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Summary of Recent Cases, March 2019

15/03/19. 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 select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Summary of Recent Cases - Substantive Law

Perry v Raleys Solicitors [2019] UKSC 5

From 1999 to 2010, a government-backed scheme provided tariff-based compensation (i.e. based on the severity of the injury) to former miners suffering from Vibration White Finger ("VWF") following exposure to excessive vibration. The scheme offered two types of compensation, the first approximating to an award of general damages, with the second type being similar to special damages. The special damages award could include a "Services Award" to pay for domestic assistance, the recoverability of which depended on establishing what became known as "the factual matrix". In summary, the applicant had to show...

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