This site uses cookies.
Striking out claims in evolving areas of the law: HXA v Surrey CC [2022] EWCA Civ 1196 - Anisa Kassamali, Temple Garden Chambers

Striking out claims in evolving areas of the law: HXA v Surrey CC [2022] EWCA Civ 1196 - Anisa Kassamali, Temple Garden Chambers

15/09/22. The Court of Appeal considered the circumstances in which local authorities owe a duty of care to children to whom ...

The Executor of an Estate Can Apply for Provisional Damages: Power v Hastie & Co Ltd [2022] EWHC 1927 (QB) - Anisa Kassamali, Temple Garden Chambers

The Executor of an Estate Can Apply for Provisional Damages: Power v Hastie & Co Ltd [2022] EWHC 1927 (QB) - Anisa Kassamali, Temple Garden Chambers

17/08/22. Provisional damages can be awarded where a claimant’s prognosis is uncertain. By way of a provisional damages order...

FREE CHAPTER from 'A Practical Guide to Injury Claims Involving Cyclists' by Patrick Kerr & Helen Waller...

FREE CHAPTER from 'A Practical Guide to Injury Claims Involving Cyclists' by Patrick Kerr & Helen Waller...

23/05/22. This book is designed to be a succinct overview of the key features of cycling litigation. It looks at cyclists as ...

High Court Rejects Claimant’s Application for Indemnity Costs: Evans v R&V Allgemeine Verischer [2022] EWHC 2688 (KB) - Grace Corby, Temple Garden Chambers

High Court Rejects Claimant’s Application for Indemnity Costs: Evans v R&V Allgemeine Verischer [2022] EWHC 2688 (KB) - Grace Corby, Temple Garden Chambers

25/11/22. After succeeding on the substantive personal injury claim, the Claimant sought indemnity costs against the Defendant. While the Judge accepted that the Defendant’s cond...

Case Summary: W v L - Steven Barke, Spencers Solicitors Limited

Case Summary: W v L - Steven Barke, Spencers Solicitors Limited

09/11/22. Case Name: W v L

Accident Date: 24/12/2018

Settlement Date: 20/07/2022

TOTAL GROSS SETTLEMENT: £35,000.00

Background and Liability

The Claimant, aged 51, was involved in a r...

Gestwin Principles Applied in the Context of a Road Traffic Accident and the Potential for Eyewitness Accounts to Take Precedence Over Expert Evidence Affirmed - Grace Corby, Temple Garden Chambers

Gestwin Principles Applied in the Context of a Road Traffic Accident and the Potential for Eyewitness Accounts to Take Precedence Over Expert Evidence Affirmed - Grace Corby, Temple Garden Chambers

20/10/22. Barrow (By His Litigation Friend and Grandfather Mr Hugh Barrow) & Ors v Merret and Anr [2022] EWCA Civ 1241. The Claimant unsuccessfully appealed the dismissal at ...

Application of QOCS protection in a 'mixed' claim: Wokingham Borough Council v Arshad [2022] EWHC 2419 (KB) - Anisa Kassamali, Temple Garden Chambers

Application of QOCS protection in a 'mixed' claim: Wokingham Borough Council v Arshad [2022] EWHC 2419 (KB) - Anisa Kassamali, Temple Garden Chambers

18/10/22. Mr Justice Bourne considered the application of QOCS protection to claimants who have brought ‘mixed’ claims i.e. a claim for both personal injury damages and other spe...

Case Summary: S v M - Stephanie Robinson, Spencers Solicitors Limited

Case Summary: S v M - Stephanie Robinson, Spencers Solicitors Limited

06/10/22. Case Name: S v M

Accident Date: 30/09/2020

Settlement Date: 28/04/2022

TOTAL GROSS SETTLEMENT: £6,675.00

Background and Liability

S, at the age of 39, was involved in a road...

Parties Can Contract Out of the Fixed Costs Regime: A Reminder for Caution when Drafting Consent Orders: Doyle M&D Foundations & Building Services Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 927 - Grace Corby, Temple Garden Chambers

Parties Can Contract Out of the Fixed Costs Regime: A Reminder for Caution when Drafting Consent Orders: Doyle M&D Foundations & Building Services Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 927 - Grace Corby, Temple Garden Chambers

20/09/22. A claim for damages for personal injuries had settled for £5,000 by a consent order (“the Order”). The Order provided that the Defendant would pay the Claimant “ such co...

