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FREE CHAPTER: The History And The Science (from ‘A Practical Guide to Claims Arising from Delays in Diagnosing Cancer’ by Bella Webb)

FREE CHAPTER: The History And The Science (from ‘A Practical Guide to Claims Arising from Delays in Diagnosing Cancer’ by Bella Webb)

14/11/18. Chapter Two - The History and the Science

This chapter will look at the trend towards an increase in delayed cancer ...

FREE BOOK CHAPTER from 'A Practical Guide to Relief from Sanctions Post-Mitchell and Denton' by Peter Causton

FREE BOOK CHAPTER from 'A Practical Guide to Relief from Sanctions Post-Mitchell and Denton' by Peter Causton

08/11/18. Chapter Two - Background History: From Woolf to Jackson To Dyson.

Prior to the implementation of the Jackson reforms...

When can a Claimant be allowed a Second Bite at a Cherry? - Aidan Ellis, Temple Garden Chambers

When can a Claimant be allowed a Second Bite at a Cherry? - Aidan Ellis, Temple Garden Chambers

23/10/18. Following the Jackson reforms, the renewed emphasis on efficiency and compliance with rules, practice directions an...

Pleadings and fundamental dishonesty: Howlett affirmed as film director’s compensation claim is dismissed - Jeff Turton, Weightmans LLP

Pleadings and fundamental dishonesty: Howlett affirmed as film director’s compensation claim is dismissed - Jeff Turton, Weightmans LLP

02/10/18. David Pinkus v Direct Line [2018] EWHC 1671 is an example of another claim being dismissed under section 57 Criminal...

Time to re-examine tree inspection regimes - Simon Jones & Susan Rands, BLM

Time to re-examine tree inspection regimes - Simon Jones & Susan Rands, BLM

11/01/19. In Witley Parish Council v Cavanagh [2018] EWCA Civ 2232, the claimant was seriously injured when a large mature lime tree fell across the road onto the single decker bus...

Summary of Recent Cases, December 2018

Summary of Recent Cases, December 2018

15/12/18. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just sel...

Where Paternal Depression Meets Secondary Victim Claims - Chantelle Bacchus, Bolt Burdon Kemp

Where Paternal Depression Meets Secondary Victim Claims - Chantelle Bacchus, Bolt Burdon Kemp

07/12/18. When we talk about post-natal depression, we often think of mothers. This is a fair assumption and 1 in 5 women develop mental health problems during pregnancy or in th...

Note on the Supreme Court Judgment in Darnley - Jeremy Pendlebury, 7BR

Note on the Supreme Court Judgment in Darnley - Jeremy Pendlebury, 7BR

05/12/18. The Supreme Court, per the judgment of Lord Lloyd-Jones (with whom Lady Hale and Lords, Reed, Kerr and Hodge all agreed), allowed the appeal by Michael Darnley from the...

Cauda Equina Syndrome - Sandra De Souza, Anthony Gold Solicitors

Cauda Equina Syndrome - Sandra De Souza, Anthony Gold Solicitors

03/12/18. Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a serious condition which occurs when the nerves in the spinal canal have been damaged. These nerves control the bladder, bowel, genitals...

Fundamental dishonesty in occupational disease claims (part 2) - Paul Debney, Weightmans LLP

Fundamental dishonesty in occupational disease claims (part 2) - Paul Debney, Weightmans LLP

18/11/18. In last month’s edition, Paul Debney examined the early reported decisions of findings of fundamental dishonesty in disease claims, with specific reference to a claiman...

Summary of Recent Cases, November 2018

Summary of Recent Cases, November 2018

15/11/18. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just sel...

M v Morton - Andrea Ribchester-Hodgson & Sarah Wright, Spencers Solicitors

M v Morton - Andrea Ribchester-Hodgson & Sarah Wright, Spencers Solicitors

05/11/18. Accident date: 4 December 2013

Settlement date: 29 March 2017

Gross settlement: £24,500.00

The Claim

The Claimant, M, was driving her vehicle along the road when the Defend...

Case Summary: CS v Alan Smith, Northampton CCMCC - Emma Melia & Sarah Wright, Spencers Solicitors

Case Summary: CS v Alan Smith, Northampton CCMCC - Emma Melia & Sarah Wright, Spencers Solicitors

01/11/18. Case Name: CS v Alan Smith

Court Name: Northampton CCMCC

Accident Date: 5th June 2014

Settlement Date: 29th January 2018

TOTAL GROSS SETTLEMENT £250,000.0

TOT...

Accommodation; Discount or Dilemma? - Trevor Ward, Fletchers Solicitors

Accommodation; Discount or Dilemma? - Trevor Ward, Fletchers Solicitors

25/10/18. Will the likely change in the discount rate for personal injury losses affect the way in which the Courts deal with the calculation of accommodation claims in serious p...

