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The Weekly Roundup: the CJEU Edition

It’s been another busy week in the courts for travel practitioners; no sooner did we have the judgment of Griffiths J in Troke v Amgen Seguros Generales [2020] 11 WLUK 67 (the incidence of penalty interest a matter of procedure for the…

Laura Hibberd for LexisNexis – Resiling from admissions of liability

Personal Injury analysis: If the amount of damages claimed for personal injury increases dramatically after proceedings are issue, can a defendant resile from a pre-action admission of liability? Laura Hibberd of 9 Gough Chambers examines the Queen’s Bench Division’s approach in SE…

The Weekly Roundup: the Smugger Edition

Last week we brought you news of our triumphant rankings in the latest edition of the Legal 500; this week we were told that chambers has been shortlisted for Barristers’ Chambers of the Year in the Personal Injury Awards 2021. As you…

Tara Vindis examines the recent High Court judgment in Re A Local Authority v M, F, and C, D, E and F [2016] EWCA 1599

Radicalisation and state intervention The fact finding judgment of Mr Justice Newton, A local Authority v M, F and C, D, E, and F, in which I represent the four children was recently reported at [2016]EWHC 1599. This is the…

Life Expectancy Evidence in Personal Injury Claims: Case Update

In the recent hearing in Dodds v Arif & Anor [2019] EWHC 1512 (QB) Master Davison refused the defendant’s application to rely on a specialist report in relation to the claimant’s life expectancy and gave a helpful overview of the principles involved…

The Weekly Roundup: the Are You Being Served? Edition

Some six months after Exit Day, Brexit continues in its role as the gift that keeps on giving, and we suggest that the cases we precis in this week’s Weekly Roundup will be of particular interest to those litigating the pre-Exit Day…

Case Note: Tindall v Thames Valley Police [2022] EWCA Civ 25

The case of Tindall v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police ought to be read by all personal injury practitioners. The Court of Appeal’s judgment summarises the circumstances in which a public authority owes a duty of care to protect individuals. This…

Holly Tibbitts considers the operation of QOCS in multiple defendant cases

Qualified One Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) has been providing costs protection to claimants in ‘proceedings which include a claim for damages for personal injuries’ since its inception on 1st April 2013 (CPR 44.13). All lawyers practising in this area will by…

When a PPO is not reasonably secure

The Claimant was injured in an accident in the course of his employment and sued his employers. Liability was admitted. He suffered a stroke as a result of the accident and, as a consequence, was a protected party. There was an anonymity…

Persuading a Judge to strike the claim out (1)

By Francesca O’Neill This article should act as a warning to Claimants – miss out, or mess up, a procedural step – and your whole claim may be liable to be struck out. Although very severe, judges can be persuaded that strike…

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