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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:

Why LITIGATE when you can MEDIATE?

By |2020-08-03T12:03:11+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Articles|

Could mediation be a solution for councils and other public bodies to resolve disputes? Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that has been around for a long time; in fact it dates back to Roman times. A mediator is neither a judge nor an arbitrator, nor even a chairperson. A mediator acts as [...]

Whittington Hospitals NHS Trust v XX (2020 ) UKSC 1

By |2020-05-12T09:49:47+00:00May 12th, 2020|Articles|

The triumph of identity over collectivism? On 1 April 2020, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v. XX [2020] UKSC 14.  This inevitably controversial judgment received scant media attention at the time, given the commencement of the Lockdown.  It is likely that the decision will be the [...]

Litigation: when is it time to get up close and personal?

By |2020-04-07T09:47:57+00:00April 7th, 2020|Articles|

The recent surge in digital communication is obviously a reaction to the lockdown. The interesting question is whether this will be a temporary phenomenon, or rather what might be seen as an overdue sea change in the use of technology in the law. The technology which can be used to conduct meetings and indeed court [...]

Association versus causation: epidemiology versus the law? Part II

By |2019-11-24T18:32:22+00:00November 18th, 2019|Articles|

Pro-Vide Law will be hosting a follow up event to the Seminar at Wadham College Oxford on 11th July. The seminar in July was well received by those who attended.  A quite excellent seminar today at Wadham College, Oxford, on Epidemiology and causation with some seriously impressive speakers. Thank you.  The speakers were all hugely [...]

Association v.Causation: Epidemiology v. the Law?

By |2019-11-12T13:10:37+00:00November 12th, 2019|Events|

Thursday 6th February 2020 Venue: DWF 20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3AG Time: 4pm – 7pm RSVP Following the successful seminar at Wadham College in July, a follow up event has now been arranged. DWF have kindly agreed to host this event at their London office at Fenchurch Street on 6th February 2020 commencing [...]

RSA v Bothnia – Conceding the Frame?

By |2019-05-02T11:46:51+00:00March 21st, 2019|Case Notes|

Conceding the frame? On 8th March, the Court of Appeal made an Order by Consent dismissing the Claimant's Appeal against the judgment of His Honour Judge Brian Rawlings ( The circumstances in which this Order was made are a little surprising in that on 7th February the Court of Appeal (Eleanor King, Simon, [...]


By |2019-05-02T11:46:51+00:00September 11th, 2018|Case Notes, Employment|

The proposition that a defendant or insurer liable for terminal illness should pay reasonable treatment costs which have a prospect of improving the victim’s length or quality of life would appear to be an unlikely source of controversy.  However, it is a testament to the enduring ability of mesothelioma claims to create forensic controversy that [...]


By |2019-05-02T11:46:51+00:00May 21st, 2018|Case Notes, Industrial Disease|

HHJ Brian Rawlings on 15thMay 2018 handed down judgement in this case. Michael Kent QC and Peter Houghton instructed by Plexus appeared for the Claimant; Charles Feeny, instructed by Hill Dickinson appeared for the Defendant.  Mr Merritt worked for a painting and decorating company (Alick Whittle Limited) between 1975 and 1985, during which time he [...]

2018 Social History of Medicine Conference

By |2019-05-02T11:46:51+00:00March 6th, 2018|Events|

Charles Feeny has been invited to speak at the 2018 Social History of Medicine Conference “Conformity, Resistance Dialogue and Deviance in Health and Medicine” at the University of Liverpool in July 2018. Charles Feeny will be participating in a round table discussion on Primodos chaired by Jesse Olszynko-Gryn of the University of Cambridge. Primodos was [...]


By |2019-05-02T11:46:52+00:00February 22nd, 2018|Case Notes, Industrial Disease|

The original article can be found here On 22 February ,the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Bussey v Anglia Heating. The primary focus of the Claimant’s Appeal had been that the earlier decision of the Court of Appeal in Williams v The University of Birmingham was per incuriam and therefore [...]