Philip Simms successful in Shabir v Ministry of Justice
Philip Simms, instructed by Soo Choi of the Government Legal Department, successfully represented the Ministry of Justice at trial on 8 and 9 January 2024. The trial was before HHJ Saggerson in the County Court at Central London.
The Claimant brought a claim valued in excess of £200,000 for orthopaedic, ophthalmic, and psychological injuries. He alleged that he had suffered injury whilst working as a prison officer at HMP Feltham when he broke up a fight in a cell involving approximately four inmates.
HHJ Saggerson dismissed the claim in its entirety, holding that the Claimant had entered the cell of his own volition contrary to his training.
Philip was instructed as a member of the Attorney General's panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.