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Pauline Carter v Kingswood Learning and Leisure Group Limited - Angus Piper, 1 Chancery Lane

Pauline Carter v Kingswood Learning and Leisure Group Limited - Angus Piper, 1 Chancery Lane

26/07/18. Foskett J gave judgment on the 27th June 2018 on the claim of Pauline Carter v Kingswood Learning and Leisure Group ...

The Problem of Never Saying Never: Case Comment on Duce v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 1307 - Lucile Taylor

The Problem of Never Saying Never: Case Comment on Duce v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 1307 - Lucile Taylor

23/07/18. Duce v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 1307 was the appeal of a surgical consent case. The...

Fake Holiday Sickness Claims in Court - Miles Hepworth, FOIL & DWF

Fake Holiday Sickness Claims in Court - Miles Hepworth, FOIL & DWF

27/06/18. After several summers of facing gastric illness claims in the courts, this summer is set to be an altogether quiete...

FREE BOOK CHAPTER: Fixed Recoverable Costs, Portal Costs and Potential Routes Out of Fixed Costs and the Portal in Highways and Slipping/Tripping Claims - Andrew Mckie, Clerksroom

FREE BOOK CHAPTER: Fixed Recoverable Costs, Portal Costs and Potential Routes Out of Fixed Costs and the Portal in Highways and Slipping/Tripping Claims - Andrew Mckie, Clerksroom

07/06/18. A free chapter from the fully updated 2018 edition of 'Occupiers, Highways and Defective Premises Claims: A Practic...

Book Review - 'Tough Choices: Stories from the front line of medical ethics' by Daniel Sokol (Book Guild, 2018)

Book Review - 'Tough Choices: Stories from the front line of medical ethics' by Daniel Sokol (Book Guild, 2018)

16/10/18. “In a world in which the rights of patients and accountability of the medical profession appear to be on the rise this is a timely, fascinating and thought-provoking bo...

Pleadings and fundamental dishonesty: Howlett affirmed as film director’s compensation claim is dismissed - Jeff Turton, Weightmans LLP

Pleadings and fundamental dishonesty: Howlett affirmed as film director’s compensation claim is dismissed - Jeff Turton, Weightmans LLP

26/09/18. David Pinkus v Direct Line [2018] EWHC 1671 is an example of another claim being dismissed under section 57 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. The claimant raised a p...

Can an 8-year old child be contributory negligent? - Ian Peters, Anthony Gold

Can an 8-year old child be contributory negligent? - Ian Peters, Anthony Gold

22.09.18. The short answer is yes, but that was not the finding of Mrs Justice Yip when she handed down her Judgement in the case Master Caine Ellis v Mr Paul Kelly and Mrs Viole...

When an accident is just an accident: first judicial guidance on ERRA - Seema Bains, DWF

When an accident is just an accident: first judicial guidance on ERRA - Seema Bains, DWF

20/09/18.  Cockerill v CXK Ltd & Artwise Community Partnership, High Court (QB), 17 May 2018 -  Seema Bains Partner in DWF's London office and Nigel Lewers of 12 King's...

McDermott v InHealth Limited - Adam Weitzman QC, 7BR

McDermott v InHealth Limited - Adam Weitzman QC, 7BR

18/09/18. The Claimant in this case was a professional boxer licenced by the British Board of Boxing Control. He was obliged to undergo annual brain imaging in order to ensure th...

Summary of Recent Cases, September 2018

Summary of Recent Cases, September 2018

15/09/18. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just sel...

Analysis Shows Increased Cash Flow Troubles for PI Firms - Norman Kenvyn, VFS Legal Funding

Analysis Shows Increased Cash Flow Troubles for PI Firms - Norman Kenvyn, VFS Legal Funding

13/09/18. Running a personal injury law firm has never been so hard. With regulatory changes eating into profit and cash flow stymied by the slow billing process in cases, it is ...

Why transparency is more important than ever in the Legal Services Sector, especially in PI cases, and why we’re still not getting it right - Amanda Hamilton, NALP

Why transparency is more important than ever in the Legal Services Sector, especially in PI cases, and why we’re still not getting it right - Amanda Hamilton, NALP

29/08/18. In the last five years, within the current legal services sector, changes have been so radical that consumers are undoubtedly confused. It used to be that if you had a ...

The Discount Rate: What Next? - Trevor Ward, Fletchers Solicitors

The Discount Rate: What Next? - Trevor Ward, Fletchers Solicitors

26/08/18. A reminder – when claimants suffer life changing injury and accept a lump sum payment method of compensation, the same is calculated by reference to a rate of return ov...

Editorial: Heatwaves and Court Facilities - Aidan Ellis, Temple Garden Chambers

Editorial: Heatwaves and Court Facilities - Aidan Ellis, Temple Garden Chambers

25/08/18. At the start of July, an article in the Economist discussed the obvious difficulties arising from wearing wigs and gowns in Court during a heatwave. As the heatwave int...

