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

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Judge’s despair as costs hit £16,000 in dispute over £15 – Litigation Futures

Posted May 2nd, 2014 in costs, news, personal injuries, proportionality, road traffic, solicitors by tracey

‘A district judge has been driven to despair as solicitors cranked up over £16,000 in costs in a dispute over an outstanding amount of only £15.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st May 2014

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Settlements approved for families of 10 children made seriously ill by Godstone Farm E. coli outbreak – The Independent

Posted May 2nd, 2014 in animals, children, compensation, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Families of the 10 young children most seriously affected by Britain’s worst E. coli farm outbreak were approved settlements today, closing the door on an incident that the parents described as “a living nightmare for all”.’

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The Independent, 1st May 2014

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Claimant groups: 85% of injured workers not compensated – Law Society’s Gazette

‘More than 85% of people injured or made ill at work do not recover any compensation, a new report has stated.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th April 2014

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Judge orders toddler to be returned to parents after nearly a year in care – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 1st, 2014 in care orders, child abuse, children, news, personal injuries, social services by sally

‘A little boy who suffered brain injuries after falling from a bed should be returned to his parents after being taken into care nearly a year ago amid, the High Court has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2014

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Judge refuses whiplash damages as he criticises Britain’s ‘compensation culture’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 27th, 2014 in compensation, expert witnesses, judges, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Britain’s compensation culture is a “national phenomenon,” a High Court judge said as he refused to grant damages to two women to “stem the tide” of fake insurance claims.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th March 2014

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The Savile Estate Saga – Sovereign Chambers

‘Jimmy Savile died on 29 October 2011. The current value of his estate, after allowing for a range of expenses that have been incurred, was about £3.3 million. Jimmy Savile left a will. The executor of the will and Jimmy Savile’s personal representative was National Westminster Bank plc (“the Bank”). Various individuals were named in the will as beneficiaries (“the individual beneficiaries”). These included a small number of close relatives and friends, each of whom was given a relatively modest bequest. However, under the will, the bulk of the residue of Jimmy Savile’s estate was left to the Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust (“the Trust”). That Trust was intended to serve a number of very worthwhile and valid charitable causes, including Help for Heroes.’

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Sovereign Chambers, 19th March 2014

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Dunhill (a protected party by her litigation friend Tasker) (Respondent) v Burgin (Appellant); Dunhill (a protected party by her litigation friend Tasker) (Respondent) v Burgin (Appellant) (No 2) – Supreme Court

Dunhill (a protected party by her litigation friend Tasker) (Respondent) v Burgin (Appellant); Dunhill (a protected party by her litigation friend Tasker) (Respondent) v Burgin (Appellant) (No 2) [2014] UKSC 18

Supreme Court, 12th March 2014

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