Brian McCluggage appears in important High Court authority in McHugh (Deceased) v Esure  EWHC 710 (QB) which determined liability issues in a sensitive case arising out of a fatal accident. The High Court considered the following matters:
- The operation of ex turpi causa in a road traffic accident during the commission of a crime
- The evidential status of criminal convictions in civil proceedings
- Significant reduction for contributory negligence in circumstances where the Deceased was intoxicated and involved in an incident of 'road rage'.
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