Faking it: Holiday Sickness Claims, An Update on the New Rules - Katherine Ettridge, Blake Morgan

Faking it: Holiday Sickness Claims, An Update on the New Rules - Katherine Ettridge, Blake Morgan

23/08/18. As many of you may have heard in the news, tour operators have warned that British tourists could be banned from all-inclusive package holidays in some countries, or th...

Reforming the Personal Injury Discount Rate in Scotland - Nicola Edgar, Morton Fraser LLP

Reforming the Personal Injury Discount Rate in Scotland - Nicola Edgar, Morton Fraser LLP

21/08/18. The Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament in June 2018 and provides a new method of fixing the ...

Fundamental Dishonesty, Conspiracy and Multiple Passenger Claims - Vaughan Jacob, Lamb Chambers

Fundamental Dishonesty, Conspiracy and Multiple Passenger Claims - Vaughan Jacob, Lamb Chambers

19/08/18. Matthew Boon and 18 others v (1) Dale Pritchard (2) Nigel Mordescai (Liverpool CC, HHJ Gregory, 14 February 2018)

On 11 July 2015 a minor road traffic accident occurred ...

Summary of Recent Cases, August 2018

Summary of Recent Cases, August 2018

15/08/18. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just sel...

Barrister-Direct’s RESOLVE service provides potential income boost to firms planning to close or abandon winnable files

Barrister-Direct’s RESOLVE service provides potential income boost to firms planning to close or abandon winnable files

24/07/18. Barrister-led law firm Barrister-Direct has launched a new service to provide law firms, credit hire agencies, medical agencies and ATE agencies with a complimentary se...

Summary of Recent Cases, July 2018

Summary of Recent Cases, July 2018

15/07/18. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just sel...

Nothing to fear: Kimathi & Ors v The Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2018] EWHC 1305 (QB) - Peter Wake, Weightmans LLP

Nothing to fear: Kimathi & Ors v The Foreign and Commonwealth Office [2018] EWHC 1305 (QB) - Peter Wake, Weightmans LLP

12/07/18. In a useful decision on what does or does not constitute ‘personal injury’, the High Court has confirmed that fear alone is not a recognised personal injury and therefo...

Metal on Metal hips and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (Part One) - James Bell, Hodge Jones & Allen

Metal on Metal hips and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (Part One) - James Bell, Hodge Jones & Allen

25/06/18. Metal on Metal hips (MoMs) were introduced by the four leading orthopaedic prosthetic companies to the hip prosthetic market on a wide scale in the early 2000s.

Stryker,...

CC (widow and dependant of JC (deceased)) v TD [2018] EWHC 1240 (QB) - Paul Sankey, Enable Law

CC (widow and dependant of JC (deceased)) v TD [2018] EWHC 1240 (QB) - Paul Sankey, Enable Law

18/06/18. A recent case raises the issue of how dependency under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 is calculated when the parties had started but not completed divorce proceedings and...

Summary of Recent Cases, June 2018

Summary of Recent Cases, June 2018

15/06/18. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just sel...

Pleadings and fundamental dishonesty: Howlett affirmed as film director’s compensation claim is dismissed - Jeff Turton, Weightmans LLP

Pleadings and fundamental dishonesty: Howlett affirmed as film director’s compensation claim is dismissed - Jeff Turton, Weightmans LLP

02/10/18. David Pinkus v Direct Line [2018] EWHC 1671 is an example of another claim being dismissed under section 57 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. The claimant raised a p...

Percuatneous Vertebroplasty: Too Much Information? - Ryan Harvey, Bolt Burdon Kemp

Percuatneous Vertebroplasty: Too Much Information? - Ryan Harvey, Bolt Burdon Kemp

27/09/18. It’s no secret that any treatment, be it surgical or conservative, may provide no therapeutic benefit to the patient. In light of a recent study into the efficacy of a ...

Irving v Morgan Sindall PLC [2018] EWHC 1147 (QB) - Sharon Hughes, 43templerow

Irving v Morgan Sindall PLC [2018] EWHC 1147 (QB) - Sharon Hughes, 43templerow

21/09/18. The recent appeal judgment in Irving v Morgan Sindall PLC [2018] EWHC 1147 (QB) by Mr Justice Turner is greatly appreciated for bringing much needed clarity over two issu...

Absent Witnesses and Adverse Inferences - Claire Christopholus, Hill Dickinson LLP

Absent Witnesses and Adverse Inferences - Claire Christopholus, Hill Dickinson LLP

19/09/18. Even during an uncomplicated surgical admission, a patient can expect to see a host of professionals, including nursing staff, the junior and senior surgical team and a...

Marketing for PI Lawyers in Challenging Times, ROI and Why Content is Still King - Carl Waring, Aware Marketing

Marketing for PI Lawyers in Challenging Times, ROI and Why Content is Still King - Carl Waring, Aware Marketing

17/09/18. For Personal Injury solicitors and barristers, these are increasingly difficult times. They have been so, ever since LASPO 2012 came into force on 1st April 2013 and...

PI Practitioner, September 2018

PI Practitioner, September 2018

16/09/18. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for o...

