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Summary of Recent Cases, May 2018

15/05/18. 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 select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Summary of Recent Cases - Substantive Law

Wright v Satellite Information Services Limited [2018] EWHC 812 (QB)
In an accident at work claim, the High Court upheld the first instance judge's finding that the claimant was not fundamentally dishonest for the purposes of s.57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. The claimant had pleaded a significant future care claim in excess of £73,000, but only recovered £2,100. Whilst His Honour Judge Pearce accepted that there were "real inconsistencies" in the claimant's case and found that there was no real need for continuing care other than minimal support, the Judge held that the claimant had not been fundamentally dishonest in presenting this aspect of his claim. On appeal, the defendant argued that...

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