Section 57 Application to High Value Cases: Stanton v Hunter – Park Square Barristers

Posted July 5th, 2017 in damages, fraud, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘On 31st March 2017 Recorder Hatfield QC, sitting at Liverpool County Court, dismissed the claim in Stanton v Hunter pursuant to section 57 of the Criminal Courts and Justice Act 2015 (judgment available on Lawtel). The Defendant admitted primary liability but alleged contributory negligence in response to the claim for damages as a result of personal injuries arising from an accident which occurred whilst he was working on the Defendant’s property. Following a two-day trial, the Judge found although the Claimant had suffered a genuine injury, he had deliberately and dishonestly exaggerated the extent of his symptoms and in particular his ability to work and dismissed the entire claim.’

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Park Square Barristers, 19th June 2017