12th September, 2023

Dogs... still mans' best friend?

Since March 2020 an increasing number of dog attacks have been reported in the media. Some of these attacks have resulted in tragic fatal consequences. As recently as August 2023 a police horse was attacked by a dog causing the rider to be thrown to the floor before the horse bolted.

Precisely why there has been such an increase remains subject to some debate. It was well documented that dog ownership increased during the pandemic. Since that time new ‘fashionable’ breeds have entered the marketplace.

Whatever the reason the increase in the number of attacks will lead to an inevitable increase in the number of personal injury claims being brought and thereby defended.

On 21 September 2023 Victoria Rigby, Elizabeth Murray and Phil Barnes of 9 St John Street Chambers, Manchester, will be hosting a seminar addressing the issues surrounding these claims.

Click here to view the event in full.

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9SJS welcomes three new pupils!

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Elizabeth Murray and Leanne Jones secured success for their respective clients in this 2 day Employers Liability/Occupiers Liability trial in which the Second Defendant was ordered to pay out almost £50,000.

22nd September, 2023
Elizabeth represented the Claimant who had been injured during the course of her employment with the Second Defendant as a "bus shunter". The Claimant originally pursued a claim against the First Defendant, as owner/occupier of the premises, and the Second Defendant, as her employer. The Second Defendant in turn brought a CPR 20.6 claim for contribution/indemnity against the First Defendant on the basis that, as the employer, it had no control over the workplace, premises, equipment, devices and systems.

Free Zoom Webinar. Thursday 28th September 2023 Time 4.30pm – 1 hour estimated length

21st September, 2023

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