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Aug
19
KILKENNY -V- GLOUCESTERSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST HHJ Ralton handed down judgment last week in a clinical negligence consent case where the importance of ...
01
Aug
19
On 31st July 2019 the High Court handed down judgment in Labbadia v Alitalia (2019) EWHC 2103 (QB). The Claimant had slipped on  snow or ice as he descended a set of aircraft steps at ...
30
Jul
19
If, like me, you spent 7 hours on a train without air conditioning on the hottest day of the year (see, “Travel Chaos” across all media), you will have had ample time to skim the decision ...
24
Jul
19
The notes at [44.3.3] of the 2019 Consolidated Edition of Civil Procedure (the White Book) (p.1390) read: “As yet no guidance has been provided by the Court of Appeal as to how the test of ...
18
Jul
19
Last week HHJ Simpkiss sitting as a judge of the High Court gave judgment in the wasted costs proceedings in the case of McClelland v The Chief Constable of Sussex Police.  Finding in favour of the ...
16
Jul
19
In Seekings v Moores [2019] EWHC 1476 (Comm) (May 2019), the Defendant sought to revise his costs budgets upwards by a total of over £130,000 on the basis that there had been significant ...
11
Jul
19
THE ILLEGALITY DEFENCE: BACK TO THE SUPREME COURT AGAIN Illegality and the doctrine of “ex turpi causa non oritur acta” rival the issue of vicarious liability for the number of appellate level ...
10
Jul
19
Andrew Warnock QC has written the chapter reviewing the Supreme Court’s decisions in the fields of personal injury, professional responsibility and tort during the 2017-2018 legal year in the UK ...
04
Jul
19
Consider the following, not unusual, scenario. In a case subject to QOCS, a defendant makes an early offer to settle. The claimant does not accept the offer and runs the case to trial. The claim ...
27
Jun
19
In the case of XX (Respondent) v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust (Appellant) permission to appeal to the Supreme Court has been granted. The Appeal has been listed for 16th and ...

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