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FREE CHAPTER from ‘Personal Injury 2019 – Updates, Cases and Key Decisions’ by Andrew Mckie

FREE CHAPTER from ‘Personal Injury 2019 – Updates, Cases and Key Decisions’ by Andrew Mckie

17/10/19. CFAs and Success Fees

There are now a number of new services advising clients to go back and check if their legal fe...

Summary of Recent Cases, October 2019

Summary of Recent Cases, October 2019

15/10/19. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by reg...

The legal liability of the sportsman for causing injury to a third party - Alec Samuels

The legal liability of the sportsman for causing injury to a third party - Alec Samuels

11/10/19. In the course of engaging in his sport the sportsman causes injury to a third party. For a criminal conviction the ...

Recoverable Premiums and Proportionality - Nick McDonnell, Kain Knight Costs Lawyers

Recoverable Premiums and Proportionality - Nick McDonnell, Kain Knight Costs Lawyers

27/09/19. The 17 July 2019 saw the handing down of the combined, unanimous Court of Appeal judgment from The Master of the Ro...

Costs: Court of Appeal judgment on recoverability of disbursements in ex-portal claims (CPR r.45 Section IIIA) - Simon Fisher, DWF

Costs: Court of Appeal judgment on recoverability of disbursements in ex-portal claims (CPR r.45 Section IIIA) - Simon Fisher, DWF

27/11/19. Aldred v Cham, Court of Appeal, 25 October 2019

Simon Fisher examines the Court of Appeal's finding in Aldred v Cham (2019) , that counsel's advice fee in a child cla...

FREE CHAPTER from 'A Practical Guide to Sepsis and Meningitis Claims' by Isaac Hogarth

FREE CHAPTER from 'A Practical Guide to Sepsis and Meningitis Claims' by Isaac Hogarth

26/11/19. Sepsis is a life-threatening complication of infection which requires rapid treatment and management. Untreated, it can lead to multi-organ failure and death. There are...

Recording appointments with medical experts: Is the evidence admissible? - Paul Sankey, Enable Law

Recording appointments with medical experts: Is the evidence admissible? - Paul Sankey, Enable Law

19/11/19. In a recent case [1] Master Davison considered whether covert recordings of appointments with medical experts should be admitted as evidence. The recordings were obtained...

Interim Payment on Account of Costs: Global Assets Advisory Services Ltd & Anor v Grandlane Developments Ltd & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 1764 - Andrew Cousins, Counsel at DWF Advocacy Ltd

Interim Payment on Account of Costs: Global Assets Advisory Services Ltd & Anor v Grandlane Developments Ltd & Ors  [2019] EWCA Civ 1764 - Andrew Cousins, Counsel at DWF Advocacy Ltd

18/11/19. The Court of Appeal has given clarification as to how Part 36 interacts with CPR 44 and the Court's powers to make orders for interim payments of costs following accept...

Summary of Recent Cases, November 2019

Summary of Recent Cases, November 2019

15/11/19. 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...

PI firms ignoring clients who contact them after 5.30pm or via Facebook - Qamar Anwar, Managing Director, FIRST4LAWYERS

PI firms ignoring clients who contact them after 5.30pm or via Facebook - Qamar Anwar, Managing Director, FIRST4LAWYERS

25/10/19. Personal injury (PI) law firms are failing to adapt to clients using less traditional methods of contacting them by not responding when clients call them out-of-hours o...

Case Summary: W v Burns - Kristy Price, Spencers Solicitors

Case Summary: W v Burns - Kristy Price, Spencers Solicitors

23/10//19. 
Case Name
: 
W v Burns



Accident Date
: 
24/02/2017



Settlement Date
: 
30/04/2019



TOTAL GROSS SETTLEMENT
: 
£3955.80



Background



The Claimant ...

FREE CHAPTER from ‘A Practical Guide to Prison Injury Claims’ by Malcolm Johnson

FREE CHAPTER from ‘A Practical Guide to Prison Injury Claims’ by Malcolm Johnson

04/10/19. 1.1 What this book covers

The concept of a prison in English law encompasses a whole host of different institutions, run by different organisations, both public and priv...

What is Unjust? JLE v Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Trust Foundation [2019] - Andrew Cousins, Counsel at DWF Advocacy Ltd

What is Unjust? JLE v Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Trust Foundation [2019] - Andrew Cousins, Counsel at DWF Advocacy Ltd

26/09/19. The appeal arose from a Detailed Assessment of costs following settlement of a claim for monetary damages. The background to the appeal was uncomplicated in that the Cl...

Summary of Recent Cases, September 2019

Summary of Recent Cases, September 2019

15/10/19. 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...