State Immunity and Personal Injury in the High Court: Al-Masarir v Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [2022] EWHC 2199 (QB) - Sebastian Bates, Temple Garden Chambers

State Immunity and Personal Injury in the High Court: Al-Masarir v Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [2022] EWHC 2199 (QB) - Sebastian Bates, Temple Garden Chambers

16/09/22. Under section 1(1) of the State Immunity Act 1978, ‘[a] State is immune from the jurisdiction of the courts of the United Kingdom except as provided in the following pr...

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

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

07/09/22. Case Name: B v X
Court Name: Nottingham County Court
Accident Date: 04/03/2017
Settlement Date: 11/02/2022
Total gross settlement: £110,000.00

Background and Inju...

Section 57 & Substantial Injustice - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

Section 57 & Substantial Injustice - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

14/07/22. In Woodger v Hallas ,[1] the Defendant appealed against the trial judge’s failure to dismiss the claim in its entirety following a finding that the Claimant had been fund...

Hill v Ministry of Justice [2022] EWHC 370 (QB) - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

Hill v Ministry of Justice [2022] EWHC 370 (QB) - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

17/06/22. The case concerned an appeal against the order of Recorder Bright QC dismissing a claim for personal injury suffered by Mr Hill (“the appellant”) in the course of his d...

PI Practitioner: Ex Turpi Causa Oritur Actio - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

PI Practitioner: Ex Turpi Causa Oritur Actio - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

14/06/22. In Lewis-Ranwell v G4S Health Services (UK) Ltd & Ors,  the First, Third, and Fourth Defendants applied for an order striking out the claim against them on the g...

Former Regional Costs Judge confirms on appeal that County Court decision was wrong to refuse Litigation Friend expenses for an ATE Premium - Daniel Slade, Express Solicitors

Former Regional Costs Judge confirms on appeal that County Court decision was wrong to refuse Litigation Friend expenses for an ATE Premium - Daniel Slade, Express Solicitors

30/05/22. On 21st April 2022, before HHJ Lethem, helpful guidance was provided to assist County Courts commonly falling into error in refusing expenses to Litigation Friends who ...

Giving Notice of Conditional Fee Agreements with a Success Fee - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

Giving Notice of Conditional Fee Agreements with a Success Fee - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

25/05/22. In EXN v East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust , the court considered the proper approach to the failure of a party to comply with the rules relating to notice that a claim...

The discretion of the court and relief from sanctions: Chan Mok Park v Hassan Hadi & Anor [2022] EWCA Civ 581 - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

The discretion of the court and relief from sanctions: Chan Mok Park v Hassan Hadi & Anor [2022] EWCA Civ 581 - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

20/05/22. In a joint decision, Holroyde, Stuart-Smith and Warby LJJ held that Freedman J had not erred in granting relief from sanctions after the Respondent made an informal ora...

Acoustic Shock claim revived because the defendant’s evidence was unreliable: Storey v British Telecommunications plc [2022] EWCA Civ 616 - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

Acoustic Shock claim revived because the defendant’s evidence was unreliable: Storey v British Telecommunications plc [2022] EWCA Civ 616 - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

19/05/22. The Court of Appeal revived an acoustic shock claim after a finding that the defendant’s evidence was incorrect and the judge was considering the wrong issue. Lady Just...

Witness Statements and the complexities of language: A legal minefield? Bahia v Sidhu & Anor [2022] EWHC 875 (Ch) - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

Witness Statements and the complexities of language: A legal minefield? Bahia v Sidhu & Anor [2022] EWHC 875 (Ch) - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

26/04/22. Mr Bahia was born in India, but had lived in the UK for over 50 years. As at the date of the trial, he was 72 years old. Mr Bahia provided two witness statements, in th...

Double Recovery: Costs In Part IIIA of CPR45 Where There Are Two Or More Claimants - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

Double Recovery: Costs In Part IIIA of CPR45 Where There Are Two Or More Claimants - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

21/04/22. In Melloy v UK Insurance Ltd (Portsmouth County Court, Case Number 011LR422, 25 February 2022) an issue arose at the conclusion of the trial as to whether two claimants i...

