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So that’s it, then. The Summer Bank Holidays have come and gone, the nights are drawing in, and frazzled parents are forking out for yet another maths set comprising compasses, protractor, ruler and that triangular thing nobody ever uses. On a happier note, the government has announced plans to reform the rules on GDPR, although
We remember the Good Old Days when Augusts were Augusts and 1CL jumped into the chambers charabanc for days out in Seahouses (for the souvenirs), Clacton (for the Amusements) and Porthcawl (for the Elvis festival, obviously – we’re reliably informed that our Hound Dog has to be seen to be believed). But no more! August
Edward Faulks QC and Katie Ayres have written the chapter reviewing the Supreme Court’s decisions in the fields of Personal Injury, Professional Negligence and Tort Law during the 2018-2019 legal year. The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 10 (2021) is available now, published by Appellate Press.
The long-awaited decision in X v Kuoni Travel Ltd  UKSC 34 has now been handed down by the Supreme Court. The court held that the Defendant tour operator was liable for a rape carried out by an employee of a hotelier supplier, notwithstanding that neither the Defendant nor the hotelier was at fault or
We were fascinated to learn this week that even Russian oligarchs have troubles, if only the stress of what to do with their antiques collections. Our own concerns are more mundane; there are indications that judges’ patience with Claimants who take their time over service of proceedings may be running out, even in the context
Christopher Pask has been appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. He is appointed to the Panel for a period of five years, commencing 1st September 2021.
We anticipate that readers struggling to get away on their summer holidays will be sick of the sight of traffic lights, so although this week’s Roundup features a brace of cases arising out of road traffic accidents, we’ve studiously avoided mentioning street furniture of any kind. And for all those forced to abandon their holiday
In yesterday’s webinar, Sarah Prager and Conor Kennedy were joined by James Riley of Irwin Mitchell, the solicitor for the claimant in X v Kuoni. They discussed the law relating to claims for assaults and other deliberate acts under the 2018 Regulations, and considered the implications of the long-awaited decision of the Supreme Court in
This article considers the important clinical negligence decisions over the first half of 2021. In summary: i. There have been three important reported cases involving fundamental dishonesty pleadings by NHS trusts. This is rapidly becoming a defining area of medical negligence law and all practitioners should be aware of it. ii. The Supreme Court has
Readers may be surprised to find that we do not intend to cover the decision of the Supreme Court in X v Kuoni  UKSC 34 in this edition of the Weekly Roundup. This is of course because we can’t improve on the special briefing here (Case Update: The Supreme Court Judgment in X v