Case Report: B v Murtezi - Helen Reynolds, Spencers Solicitors

Case Report: B v Murtezi - Helen Reynolds, Spencers Solicitors

03/09/19. Case Name
: 
B v Murtezi


Accident Date
: 
21/04/2016


Settlement Date
: 
29/03/2019



TOTAL GROSS SETTLEMENT
: 
£80,000.00


Background


The Claimant...

How outdoor activities can support individuals in their recovery from brain injury - Bill Braithwaite QC

How outdoor activities can support individuals in their recovery from brain injury - Bill Braithwaite QC

27/08/19. For many years practising as a brain injury specialist, I've seen people who, following severe brain injury, have found salvation in outdoor activities.

The outdoors off...

Summary of Recent Cases, August 2019

Summary of Recent Cases, August 2019

15/08/19. 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...

Case Report: Parker v Turner - Kristy Price, Spencers Solicitors

Case Report: Parker v Turner - Kristy Price, Spencers Solicitors

06/08/19. Case Name: Parker v Turner 

 

Accident Date: 20/01/2019 

 

Settlement Date: 04/04/2019 


TOTAL GROSS SETTLEMENT: £3753.06 


Ba...

Case Report: Mr R v Mr J Aslett - Helen Reynolds, Spencers Solicitors

Case Report: Mr R v Mr J Aslett - Helen Reynolds, Spencers Solicitors

02/08/19. Mr R v Mr J Aslett

Quantum: (Road traffic accident) Swelling of the left knee, neck and cervical injury, injury to left shoulder blade.

Settlement: £80,000

On 02 May 2015...

Discount rate for personal injury claims increases in England but Scotland's hands are tied - Kate Donachie, Brodies LLP

Discount rate for personal injury claims increases in England but Scotland's hands are tied - Kate Donachie, Brodies LLP

30/07/19. On 15 July, the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount rate for England and Wales would be increased from -0.75% to -0.25%. This is a lower increase than had been ...

Summary of Recent Cases, July 2019

Summary of Recent Cases, July 2019

15/07/19. 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...

McMahon v Rouse - Mary Kay, Spencers Solicitors

McMahon v Rouse - Mary Kay, Spencers Solicitors

10/07/19. Case name: McMahon v Rouse. Court name: Nottingham. Accident date: 01/05/2017. Settlement date: 22/11/2018. Total gross settlement: £80,500.00.

Background

The Claimant wa...

Fixed recoverable costs are restricting smaller firms’ ability to offer services - Phil Sherwood, President of CILEx

Fixed recoverable costs are restricting smaller firms’ ability to offer services - Phil Sherwood, President of CILEx

28/06/19. The introduction of fixed recoverable costs (FRC) for low-value personal injury cases has restricted smaller law firms from offering their services to the public and th...

Exploring the impact of personal injury on mental health - Tom Fitzgerald, Managing Director of National Accident Helpline

Exploring the impact of personal injury on mental health - Tom Fitzgerald, Managing Director of National Accident Helpline

24/06/19. For years, we have known that the effect of a personal injury extends beyond the physical hurt, but naturally, the focus remains on the physical injury itself.

But as at...

Credit Hire: Is it right to hire when the cost of a replacement taxi exceeds a claimant's profits? - Darren Mendel, Partner at Horwich Farrelly

Credit Hire: Is it right to hire when the cost of a replacement taxi exceeds a claimant's profits? - Darren Mendel, Partner at Horwich Farrelly

04/12/19. Darren Mendel, Partner at Horwich Farrelly, looks at the case of Hussain v EUI Limited where the issue of hire and profit was thrown into question

The recent case of Hus...

What Role Will PI Paralegals Play in the Future of the Legal Services Sector? - Amanda Hamilton, NALP

What Role Will PI Paralegals Play in the Future of the Legal Services Sector? - Amanda Hamilton, NALP

29/11/19. Many PI firms see the potential in employing paralegals and PI firms are often keen to pay for their staff to gain paralegal qualifications or for their paralegals to t...

FREE CHAPTER from 'Ellis on Credit Hire - Sixth Edition' by Aidan Ellis

FREE CHAPTER from 'Ellis on Credit Hire - Sixth Edition' by Aidan Ellis

25/11/19. This is a free sample chapter from the new revised and updated Sixth Edition of the leading text book on credit hire litigation.

This latest release brings the pre...

PI Practitioner, November 2019

PI Practitioner, November 2019

16/11/19. 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...

Case Summary: S (by Litigation Friend) v U - Helen Reynolds, Spencers Solicitors

Case Summary: S (by Litigation Friend) v U - Helen Reynolds, Spencers Solicitors


24/10/19. Case Name: S (by Litigation Friend) v U

Accident Date: 6th June 2014

Settlement Date: 20th May 2019 (approval hearing)

TOTAL GROSS SETTLEMENT: Provisio...

