Hillsborough safety officer fined £6,500 over safety breaches – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2019 in accidents, duty of care, fines, health & safety, news, sport by sally

‘Graham Mackrell, the secretary of Sheffield Wednesday football club, has been fined £6,500 after he was found criminally responsible for the dangerous turnstile arrangements in operation on 15 April 1989 when 96 people were killed at its Hillsborough stadium.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Grenfell families call for major changes to inquiry set-up – The Guardian

Posted May 8th, 2019 in accidents, bereavement, families, fire, inquiries, news, victims by tracey

‘Families have called on the public inquiry into the Grenfell fire which killed 72 people to make major changes to its procedures, amid mounting concerns that their voices are not being heard.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2019

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Grenfell Tower inquiry ‘failing to deliver’ as survivors and bereaved families ‘lose faith’, lawyers warn – The Independent

‘The Grenfell Tower inquiry is “failing to deliver” on promises it made to traumatised survivors and the families of victims, who have “lost faith” in the process, lawyers have warned.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2019

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Tribunal rejects law firm’s bid to strike out disability claim – Legal Futures

‘An employment tribunal has said it would be “wholly inappropriate” to strike out a disability discrimination claim against a law firm from a legal secretary suffering from depression.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd May 2019

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Test to escape fixed costs in ex-portal cases is “high bar” – Litigation Futures

Posted April 23rd, 2019 in accidents, costs, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘The ‘exceptional circumstances’ test by which claimants whose cases exit the RTA portal can claim more than fixed recoverable costs is a high, rather than a low, bar, the High Court has held.’

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Litigation Futures, 23rd April 2019

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Vicarious liability not a “one-way street” for accident victims – Litigation Futures

‘Assessing the demands of social justice in cases involving vicarious liability is “not a one-way street” for accident victims, a High Court judge has said.’

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Litigation Futures, 11th April 2019

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CA upholds challenge to routine 100% success fee in low-value PI – Litigation Futures

‘Solicitors handling low-value personal injury claims since LASPO should have undertaken risk assessments before setting success fees – rather than just applying 100% across the board – the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd April 2019

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Dementia as a Result of Traumatic Brain Injury: Fact or Fiction? – Byrom Chambers

Posted March 15th, 2019 in accidents, mental health, news, personal injuries, psychiatric damage by sally

‘Dementia is not one single disease. It is used to describe the group of symptoms that occur when there is a decline in brain function.’

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Byrom Chambers, 12th March 2019

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Cameron (Respondent) v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Limited (Appellant) – 39 Essex Chambers

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously held in Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd that the driver of a car, who was not anonymous but could not just be identified, cannot be sued under a pseudonym or description.’

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39 Essex Chambers, 21st February 2019

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Not Knowing the Amount of Compensation Award (EXB (A Protected Party by his Mother and Litigation Friend) v FDZ and Others) – 39 Essex Chambers

‘Emily Formby, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, considers the case of EXB (a protected party by his mother and litigation friend) v FDZ and others concerning the overlap in jurisdiction between the civil courts and the Court of Protection (CoP). Despite the overlap being commonplace in daily practice, reported cases giving guidance on how to navigate issues thrown up by the different procedures are rarer than one might think.’

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39 Essex Chambers, 8th February 2019

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Grenfell survivors’ anger as police say no charges until 2021 Grenfell survivors’ anger as police say no charges until 2021 – The Guardian

‘Survivors and the bereaved from the Grenfell Tower fire have expressed their “extreme frustration” at the pace of justice after Scotland Yard admitted no charges were likely for at least two years.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2019

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Supreme Court: No right to sue untraced driver – Litigation Futures

‘Accident victims have no right to sue an untraced driver, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th February 2019

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Driver who killed 11-year-old had been banned three times – The Guardian

‘A driver who confessed to a hit-and-run that killed a young boy had previously been banned from driving on three occasions. Michael Ricardo Robinson, 31, pleaded guilty to causing the death of 11-year-old Taylor Schofield by dangerous driving on 12 January at Manchester crown court. He was sentenced to six years and eight months’ imprisonment on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2019

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CPS mulls charges over burning effigy of Grenfell Tower – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2019 in accidents, bereavement, Crown Prosecution Service, fire, internet, news, public order by sally

‘Prosecutors are considering whether to bring criminal charges against a group of men who were filmed burning an effigy of Grenfell Tower.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2019

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Aches on a Plane: Claimant unsuccessful after uncomfortable flight – Zenith PI

Posted February 5th, 2019 in accidents, aircraft, airlines, interpretation, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘In Prosser v British Airways Plc [2018] the Claimant was unsuccessful in his claim for damages arising from an injury suffered as a result of sitting next to a passenger of large stature on the Defendant’s aircraft.’

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Zenith PI, 4th February 2019

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Carol Boardman death driver jailed for 30 weeks – The Guardian

‘A driver who fatally ran over the mother of the Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman has been jailed for 30 weeks.’

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The Guardian, 31st January 2019

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Driver jailed after mother lost unborn baby in Somerton crash – BBC News

‘A driver who caused a crash in which a mother lost her unborn child has been jailed for more than three years.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2019

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Fatal accident damages considered: Blake -v- Mad Max Limited – Zenith PI

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Zenith PI, 10th January 2018

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DDJ “should not have interfered” with parties’ costs agreement – Litigation Futures

Posted January 14th, 2019 in accidents, appeals, consent orders, costs, news, part 36 offers, road traffic by tracey

‘A deputy district judge’s decision to vary a consent order for costs on the standard basis to apply fixed costs to a claim that started in the portal has been overturned.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th January 2018

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Victims of self-storage warehouse fire to sue over safety failures – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 14th, 2019 in accidents, compensation, damages, fire, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Hundreds of people are planning a legal challenge against a self-storage company as they claim safety failures led to the destruction of more than 1,000 people’s possessions.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th January 2018

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