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Summary of Recent Cases, January 2019

15/01/19. 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 select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Summary of Recent Cases - Substantive Law

Young v (1) Bennett (2) Acromas Insurance Co Ltd [2018] EWHC 3555 (QB)
In this case Master McCloud considered the meaning of the words "reasonably secure" in s.2(3) of the Damages Act 1996 (requiring the court to be satisfied that the continuity of a periodical payment will be "reasonably secure" before making a Periodical Payment Order, or "PPO").

The Claimant had been seriously injured in a road traffic accident in England, liability for which had been entered against the First Defendant. The parties had come to an agreement which provided for the First Defendant's insurer, Acromas Insurance Co Ltd ("Acromas"), to make...

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