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Employers Liability

News
10 Apr
2014

Employers Liability

Inherently Dangerous? - Gary Bryan Johnson v Warburtons Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 258

10 April 2014

The claimant fell from the steps of a lorry and fractured his ankle. He argued that the defendant was liable because the steps were without a handrail...

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News
31 Mar
2014

Employers Liability

Breach of Statutory Duty – Izabella Orzechowska v ABF Plc t/a Speedibake [2014] EWHC 495 (QB)

31 March 2014

Breach of Statutory Duty - reg 12(3), Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) 1992 - Foreseeability - Obstruction  Coulson J 26 February 2014...

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Procedure

News
31 Mar
2014

Procedure

Mental Capacity – Joanne Dunhill (a protected party by her litigation friend Tasker) (Respondent) v Burgin (Appellant) [2014] UKSC 18

31 March 2014

Mental Capacity - Damages - Appropriate Test to Determine Mental Capacity - CPR, r 21.10 - Effect of Incapacity - Setting Aside Settlement Lady Hale...

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News
31 Mar
2014

Procedure

Experts’ reports – Steven Gerald Clarke v Barclays Bank PLC & Lamberts Surveyors Ltd [2014] EWHC 505 (Ch)

31 March 2014

Mr R Hollington QC 27 February 2014 Summary The Claimant was refused permission to rely on a second expert's report where he had already served the...

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Opinion Pieces

News
17 Mar
2014

Opinion Pieces

Suing Tour Operators for Disability Discrimination

17 March 2014

Campbell v Thomas Cook Tour Operations Ltd  An individual on a package holiday suffers from a disability. There is a failure to make reasonable...

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News
3 Dec
2013

Opinion Pieces

Relief from Sanctions – Court of Appeal Uphold Robust Approach to Case Management

03 December 2013

In Andrew Mitchell (M.P) v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA 1537, a high profile defamation case which arose out of the ‘plebgate affair...

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Duty of Care

News
19 Mar
2014

Duty of Care

Duty of care - Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority v First-Tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) and TS [2014] EWCA Civ 65

19 March 2014

Summary The CICA appealed against a decision that the offence committed by the dog owner was a crime of violence. 3 February 2014 Court of Appeal...

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News
17 Mar
2014

Duty of Care

Personal Representatives of the Estate of Cyril Biddick (deceased) v Mark Morcom [2014] EWCA Civ 182

17 March 2014

Summary At first instance the defendant was found partially liable for injuries sustained by the claimant when the defendant left unattended a loft...

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Limitation

News
20 Feb
2014

Limitation

Davidson v Aegis Defences Services (BVI) Ltd and another [2013] EWCA 1586 (CA)

20 February 2014

SUMMARY An appeal against the first instance decision for an extension of time under s 33 was refused where the delay made it difficult for the court...

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News
4 Feb
2014

Limitation

Davidson v Aegis Defences Services (BVI) Ltd and another

04 February 2014

[2013] EWCA 1586 (CA), Longmore, McFarlane, Vos LLJ 11 December 2013 Summary An appeal against the first instance decision for an extension of time...

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Travel Claims

News
19 Mar
2014

Travel Claims

Travel Claims: Ford v Malaysian Airlines Systems Berhad [2013] EWCA Civ 1163

19 March 2014

Summary The claimant failed in an action against the defendant airline because being given an injection of a diuretic by a doctor on board an international...

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News
17 Mar
2014

Travel Claims

Wall v Mutuelle De Poitiers [2014] EWCA Civ 138

17 March 2014

Applicable law - Rome II Summary In Wall v Mutuelle De Poitiers Assurances [2014] EWCA Civ 138 the Court of Appeal has considered the approach an...

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RTA/MIB

News
1 Oct
2013

RTA/MIB

Craig Streeter v (1) Darren Lee Hughes and Motor Insurers’ Bureau [2013] EWHC 2841 (QB)

01 October 2013

The claimant cycled out from between parked cars and was hit by an uninsured driver. The claimant suffered a serious spinal cord injury. The claim failed...

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Damages

News
20 Feb
2014

Damages

Haxton v Philips Electronics UK Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 4; (2014) APIL 005

20 February 2014

SUMMARY The courts had to consider whether the claimant's common law dependency claim in her own right was a recoverable head of damage. 22 January...

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News
20 Dec
2013

Damages

John Ruskin College v Colin Michael Harley [2013] EWHC 3714 (QB); (2013) APIL 413

20 December 2013

Restitution - Damages - Civil Procedure - Unjust enrichment - Payment into Court - Personal Injury Claim Settled - Mistaken Payment out of Court - Change...

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Legislation and Procedure Update

News
24 Jul
2013

Legislation and Procedure Update

Latest Changes to the CPR

24 July 2013

The 65th Update to the CPR, which comes into force on 31 July 2013, extends the Low Value Personal Injury Scheme for Road Traffic Accidents to include...

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News
3 May
2013

Legislation and Procedure Update

CPR Updates and the Jackson Reforms

03 May 2013

The 60th and 61st updates to the CPR came into force on 1 April 2013, with transitional provisions for a number of the rule changes. The key changes...

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Costs and Funding

News
10 Apr
2014

Costs and Funding

Interest - Secretary of State for the Department for Energy and Climate Change (2) Coal Products Limited v Jeffrey Jones and Others [2014] EWCA Civ 363

10 April 2014

The claimants were awarded costs and disbursements following the successful outcome of their case. The defendant appealed against the rate of interest...

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News
10 Apr
2014

Costs and Funding

Credit Hire Agreements - Zurich Insurance PLC v Sameer Umerji [2014] EWCA Civ 357

10 April 2014

The defendant insurance company appealed against a judgment in favor of the claimant for vehicle hire and storage charges in the sum of £101,559...

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