Costs Newsletter – April 2017

Published: 19/04/2017 | Costs, Newsletters

Contents News Fixed costs Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, [2017] EWHC 346 (QB) Does Late Acceptance of a P36 Offer Result in an Indemnity Costs Order? Case Law Round-up To download a copy of this month’s update, click here. To subscribe to our Cost Law Newsletter, click here. News Clive Thomas, Editor […]

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How regular is regular? The final word in Platt v Isle of Wight Council [2017] UKSC 28

Published: 06/04/2017 | News

The final round in the infamous case of Platt v Isle of Wight Council has now been decided. The result? It’s bad news for parents hoping for a cheap term-time hop to Disney and good news for local authorities and Head Teachers everywhere. The Facts This is the case in which a single father opted […]

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Nigel Spencer Ley secures £3.3million settlement for cauda equina syndrome claim

Published: 04/04/2017 | News

Nigel Spencer Ley has secured what is believed to be the highest settlement in the UK of a claim for cauda equina syndrome. Damages were agreed at £3.3million. In 2011 the Claimant was a 33 year old vet. He presented at an Accident and Emergency Department complaining of symptoms of cauda equina syndrome. Despite suggesting […]

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Tom Bourne-Arton successful in Court of Appeal case Elson v Stilgoe

Published: 03/04/2017 | News

Tom Bourne-Arton has successfully acted for the Defendant/Respondent in an appeal, heard by the Court of Appeal, against the decision to dismiss the Claimant/Appellant’s claim for personal injuries, loss and damage in a road traffic accident Facts The Appeal concerned a road traffic accident involving a cyclist that was passing stationary and/or slow moving traffic […]

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Out and about: Travel Law in a Post-Brexit Landscape

Published: 30/03/2017 | News

Current practitioners in travel law live in interesting times. On 16th March 2017 the Queen gave the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017 Royal Assent following overwhelming support for the bill in the House of Commons. As most readers will be aware this Act gave the Prime Minister the power to notify the EU […]

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Personal Injury Seminar 2017

Date: Thu September 28, 2017 at 18:00 | CPD Hours: 1.5
Location: London EC4Y 7HL, United Kingdom

Further details to be confirmed.

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Experts Forum: Chronic Pain – An examination of current issues

Date: Thu June 15, 2017 at 18:00 | CPD Hours: 1.5
Location: London Transport Museum, London, United Kingdom

Part two: Chronic Pain – An examination of current issues This seminar is the second in a series of seminars which explore the expert’s perspective on a range of topics. Part two will look at chronic pain and the current issues surrounding it.   Further details to be confirmed. Speakers Dr Rajesh Munglani Dr Dinshaw […]

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Claims for Injury to Feelings do not benefit from QOCS protection

Published: 28/03/2017 | News

At a hearing in front of HHJ Melissa Clarke at Oxford CC, Huw Davies successfully obtained declarations on behalf of an Oxford College that damages for injury to feelings are not damages for personal injury for the purposes of CPR 44.13. Consequently, the Claimant’s claims brought under the Equality Act 2010 did not benefit from […]

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