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Personal injury: CV v CICAP  - Claimant suffered psychiatric injury following sexual abuse as a child. Successfully appealed against the original award of £8,200, resulting in a tenfold increase in the award to over £83,000. See the case note, CV v CICAP, APIL PI Focus, Vol 21, Issue 10, p.30 (Dec 2011). Inquest: Inquest into the death of Martin Dunleavy . Represented the family in a five day jury inquest. The Deceased, who had no history of mental health illness, exhibited paranoid behaviour leading to his arrest. He was admitted to hospital and was found in a stairwell with fatal injuries. The verdict was accidental death. Human rights: Application no 32666/10 X, Y, Z v the United Kingdom . Led by Lizanne Gumbel QC, assisted in a human rights claim brought by a couple with learning difficulties and the husband's mother, where it is contended that the local authority was under a duty to prevent a breach of a person's rights under Article 3 and 8 where the couple were harassed and severely abused by a group of teenage youths. The case was concluded by way of friendly settlement. Inquiry: [2008-10] Junior counsel for the Treasury Solicitors in the public inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa, an Iraqi civilian who died in British military custody in September 2003.
Qualified 2006, Gray's Inn. Publications of note include: co-author with Lizanne Gumbel QC and Peter Skelton 'Inquest Law: An Update', PI Brief Update, PIBULJ, 30 June 2011; co-author with Rachel Machus of the chapter 'Public Accountability: Public Law, Public Participation and Access to Information in 'Environmental Law', 2nd ed (Burnett-Hall and Jones, eds), 2008; 'As clear as mud: the limitation on the regulation of 'waste' under the Waste Framework Directive R (Thames Water Utilities Ltd) v Bromley Magistrates' Court' ECJ Case 252/05. 'Environmental Liability' Vol 15, Issue 5, Sept/Oct 2007; 'Re P - Damages and the Human Rights Act' (2007), case note co-authored with Rosalind English, available online at Family Law Week (http://www.familylawweek.co.u/library.aspi=2756). Contributor to the Human Rights Blog and a number of her articles have been reproduced , or linked to, other legal websites.
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