Archive for February, 2014

C (by his father and Litigation Friend F) v North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 61 (QB)

The Claimant’s mother had been admitted to hospital for the induction of labour to start the delivery of the Claimant. The midwife gave a dose of Prostin to stimulate natural contractions but administered a second dose seven and a half hours later. The Claimant’s mother experienced substantial discomfort five hours after the second dose and […]

February 28, 2014 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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M (a child by his father & litigation friend) v LB of Lambeth (Defendant / Pt 20 Claimant) & Hyde Southbank Homes Ltd (Pt 20 Defendant) [2014] EWHC 57 (QB)

The Claimant had fallen from a window of a block of flats at the age of four and suffered serious injuries. He was 14 years old at the date of the hearing. The Claimant’s medical expert stated that the accident had caused “significant brain impairment” however the Defendant’s medical expert stated that the Claimant’s impairments […]

February 15, 2014 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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Are You Worth Your Personal Injury Claim?

This post is brought to you by our friends at Evolution Legal. The thought of making a personal injury compensation claim is scary at the best of times, but it can seem even worse when you’re in pain, worried about the future and trying to recover. It’s at times like this, though, that you need […]

February 14, 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

Form N251 & the New Rule 3.9 CPR Forstater & ors v Python (Monty) Pictures Ltd & ors (ibid) The First Claimant had provided information about his conditional fee agreement but the Second Defendant, the First Defendant’s company, had failed to serve an N251 form. The court was required to determine the matter of costs. In […]

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

Robert Adlington & 133 ors v Els International Lawyers LLP (In Administration) (2013) (Lawtel Document No. AC0139718) This application for relief from sanctions arose out of group litigation in respect of failed investment in the purchase of property in Spain. Seven out of the 132 Claimants had failed to serve Particulars of Claim by a […]

February 1, 2014 · Editorial Team · Comments Closed
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