Archive for January, 2013

Summary of Recent Cases – Costs

Departure from the normal consequences of Part 36. Webb Resolutions Ltd v Waller Needham & Green (A Firm) [2012] EWHC 3529 (Ch) Where a defendant to a negligence claim had placed early emphasis on the need for disclosure of particular documents to enable it to assess liability, the claimant had acted unreasonably and against the […]

January 27, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Substantive Law

Beever v Ryder PLC, [2012] EWCA Civ 1737, [2012] All ER (D) 249 (Dec) The Claimant brought an action against the Defendant for personal injury. As a consequence of repeated failures by the Claimant’s solicitor to file and serve an allocation questionnaire and other documents, the claim was struck out. The Claimant applied for relief […]

January 23, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Substantive Law

Airbus Operations Ltd& Anor. v Roberts [2012] EWHC 3631 (Admin, [2012] All ER (D) 168 (Dec) The Defendant brought an action against his employer for personal injury suffered when he fell and twisted his back in the course of employment. He made a witness statement which indicated, among other things, that the Defendant could only […]

January 19, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Substantive Law

Sayers v Lord Chelwood & Anor., [2012] EWCA Civ 1715, [2012] All ER (D) 187 (Dec) The Claimant wished to bring a claim for damage to his hearing suffered in the course of his employment as a gardener. He appealed against the decision of a Circuit Judge not to permit the claim to proceed on […]

January 16, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Why can I claim compensation for an injury at work? – Sponsored Post

Health and safety laws state that employers must ensure, as far as possible, the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees. Part of this means that employers must provide a safe place of work, safe working systems and the right training and equipment to help you, as an employee, carry out your job. […]

January 15, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Industry News

ABI says Claimant lawyers ‘killed the golden goose’… Law Society Gazette Consultation period for redundancies to be reduced to 45 days… BBC Coroner calls for driving license laws for the elderly to be changed… Telegraph

January 13, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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What is power of attorney? – Sponsored Post

A power of attorney is a legal document which nominates a trusted person to make decisions on your behalf. There are many different types of power of attorney and details of some of them are set out below. Key phrases you may come across when dealing with a power of attorney request are: • Donor eg […]

January 11, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Industry News

Minor injuries to be cut from CICA Scheme… BBC Government launches consultation on cutting the number of whiplash claims… Guardian

January 10, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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What is deputyship? – A Short Guide – Sponsored Post

We are all living longer, so I’m told. At first glance this seems like a good thing but whilst the body may keep going the mind does not always follow suit. Losing mental capacity usually due to Dementia or Alzheimer’s is an increasing problem within the elderly population. This brings many challenges such as keeping […]

January 8, 2013 · 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.

The Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Act 2012 The Act was given Royal Assent on 8th March 2012 and the substantive provisions are due to be brought into force as soon as possible after March 2013. It is intended to bring the statutory requirements on insurance contracts into line with industry ‘best practice’ and the […]

January 4, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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