Archive for January, 2014

Summary of Recent Cases – Costs

Forstater & ors v Python (Monty) Pictures Ltd & ors [2013] EWHC 3759 (Ch) The case involved multiple parties and multiple causes of action between those parties. The Claimants had been successful in parts of their claim but unsuccessful in others and had discontinued a small strand of one of the issues. The court was required […]

January 27, 2014 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Civil Procedure

Bianca Durrant v Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset [2013] EWCA Civ 1624 The Claimant had brought a claim alleging racial discrimination and false imprisonment against the Defendant’s police officers. The Claimant failed to comply with the directions for service of the witness statements. A further date for service in February 2013 was set with the […]

January 23, 2014 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Substantive Law

Andrew Risk v Rose Bruford College [2013] EWHC 3869 (QB) The Claimant had run and dived head first in to a small inflatable pool at an event at the Defendant’s student union. The Claimant submitted that the Defendant owed him a duty of care to take appropriate steps to prevent him from injuring himself. It […]

January 19, 2014 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Substantive Law

Gillian Harrison & ors v Technical Sign Co Ltd & ors: Active Commercial Interiors Ltd (Part 20 Respondent) v Cluttons LLP (Part 20 Appellant) [2013] EWCA Civ 1569 A shop sign fell on to the pavement in June 2007, causing serious injury to the Claimants who were passers-by. The Claimants brought proceedings against the shopowner […]

January 16, 2014 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Industry News

Kennedys and Simpson & Marwick call off merger… The Lawyer Reaction to the Government’s second response on the “Cost of motor insurance: whiplash report”… Thompsons Law

January 13, 2014 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Industry News

Mesothelioma claims will not be subject to the portal or fixed recoverable costs… Parliament.uk Green paper on young driver safety postponed again… BT News Competition Commission states motor insurance premiums too high due to credit hire process… BBC News

January 10, 2014 · 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

A judge had been entitled to refuse to admit expert medical evidence on the grounds that it was served very shortly before trial and that it was not useful. Boyle v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2013] EWCA Civ 1477 The appellant (A) appealed against the dismissal of his personal injury claim arising out of […]

January 4, 2014 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Summary of Recent Cases – Civil Procedure

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has ruled on the correct application of CPR r.3.14 and given guidance about the correct approach to the revised version of CPR r.3.9. Andrew Mitchell MP v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1537 The appellant (A) appealed against the sanction imposed for his failure to file his costs budget […]

January 1, 2014 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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