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  This is the latest round in the Court of Appeal in the battle over car hire (Singh v Yaqubi [2013] EWCA Civ 23). The rear door of Mr Singh’s Roller was dented in a road traffic accident. The car took 54 days to repair and the hire bill claimed from the defendant was £92,953.90.

The Ministry of Justice has published two draft statutory instruments that will come into force on April 1, 2013, which deal with: damages-based agreements (DBAs); and the 25 per cent cap on the success fee lawyers can take from personal injury clients’ damages, excluding those for future care and loss. For the CFA Regulations click

Monday passed (21 January) is officially recognised as the most depressing day in the year. And so, it was something of a distraction to the surrounding doom and gloom to read Swift J most recent judgment in the personal injury case of Ayres v Odedra [2012] EWHC 40 (QB). Those of you who read this

What should the court’s role be in protecting the public from negligent lawyers? Twitter has got hold of a decision concerning negligent submissons made by a barrister and a solicitor advocate in two immigration cases.   The President of the Queen’s Bench Division did not hold back: “arguments that were nonsensical were put forward to the

To sustain a pleading of fraud there must be “reasonably credible material which as it stands establishes a prima facie case of fraud” (see Bar Code of Conduct at Paragraph 704(c)), but what happens if a Defendant’s concerns fall short of the requisite standard? The answer, according to Lord Justice Davis, is not to, as

Local Authorities in England and Wales can often be heard to exclaim their frustration at the number of claims brought each year in respect of tripping accidents on the highway. Such claims have contributed, in part at least, to the perception of a litigation culture which is spiraling out of control.   But take a

GPS-Guided Gritting

As England and Wales appears – at least thus far – to have escaped the much-forecasted “exceptionally hard” winter, there may not be a huge number of 2012 cases pursued in the courts relating to inappropriate winter maintenance by highways authorities. However a future consideration in such cases may relate to the adequacy and suitability

  Another year gone, another set of resolutions.  I won’t dwell upon how long they will stand.  One thing that remains steadfast in the capital is the amount of construction work.  One of the largest builders is Shepherd and their workers are getting back to work on several large sites in London.  Shepherd have also

Regular readers will recall the story so far in relation to this unfortunate “on the job” injury which raises important questions about activities which can properly be said to arise out of or occur in the course of employment.    The appellant, a female public servant, sued the Australian federal government after being injured while

As we look towards 2013 and back to all-but the last weeks of 2012, my attention is drawn to three interesting cases heard in the Court of Appeal regarding different allegations of professional negligence against solicitors:   ·                in Langsam v Beachcroft LLP, it was held that a solicitors’ “excessively cautious advice as to settlement

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