Really pleased for Chris Goldscheider that the Royal Opera House has now confirmed that it will not be seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court following the important decisions in his favour in the High Court  EWHC 687 (QB) (Nicola Davies J) and Court of Appeal  EWCA Civ 711 (Leveson QBP, McCombe & Bean LJJ). Now looking forward to working on getting the right level of compensation for him for the devastation to his life that this has been. And that's not what the media has so far reported... 😉
Image caption Christopher Goldscheider joined the viola section of the ROH orchestra in 2002 The Royal Opera House has lost its appeal over the life-changing hearing damage caused to a viola player at a rehearsal of Wagner's Die Walkure. The Court of Appeal ruled unanimously that the ROH failed to take reasonable steps to protect Christopher Goldscheider during the 2012 rehearsal. It also failed to act on dangerous noise levels until after Mr Goldscheider's injury, the court ruled. The ROH said it was "disappointed" by aspects of the court's ruling.