Year: 2016
15
Dec
16
In O'Hare v Coutts & Co [2016] EWHC 2224 (QB) (a non-medical claim) the High Court declined to apply the traditional “Bolam test” (see Bolam v Friern Barnet ...

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08
Dec
16
The Lord Chancellor has announced that the discount rate is to be reviewed and the result to be announced on 31st January 2017. The press release is instructive and is set out in full ...

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01
Dec
16
In a remarkable decision with far reaching implications, the Court of Appeal held that the Metropolitan Police Commissioner had arguably owed and breached a duty of care to police officers when he ...

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28
Nov
16
Having recently done a case about an adjudicator’s jurisdiction, I noticed that in UNIVERSAL PILING & CONSTRUCTION LTD v VG CLEMENTS LTD a declaration was sought such whereby an adjudicator ...

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18
Nov
16
Since the coming into force of the fixed costs regimes for road traffic accident, employer’s liability, and public liability, it has been unclear whether fixed costs apply to a claim properly ...

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17
Nov
16
In Edwards v London Borough of Sutton (2016) EWCA Civ 1005 McCombe LJ expressed the view that “not every accident (even if it has serious consequences) has to have been the fault of ...

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11
Nov
16
This question was considered by Coulson J in Milton Keynes v Viridor [2016] EWHC 2764 (TCC). The Defendant sought a court order requiring a new party to be added as a second defendant, ...

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21
Oct
16
The case of Kaur v S Russell & Sons Ltd [1973] Q.B. 36 enshrined the principle that if the time limit for making a claim expires on a non-working day, a claimant can nevertheless bring ...

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21
Oct
16
The recent High Court decision of Kelly Marie Simmons v City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (2016) is worthy of note for those practising in the clinical negligence and/or ...

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