Rogue CMCs to face massive new fines – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 27th, 2014 in claims management, fines, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Rogue claims management companies that use information based on cold calling or spam texts could face seven-figure fines under new government powers.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th June 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Claimant wins case over personal injury damages and social care charging policy – Local Government Lawyer

‘A council’s charging policy for social care services has been found unlawful because it took account of capital derived from a claimant’s personal injury settlement.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th June 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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Regina (N) v Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council – WLR Daily

Regina (N) v Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council [2014] EWHC 1918 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 255

‘The capital derived from a personal injury settlement which was managed by a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection had to be disregarded by a local authority when deciding whether the injured person could be required to contribute to the cost of social care services provided by a local authority.’

WLR Daily, 12th June 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Delaney v Secretary of State for Transport – WLR Daily

Delaney v Secretary of State for Transport [2014] EWHC 1785 (QB); [2014] WLR (D) 253

‘Clause 6(1)(e)(iii) of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (Compensation of Victims of Uninsured Drivers) Agreement 1999, made between the Motor Insurers’ Bureau and the Secretary of State for Transport and which provided an exclusion from liability for compensation for the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, was incompatible with Council Directive 72/166/EEC, Second Council Directive 84/5/EEC and Third Council Directive 90/232/EEC.’

WLR Daily, 3rd June 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Woman left partially blinded in appalling assault by father-in-law who believed she had had affair – The Independent

Posted June 12th, 2014 in families, grievous bodily harm, news, personal injuries, sentencing by sally

‘A father-in-law has been jailed after inflicting appalling and severe injuries on a family member, almost blinding her, after flying into a crazed revenge attack over adultery that he believed that she had committed.’

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The Independent, 11th June 2014

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“Virtually impossible” for solicitors to claim success fees in cases involving children – Litigation Futures

‘The Civil Procedure Rule Committee is to investigate claims that the Jackson reforms have made it “virtually impossible” for solicitors to claim success fees in cases involving children, it has emerged.’

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Litigation Futures, 11th June 2014

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Law Commission: lack of government support led us to drop injury fraud project -

‘The Law Commission has said that lack of support from the Ministry of Justice was behind its decision not to include the law on fraud by personal injury victims in its latest reform programme.’


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Litigation Futures, 10th June 2014

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Drug-dealer passenger gets Euro-damages for car crash – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Many readers may be wondering how it comes about that a drug-dealer is entitled to compensation against Her Majesty’s Government in circumstances where he was injured during the course of a criminal joint enterprise. The understandable reaction might be: there must be some rule of public policy, reflecting public revulsion, which bars such a claim. The short answer is that there is not.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th June 2014

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New laws to stop claims firms giving away tablet PCs – BBC News

‘Lawyers and claims firms are to be banned from offering incentives such as free tablet computers to encourage people to make insurance claims’

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BBC News, 7th June 2014

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Exaggerated whiplash claims to be thrown out of court in Government crackdown – The Independent

Posted June 9th, 2014 in accidents, compensation, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Anyone exaggerating whiplash or other injuries to get compensation will be thrown out of court in a Government crackdown on dishonest claims.’

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The Independent, 7th June 2014

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Insolvent defendants and claimants – Thirty Nine Essex Street

‘Corporate bodies (limited companies or LLPs) have a separate legal identity that ceases to exist upon dissolution. Dissolution can occur, broadly speaking, in two ways, one is at the end of the process of winding up (whether voluntary or compulsory) and the other is by the process of striking off the Register of Companies or limited liability partnerships. The latter occurs either as a result of the company’s or LLP’s failure to file accounts, returns etc. or by a process of voluntary striking off.’

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Thirty Nine Essex Street, 7th March 2014

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Thalidomide drug victims launch legal action – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2014 in birth, compensation, medicines, news, personal injuries, victims by sally

‘Thalidomide victims have launched legal action against the drug’s manufacturer and distributor 50 years after it was prescribed to their mothers.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2014

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Fenland council binman gets £1.8m rubbish truck payout – BBC News

Posted June 5th, 2014 in accidents, damages, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A binman whose shattered leg had to be amputated above the knee after his rubbish truck hit a parked lorry has been awarded £1.8m in damages.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2014

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Drug dealer wins car crash compensation battle – Daily Telegraph

‘High Court rules British laws on uninsured drivers are ‘in plain breach’ of European Union directives.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd June 2014

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Queen’s Speech: Good deeds ‘to be backed by law’ – BBC News

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in health & safety, negligence, news, personal injuries, volunteers by sally

‘Extra legal protection is to be given to people carrying out good deeds, volunteering or planning local events who end up being involved in liability claims, the government has announced.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2014

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Teacher paid £23,000 compensation for slipping in puddle – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2014 in compensation, news, personal injuries, teachers by sally

‘A teacher won a case for £23,000 in compensation after claiming to have suffered injuries after slipping in a puddle at school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2014

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High Court issues proportionality ruling – Litigation Futures

Posted May 16th, 2014 in civil procedure rules, costs, news, personal injuries, proportionality by sally

‘A costs judge is entitled to consider if individual items of costs claimed are proportionate and necessary even if the costs of the litigation overall appear proportionate, the High Court has decided in the first ruling on the issue.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th May 2014

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Exaggerated symptoms see claimant lose QOCS protection in first ‘fundamental dishonesty’ decision – Litigation Futures

Posted May 15th, 2014 in costs, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A circuit judge has ruled that a personal injury claimant who exaggerated the extent of his ongoing symptons should be denied the protection of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) on the grounds that the claim was “fundamentally dishonest”.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th May 2014

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Top police officer blames £11,000 crime spree on brain injury – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 6th, 2014 in crime, fraud, news, personal injuries, police by tracey

‘A senior police officer who carried out a series of frauds on high street stores and travel companies blamed her crime spree on a brain injury as she was jailed for two and a half years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th May 2014

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New APIL president blames non-legally qualified lord chancellor for harsh reforms – Litigation Futures

Posted May 6th, 2014 in asbestos, courts, fees, insurance, lord chancellor, news, personal injuries, speeches by tracey

‘A legally qualified Lord Chancellor would not have put in place the recent personal injury changes and court fee reform proposals, the new president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has claimed.’

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Litigation Futures, 6th May 2014

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

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