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Summary of Recent Cases, March 2017

15/03/17. 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 select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Summary of Recent Cases - Substantive Law

Secretary of State for Work & Pensions v FG (on behalf of John (a minor) [2017] EWCA Civ 61

The Secretary of State for Work & Pensions (SSWP) appealed against a decision of the Upper Tribunal (UT) that the respondent was entitled to compensation under the vaccine damages payments scheme. It was accepted that the respondent had been left with severe narcolepsy and cataplexy as a result of receiving a pandemic influenza vaccine at the age of 7. However, his mother's initial claim under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 was refused on the basis that...

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