Archive for June, 2011

Summary of Recent Cases – Costs

What appear to be time limited offers can still constitute Part 36 offers C v D, CA 27/05/11, CA Part 36 did not expressly exclude time limited offers however to constitute a Part 36 and have effect in terms of its costs consequences after trial, the offer had to be available for acceptance prior to […]

June 27, 2011 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Substantive Law

Limitation Period In Professional Negligence Claim Ran From The Date Of Payment Out Of The Estate’s Account Lane v. (1) Cullens Solicitors (2) Bowling & Co LLP (3) Bowling & Co (Solicitors) LLP, CA, 11/5/11 The Court of Appeal held that the personal representative’s professional negligence claim had been bought out of time in circumstances […]

June 23, 2011 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Substantive Law

DAMAGES Claimant Awarded General Damages of £80,000 For Negligently Performed Plastic Surgery Johnson v. Le Roux Fourie, QBD, 23/5/11 Owen J awarded the Claimant general damages of £80,000.00 for pain, suffering and loss of amenity in respect of negligently performed plastic surgery. The surgery has caused permanent damage to the Claimant’s facial nerve, which resulted […]

June 19, 2011 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Substantive Law

PERSONAL INJURY & FATAL ACCIDENTS Company Director Personally Liable For Health And Safety Breaches Tafa v, (1) Matsim Properties Ltd (2) Gilling-Smith (3) Agora Gynaecology & Fertility Centre Ltd, QBD 23/5/11 King J held that a commercial tenant (D3) and its company director (D2) were both personally liable in negligence and for breach of statutory […]

June 16, 2011 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Industry News

Bent credit hire claim to return to Court of Appeal a second time… Claims Standards Council Peace activist wins victory in battle to block cuts to legal aid funding… Independent MP claims insurers are ‘milking’ motorists… Birmingham Post Banks abandon fight against PPI compensation claims… BBC

June 13, 2011 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Industry News

APIL claim HSE proposals put profit ahead of safety… Association of Personal Injury Lawyers …whilst ABI call for a reduction in Britain’s ‘whiplash culture’… Association of British Insurers LSB confirm no blanket ban on referral fees… Legal Futures Lawyers call for compulsory mobility scooter insurance… Law Society Gazette

June 10, 2011 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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