Personal Injury


Personal Injury Newsletter – June 2019

Published: 18/06/2019 | News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

Welcome to the June edition of the Farrar’s Building Personal Injury Newsletter. In this edition, Alan Jeffreys QC provides an update on the case of Patel v Arriva Midlands & Zurich Insurance – a conventional case which took an unusual turn. Andrew Arentsen looks at the issues arising in cases where there has been a […]

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Josh Hedgman successfully overturns trial Judge’s refusal to find fundamental dishonesty

Published: 17/06/2019 | News, Personal Injury

Josh Hedgman was recently instructed by a defendant in an appeal against the trial Judge’s refusal to find fundamental dishonesty. At trial before Deputy District Judge Shelton, it was found that (i) the Claimant had exaggerated his injuries by a period of more than 9 months and (ii) the Claimant had supported a claim made […]

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Civil Liability Act 2018 is passed

Published: 21/12/2018 | News, Personal Injury

By Amelia Highnam The Civil Liability Bill received Royal Assent on 20th December 2018. This Act gives the Lord Chancellor the power to change the law on both the measure of damages for whiplash injuries and the discount rate for PI claims. The Act is part of the Government’s plans to increase the Small Claims […]

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QOCS and the spurious counterclaim

Published: 07/12/2018 | Costs, News, Personal Injury

By Amelia Highnam The landscape of costs law for personal injury lawyers changed on 1 April 2013 with the introduction of Qualified One-Way Costs shifting (“QOCS”). The change was implemented by the introduction of Rules 44.13-17 in the Civil Procedure Rules. The consequences are that if a Defendant is unsuccessful in defending a claim then […]

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Cost budgeting: hourly rates should not be left for detailed assessment

Published: 30/11/2018 | News, Personal Injury

By Peter Savory, Pupil Barrister Note: Yirenkyi v Ministry of Defence 2018 QBD (Jacobs J) 2nd November 2018 Sources: Lawtel & Westlaw [2018] 11 WLUK 2018 The decisions of a costs master were recently successfully appealed where it was held the master’s original consideration of the budget was inconsistent with provisions of the CPR. At […]

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Jake Rowley Successfully Defends ‘The Climbing Academy’ Following Three-Day Liability Trial in Claim Pleaded in the region of £800,000

Published: 26/11/2018 | News, Personal Injury

Jake Rowley successfully defends ‘The Climbing Academy’ following three-day liability trial in claim pleaded in the region of £800,000 Jake was recently instructed to defend The Climbing Academy, a Bristol based climbing and bouldering centre, in a claim brought by Miss Elizabeth Jones for personal injury and consequential losses. The Claimant was a novice climber […]

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Hannah Saxena successful in defending fraudulent claim in Chalfoun & Chalfoun v Metroline Travel Ltd (2018)

Published: 23/11/2018 | News, Personal Injury

Hannah Saxena successful in defending fraudulent claim in Chalfoun & Chalfoun v Metroline Travel Ltd (2018) The claim arose out of a road traffic accident between the first claimant’s car and the defendant’s bus in October 2015.  The second claimant was the first claimant’s son and a passenger in his car.  The defendant alleged that […]

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Personal Injury Newsletter – November 2018

Published: 20/11/2018 | News, Newsletters, Personal Injury

Welcome to the November edition of the Farrar’s Building Personal Injury Newsletter. In this edition Tom Emslie-Smith provides us with his analysis of the position of the law on vicarious liability following the recent case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2214. Howard Cohen’s article ‘Staring Dishonesty in the Face’ gives a […]

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