Personal Injury


Civil Liability Act 2018 is passed

Published: 21/12/2018 | News, Personal Injury

By Amelia Highnam The Civil Liability Bill received Royal Assent on 20th December 2018. This Act gives the Lord Chancellor the power to change the law on both the measure of damages for whiplash injuries and the discount rate for PI claims. The Act is part of the Government’s plans to increase the Small Claims […]

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QOCS and the spurious counterclaim

Published: 07/12/2018 | Costs, News, Personal Injury

By Amelia Highnam The landscape of costs law for personal injury lawyers changed on 1 April 2013 with the introduction of Qualified One-Way Costs shifting (“QOCS”). The change was implemented by the introduction of Rules 44.13-17 in the Civil Procedure Rules. The consequences are that if a Defendant is unsuccessful in defending a claim then […]

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Cost budgeting: hourly rates should not be left for detailed assessment

Published: 30/11/2018 | News, Personal Injury

By Peter Savory, Pupil Barrister Note: Yirenkyi v Ministry of Defence 2018 QBD (Jacobs J) 2nd November 2018 Sources: Lawtel & Westlaw [2018] 11 WLUK 2018 The decisions of a costs master were recently successfully appealed where it was held the master’s original consideration of the budget was inconsistent with provisions of the CPR. At […]

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Jake Rowley Successfully Defends ‘The Climbing Academy’ Following Three-Day Liability Trial in Claim Pleaded in the region of £800,000

Published: 26/11/2018 | News, Personal Injury

Jake Rowley successfully defends ‘The Climbing Academy’ following three-day liability trial in claim pleaded in the region of £800,000 Jake was recently instructed to defend The Climbing Academy, a Bristol based climbing and bouldering centre, in a claim brought by Miss Elizabeth Jones for personal injury and consequential losses. The Claimant was a novice climber […]

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Hannah Saxena successful in defending fraudulent claim in Chalfoun & Chalfoun v Metroline Travel Ltd (2018)

Published: 23/11/2018 | News, Personal Injury

Hannah Saxena successful in defending fraudulent claim in Chalfoun & Chalfoun v Metroline Travel Ltd (2018) The claim arose out of a road traffic accident between the first claimant’s car and the defendant’s bus in October 2015.  The second claimant was the first claimant’s son and a passenger in his car.  The defendant alleged that […]

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Personal Injury Newsletter – November 2018

Published: 20/11/2018 | News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

Welcome to the November edition of the Farrar’s Building Personal Injury Newsletter. In this edition Tom Emslie-Smith provides us with his analysis of the position of the law on vicarious liability following the recent case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2214. Howard Cohen’s article ‘Staring Dishonesty in the Face’ gives a […]

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Howard Cohen succeeds at the Court of Appeal in Ogiehor v Belinfantie [2018] EWCA Civ 2423

Published: 07/11/2018 | News, Personal Injury

Howard Cohen successfully defended an appeal against a Claimant/Appellant acting in person before the Court of Appeal in October 2018. Background The Claimant’s claim for damages of £225,000 arose from a road traffic accident that occurred on 18th March 2011. Although liability was admitted, causation and quantum were heavily disputed. The Defendant accepted that the […]

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Personal Injury Newsletter – August 2018 – Travel Edition

Published: 14/08/2018 | Newsletters, Personal Injury

Welcome to this edition of the Farrar’s Building Personal Injury newsletter. This month’s edition, in keeping with the time of year, is a travel law edition. In this edition, Andrew Arentsen provides us with his analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Philip James Clay v TUI (UK) Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 117. Our […]

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