Archive for June, 2013

Summary of Recent Cases – Substantive Law

Barker v Lancashire County Council [2013] EWCA Civ 582 The Claimant was injured in a trip on the highway. The point which the Court of Appeal had to decide was whether – as contended by the Claimant – if a local authority were in breach of duty in relation to a wider part of the […]

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

Corbett v Cumbria Kart Racing Club [2013] EWHC 1362 (QB), [2013] All ER (D) 329 (May),  The Claimant suffered head injuries in the course of a motorcycle-and-sidecar race. His motorcycle-and-sidecar crashed through a barrier and into an ambulance. He brought an action against the Defendants as the leasehold owner, occupier and operator of the track […]

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

Joyce v O’Brien and Anor. [2013] EWCA Civ 546, [2013] All ER (D) 225(May) The Claimant and first Defendant were together stealing some ladders. The Claimant fell from the getaway vehicle as they were fleeing the scene and sustained serious injuries. He brought an action in negligence against his co-conspirator and the insurer of the […]

June 16, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Industry News

Mesothelioma bill announced in Queen’s speech… Trouble for PI firms means trouble for claimants… Whiplash claims at five-year low…

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

Department of Health announces defendant panel firms… Jackson Five to hear appeals… SRA under fire for policing of referral fee ban… Damages increase not enough to compensate clients…

June 10, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Civil Procedure

Collins v SS for Business Innovation & Skills (1) Stena Lane (Irish) Ferries Ltd (2) The court did not exercise its discretion to extend time under section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980 to allow a personal injury claim to proceed, notwithstanding the expiry of the primary limitation period. The claimant, who was exposed to […]

June 1, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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