Archive for October, 2011

Summary of Recent Cases – Costs

The Court had discretion under the slip rule following an arithmetical mistake by Counsel Riva Bella SA v Tamsen Yachts GMBH (Costs), (2011), EWHC 2338 (Comm) The applicant applied to correct a judgment Order so as to reduce the sum awarded to the respondent. After the Order had been made the applicants solicitors wrote to […]

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

SUMMARY OF RECENT CASES – PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE Surveyors Had Negligently Advised As To The Value And Commercial Prospects Of A Factory Outlet Shopping Centre Development Capita Alternative Fund Services (Guernsey) Ltd & Anor v. Drivers Jonas (A Firm), QBD (Comm), 09/09/11 Eder J held that the defendant surveyors had given negligent advice as […]

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

DAMAGES Costs Incurred By Claimant’s Motor Insurer In Administering Claim And In Utilising Intermediary Company To Facilitate Repairs To Motor Vehicle Not Recoverable From The Defendant Fallows v. Harkers Transport, Romford CC, 02/09/11 HHJ Platt rejected the subrogated claim of the claimant’s motor insurers for damages from the defendant for the costs of administering a […]

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

PERSONAL INJURY & FATAL ACCIDENTS Consideration Of Date When Claimant Acquired Knowledge Of A Significant Injury Within The Meaning Of Section 14(2) Of The Limitation Act 1980 Sir Robert Lloyd & Co Ltd & Others v, Bernard Hoey, CA, 09/09/11 Upon the appellant employers’ appeal, the Court of Appeal held that the judge had been […]

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

ABI, retailers and business groups criticise ‘compensation culture’… Insurance Daily Birmingham tops motor insurance fraud league table… Confused.com Television cameras to be allowed in British Courts for the first time… BBC

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

7th Edition of Ogden Tables released… Government Actuary’s Department Ministry of Justice announces plan to ban referral fees… Telegraph Jackson LJ gives talk to the Cambridge Law Faculty… Claims Standards Council

October 10, 2011 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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PI Practitioner – each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area

Singh v Habib [2011] EWCA] Civ 599 In an allegedly fraudulent road traffic accident, the Second Defendant insurer (the First Defendant not cooperating) sought to introduce new evidence of fraud at the appeal before the Circuit Judge (the District Judge having found for the Claimant). The Court of Appeal allowed the Second Defendant’s appeal against […]

October 4, 2011 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Civil Procedure

No cases reported this month.

October 1, 2011 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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