Coroner will write to the Government over Emiliano Sala’s illegal ‘grey’ flight – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2022 in accidents, aircraft, coroners, inquests, licensing, news, sport by tracey

A coroner will be writing to the Government and the sports industry with her concerns about illegal “grey” passenger flights following the death of footballer Emiliano Sala.

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The Independent, 17th March 2022

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Failure to remove’ claims: some further developments – Local Government Lawyer

‘Paul Stagg analyses the latest rulings of relevance to “failure to remove” claims.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th February 2022

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Duties of care, highways authorities and occupiers of land adjoining the highway – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 7th, 2022 in accidents, appeals, duty of care, local government, news, road safety, roads, trespass by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal recently considered whether claims under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984 against occupiers of land adjoining a highway, and against the relevant highway authority, arising from a tragic road traffic accident were reasonable causes of action or had a real prospect of success. James Marwick, Matthew White and Julian Horne analyse the ruling.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 4th February 2022

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Essex concrete mixer death: Father mounts High Court challenge – BBC News

‘The father of a man found dead in a concrete mixer has claimed he may have been “deliberately killed”, the High Court heard.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2022

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Major legal changes needed for driverless car era – BBC News

Posted January 26th, 2022 in accidents, computer programs, dangerous driving, news, road safety by sally

‘Human drivers should not be legally accountable for road safety in the era of autonomous cars, a report says.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2022

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Public bodies not generally liable for ‘merely acting ineffectually’, CoA rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 20th, 2022 in accidents, duty of care, news, police, road traffic by tracey

‘Public authorities do not generally owe a duty of care “where it has intervened but has done so ineffectually” in a way which fails to confer a benefit rather than “making matters worse”, the Court of Appeal ruled today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 18th January 2022

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Carriageways, footways and standards of maintenance – Local Government Lawyer

‘Shaun O’Neil and Nicola Hyam report on a recent case where a claimant sought to argue that a village road in the Lakes should have been maintained to the standards of a footway.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th January 2022

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Driver jailed after pretending to be undercover police officer following crash – The Independent

‘A driver who pretended to be an undercover police officer and brandished a knife after crashing his car under the influence of drugs has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 13th January 2022

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Judge slashes QC’s £110k brief fee for case that settled before trial – Legal Futures

Posted January 7th, 2022 in accidents, barristers, costs, fees, news, personal injuries, sport by tracey

‘A costs judge has slashed the £110,000 brief fee sought by a claimant when his case settled nearly three weeks ahead of trial and before the QC had started preparing for it.’

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Legal Futures, 7th January 2022

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Television producer cleared of deliberately causing car to crash into his bike – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2022 in accidents, dangerous driving, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A television producer has been cleared of deliberately causing a car to crash into the back of his bike in a case described as “unique and bizarre” by his celebrity lawyer.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2022

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Driver who failed to replace worn tyres before fatal crash is jailed in landmark case – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 21st, 2021 in accidents, dangerous driving, health & safety, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing by sally

‘Henry Reynolds was warned his rear tyres were near the legal limit but continued to drive a further 7,000 miles on them.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2021

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Exaggerations and fundamental dishonesty – Local Government Lawyer

‘Adrian Neale considers the question of when a claimant’s exaggeration of injury can be said to be deliberate and dishonest, following a recent appeal brought by a local authority.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd December 2021

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Zane Gbangbola: Landfill concerns raised before flood death – BBC News

‘Concerns were raised in 2010 over a former landfill site which later became the focus of a dispute over a seven-year-old’s death, it has emerged.’

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BBC news, 22nd November 2021

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Drunkenness no basis for avoiding contributory negligence, Court of Appeal rules – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 18th, 2021 in accidents, alcohol abuse, contribution, negligence, news, road traffic by tracey

‘The drunkenness of a passenger seeking damages for injuries sustained in a car crash “will not avoid a finding of contributory negligence” where the claimant should have appreciated that the driver was too drunk to drive safely, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th November 2021

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Drunkenness no basis for avoiding contributory negligence, Court of Appeal rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The drunkenness of a passenger seeking damages for injuries sustained in a car crash ‘will not avoid a finding of contributory negligence’ where the claimant should have appreciated that the driver was too drunk to drive safely, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th November 2021

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Man jailed for 10 years following traffic collision stabbing – The Independent

“A man who stabbed another man trying to get his details after a traffic collision has been jailed for 10 years.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2021

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Police officer who feigned injury while taking 10,000 steps a day jailed – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2021 in accidents, fraud, imprisonment, news, personal injuries, police, sentencing by michael

“A former police officer who claimed he was in too much pain to work has been jailed for fraud after a covert surveillance team caught him playing sport and an app on his phone showed he was taking 10,000 steps a day.”

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The Guardian, 4th November 2021

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Emiliano Sala: Businessman who organised fatal flight found guilty of endangering safety of plane – The Independent

‘The businessman who organised the flight that crashed and killed footballer Emiliano Sala has been found guilty of endangering the safety of an aircraft.’

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The Independent, 28th October 2021

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Qualified one-way costs shifting – Law Society’s Gazette

‘In Ho v Adelekun [2021] UKSC 43, the Supreme Court considered the mechanics of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS). The claimant was injured in a road traffic accident in 2012. In 2017, she was offered £30,000 by the defendant in settlement of her claim in what was described as a “Part 36 offer letter”. In that letter, the defendant offered to pay the claimant’s costs “in accordance with Part 36 rule 13”, such costs to be subject to detailed assessment if not agreed, if the offer was accepted within 21 days. The claimant decided to accept the offer and a Tomlin order was subsequently made by consent. However, the defendant then argued that the claimant’s costs were limited to the fixed costs recoverable in accordance with the terms of Part 45 Section IIIA of the Civil Procedure Rules.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 25th October 2021

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New Judgment: FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC (Appellant) v Brownlie (Respondent) [2021] UKSC 45 – UKSC Blog

‘In January 2010 the respondent and their husband were on holiday in Egypt. They stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. On 3 January 2010, they went on a guided driving tour booked through the hotel. The vehicle they were travelling in during the tour crashed, killing the respondent’s husband and seriously injuring the respondent.’

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UKSC Blog, 20th October 2021

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