It is commonplace for social media posts to form part of personal injury litigation. They can be provided by parties in the course of disclosure or uncovered throughout the life of proceedings, often in an attempt to discredit a claimant’s account of…
There have been several interesting judgments concerning fundamental dishonesty that have been handed down over the last year. The recent judgment of Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke, sitting as a High Court Judge in the matter of Sudhirkumar Patel v (1) Aviva…
Customers can sometimes sustain injuries when purchasing hot drinks from vendors, particularly if the contents of their drink escapes from the mouth of the lid, if the lid is not secured properly, or, if by way of an accident, liquid contents escape…
We might still be seven months away from the beginning of the festive period 2019 but those that are already thinking about their work Christmas parties might be interested in this recent High Court decision.
On 31st March 2019 the Home Secretary announced that he was giving more power to the police to exercise the power contained in section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 to stop and search without having reasonable suspicion…
Suicide is a topic that many of us find difficult to discuss. Attempts on one’s own life, particularly if unsuccessful, are not commonly spoken about, let alone raised in personal injury proceedings. However, can a defendant raise that a claimant should be contributorily negligent for…
QOCS, otherwise known as Qualified One-way Costs Shifting, leaves defendants out of pocket when defending claims, unless a defendant can satisfy one of the few exceptions in the Civil Procedure Rules to merit its disapplication. In particular, CPR 44.15 provides several exceptions…
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