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Kira Middleton v Allianz IARD SA v Erika Lee Middleton [2012] EWHC 2287 (QB)     This matter arose out of a road traffic accident in France on 6 February 2002. The Claimant was a child born on 28 September 1999. The Defendant was an insurance company registered in France. The Third Party was the


If you had the misfortune to be inside a hospital today, you may not have been imagining it if you thought the doctors are getting younger…   According to the Telegraph, around 7,000 graduate doctors today began practice in hospitals up and down the country.   Dr Anthea Martin, senior medical advisor at the Medical and Dental Defence Union


Mr 10%

Until recently “Mr 10 %” has probably best been known as a gaming app which can be bought and downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet. The aim of the game is, as an “agent to the stars”, to buy and sell celebrities and make enough profit as quickly as possible to lead the life of the


End of term report

  This has been a busy term for schools and a successful one for those who insure them. What lessons can be learnt from the four important school cases which have been decided since March 2012? First up, on 9 March 2012, was the decision of the Court of Appeal in Woodland v Essex County


Some things simply make one feel old: the 90s revival, being older than your doctor, complaining about people playing music on public transport.  To this (abridged) list I can now add school games lessons.  Back in my day (a phrase that can be added to the aforementioned list) school sport largely consisted of being cold


in JGE v The Trustees of the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust [2012] EWCA Civ 938 the Court of Appeal explored the “new world” of vicarious liability outside of the strict confines of an employer/employee relationship.  The seeds of this extension to vicarious liability were sown in Viasystems (Tyneside) Ltd v Thermal Transfer (Northern) Ltd [2005]. But once the


Van Niekerk v Carnival Plc & Anor. [2012] LTL 13/6/12 (QB, HHJ Seymour QC)   This claim concerned further directions for a High Court trial that was listed a little over 2 months after a Pre-trial review in which further permissions for expert evidence were sought. The Claimant’s husband had died on holiday while he


CASE REPORT:-      AXN & Ors v (1) John Worboys (2) Inceptum Insurance Co Ltd (formerly HSBC Insurance (UK) LTD) [2012] EWHC 1730 (QB)   The preliminary issues concerned whether, and to what extent, the claimants had, in addition to their claims against Worboys, valid causes of action against the defendant insurer as the provider of


Clever Cars

Cars are getting more intelligent. Mine tells me when to change gear, puts its own windscreen wipers on and tells me off by beeping if I am late putting on my seatbelt. But modern cars are set to make mine very much look like the dunce of the class.   A leading German car maker


In a truly Phyrrhic victory for the Defendant, the Supreme Court has just handed down a judgment overruling Ul-Haq v Shah and Widlake v BAA. In Fairclough Homes v Summers [2012] UKSC 26 the Supreme Court held that it is open to a judge to strike out a fraudulently exaggerated claim on grounds of abuse


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