FREE BOOK CHAPTER from 'A Practical Guide to Industrial Disease Claims' by Andrew Mckie & Ian Skeate

FREE BOOK CHAPTER from 'A Practical Guide to Industrial Disease Claims' by Andrew Mckie & Ian Skeate

Chapter Two – The Portals and Fixed Portal Costs in ELD Claims.

The Low Value Portals in Employers Liability Claims Came into effect for any claim where the accident date is on o...

A High Court appeal decision which considers fundamental dishonesty and credibility evidence against a claimant - Dan Wood, Ropewalk Chambers & Peter Ward, DAC Beachcroft

A High Court appeal decision which considers fundamental dishonesty and credibility evidence against a claimant - Dan Wood, Ropewalk Chambers & Peter Ward, DAC Beachcroft

28/08/18. Case analysis of Molodi v Cambridge Vibration Maintenanc e Service and another [2018] EWHC 1288 (QB), [2018] All ER (D) 136 (May) by Dan Wood, barrister at Ropewalk Chambe...

RSA v Generali [2018]: Claims for contribution between insurers are subject to a 2 year limitation period - James Byard, Weightmans

RSA v Generali [2018]: Claims for contribution between insurers are subject to a 2 year limitation period - James Byard, Weightmans

22/08/18. Despite the introduction of legislation several decades earlier to restrict employee exposure to carcinogenic asbestos dust and fibres, claims for mesothelioma continue...

Recovery of NHS Costs for Treating Diseases - Jenny Dickson, Morton Fraser LLP

Recovery of NHS Costs for Treating Diseases - Jenny Dickson, Morton Fraser LLP

20/08/18. The NHS has been able to recover the costs of treating those who have suffered an injury due to the fault of another for some time. Part 3 of the Health and Social Care...

Vicarious liability for deliberate actions of independent contractor upheld on appeal - David Williams & Andrea Ward, DAC Beachcroft

Vicarious liability for deliberate actions of independent contractor upheld on appeal - David Williams & Andrea Ward, DAC Beachcroft

18/08/18. Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants, High Court, 2018

The question of whether an employer should be held liable for deliberate criminal assaults upon its employees by ...

PI Practitioner, August 2018

PI Practitioner, August 2018

16/08/18. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for o...

Claim Dismissed in School PE Accident Case: DS v Halton Borough Council - Peter Wake, Weightmans LLP

Claim Dismissed in School PE Accident Case: DS v Halton Borough Council - Peter Wake, Weightmans LLP

14/08/18. In a decision which will be widely welcomed by schools, Liverpool County Court has found that a physical education activity during which the claimant pupil was injured ...

Editorial: Applications for Service of Claim Form - Aidan Ellis, Temple Garden Chambers

Editorial: Applications for Service of Claim Form - Aidan Ellis, Temple Garden Chambers

31/07/18. CPR 7.5(1) requires a claimant to serve his / her claim on the defendant within four calendar months of the date of issue of the claim form. Where claims are approachin...

Metal on Metal hips and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (Part Two) - James Bell, Hodge Jones & Allen

Metal on Metal hips and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (Part Two) - James Bell, Hodge Jones & Allen

27/07/18. The statistical data arguments

The recorded 10-year CRR for the Pinnacle Ultamet Prosthesis in the NJR is 13.98% - which more than double the CRR in the NJR for all exte...

No Advocacy, then no Advocate’s Fee in fixed Recoverable Costs Cases - Elaine Pitt, Keoghs

No Advocacy, then no Advocate’s Fee in fixed Recoverable Costs Cases - Elaine Pitt, Keoghs

24/07/18. Jean Crawshaw v Alfred Dunhill Limited

County Court Sheffield, 16 November 2017 before District Judge Bellamy

Background

Whilst attending a golf tournament, the claimant t...

PI Practitioner, July 2018

PI Practitioner, July 2018

16/07/18. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for o...

When is a supplier not a supplier? The Court of Appeal decision in X v Kuoni (2018) - Jack Harding, 1 Chancery Lane

When is a supplier not a supplier? The Court of Appeal decision in X v Kuoni (2018) - Jack Harding, 1 Chancery Lane

02/07/18. In X v Kuoni Travel Limited (2018) EWCA Civ 938 the Court of Appeal concluded that, for the purposes of Regulation 15 of the Package (Travel etc) Regulations 1992, the ...

Why Becoming a Paralegal Is the Best Way to Build a Career in Personal Injury Law - Amanda Hamilton, NALP

Why Becoming a Paralegal Is the Best Way to Build a Career in Personal Injury Law - Amanda Hamilton, NALP

26/06/18. For law graduates looking to enter the personal injury sector, the only true viable pathway currently is to qualify as a paralegal. Why? There are several reasons.

First...

FREE BOOK SAMPLE from 'A Practical Guide to Wrongful Conception, Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims' by Rebecca Greenstreet

FREE BOOK SAMPLE from 'A Practical Guide to Wrongful Conception, Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims' by Rebecca Greenstreet

20/06/18. The law on recovery of damages in wrongful conception, wrongful birth and wrongful life cases has been treated as settled for some time following the cases of  McFa...