Duce v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] PIQR P18: The implications for Chester v Afshar - Michael Patrick, Hailsham Chambers

Duce v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] PIQR P18: The implications for Chester v Afshar - Michael Patrick, Hailsham Chambers

19/10/18. 1. Consider the traditional medical consent scenario: a doctor, in breach of duty, fails to advise her patient of a material risk of a given treatment. The treatment pr...

Book Review - 'Tough Choices: Stories from the front line of medical ethics' by Daniel Sokol (Book Guild, 2018)

Book Review - 'Tough Choices: Stories from the front line of medical ethics' by Daniel Sokol (Book Guild, 2018)

16/10/18. “In a world in which the rights of patients and accountability of the medical profession appear to be on the rise this is a timely, fascinating and thought-provoking bo...

Summary of Recent Cases, October 2018

Summary of Recent Cases, October 2018

15/10/18. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just sel...

Kids will be kids: What is the extent of the duty owed by schools to their pupils? - Lauren Seagart, Queen Square Chambers

Kids will be kids: What is the extent of the duty owed by schools to their pupils? - Lauren Seagart, Queen Square Chambers

12/10/18. How far does the duty of care owed by schools to pupils extend? We were all familiar with the shouts of ‘WALK! Don’t run’ from teachers as we careered around school cor...

The importance of NICE guidance in a clinical negligence claim regarding the diagnosis and management of pre-eclampsia - Sam Holden & Gemma Dunn, Clyde & Co

The importance of NICE guidance in a clinical negligence claim regarding the diagnosis and management of pre-eclampsia - Sam Holden & Gemma Dunn, Clyde & Co

08/10/18. The Court recently considered the importance of NICE guidance in a clinical negligence claim regarding the diagnosis and management of pre-eclampsia. Clyde & Co wer...

Deborah Tilsley v Derbyshire Community Health Services - Andrea Ribchester-Hodgson & Sarah Wright, Spencers Solicitors

Deborah Tilsley v Derbyshire Community Health Services - Andrea Ribchester-Hodgson & Sarah Wright, Spencers Solicitors

03/10/18. Incident date: 30 January 2014. Settlement date: 17 January 2018. Gross settlement: £30,000.00.

The Claim

The claim against the Defendant Trust was brought by the Executo...

Pleadings and fundamental dishonesty: Howlett affirmed as film director’s compensation claim is dismissed - Jeff Turton, Weightmans LLP

Pleadings and fundamental dishonesty: Howlett affirmed as film director’s compensation claim is dismissed - Jeff Turton, Weightmans LLP

26/09/18. David Pinkus v Direct Line [2018] EWHC 1671 is an example of another claim being dismissed under section 57 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. The claimant raised a p...

Can an 8-year old child be contributory negligent? - Ian Peters, Anthony Gold

Can an 8-year old child be contributory negligent? - Ian Peters, Anthony Gold

22.09.18. The short answer is yes, but that was not the finding of Mrs Justice Yip when she handed down her Judgement in the case Master Caine Ellis v Mr Paul Kelly and Mrs Viole...

When an accident is just an accident: first judicial guidance on ERRA - Seema Bains, DWF

When an accident is just an accident: first judicial guidance on ERRA - Seema Bains, DWF

20/09/18.  Cockerill v CXK Ltd & Artwise Community Partnership, High Court (QB), 17 May 2018 -  Seema Bains Partner in DWF's London office and Nigel Lewers of 12 King's...

McDermott v InHealth Limited - Adam Weitzman QC, 7BR

McDermott v InHealth Limited - Adam Weitzman QC, 7BR

18/09/18. The Claimant in this case was a professional boxer licenced by the British Board of Boxing Control. He was obliged to undergo annual brain imaging in order to ensure th...

Editorial: Trial Bundles - Aidan Ellis, Temple Garden Chambers

Editorial: Trial Bundles - Aidan Ellis, Temple Garden Chambers

20/12/18. Instead of my usual December ‘review of the year’, I will end 2018 with some thoughts about trial bundles. I have had a significant number of trials this month (not all...

PI Practitioner, December 2018

PI Practitioner, December 2018

16/12/18. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for o...

Review of Highway Code Due for 2019 - Charles Heppenstall, Weightmans LLP

Review of Highway Code Due for 2019 - Charles Heppenstall, Weightmans LLP

10/12/18. On the 18th October 2018 the Ministry of Transport announced a proposed update of the Highway Code, to further codify driving practices intended to protect cyclist...

An Introduction to Cooling - Flora Midgley, Bolt Burdon Kemp

An Introduction to Cooling - Flora Midgley, Bolt Burdon Kemp

06/12/18. The NHS uses controlled cooling to treat newborn babies who suffer brain injuries following a deprivation of oxygen during birth/labour. I am a solicitor at Bolt Burdon...

Cavanagh v Witley Parish Council [2018] EWCA Civ 2232 - Peter Wake, Weightmans LLP

Cavanagh v Witley Parish Council [2018] EWCA Civ 2232 - Peter Wake, Weightmans LLP

04/12/18. In a recent decision which contains some salutary learning points for defendants, the Court of Appeal has found the defendant local authority to be liable to the claima...

