Archive for April, 2012

Summary of Recent Cases – Costs

No cases reported this month.

April 27, 2012 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Substantive Law

SUMMARY OF RECENT CASES – PROFESSIONAL AND CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE Judge Entitled To Prefer Patient’s Evidence To That Of GP As To Whether A Consultation Took Place Burnett v. Lynch, CA, 21/03/12 The Court of Appeal dismissed the appellant GP’s appeal against a decision giving judgment for the respondent patient in the underlying clinical negligence claim […]

April 23, 2012 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Substantive Law

DAMAGES Privy Council Considers Correct Approach To Discount And Adjustment Factors In Personal Injury Claims Simon v. Helmot, PC (Guernsey), 07/03/12 The Privy Council held that if the evidence established that inflation would affect different heads of loss in different ways and that as a result, a given head of loss would be under-compensated for, […]

April 19, 2012 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Substantive Law

PERSONAL INJURY & FATAL ACCIDENTS A Company Operating An Indoor Rock-Climbing Wall Was Liable For Injuries Sustained By A Climber Who Had Jumped Down Off The Wall Pinchbeck v. Craggy Island Ltd, QBD, 15/03/12 HHJ Curran QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) held that the defendant company that operated an indoor rock-climbing had […]

April 16, 2012 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Industry News

High Court finds that beaches can be registered as ‘village greens’… Independent FSA urges firms to contact PPI victims before they even complain… City Wire

April 13, 2012 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Industry News

Law firm proposes updated ‘Whiplash Book’ to tackle claims ‘epidemic… Insurance Post Jackson calls for lawyers to be educated about mediation… Law Society Gazette SRA licences first Alternative Business Structures… Solicitors Regulation Authority

April 10, 2012 · 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

Vicarious Liability For Abuse EL v Children’s Society [2012] EWHC 365 (QB) – the Claimant claimed damages for sexual abuse suffered while he was resident at one of the Defendant’s (D) children’ homes in the 1950s. The abuse was perpetrated by the son of the houseparents (B). The Claimant issued against B himself and against […]

April 4, 2012 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Civil Procedure

Respondents who admitted brining a fraudulent personal injury action were committed to 6 weeks imprisonment Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited v Bashir & Ors, (2012), QBD (Admin), 28/02/12 The applicant insurance company applied for the committal of 4 respondents for contempt of court. The respondents had brought a claim for car damage and personal injury. […]

April 1, 2012 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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