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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 our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Molodi v Cambridge [2018] EWHC 1288 (QB) and Richards & Anor v Morris [2018] EWHC 1289 (QB) - Case Comment

Regular readers of the Personal Injury Brief Update blog will note that Molodi was summarised in the June edition. However, these two cases (both handed down by Mr Justice Martin Spencer on the same date in May) deserve a little more detailed consideration. In both, the Defendant appealed from decisions of the County Court in respect of minor personal injury claims which had been successful at first instance. Litigators in this area will be aware of the common class of claims termed 'low velocity' or 'low speed' impact cases. These cases occupy a large amount of County Court time, but very rarely make it to higher courts, and there are therefore few reported decisions on common issues that practitioners face on a daily basis.

The facts of each can be stated shortly. In both, the Claimants brought claims for...

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