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Timothy Riordan

Tim Riordan

Senior Associate

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T +44 114 279 4121
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1 South Quay
Victoria Quays
Sheffield
S2 5SY
United Kingdom
Languages English

Tim Riordan is a Senior Associate in the Litigation, Arbitration, Insurance and Employment Group dealing with Defendant Personal Injury and Costs matters.

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Education

  • 2001 – LPC, Pg Dip, London Guildhall University
  • 2000 – Law Degree, LLB, London Guildhall University
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07 April 2020
Em­ploy­er not vi­cari­ously li­able for mass data breach by rogue em­ploy­ee,...
In WM Mor­ris­ons Su­per­mar­ket PLC v Vari­ous Claimants [2020] UK­SC 12, the Su­preme Court has over­turned the Court of Ap­peal de­cision that an em­ploy­er can be vi­cari­ously li­able to mul­tiple claimants for a...
06 December 2019
Court of Ap­peal cla­ri­fies ap­proach to find­ings of fact in noise-in­duced...
In Mack­en­zie v Al­coa Man­u­fac­tur­ing (GB) Ltd [2019] EW­CA Civ 2110, the Court of Ap­peal has cla­ri­fied the prop­er ap­proach to find­ings of fact in noise-in­duced hear­ing loss (NIHL) claims in cir­cum­stances...
15 November 2019
An­oth­er po­ten­tial low value EL/PL Pro­tocol Portal es­cape route for claimants...
The Court of Ap­peal has ruled that a claimant can­not avoid the re­quire­ments of the Pre-Ac­tion Pro­tocol for Low Value Per­son­al In­jury (Em­ploy­ers’ Li­ab­il­ity and Pub­lic Li­ab­il­ity) Claims by seek­ing to...
12 June 2019
High Court gives guid­ance on pro­por­tion­al­ity in costs as­sess­ments
One of the corner­stones of Lord Justice Jack­son’s costs re­forms is that costs should be pro­por­tion­ate to the mat­ter at is­sue. In a rare High Court de­cision ex­amin­ing this test, Mar­cus Smith J has giv­en...
12 June 2019
High Court ap­plies a "high test" for avoid­ing fixed costs in cases that...
The High Court has ap­plied a “high test” when con­sid­er­ing wheth­er a claimant could re­cov­er more than fixed costs in a case that had been re­moved from the pro­tocol for low-value per­son­al in­jury claims...
03 June 2019
Pen­al­ties for not beat­ing claimant’s Part 36 of­fer in lit­ig­a­tion tempered...
In two cases fa­vour­able to the pay­ing parties, the courts have cla­ri­fied the ap­plic­a­tion of the 10% up­lift pay­able to a claimant that has beaten its own Part 36 of­fer. The courts con­sidered wheth­er an...
30 May 2019
Court of Ap­peal con­firms that a party seek­ing third party dis­clos­ure must...
The Court of Ap­peal has over­turned a de­cision re­quir­ing a small com­pany to pay part of the costs of a third-party dis­clos­ure ap­plic­a­tion after it had not com­plied with an in­form­al re­quest for doc­u­ments....
29 October 2018
In­dem­nity costs awar­ded after claim dis­con­tin­ued mid-tri­al
Claimants who dis­con­tin­ued their case four days in­to a six-week tri­al were ordered to pay the de­fend­ants’ costs on the in­dem­nity basis after their con­duct was deemed out of the norm. Back­ground Hosk­ing...
19 September 2018
Money (That’s What I Want): Fail­ure to warn leads to deni­al of a non-party...
In an ac­tion for copy­right in­fringe­ment in a doc­u­ment­ary about a 1964 con­cert giv­en by The Beatles, the Court of Ap­peal over­turned a non-party costs or­der against a com­pany dir­ect­or. The ab­sence of an...
23 July 2018
Re­vised pack­age travel reg­u­la­tions now in force - will you be af­fected?
On 1 Ju­ly 2018, the gov­ern­ment’s new Pack­age Travel and Linked Travel Ar­range­ments Reg­u­la­tions 2018 came in­to force. This fol­lows a sig­ni­fic­ant peri­od of con­sulta­tion with the travel in­dustry and April’s...
21 June 2018
CFA can in­clude claims against parties not named in the agree­ment
The Court of Ap­peal has held that a con­di­tion­al fee agree­ment (CFA) that re­ferred to a claim against a named de­fend­ant also ap­plied to re­lated claims against oth­er de­fend­ants who were not named. In do­ing...
20 April 2018
Fixed costs awar­ded in a claim settled be­fore is­sue of pro­ceed­ings after...
The Court of Ap­peal has held that a claimant who un­reas­on­ably fails to fol­low the Pre-Ac­tion Pro­tocol for Low Value Per­son­al In­jury (Em­ploy­er’s Li­ab­il­ity and Pub­lic Li­ab­il­ity) Claims (the “EL/PL Pro­tocol”...