Archive for November, 2013

Five Different Services that Solicitors Provide to Individuals

Brought to you by our friends at QualitySolicitors. Life is full of surprises; one minute all is well, and then the next, something unthinkable can happen and your life is thrown upside-down. Some of these events happen to us all, and some are individual cases that may not apply to everyone. Regardless of the circumstance, […]

November 28, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Costs

Norbrook Laboratories Ltd v Vetplus Ltd & Anor QBD (Simon J) 07/10/2013 A discontinuing claimant failed to rebut the presumption under CPR, r.38.6 that it should be liable for the defendant’s costs. The Applicant (A) brought proceedings against the Respondent (R) for defamation in relation to a letter which questioned one of A’s veterinary products. Following […]

November 27, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Costs

Emmott v Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd QBD (Comm) (Judge Mackie QC) 28/10/2013 Where costs had been summarily assessed on paper and one party was dissatisfied with the outcome, the proper approach was to appeal rather than apply for detailed assessment. The Applicant (A) lost the substantive action and was ordered to pay costs. The Respondent […]

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

Hasan Tutas v East London Bus & Coach Co Ltd (2013) The Claimant sought damages for private physiotherapy treatment. To evidence this claim he provided invoices and forms from the physiotherapy service detailing the treatment and cost. The Defendant argued, on the eve of trial, that there was no evidence that the Claimant had actually […]

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

West Sussex County Council v Lewis Pierce (A Child by his Litigation Friend Annette Pierce) [2013] EWCA Civ 1230 The Respondent was a nine year old boy who was injured at a school run by the Appellant. The Respondent had attempted to punch his brother but had missed and punched a water fountain, lacerating his […]

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

Independent medical panels to verify whiplash claims… Daily Mail Government’s asbestos proposals are ‘missed opportunity’…. APIL Manchester PI firms collaborate to buy out market leavers… Legal Futures

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

Guideline Hourly Rates Survey 2013… Civil Justice Council SRA opt out of ban on inducements for RTA claims… Law Gazette No increase in PI small claims limit… Law Society

November 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

The Defence in Ginty v Belmont Building Suppliers Ltd and Boyle v Kodak Ginty v Belmont Building Suppliers Ltd [1959] 1 All ER 414 The Claimant was replacing asbestos when he fell through a roof. The Defendant employer had instructed the Claimant to use boards because the roof was unsafe but the Claimant had failed […]

November 4, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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The potential impact of changes to Legal Aid funding to medical negligence

Brought to you by our friends at nowinnofee.co.uk. Since April 1st 2013 a number of important changes to the structure of legal aid in cases of medical negligence have come into effect. Legal aid here is no longer dependant on income but instead on a limited set of circumstances. Similarly, weight is no longer placed […]

November 1, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Civil Procedure

Party granted relief from sanctions under new CPR, 3.9 where their error had been relatively small and had no significant consequence. Rayyan Al Iraq Co Ltd v Trans Victory Marine Inc (2013) QBD (Comm) (Andrew Smith J) 23/08/2013 C claimed in respect of cargo that was lost overboard on a voyage from the UAE to Iraq. […]

November 1, 2013 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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