Fatal Accident Claims by Jayne Adams QC – Ropewalk Chambers

‘The area of fatal accident claims is a wide one and, on occasion, a very complicated one. This handout and indeed the lecture which it accompanies is not intended to cover every aspect of such claims. To do so would take too much time and would, in any event, fail to cover every eventuality.’

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Ropewalk Chambers, 19th May 2020

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry on hold until July at earliest amid coronavirus pandemic – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2020 in accidents, coronavirus, delay, fire, housing, inquiries, news by sally

‘The Grenfell Tower Inquiry will not resume until July at the earliest, organisers have said.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2020

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Welding company fined £450k over fatigued workers’ crash – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2020 in accidents, fines, health & safety, news, road traffic by sally

‘A welding company has been fined £450,000 after two of its fatigued employees died in a car crash.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2020

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Costs and Exaggeration: Morrow v Shrewsbury RUFC LTD [2020] EWHC 999 (QB) – Park Square Barristers

‘In a case in which fundamental dishonesty or fraud has not been found but, there has been a significant level of exaggeration, will the court reduce an award of costs? The answer, of course, is considering CPR Part 44: yes… possibly.’

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Park Square Barristers, 5th May 2020

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Harry Dunn crash: Anne Sacoolas extradition refusal ‘final’ – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2020 in accidents, diplomats, extradition, immunity, news, road traffic by sally

‘The US has said its decision to refuse an extradition request for Harry Dunn’s alleged killer was final.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2020

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Judge was wrong not to adjourn trial involving injured litigant – Litigation Futures

Posted May 7th, 2020 in accidents, adjournment, boundaries, news by sally

‘A judge was wrong to refuse adjourning a trial where one of the litigants injured his back just before the hearing and needed an emergency operation, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 5th May 2020

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Harry Dunn death: diplomatic immunity for Anne Sacoolas ‘illogical’ – The Guardian

‘Britain agreed to let Anne Sacoolas, the driver charged with killing 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn, return to the US on the basis of an “apparently illogical” interpretation of the law on diplomatic immunity, according to the most senior civil servant at the Foreign Office.’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2020

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Whiplash reforms delayed until April 2021 – Legal Futures

Posted April 22nd, 2020 in accidents, coronavirus, damages, delay, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘The whiplash reforms have been delayed until April 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis, the Lord Chancellor announced today.’

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Legal Futures, 21st April 2020

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Judge demands “level playing field” on recording medical examinations – Litigation Futures

‘The High Court has insisted that there must be a “level playing field” when it comes to recording medical examinations.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st April 2020

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Grenfell Tower inquiry could resume by Zoom videolink – The Guardian

‘The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster could resume in virtual form with evidence taken by Zoom videolink, its senior legal adviser has told bereaved people and survivors.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2020

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DVSA told to act after Attleborough man killed by lorry – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2020 in accidents, coroners, dangerous driving, news, road safety, standards by tracey

‘A coroner has called for changes to HGV training after an 82-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed while standing in a driver’s blind spot.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2020

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Judges call for review of costs rules after QOCS judgment – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 17th, 2020 in accidents, appeals, compensation, costs, news, part 36 offers, personal injuries by sally

‘Judges in the Court of Appeal have urged rule-makers to look again at the nuances of qualified one-way costs shifting after a judgment over whether a defendant could set off their costs liability against the claimant.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th April 2020

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Package Travel and Educational Institutions – 39 Essex Chambers

‘Is a field trip provided by a university to undergraduates as part of a degree course a package tour? The court considered the question in McCulloch v University of Leicester (HHJ Hedley, 27 February 2020).’

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39 Essex Chambers, 8th April 2020

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Defendant jailed for five years after defrauding council of nearly £32k through Grenfell subletting claim – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 25th, 2020 in accidents, fire, fraud, housing, imprisonment, local government, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘A man who claimed to be a Grenfell Tower resident who was in hospital recovering from surgery when he was actually in prison at the time, has been convicted of fraud and jailed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 23rd March 2020

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When Ignorance is bliss for a protected party – Byrom Street Chambers

‘Darrel Crilley provides his views on what is becoming known as an EXB Order. For certain clients who lack capacity, whether that lack of capacity arises from a brain injury, psychiatric illness or some synergistic combination of the two, it has been identified that their best interests can be served by them not knowing the quantum and constituent parts of a settlement reached on their behalf.’

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Byrom Street Chambers, 9th March 2020

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Dishonesty “doesn’t need to persist” to be fundamental – Litigation Futures

Posted March 16th, 2020 in accidents, compensation, damages, deceit, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A recorder was wrong to find that a personal injury claimant was not fundamentally dishonest because he did not persist with his dishonesty, the High Court has decided.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th March 2020

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Grenfell Inquiry: Aesthetics v safety v money – BBC News

‘Grenfell was the worst residential fire in UK peacetime history, with 72 people losing their lives. We now know what happened – the report on phase one of the public inquiry has been published – but the next phase is spending months investigating why it happened, and considering who might be to blame.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2020

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Defendant sentenced after being caught on CCTV injuring himself to claim against housing association – Local Government Lawyer

‘A man has been sentenced after CCTV caught him purposely banging his knee five times on a paving stone in order to make a fake injury claim against a housing association.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th March 2020

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Kaden Reddick: Topshop queue barrier death was accident – BBC News

‘A 10-year-old boy who was killed by a falling queue barrier at a Topshop store died accidentally, a coroner has said.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2020

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Two jailed for Grenfell Tower-related fraud – Metropolitan Police

Posted March 6th, 2020 in accidents, fire, fraud, housing, imprisonment, local government, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A couple who claimed to be living in the flat of a deceased Grenfell Tower resident at the time of the fire have been convicted of fraud.’

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Metropolitan Police, 5th March 2020

Source: www.cps.gov.uk