The Reasonable and Prudent Employer - Jim Hester, Parklane Plowden Chambers

The Reasonable and Prudent Employer - Jim Hester, Parklane Plowden Chambers

11/04/22. The standard expected of a reasonable and prudent employer in employer liability cases is frequently the subject of both legal and factual dispute. In industrial diseas...

Contributory Negligence In Gul v McDunagh - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

Contributory Negligence In Gul v McDunagh - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

24/03/22. In Gul v McDunagh ,[1] the appellant, then aged 13, had been struck by a car being driven by the First Defendant. He sustained very serious injuries. The question of cont...

Vulnerable witnesses: AXX v Zajac [2022] EWHC 2463 (KB) - Anisa Kassamali, Temple Garden Chambers

Vulnerable witnesses: AXX v Zajac [2022] EWHC 2463 (KB) - Anisa Kassamali, Temple Garden Chambers

24/11/22. CPR Practice Direction 1A on the participation of vulnerable litigation in civil proceedings came into force in April 2021. The High Court (Master McCloud) considered t...

The Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 Is Without Overriding Effect - Sebastian Bates, Temple Garden Chambers

The Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 Is Without Overriding Effect - Sebastian Bates, Temple Garden Chambers

22/11/22. The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association – Forces Help v Allgemeines Krankenhaus Viersen GMBH [2022] UKSC 29

Introduction

The question in The Soldiers, Sailo...

Judicial College Guidelines 16th Edition: Damages for Noise Induced Hearing Loss - Jim Hester, Parklane Plowden Chambers

Judicial College Guidelines 16th Edition: Damages for Noise Induced Hearing Loss - Jim Hester, Parklane Plowden Chambers

02/11/22. Following my earlier article concerning Work-related Limb Disorders, this article concentrates on changes relevant for assessing damages for Noise Induced Hearing Loss ...

The incomplete cross-examination: Riley v Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust [2022] EWHC 2417 (KB) - Anisa Kassamali, Temple Garden Chambers

The incomplete cross-examination: Riley v Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust [2022] EWHC 2417 (KB) - Anisa Kassamali, Temple Garden Chambers

21/10/22. Riley v Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust [2022] EWHC 2417 (KB) serves as a timely reminder to practitioners to ensure that they put all points to a witness in cross-e...

Case Summary: S v H - Steven Barke, Spencers Solicitors

Case Summary: S v H - Steven Barke, Spencers Solicitors

07/10/22. Case Name: S v H

Accident Date: 30/01/2019

Settlement Date: 22/04/2022

TOTAL GROSS SETTLEMENT: £20,000.00

Background

The Claimant aged 65 at the time of the accident, sustai...

Browne Jacobson successful in fundamental dishonesty appeal ruling on behalf of the Medical Protection Society - Louise Jackson, Browne Jacobson

Browne Jacobson successful in fundamental dishonesty appeal ruling on behalf of the Medical Protection Society - Louise Jackson, Browne Jacobson

28/09/22. In Simpson v Payne, the Defendant/Respondent (Defendant) was successful before Her Honour Mrs Justice Collins Rice in having the Claimant/Appellant’s (Claimant) appeal ...

How (Not) to Consider Permission to Appeal and Applications to Re-Open Appeals: UCP Plc v Nectrus Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 949 - Sebastian Bates, Temple Garden Chambers

How (Not) to Consider Permission to Appeal and Applications to Re-Open Appeals: UCP Plc v Nectrus Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 949 - Sebastian Bates, Temple Garden Chambers

22/08/22. In UCP plc v Nectrus Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 949, the Court of Appeal addressed 'the circumstances in which judges should accede to an application to recuse themselves, and t...

Damages Based Agreements Are Not Enforceable Against a Non-Counterclaiming Defendant: Candey Ltd v Tonstate Group Ltd & Ors [2022] Ewca Civ 936 - Grace Corby, Temple Garden Chambers

Damages Based Agreements Are Not Enforceable Against a Non-Counterclaiming Defendant: Candey Ltd v Tonstate Group Ltd & Ors [2022] Ewca Civ 936 - Grace Corby, Temple Garden Chambers

18/08/22. The appeal raised the novel question of whether it is lawful for a party against whom a claim is made (i.e. the defendant to a claim or counterclaim) to enter into an a...

