O’hare Solicitors represented shopper in high court personal injury action in which a high court judge gave a ruling at an Asda store in Enniskillen
Asda liable for shopper slipping in cafe where 10 other accidents occurred, High Court judge rules
The 45-year-old fell in the NI store as she was holding a child by the hand
Asda is liable for a shopper slipping and falling in a cafe where 10 other accidents occurred over a two-year period, a High Court judge ruled yesterday.
According to Mr Justice Maguire’s assessment, the most likely cause was water or moisture on the floor from a nearby refrigerated drinks unit.
“The record of past accidents strongly suggests there was a serious problem which required urgent attention,” the judge said.
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Wetherspoon has been refused a drinks license for premises at the former Methodist Church on Belfast’s University Road, instead bought a former Cafe Vaudeville premises. O’hare solicitors acted in sale in this case.
PUBS operator Wetherspoon has withdrawn from an application to seek a drinks licence for the former Methodist Church premises at University Road in Belfast, the Irish News can reveal.
It follows objections from a number of independent bars already trading in neighbouring areas.
It comes in the wake of the chain being refused a licence earlier this year for a hostelry at the former JJB Sports store premises on Royal Avenue, a property which it owns.
And it means Wetherspoon, fronted by north coast-born Tim Martin, no longer has any pending applications in Northern Ireland.
But the Irish News has learnt that the company has exchanged contracts to purchase the freehold interest in the former Cafe Vaudeville premises in Belfast’s Arthur Street.
That property is currently let to the Revolution Bars Group and trades as Revolucion de Cuba.
The UK bar chain, based in Ashton-under-Lyne, bought the premises from owner Pat McCormack for £2.5 million in 2017.
It is understood Wetherspoon paid £3.25m for the listed two-storey mid-terrace former bank building, which dates back to the 1800s and was once the head office for Dunville & Co.
It has been operating as a licensed premises since 2005.
Potential cases rising against patient recall scandal Dr Watt.
There are now concerns that Dr Watt may apply for voluntary erasure from the General Medical Council (GMC) register.
If such an application were to be approved, it would mean that the ongoing fitness to practice investigation into the allegations against Dr Watt would collapse.
A number of high level probes are under way at the moment, including an independent inquiry headed up by Brett Lockhart QC and a review being carried out by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).
Dr Watt is also currently suspended from the GMC register and it has now emerged it is unlikely that the Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal Service (MPTS) will hold a hearing into his case this year.
Niall O’Hare, partner at O’Hare solicitors, and the head of the firm’s medical negligence department, said: “We are investigating a number of potential medical actions against Dr Watt and the Belfast Trust in relation to a range of misdiagnosis for a variety of different conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s and epilepsy.