Archive for July, 2013

Summary of Recent Cases – Costs

Locke v Liddle (2013) QBD (Jay J, 20.06.13) The court determined liability for the costs of a case management hearing for a re-trial following a ruling by the Court of Appeal in four test cases. The costs of the hearing, at which case management directions were given for the re-trial, were held to be 75 per […]

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

Ireland v David Lloyd Leisure Ltd [2013] All ER (D) 142 (Jun), [2013] EWCA Civ 665 The tip of the Claimant’s finger was amputated whilst she was ‘spotting’ for a friend on a weight-machine at the Defendant’s gym. At first instance the Recorder held that it was reasonably foreseeable that injury would be suffered by […]

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

Hickman v London Central Bus Company Ltd [2013] EWHC 1703 (QB) This was an assessment of quantum in a case where a bus had run over a pedestrian causing him serious injury. The court held that both parties should have been keeping a better lookout. Had the Defendant’s driver been keeping a better lookout the […]

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

Opoku v Tintas [2013] All ER (D) 81 (Jul) The Court of Appeal held that just because a claimant was impecunious did not mean that it would not have been reasonable for him to pay the cost of repairing a vehicle damaged in a road traffic accident. The cost of repairs was dwarfed by the […]

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

Ministry of Justice creates webpage to ‘name and shame’ dodgy claims management companies… Insurance Times …whilst Law Society Chief Executive calls for all CMCs to be banned… Law Society Gazette Settlement prevents golf injury case going to the Supreme Court… Insurance Post Welsh asbestos treatment Bill postponed… BBC

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

Further extensions to RTA PI scheme to be implemented at the end of July… Ministry of Justice Government pledges to ‘toughen up’ referral fee ban if ABSs used to circumvent it… Legal Futures Claims against NHS increase by 18% and ‘expected to soar’… Expert Witness Directory

July 10, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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