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2015

Edwin Buckett successfully defeats claim for Crimewatch reward

In a reserved judgment given on the 6th October 2015, HHJ Freeland Q.C. sitting at Central London County Court dismissed an appeal by the Claimant against an order striking out his claim for a £100,000 reward payment. The reward had been advertised…

A limit to injunctions under the inherent jurisdiction

London Borough of Redbridge v SNA [2015] EWHC 2140 (Fam)
In his judgment of 21 July 2015, Mr Justice Hayden limits the application of injunctions sought for unspecific children or vulnerable adults under the High Court’s Inherent Jurisdiction. 
The local…

13th Edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of Damages in PI cases released

The 13th Edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of Damages in Personal Injury cases has been published by the Oxford University Press. 
The Guidelines are designed to provide a clear and logical framework for the assessment of damages…

The abolition of civil liability in employer’s liability claims – an early indication of the Courts’ approach?

Section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 amended section 47 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 in so far as it relates to civil liability. The section now provides that breach of a duty imposed by…

Health and safety and self-employment – where do the boundaries lie?

Regular readers of the piblawg will no doubt recall previous posts discussing the various implications of the Lofstedt report . Published in November 2011, it is of course more correctly referred to as the “Reclaiming Health and Safety for All Review”.  It…

Chambers nominated for two awards at the Legal 500 Awards 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s Legal 500 Awards.
We have been nominated for Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Set of the Year and Michael Goodridge has been nominated for Senior Clerk/Chief Executive…

"Same Damage" – Section 1 of the Contribution Act of 1978

 
An old conundrum was posed during a recent TCC hearing I had: what exactly is meant by ‘same damage’ within the meaning of section 1 of the Contribution Act of 1978?
 
The background of the instant case…

Are there discernable trends in the RTA claims sector?

How effective have recent reforms been in reducing the number of road traffic injury claims and their associated costs? The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries reports there has been a slight rise in claims by 1.7% between 2013 and 2014 which is…

Andrew Ritchie QC nominated for Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year at the 2015 Chambers UK Bar Awards

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Ritchie QC has been nominated for Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year by Chambers and Partners.
The 2015 Chambers UK Bar Awards will be taking place on Tuesday, 27th October 2015 in London…

Solicitor’s claim for damages against police dismissed

On the 16th September, 2015, following a 4 day trial before HHJ Freeland Q.C. and a reserved judgment, a claim made by a solicitor against the police for wrongful arrest, false imprisonment and assault was dismissed.
The Claimant claimed that the…

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