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Edward Bishop QC considers obstacles in claims for psychiatric damage

In Speirs v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust (Unreported, December 2014) a mother claimed damages for psychiatric injury which she said had arisen as a result of the shock of seeing one of her daughters who had been seriously damaged…

Once fixed costs always fixed costs?

If there is one Judgement from the last few weeks that a PI practitioner dealing in modest value claims would be well advised to read and absorb it is the Judgement of HHJ David Grant on appeal from District Judge Salmon in…

Edwin Buckett successfully defends Thompsons solicitors

On the 28th October 2015, Mrs Justice Laing dismissed an appeal by the Claimant from an order of the Designated Circuit Judge at Central London County Court in the case of Fahy-v-PCS Union and Thompsons Solicitors (Lawtel AC9401825).
The Claimant sought…

Andrew Ritchie QC named PI/Clin Neg Silk of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards

Andrew Ritchie QC was named Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year by Chambers & Partners at this year’s Chambers (UK) Bar Awards.
The awards ceremony was held on Tuesday 27 November at Old Billingsgate and celebrates the excellence of members…

Mark Whalan appointed as a Costs Judge

We are delighted to announce that Mark Whalan has been appointed to be a Costs Judge (Taxing Master of the Senior Courts) by the Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Michael Gove MP and the Lord Chief…

Fixed costs in RTA, EL and PL multi track claims

A claim which starts under the RTA protocol but proceeds on the multi track remains subject to the fixed recoverable costs regime. So held HHJ David Grant in the case of

Seminar: Personal Injury Seminar – Legal Update – 19 November 2015

This seminar will provide everything you need to know about the new MIB agreements and the MIB’s broader liability after the recent decisions in VNUK and Delany.
Talks will also cover the recent Court of Appeal consideration of “disability” in Billett…

Will the introduction of adjudication in Professional Negligence cases have the same impact as the introduction of a similar scheme in the Construction Court?

On 1 February 2015 a voluntary pilot scheme for the adjudication of solicitors’ professional negligence claims was launched. Mr Justice Ramsey was to consider three test cases (with a quantum value of £100,000 or less) with feedback on those cases due to…

Eleanor Mawrey re-elected to the Bar Council

Eleanor Mawrey has been re-elected to sit on the Bar Council for another 3 years following the recent elections.  Eleanor falls into the category of Self-employed Juniors over seven years’ Call and sits on the Social Mobility and Equality and Diversity Committee. 

Christopher Stephenson speaking at launch of PIC Norwich office

Following on from the almost sold out event in London, Christopher Stephenson will also be joining the line up of speakers for the official launch of Partners In Costs Norwich office. 
The training event “The Vital Update for Personal Injury &…

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