The illegality defence: Thames Trains, Henderson and strict liability offences

Peter (instructed by Philip Evans and Freddie Beard of Clyde & Co) appeared for the First Defendant in Owadally v Planology Ltd [2023] EWHC 339 (KB), a High Court appeal against a refusal to grant reverse summary judgment.

The significance of Owadally lies in the cautionary guidance which it provides to any professional defendant considering a summary application based on a defence of illegality, even in a case where the circumstances of the conviction might appear to cast the claimant in an unfavourable light.

Click here to read Peter’s case summary on the Radcliffe Chambers website, here for the Case Analysis on Westlaw or here for Peter’s profile and contact details.

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