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June 2020 Contents

Welcome to the June 2020 issue of PI Brief Update Law Journal. Click the relevant links below to read the articles.


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Personal Injury Articles
High Court denies relief from sanctions - Louise Jackson, Browne Jacobson
In the recent case of Magee v Willmott the Defendant successfully appealed a lower court decision to allow the Claimant relief from sanctions to rely upon expert evidence served after the deadline had passed for exchange and not to strike out part of the Claimant's case which was unsupported by the Claimant's breach expert and where no case on causation had been pleaded...
Case Summary: H v H - Helen Reynolds of Spencers Solicitors Limited
The Claimant brought an action against the Defendant following a road traffic accident in which her father sustained fatal injuries. She brought the claim on behalf of the dependents of the deceased and for the benefit of the estate, as Executrix of the estate of the deceased...
Brain injury rehabilitation driven to crisis-point by perfect Covid-19 storm
Brain injury rehabilitation has been driven to crisis point by a perfect Covid-19 storm - destroying NHS capacity and devastating third sector funding, according to a new report. Brain injury charity Calvert Reconnections and barristers Exchange Chambers polled 161 of the UK's most senior brain injury solicitors...
Summary of Recent Cases, June 2020
Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month...
Will Brexit affect PI Paralegals? - Amanda Hamilton, National Association of Licenced Paralegals
Brexit will undoubtedly have a knock-on effect for many different professions. I have friends and acquaintances who are involved in architectural design, architectural photography and construction and who have indicated that their business is already suffering...
PI Practitioner, June 2020
Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. This month: DMR (by her litigation friend, LEW) v IX & ORS [2020] EWCA Civ 377...
Clinical Negligence Medicine by Dr Mark Burgin
Experts in the Asylum Process - Dr Mark Burgin
Dr Mark Burgin BM BCh (oxon) MRCGP discusses how experts use evidence in an asylum case in their reports to assist the tribunal...
Human Factors (HF) and QIPP: Part of the Solution or Problem? - Dr Mark Burgin
Dr Mark Burgin BM BCh (oxon) MRCGP discusses how management theories are being applied to medical practice without monitoring, focusing on current favourites...
Medico-Legal Articles, Edited by Dr Hugh Koch
Legal Mind Case and Commentary No 30: The Joint Report and Agendas - Koch HCH, Sutton E, Fernandez-Ford L and Jansen F, (June 2020)
This is the thirtieth in a series of Case reports and Commentaries from Professor Koch and colleagues. A clinical negligence case concerning adverse events during surgery raised issues of how expert evidence was provided and the elements which were not helpful to clarifying issues for the judge...

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