Archive for May, 2012

Summary of Recent Cases – Costs

Costs to be paid for detailed assessment when Claimant only beat offer by a small margin Rangos v Secretary of State of Business Innovation and Skill & Anor (2012), Ch D, 24/04/12 The appellant appealed against a Costs Master’s Order requiring him to pay the costs of detailed assessment having won the underlying proceedings. After […]

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

Second Appeal In Highways Case Lawrence v. Kent County Council, CA, 26/04/12 The Claimant was injured when she tripped on a protruding manhole cover which the Defendant was responsible for. The case was a relatively rare example of a claim under the Highways Act 1980 reaching a second appeal. Although the Court accepted the Claimant’s […]

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

Court Of Appeal Guidance On When A Parent Company May Owe A Duty Of Care In Relation To The Health And Safety Of Employees Of A Subsidiary Company Chandler v Cape Plc, CA,25/04/12 The Court of Appeal held that in appropriate circumstances, the law could impose a duty of care on a parent company in […]

May 19, 2012 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Industry News

Mesothelioma victims to be spared from Jackson reforms… Solicitors Journal Ministry of Justice closes down hundreds of claims management companies… Law Society Gazette Moodys warns reinsurers over Periodical Payment Orders… Insurance Times

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

Sex attack victims sue criminal cabbie’s insurers… BBC Government publishes response to Transport Committee report… UK Parliament ABI demands that Government act to curb excessive legal costs… Association of British Insurers

May 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

Pleading Fraud • Three Rivers v. Bank of England [2003] 2 AC 1 at 291. Per Lord Millet, an allegation of fraud or dishonesty must be distinctly alleged and proven; unequivocal; and particularised so that the other party knows precisely the case that he must meet. • Kearsley v. Klarfeld [2005] EWCA Civ 1510, it […]

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

No error in judge’s decision to refuse to admit new expert evidence where there had already been a joint experts’ report. Cecil Guntrip v Cheney Coaches Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 392, 14/03/12 The Court accepted that a DJ had been correct in refusing the C permission to rely on a new expert report on the […]

May 1, 2012 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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