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March 2020

Simon Hughes represents successful Respondent in the Court of Appeal

Simon Hughes, instructed by Patrick McBrien of DWF Manchester, appeared for the successful Respondent before the Court of Appeal in Kevin Cowley v L. W. Carlisle & Co Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 227. The judgment can be found on Bailii.

A summary of the decision may be found on Ian Meikle’s blog, The Injury Appeals Blog, here.


Simon Hughes and Isabelle Knight examine the recent Court of Appeal decision in Cowley v L.W. Carlisle Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 227 and the implications of the same for Claimants and Defendants

Cowley v LW Carlisle & Company Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 227


In an appeal before Lord Justice McCombe, Lord Justice Holroyde and Lord Justice Peter Jackson in the Court of Appeal, the Respondent successfully argued that the courts below were correct to grant a strike out application made on behalf of the dissolved defendant company.


The Court of Appeal also gave guidance to insurers of dissolved companies on how to proceed with claims where there has been no application to restore that company.


Simon Hughes successfully defends appeal on limitation point in the High Court

Simon Hughes successfully defends appeal on limitation point in the High Court




Mr R Lad v 01408357 LTD and Entex LTD


Simon Hughes represented the fourth Defendant/first Respondent, 01408357 Limited in the High Court, appearing before The Hon. Mrs Justice Andrews.


Mr Hughes was co-defending alongside Mr Patrick Limb QC of Ropewalk Chambers, and the Claimant was represented by Alastair Wright of St John’s Buildings.


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