PI Practitioner, October 2019

PI Practitioner, October 2019

16/10/19. 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...

When may a parent company be liable for harm caused by the operations of its subsidiary: new developments in Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe - Harry Sheehan, Devereux Chambers

When may a parent company be liable for harm caused by the operations of its subsidiary: new developments in Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe - Harry Sheehan, Devereux Chambers

07/10/19. The Supreme Court’s decision in Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe [2019] UKSC 20 marks a substantial new development in the state of parent company liability and provides c...

PI Discount Rate: ABI vs Government - Qamar Anwar, Managing Director, First4Lawyers

PI Discount Rate: ABI vs Government - Qamar Anwar, Managing Director, First4Lawyers

30/09/19. It must have come as a nasty shock to the Association of British Insurers (ABI) when the government didn’t do what it was told over the discount rate. After all, if the...

Brexit and Accidents Abroad - Paul Lewis, George Ide LLP

Brexit and Accidents Abroad - Paul Lewis, George Ide LLP

25/09/19. Many of us know that, if we have an accident in the UK that to some extent was the fault of another driver, we may be able to make a claim against the insurer of that veh...

PI Practitioner, September 2019

PI Practitioner, September 2019

16/09/19. 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...

Case Report: C v Weeks - Steven Barke, Spencers Solicitors

Case Report: C v Weeks - Steven Barke, Spencers Solicitors

10/09/19. Case Name: C v Weeks
Accident Date:   8th May 2014
Settlement Date:   12th June 2019

TOTAL GROSS SETTLEMENT:   £1,117,684.02 (inclusive of interim payments t...

How to choose the right Paralegal Course for you, and what to look out for if you are a PI Firm wishing to sponsor your Paralegal Employees - Amanda Hamilton, NALP

How to choose the right Paralegal Course for you, and what to look out for if you are a PI Firm wishing to sponsor your Paralegal Employees - Amanda Hamilton, NALP

30/08/19. With the paralegal profession emerging as the fastest growing in the legal sector, and the fact that many PI Firms see the potential in employing paralegals, it’s so im...

PI Practitioner, August 2019

PI Practitioner, August 2019

16/08/19. 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...

Case Report: M v Ghosh - Karen Cawood, Spencers Solicitors

Case Report: M v Ghosh - Karen Cawood, Spencers Solicitors

Case Name: M v Ghosh

Accident Date: 03/11/2016

Settlement Date: 15/01/2019

TOTAL GROSS SETTLEMENT: £10000.00

Background

The Claimant was involved in a road traffi...

Al-Zahra (PVT) Hospital & Ors v DDM [2019] EWCA Civ 1103 - Ian Meikle, Civitas Law

Al-Zahra (PVT) Hospital & Ors v DDM [2019] EWCA Civ 1103 - Ian Meikle, Civitas Law

31/07/19. In this case the Court of Appeal considered whether or not to overturn extensions of time to serve a claim form outside the jurisdiction. In electing to do so, the cour...

How to beat the MIB's off-road vehicle defence - Alan Ball, Irwin Mitchell

How to beat the MIB's off-road vehicle defence - Alan Ball, Irwin Mitchell

26/07/19. This article will discuss a recent case ( KMX v DPX and MIB [2018] ) that myself and Carolyn Heaton, Partner at Irwin Mitchell, alongside our Counsel, Henry Witcomb QC, h...

Editorial: Handing Down Judgment - Aidan Ellis, Temple Garden Chambers

Editorial: Handing Down Judgment - Aidan Ellis, Temple Garden Chambers

25/07/19. Two of my hearings recently overran, with the result that judgment was reserved and a further hearing was listed for judgment to be handed down. The subsequent progress...

Scanning the horizon (and other sea-faring clichés) - Jonathan Wheeler, Managing Partner, Bolt Burdon Kemp

Scanning the horizon (and other sea-faring clichés) - Jonathan Wheeler, Managing Partner, Bolt Burdon Kemp

17/07/19. I recently presented my firm’s business plan to all our staff. As managing partner of the good ship Bolt Burdon Kemp, a practice which exclusively represents seriously ...

PI Practitioner, July 2019

PI Practitioner, July 2019

16/07/19. 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...

Heads Up: How is head injury treated in the world of sport? - Rujina Begum, Bolt Burdon Kemp

Heads Up: How is head injury treated in the world of sport? - Rujina Begum, Bolt Burdon Kemp

27/06/19. There has been a lot of media attention in the last few months about head injuries occurring during sports games. Whilst it was visibly distressing to see a head injur...