Monthly Archives: January 2023

Geoffrey Williams KC appointed to Bar Disciplinary Tribunal

Published: 25/01/2023 | News

Congratulations to Geoffrey Williams KC who has been formally appointed as a KC member of the Council of the Inns of Court (COIC) Disciplinary Pool, effective from 1 February 2023.

read more

Darryl Allen KC in the Court of Appeal in “mixed injury” test cases – limited guidance from a divided Court of Appeal

Published: 20/01/2023 | News

The Court of Appeal has today (20 January 2023) handed down its much anticipated judgment in the “mixed injury” test cases Rabot v Hassam and Briggs v Laditan [2023] EWCA Civ 19.  A helpful summary of the decision can be found here. The question at the heart of the appeal was: How is the court […]

read more

Personal Injury Discount Rate: Exploring the option of a dual/multiple rate

Published: 19/01/2023 | News

The MOJ have just opened a consultation on the Personal Injury Discount Rate (PIDR) that, as personal injury practitioners, we all know is of such importance when advising our clients about future losses. In recent times we have had +2.5%, -0.75% and the current rate of -0.25% that apply to all future heads of loss […]

read more

Lucie Danti represents the family at an inquest where shortfalls in care management and treatment were identified.

Published: 12/01/2023 | News

Lucie Danti recently appeared at a four-day inquest, representing the family of a patient who took her own life. At the time of death the patient had been under the care of an NHS Trust’s specialist mental health team. Despite requiring a hospital admission within six months of death, the patient’s only direct contact with […]

read more

Coventry v United Kingdom (6016/16): The recoverability of CFA success fees and ATE premiums

Published: 09/01/2023 | News

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently handed down judgment in Coventry v United Kingdom. Mr Coventry was an unsuccessful defendant in a nuisance claim relating to noise. He did not have insurance and so was personally liable to pay any damages or costs awarded by the courts. The claimants had funded the litigation […]

read more