Motor Insurance / MIB Update - Julie-Anne Luck, 9 St John Street Chambers

Motor Insurance / MIB Update - Julie-Anne Luck, 9 St John Street Chambers

16/11/18. The potential impact of recent UK and European decisions upon the cost of motor insurance and claims following road traffic accidents cannot be underestimated. The indu...

PI Practitioner, November 2018

PI Practitioner, November 2018

16/11/18. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for o...

Balancing the benefits: yoga’s healing power has a valuable place in brain injury rehabilitation - Emma Dryden, George Ide LLP

Balancing the benefits: yoga’s healing power has a valuable place in brain injury rehabilitation - Emma Dryden, George Ide LLP

06/11/18. The effects of traumatic or non-traumatic brain injury depend upon a number of factors but, in general, symptoms can range from physical and cognitive to emotional and ...

Vicariously liability for an assault out of work time and off work premises - Simon Anderson, Park Square Barristers

Vicariously liability for an assault out of work time and off work premises - Simon Anderson, Park Square Barristers

03/11/18.   Can an employer be held vicariously liable for an assault by a director that takes place on an employee out of work time and off the premises? Yes, accordin...

Laurence Sprey -v- Rawlinson Butler LLP [2018] EWHC 354 (QB) - Andrew McAulay, Clarion

Laurence Sprey -v- Rawlinson Butler LLP [2018] EWHC 354 (QB) - Andrew McAulay, Clarion

26/10/18. Following the introduction of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2013 (LASPO), solicitor/own client costs disputes have increased. The case of Lau...

Fundamental dishonesty in occupational disease claims - Paul Debney, Weightmans LLP

Fundamental dishonesty in occupational disease claims - Paul Debney, Weightmans LLP

24/10/18. In this, the first of a series of 3 articles, Paul Debney, Partner and head of disease counter fraud at national firm Weightmans LLP, highlights some of the issues surr...

Tuson v Murphy [2018] EWCA Civ 1491 - James Manning, Bevan Brittan LLP

Tuson v Murphy [2018] EWCA Civ 1491 - James Manning, Bevan Brittan LLP

17/10/18. In Tuson v Murphy [2018] EWCA Civ 1491, the Court of Appeal overturned a costs order made against the Claimant, who had been ordered to pay a proportion of the Defendant'...

PI Practitioner, October 2018

PI Practitioner, October 2018

16/10/18. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for o...

What makes an injury 'actionable'? The Supreme Court offers some guidance - Joanna Lewis, Queen Square Chambers

What makes an injury 'actionable'? The Supreme Court offers some guidance - Joanna Lewis, Queen Square Chambers

11/10/18. Although Dryden v Johnson Matthey PLC [2018] UKSC 18 is a case involving industrial disease, the Supreme Court’s decision has wider significance in helping to clarify wha...

A on behalf of Estate of B v C NHS F Trust - Andrea Ribchester-Hodgson & Sarah Wright, Spencers Solicitors

A on behalf of Estate of B v C NHS F Trust - Andrea Ribchester-Hodgson & Sarah Wright, Spencers Solicitors

09/10/18. IN THE COUNTY COURT MONEY CLAIMS CENTRE

Case Number D86YM033
Date of Negligence November 2011
Settlement Date 31st May 2018
TOTAL NET SETTLEMENT £12,500.00

Background

B ...

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty: Too Much Information? - Ryan Harvey, Bolt Burdon Kemp

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty: Too Much Information? - Ryan Harvey, Bolt Burdon Kemp

27/09/18. It’s no secret that any treatment, be it surgical or conservative, may provide no therapeutic benefit to the patient. In light of a recent study into the efficacy of a ...

Irving v Morgan Sindall PLC [2018] EWHC 1147 (QB) - Sharon Hughes, 43templerow

Irving v Morgan Sindall PLC [2018] EWHC 1147 (QB) - Sharon Hughes, 43templerow

21/09/18. The recent appeal judgment in Irving v Morgan Sindall PLC [2018] EWHC 1147 (QB) by Mr Justice Turner is greatly appreciated for bringing much needed clarity over two issu...

Absent Witnesses and Adverse Inferences - Claire Christopholus, Hill Dickinson LLP

Absent Witnesses and Adverse Inferences - Claire Christopholus, Hill Dickinson LLP

19/09/18. Even during an uncomplicated surgical admission, a patient can expect to see a host of professionals, including nursing staff, the junior and senior surgical team and a...

Marketing for PI Lawyers in Challenging Times, ROI and Why Content is Still King - Carl Waring, Aware Marketing

Marketing for PI Lawyers in Challenging Times, ROI and Why Content is Still King - Carl Waring, Aware Marketing

17/09/18. For Personal Injury solicitors and barristers, these are increasingly difficult times. They have been so, ever since LASPO 2012 came into force on 1st April 2013 and...

PI Practitioner, September 2018

PI Practitioner, September 2018

16/09/18. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for o...