Monthly Archives: March 2019

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

Published: 29/03/2019 | News

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force on 20th March 2019. The 2018 Act applies to new tenancies and amends the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to include an implied covenant by the lessor that: “the dwelling- Is fit for human habitation at the time the lease is granted or otherwise […]

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Josh Hedgman settles £2M smoke inhalation claim

Published: 27/03/2019 | News

Josh Hedgman was recently instructed jointly by two defendants in a claim pleaded at £2.2 million following a devastating fire on a construction site. Primary liability was admitted and the matter proceeded solely in relation to contributory negligence and quantum.  The case was a complex one involving a novel injury with dual experts in the […]

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Important Judgment in Highway Tripping Cases – Photographs must assist the Court

Published: 05/03/2019 | News

Carwyn Cox takes a look at the the Judgment of Mr Justice Dingemans in the case of Walsh v The Council of the Borough of Kirklees [2019] EWHC 492 (QB) which is a timely reminder of the burden and standard of proof that rests on the Claimant in cases brought under section 41 Highways Act […]

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The discount rate in transition

Published: 04/03/2019 | News

By Peter Savory, Pupil Barrister The discount rate review, instituted as part of the Civil Liability Act 2018 (see Amelia Highnam’s article titled ‘Civil Liability Act 2018 is passed‘), has already closed its initial consultation period. Any resulting change in the rate is required to be announced no later than 6th August 2019. But what […]

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