Cloisters’ case short-listed for ‘Outstanding Case of the Year’ in Personal Injury Awards 2015


Cloisters is delighted to announce that one of its cases has been short-listed for ‘Outstanding Case of the Year’ in the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2015.

The case in question: JXMX (A Child) v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust [2013] EWHC 3956 (QB) fundamentally changes the approach to anonymity in approval hearings.

William Latimer-Sayer persuaded the Personal Injury Bar Association to intervene in the appeal.  Led on the appeal by Rob Weir QC from Devereaux Chambers and assisted by the research of Sian McKinley from Cloisters, the Personal Injury Bar Association’s submissions were ultimately accepted.  The Court of Appeal’s landmark decision led to a radical overhaul in the way that applications for anonymity are dealt with at approval hearings which are required on the settlement of all claims for children and protected parties.