KFC fined £1m over Teesside workers’ gravy burns – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2017 in costs, fines, health & safety, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Fast food chain KFC has been fined almost £1m after two employees suffered burns while handling hot gravy without gloves.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2017

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Discount rate announcement set to go ahead after ABI loses judicial review bid – Litigation Futures

‘The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has today lost its High Court bid to halt the Lord Chancellor announcing the outcome of the consultation on the discount rate.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th January 2017

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To be able or not to be able : Capacity issues in personal injury litigation part 1 – Zenith PI Blog

‘This article is the first in a series of 2, dealing with the question of capacity in PI litigation particularly, and civil proceedings generally.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 18th January 2017

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Government forecast on impact of PI reforms “skewed against lawyers”, say economists – Legal Futures

‘The government’s own assessment of the impact of its planned personal injury reforms “makes the implicit assumption that solicitors, and the civil justice system as a whole, produce no benefits to society”, according to independent economists.’

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Legal Futures, 9th January 2017

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Future loss of earnings (Ogden vs Smith v Manchester approach), loss of congenial employment, material contribution test: A review of the decision in Kennedy v London Ambulance Service NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 3145 (QB) – Zenith PI Blog

Posted January 6th, 2017 in damages, news, personal injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder by tracey

‘This was a case of carbon monoxide poisoning. Liability was admitted; the matter was listed for an assessment of damages hearing. The interesting part of the decision is yet another example of the need not to focus too rigidly on the Ogden tables (multiplier/multiplicand) approach. It also provides a useful review of the case law concerning the material contribution test.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 6th January 2017

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Whiplash reforms treat victims ‘like an inconvenience’ – APIL – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 5th, 2017 in consultations, fraud, legal profession, news, personal injuries, small claims, victims by tracey

‘Claimant lawyers have mounted an all-out attack on the government’s plans to overhaul the personal injury sector as the deadline approaches for responses to a consultation.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 4th January 2017

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Application for Permission to Bring Contempt Proceedings: A Useful Illustration (Aviva IInsurance Ltd V Randive) – Zenith PI Blog

Posted December 19th, 2016 in contempt of court, costs, damages, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘In Aviva Insurance Ltd v Randive [2016] EWHC 3152 (QB). Slade J dealt with the Applicant’s application for permission to bring contempt proceedings against the Respondent. No new points of principle arise, but Slade J’s recitation of the existing principles and treatment of the issues in the case is a useful indication of how common RTA issues are treated in contempt proceedings.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 15th December 2016

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Customer wins £90k after shampoo and rinse causes stroke – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2016 in compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A man has told BBC Radio 5 live that he has received £90,000 in compensation from a hair salon after doctors said his shampoo and rinse gave him a stroke.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2016

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CJC group urges government to consider online system for PI small claims – Legal Futures

Posted December 12th, 2016 in Civil Justice Council, courts, internet, news, personal injuries, small claims by sally

‘Personal injury (PI) claims that fall into an enlarged small claims track under government reforms should be dealt with online rather than in court, an expert Civil Justice Council (CJC) group has suggested to the Ministry of Justice.’

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Legal Futures, 9th December 2016

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A Christmas Works Party Gone Wrong – Vicarious Liability or Not? – Zenith PI Blog

Posted December 9th, 2016 in news, personal injuries, vicarious liability by sally

‘A review of the High Court decision in the case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Limited [2016] EWHC 3104 (QB) and a useful summary of the principles governing vicarious liability.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 9th December 2016

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APIL legal threat forces Ministry of Justice to announce outcome of 2012 discount rate review – Litigation Futures

Posted December 8th, 2016 in compensation, consultations, damages, legal profession, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘The government is finally set to announce the result of its review of the discount rate for personal injury claims – more than four years since issuing a consultation – in the face of legal action by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).’

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Litigation Futures, 7th December 2016

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Some restraint techniques used in youth system ‘could kill children’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2016 in children, news, personal injuries, reports, restraint, young offenders, young persons by sally

‘An internal Ministry of Justice (MoJ) assessment of restraint used against children and teenagers in young offenders institutions and secure training centres found that some techniques could kill or leave them disabled, it has been reported.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2016

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MoD unveils plans to take military combat claims away from court – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in armed forces, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The Ministry of Defence today unveiled plans to prevent the courts from adjudicating on allegations that injuries or deaths in the course of combat were the result of negligence. Defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon said he wanted to stop service and ex-service personnel being ‘caught up’ in long and frustrating legal cases where costs escalate.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st December 2016

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When is an injury not an injury? – Doughty Street Chambers

Posted December 1st, 2016 in evidence, industrial injuries, insurance, news, noise, personal injuries by sally

‘The overworking of the de minimis argument in noise-induced hearing loss claims shows the need for proper evidental preparaton and some clearer guidance from the senior courts following Rothwell.’

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Doughty Street Chambers, 21st November 2016

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No win, no fee adverts ‘common on NHS advice cards’ – BBC News

Posted November 29th, 2016 in advertising, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Hundreds of NHS hospitals are hosting adverts for personal injury lawyers, marketing agencies have told the BBC.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2016

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Not so great at defence – MoD loses case after disclosure failure – Litigation Futures

Posted November 28th, 2016 in armed forces, disclosure, news, personal injuries, striking out by tracey

‘The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has had its defence to a multi-million pound personal injury claim struck out by the High Court for failing to comply with an unless order over its disclosure obligations.’

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Litigation Futures,25th November 2016

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Afghanistan veteran wins landmark Q fever compensation claim – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2016 in Afghanistan, armed forces, damages, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘An Afghanistan war veteran who contracted Q fever has won a landmark compensation claim against the Ministry of Defence that could pave the way for payouts to others.’

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The Guardian, 24th November 2016

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Cold calling, whiplash reform and IPT – Autumn Statement angers claimant lawyers – Legal Futures

Posted November 24th, 2016 in budgets, insurance, news, personal injuries, solicitors, taxation, telecommunications by tracey

‘Claimant personal injury lawyers have been left questioning why the government was prepared to announced in yesterday’s Autumn Statement that it is to ban cold-calling in relation to pensions, but not to stop it in personal injury – and whether Chancellor Philip Hammond let slip that the whiplash reforms are already a done deal.’

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Legal Futures, 24th November 2016

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New crackdown on whiplash claims set to cut insurance premiums – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in consultations, fraud, insurance, personal injuries, press releases by tracey

‘Millions of motorists could see their car insurance cut by about £40 a year thanks to plans to crackdown on the epidemic of whiplash claims.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th November 2016

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Lincoln soldier sues MoD over initiation ceremony – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in armed forces, bullying, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A soldier who was left partially blind after an initiation ceremony at an army barracks is suing the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for compensation.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2016

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