Judicial College Guidelines 16th Edition: Work-related Limb Disorders - Jim Hester, Parklane Plowden Chambers

Judicial College Guidelines 16th Edition: Work-related Limb Disorders - Jim Hester, Parklane Plowden Chambers

25/07/22. The recent publication of the 16th Edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases , has brought a number of cha...

Karanja, R (On the Application Of) v University of the West of Scotland [2022] EWHC 1520 (Admin) - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

Karanja, R (On the Application Of) v University of the West of Scotland [2022] EWHC 1520 (Admin) - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

15/07/22. This case dealt with a number of procedural issues including jurisdiction and an extension of time for service of the claim form pursuant to CPR 3.1(2)(a). Michael Ford...

Contracting Out of the Fixed Costs Regime - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

Contracting Out of the Fixed Costs Regime - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

13/07/22. In Doyle v M & D Foundations Building Services Ltd [2022] EWCA CIV 927, [1] the Respondent was injured whilst working on a construction site in the course of his empl...

Knowledge of the specific injury or disease? - Jim Hester, Parklane Plowden Chambers

Knowledge of the specific injury or disease? - Jim Hester, Parklane Plowden Chambers

20/06/22. Does the specific injury or disease which a claimant sustained need to be reasonably foreseeable for liability to be established? Or is reasonable foreseeability of a r...

Uncertainty In The Law: When Actionable Damage Arises In Mesothelioma Cases - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

Uncertainty In The Law: When Actionable Damage Arises In Mesothelioma Cases - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

13/06/22. In Brooks v Zurich Insurance , the Claimant had worked as a maintenance engineer at a paper mill in Enfield. His work brought him into contact with asbestos and, aro...

When Seeking Permission To Obtain Fresh Expert Evidence - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

When Seeking Permission To Obtain Fresh Expert Evidence - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

24/05/22. In Fernandez v Iceland Foods Ltd , the Claimant appealed against an order refusing his application for permission to substitute a fresh medical expert for an existing one...

Pleading and proving mitigation of loss: Mathieu v Hinds & Anor [2022] EWHC 924 (QB) - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

Pleading and proving mitigation of loss: Mathieu v Hinds & Anor [2022] EWHC 924 (QB) - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

25/04/22. The judgment of Mrs Justice Hill in this case deals with a number of interesting issues. This article focuses on pleading and proving mitigation of loss.

The claimant, M...

Fundamental Dishonesty: The Importance of Adequate Warning To A Claimant - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

Fundamental Dishonesty: The Importance of Adequate Warning To A Claimant - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

20/04/22. In Jenkinson v Robertson ,[1] the Claimant appealed against a finding of fundamentally dishonest that had resulted in his claim being dismissed in its entirety pursuant t...

Failure To Attend A Hearing & CPR 39.3(5) - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

Failure To Attend A Hearing & CPR 39.3(5) - Nicholas Dobbs, Temple Garden Chambers

25/03/22. In Miah v Ullah ,[1] the High Court considered whether to grant the Defendant relief under CPR 39.5 for failing to attend a disposal hearing. The Claimant had applied for...

Impecuniosity documents: when should they be disclosed? Allianz Insurance PLC -v- Jonathan Holt (3rd December 2021) - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

Impecuniosity documents: when should they be disclosed? Allianz Insurance PLC -v- Jonathan Holt (3rd December 2021) - Rochelle Powell, Temple Garden Chambers

23/03/22. The applicant in the case, Allianz Insurance plc, was the prospective defendant in a claim for losses which included the cost of a hire car. The application sought pre...

When is a Party not a Party? - Soyab Patel, KLS Law Solicitors

When is a Party not a Party? - Soyab Patel, KLS Law Solicitors

18/03/22. A novel and interesting point in relation to Part 20 claims. I acted on behalf of the 2 nd Defendant in this matter.

In Bailey (C) -v- Barclays Bank UK PLC (D1) and London...