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Personal Injury Law

Published: 06/06/2017 | Newsletters, Personal Injury

Contents Farrar’s Building News Roberts v. Johnstone: a new accommodation Periodical Payment Order and the new Discount Rate Pension Claims and the new Discount Rate Discrimination Claims in the Civil Courts: Is an Injury to Feeling sufficient to trigger QOCS protection Case Law Update To subscribe to this update please email Steve Gurnett. To download […]

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Education Law Update – May 2017

Published: 04/05/2017 | Newsletters

Contents News Office of the Schools Adjudicator Report 2015-6: Admission Appeals – Where are we now? Students want bang for their buck: Private law claims for breach of duty in the field of educational provision Examining University Complaints Procedures with Academic Rigor: An explanation of the role of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for […]

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Tom Bourne-Arton successful in having costs enforced following discontinuance

Published: 02/05/2017 | News

Tom Bourne-Arton succeeds in an application to have costs enforced, following a discontinuance, on the grounds of fundamental dishonesty. The case concerned a claim that the Defendant’s driver had overtaken the Claimant when it was not safe and had to cut back into his lane to avoid oncoming traffic. The photographs taken immediately after the […]

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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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