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Court of Appeal Judgment in Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Foundation Trust

The Court of Appeal judgment has been handed down this morning in the important secondary victim case of Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Foundation Trust and the two linked cases of Polmear v Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust and Purchase v Ahmed. …

Case Analysis: Frederik Tylicki v Graham Gibbons

HHJ Karen Walden-Smith sitting as a Judge of the High Court, heard evidence and submissions over the course of 5 days from 29th November 2021 to 3rd December 2021. The claim was brought by Freddie Tylicki, a professional flat-race jockey, who had…

The Weekly Roundup: We’re Back!

We trust that readers have bounded back to work refreshed and invigorated by their time off over the Christmas holidays, and ready for another exciting year at the international coalface. 2021 saw the resolution of the long running litigation in X v…

The Weekly Roundup: the Bucks Fizz Edition

What’s the best champagne cocktail? It’s a question almost as vexed as the great Muppets Christmas Carol v Blackadder Christmas Carol debate. The team has been investigating the matter with our usual diligent thoroughness this week, and for us, the Bellini just…

Children and Protected Parties

A summary of the Practice Note by the Senior Costs Judge: deductions from damages

On 2 December 2021, the Senior Costs Judge, published some helpful guidance on the approval of costs settlements, assessments under CPR 46.4(2) and deductions from damages, as it…

The Weekly Roundup: the Christmas Party Edition

The team has been in a festive mood this week; it’s been one Christmas party after another, each more glittering than the last. And excitement has reached fever pitch, of course, in anticipation of the 1CL festive caselaw roundup; sign up here to…

The Weekly Roundup: the Value Added Edition

Can a Claimant be forced to sue parties (s)he has no desire to bring into proceedings? A strange question, perhaps, but one that troubled the Court of Appeal in Pawley v Whitecross Dental Care Limited, Petrie Tucker & Partners Limited [2021] 12…

On the application of Res Judicata (or disarming the ‘’Italian Torpedo’’)

1. All travel litigation practitioners will be familiar with the concept of the ‘Italian Torpedo’, but for those amongst us lucky enough never to have seen one approaching on their radar, a brief explanation is called for.

2. Italian torpedo is the…

The Weekly Roundup: the Caring Edition

In a week dominated, for the team at 1CL at least, by excitement over the sudden appearance of snow (in Winter! Fancy!), it’s been nice to see a brace of High Court judges showing their caring side. The wonderfully named Peter MacDonald…

The Weekly Roundup: the Alliterative Edition

Busy practitioners will be delighted to hear that the courts have issued fresh guidance on the compilation of e-bundles, to be found here: ‘Ryanair flew us to Greece instead of Spain – and now won’t say sorry’ (’ – how? why? and…

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