the cases decided post-Mitchell and arranges them according to subject matter and whether the decision of the court is considered strict to Mitchell or not. Where appropriate a short comment will be included but the primary focus of the table is to provide an accessible means of matching cases to the subject matter so users can navigate this brave new world we find ourselves in. […]