Personal Injury Law Update – September 2017

Published: 21/09/2017 | Newsletters, Personal Injury

Farrar’s Building News

Huw P. Davies, Editor

We hope you have already received an invitation to our annual PI seminar, “Prostheses: Best Practice, Technology, Treatment and Cost”, which is taking place on Thursday 28th September. We are delighted that Toby Carlson, a highly experienced prosthetist, expert witness and director of PACE Rehabilitation, has agreed to speak on a variety of issues concerning prostheses that will be of great interest to Claimant/Defendant lawyers and insurers.

If you would like to attend, please contact:-

Steve Gurnett at or 0207 5839241.

In this month’s newsletter, Andrew Peebles reviews the most recent announcement by the MOJ as to the proposed change to the discount rate and gives some consideration as to the likely timescale for implementation and underlying assumptions. David Roderick reviews the issue of contributory fault and deduction of damages in light of the recent Court of Appeal decision in The Department for Com­munities and Local Government v Blackmore whilst Andrew Arentsen considers strict liability arising from defective products in light of the recent decision of Baker v KTM Sportsmotorcyle UK Limited.

The Personal Injury Update has been prepared by Laura Fitzgibbon and Tom Emslie-Smith, both of whom, we are pleased to announce, will be joining us as tenants in October,

Finally, we are very pleased to welcome a new addition to our Personal Injury team, Victoria Logue who joins after 10 years as a tenant at Parklane Plowden in Leeds.

We wish her every success at Farrar’s Building.


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