The Lawyer – Top 20 Cases 2021

Date: 1 February 2021

The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2021 includes a multimillion-pound TCC trial concerning alleged defects in an abattoir in which Krista Lee QC is acting for the first and second defendants. Details of the case can be found below.

WM Morrisons Supermarkets Plc and Neerock Ltd (trading as Woodhead Brothers) v Lorien Engineering Solutions Ltd (dissolved), GP Strategies Ltd, John Sisk & Sons Ltd and J&E Hall Ltd

Colne Abattoir, which is owned by Woodheads and Morrisons and supplies meat to all its supermarkets and others suppliers, undertook a major refurbishment project to increase pork capacity to 400 pigs per hour.  The Claimants allege that defects in the abattoir chilling processes affected meat quality and profits. The trial is listed for 7 weeks. Krista is instructed by Hill Dickinson.

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