Archive for May, 2013

Summary of Recent Cases – Costs

Khans Solicitors v Chifwunte (1) SSHD (2) [2013] EWCA Civ 481 The claimant accepted a costs payment which was significantly less than the costs actually incurred by his solicitors and made off with the payment, having terminated his retainer with his solicitors at the conclusion of his case and negotiated costs in person with the […]

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

Heron v TNT (UK) Ltd & Anor. [2013] EWCA Civ 469, [2013] All ER (D) 28 (May) In this case, the Claimant brought an action against his employer for personal injury damages. The Claimant instructed a firm of solicitors under a CFA. The solicitors completed a notice of funding which made it clear that a […]

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

Doy (a child by his litigation friend Joanne Doy) v Gunn, [2013] EWCA Civ 493, [2013] All ER (D) 79 (May). The Claimant was misdiagnosed by the Defendant GP. The GP diagnosed that the Claimant had colic when in fact he had meningitis. The Claimant suffered mental and physical disabilities as a consequence. The Claimant […]

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

Taylor v Chief Constable of Hampshire Police, [2013] EWCA Civ 496, [2013] All ER (D) 92 (May). The Claimant was a police officer who was ordered to clear plants out of a cannabis factory. She suffered personal injury when she cut her thumb opening a window in the cannabis factory. The only risk which had […]

May 16, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Asbestos Deaths Highlight Redundancy in Law Changes

Changes in law made regarding personal injury claims may have significant effects upon those with legitimate claims. Last year’s death of a Gloucestershire man as a direct result of his exposure to asbestos in the workplace has highlighted the necessity for legal repercussions for negligent employees and industries. The coroner of the case attributed the […]

May 14, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Industry News

SRA warns law firms will be responsible over ‘reckless trading’ in respect of its referral fee ban… Legal Futures Regulator announces new rules on claims management companies… Which? New APIL president promises fight over the Discount Rate… Insurance Post

May 13, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Industry News

Official figures reveal whiplash claims at five year low… Law Society Gazette Law Society complains that Transport Select Committee’s whiplash inquiry is not fair… Insurance Post

May 10, 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

Relief from sanctions – the new CPR 3.9 Applications for relief from sanctions made after 01.04.13 will be subject the new CPR r. 3.9(1) which provides as follows: “On an application for relief from any sanction imposed for a failure to comply with any rule, practice direction or court order, the court will consider all […]

May 4, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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5 Commonly Misdiagnosed Diseases

Some illnesses are fairly straightforward to diagnose. Simple tests and routine screening can pick up many of our day-to-day ailments, but just sometimes it is a whole lot harder for medics to correctly diagnose a condition, particularly when it behaves like another, more common problem. The Mail asked 1000 women about self-diagnosis and found that, for […]

May 2, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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4 High Risk Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

While any form of surgery carries an inherent risk, there is increasing fear that the poorly regulated nature of the cosmetic surgery industry could be contriving to exacerbate these risks more fully. With medical compensation claims on the rise, owing to poorly performed cosmetic surgeries, we take a look at 4 of the highest risk cosmetic […]

May 1, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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