WEBINAR: Personal Injury Liability Update 2022 – 2023

Published: 09/02/2023 | Webinars

Date: 8 February 2023 @ 16:30

Duration: 1 hour

Presenters: David Roderick


This popular, annual update seeks to cover the following developments in general liability principles and PI practice area updates:


Developments in general liability principles:

• The scope of a duty of care. In particular, the assumption of responsibility: Tindall v Chief Constable of Thames Valley; CJ v Chief Constable of Wiltshire; and HXA v Surrey County Council & YXA v Wolverhampton City Council.

• Secondary victims. Legal proximity in secondary victim cases when the negligence and the horrific event are separated in time: Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHST & Polmear v Royal Cornwall NHST & Purchase v Ahmad

• Non-delegable duties and vicarious liability. Hughes v Rattan; Carr v Brands Transport Limited [2022] EWHC 3167 (KB).


P.I. practice area updates

 Public Liability, Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, Highways Act 1980 claims. Brown v South West Lakes Trust; Hoyle v Hampshire and Juj v John Lewis Partnership PLC

• Animals Act 1971. Ford v Seymour Williams; Schoultz v Ball

• Employers’ Liability. o Further discussion of the effect of s.69 ERRA 2013 on claims in negligence: Chadwick v Ovenden, and on The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, Lewin v Gray o Claim by a director as employee against own company: again, Carr v Brands Transport Limited o Assaults and horseplay, risk assessment and causation: Hill v MOJ; Cunningham v Rochdale and Chell v Tarmac Cement

• RTA cases. Parry v Johnson; Vakharia v Bukowski and Taylor v Raspin

• Assessing Evidence. Barrow v Merrett ; R.T.R. 1, Muyepa v Ministry of Defence and Kerseviciene v Quadri.


For a recording of the webinar, please click here.