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Edward Bishop QC Case List

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Daniel v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service [2016] EWHC 23 (QB)


Successful defence of clinical treatment of prisoner by nursing staff and ambulance service.

Griffiths v Sec of State for Health [2015] EWHC 1264 (QB)


Successfully acted for claimant making allegations of failures by paramedics treating spinal injury.  Liability and causation.

Barnett v Medway NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 440 (QB)


Successfully defended NHS trust against alleged failures to identify and treat spinal absecess.  Case going to Court of Appeal

Tait v Gloucester Hospital NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 848


Successfully acted for a claimant who recovered £2.4 million in quantum trial for delayed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome

Spiers v St George's Healthcare NHS Trust (10.12.14) High Court


Successfully defended secondary victim claim for psychiatric damage by mother and a child injured at birth.

Boyle -v- Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2013] EWCA Civ 1477


Successfully defended police driver at trial and in CA.

Silverstone v Mortensen [2012] EWHC 2706 (QB)


Complex and sensitive clinical negligence case.  Successfully defended MDU member, professor and surgical director at John Ratcliffe hospital Oxford

Bedford v Bedfordshire CC [2013] EWHC 1717 (QB)


Successful defence of local authority, accused of failing to protect the life of a member of the public from assault by a child in care 

Saunders v Chief Constable of Sussex [2012] EWCA Civ 1197


Successfully defended poice against allegations of negligently inflicting psychiatric injury at trial and in CA

Jonathan Boyle v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

[2013] EWHC 395 (QB)


NEGLIGENCE - CIVIL EVIDENCE - ROAD TRAFFICDUTY OF CARE : EXPERT EVIDENCE : MEDICAL EVIDENCE : POLICE OFFICERS : ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS : SPEED LIMITS : DUTY OF CARE POLICE OFFICER DRIVER OWED TO INTOXICATED PEDESTRIAN : ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE SHOWING EFFECT OF SPEEDING ON INJURIESEven though a police officer had breached his duty of care by driving slightly over the speed limit when he collided with an intoxicated pedestrian who had fallen into his path, the pedestrian was not awarded damages as he had failed to show that the lower speed would have made a difference to the extent of his injuries. 

Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


An NHS foundation trust had breached its positive obligation under the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.2 to protect the life of a mentally ill woman who had committed suicide after absconding from one of its hospitals.

Chief Constable of Hertfordshire v Van Colle; Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex

[2008] UKHL 50


Conjoined appeals.  In the absence of special circumstances, the police owed no common law duty of care to protect individuals against harm caused by criminals.

Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex

[2008] EWCA Civ 39


Claim by a victim of an assault who alleged that the police negligently failed to protect him. 

Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire

[2007] EWCA Civ 325; LTL 24/4/2007


The Court of Appeal held that the police had been under a duty to take preventative measures to protect Giles Van Colle and had breached that duty.  They had therefore acted incompatibly with the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 Art 2.  The judge's damages award at first instance under the Human Rights Act 1998 s8 had been too high and should be reduced.

Burden v Harrods

[2005] EWHC 410 (QB); LTL 25/4/2005; [2005] PIQR P17


The interaction between contractual agreements on apportionment of liability and admissions under the Civil Procedure Rules.

Anderton v Clwyd County Council; and associated cases

LTL 3/7/2002; [2002] 1 WLR 3174 [CA]; [2002] 3 All ER 813; Times, July 16, 2002; Independent, July 11, 2002


Construction and application of provisions in CPR Part 6 and CPR Part 7 in the light of Godwin v Swindon Borough Council and the Human Rights Act 1998.

Chittock v Woodbridge School

[2002] EWCA Civ. 915 [2002] ELR 735; LTL 26/6/2002; [2002] ELR 735; Times, July 15, 2002


A successful appeal of a judge’s decision to award damages to a pupil injured on a school skiing trip.

Lloyd v John Lewis

[2001] EWCA Civ 1529; LTL 9/10/2001


Submissions of 'no case to answer' under the Civil Procedure Rules

Zucchi v Waitrose

LTL 30/3/2000 (CA) 


Supermarket's duty to its customers under the Occupier's Lability Act 1957

Wadey v Surrey County Council

[2000] 1 WLR 820


A House of Lords decision on the effect of receipt of state benefits on interest calculations in personal injuries claims.

DPP v Hawkins

[1988] 1 WLR 1166


A case on s28 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 the need to give valid reasons for an arrest.

Limb v Union Jack Removals

[1998] 1 WLR 1354


A Court of Appeal ruling on the effect of Order 9 rule 10 of the County Court Rules.