Lord Sumption at the Personal Injuries Bar Association Annual Lecture, London – Supreme Court

Posted November 17th, 2017 in accidents, compensation, damages, insurance, lectures, negligence, personal injuries by tracey

‘Abolishing Personal Injuries Law – A project’

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Supreme Court, 16th November 2017

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‘Violent’ Somali criminal wins £80k payout for being unlawfully detained for 445 days – Daily Telegraph

‘A “prolific and violent offender” has won £78,500 damages from the Home Office for being unlawfully detained.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2017

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Manchester attack: Arena payout for psychological injuries – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2017 in compensation, news, psychiatric damage, terrorism, victims by tracey

‘Up to £3m from a fund for victims of the Manchester attack is to be given to those with psychological injuries.’

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BbC News, 9th November 2017

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Woman jailed for ‘HIV spit’ in Essex policeman’s mouth – BBC News

Posted November 8th, 2017 in assault, compensation, HIV, imprisonment, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman has been jailed for spitting in a police officer’s mouth and telling him she was HIV positive.’

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BBC News, 7th November 2017

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Man jailed for ‘I’ve got acid’ attack in Solihull – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2017 in assault, compensation, hazardous substances, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for a roadside “acid” attack when he squirted a bottle of cleaning solution at two others.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2017

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Little Plumpton fracking households to share £100,000 – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2017 in compensation, energy, news by tracey

‘Residents living near a fracking site in Lancashire are to receive up to £2,000 each as part of a shale gas exploration payment from Cuadrilla.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2017

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Serious Fraud Office zeros in on large-scale fraud as prosecutions for other offences fall – The Independent

‘As the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) increasingly focuses on large-scale frauds, the overall number of fraud prosecutions in the UK is falling, new figures show.’

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The Independent, 5th November 2017

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Woman wins £115,000 from former friend after breaking her arm being pulled over by her Alsatian – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in compensation, costs, dogs, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A woman has won £115,000 from her former friend after she broke her arm and hip when she was pulled over by her Alsatian dog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2017

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Child sexual abuse victims to be granted compensation following criticism – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Fresh guidelines have been issued to ensure that child victims of sexual abuse are not denied compensation on the mistaken grounds that they consented to a relationship.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2017

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Compensation for customers of failed investment firms to rise from £50,000 to £85,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 31st, 2017 in compensation, consumer protection, financial regulation, news by sally

‘Investors who lose out when their firms go bust could now receive up to £35,000 more compensation under plans unveiled by the City watchdog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2017

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Government called on to let data breach victims force compensation – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2017 in bills, compensation, consumer protection, data protection, news, victims by sally

‘Consumer organisation Which? is calling on the government to create new rights for people who have been the victims of a corporate data breach.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2017

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The Final Destination? The Court of Appeal’s decision in Gahan v Emirates – 4 KBW

Posted October 20th, 2017 in airlines, compensation, delay, EC law, jurisdiction, news, treaties by sally

‘On the 12 October 2017, the Court of Appeal delivered judgment in the joined cases of Gahan v Emirates and Buckley and ors v Emirates [2017] EWCA Civ 1530, in which both the Civil Aviation Authority and the International Air Transport Association intervened.’

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4 KBW, 13th October 2017

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Copyright in Photographs – Pablo Star Media Ltd v Bowen – NIPC Law

‘The infringement that was the subject of the appeal was the lifting of a fragment of a photo of the great man’s wedding photo in 1937 from the VisitWales.com website and its reuse on a website that advertises holiday cottages in Wales. Liability was not contested so the hearing before Deputy District Judge Vary was an assessment of damages only. According to paragraph [7] of Judge Hacon’s judgment, the learned deputy district judge awarded £250 on the user principle and declined to award additional damages under s.97 (2) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (“the CDPA”). He ordered the copyright owner to pay the infringer’s travelling expenses on the ground that the claimant had failed in its obligation under CPR 1.3 to help the court further the overriding objective by bringing proceedings in the Irish Republic for infringement of the corresponding Irish copyright and threatening similar proceedings in the USA to maximize cost and pressure on the defendant to settle.’

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NIPC Law, 15th October 2017

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Couple who faked holiday sickness are jailed – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2017 in compensation, fraud, holidays, insurance, news, private prosecutions by sally

‘The government has stepped up attempts to eliminate fake holiday sickness scams, as a middle-aged British couple who had boasted on social media about having “sun, laughter and fun” on their holidays were jailed after making false insurance claims.’

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The Guardian, 13th October 2017

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Fining property manager £5k “completely disproportionate”: tribunal judge – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 6th, 2017 in agency, compensation, fines, landlord & tenant, news, proportionality by tracey

‘A council’s imposition of a £5,000 fine on a property management business for failing to be a member of a redress scheme for three weeks was “unreasonable in the circumstances and completely disproportionate”, a tribunal judge has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th October 2017

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Claimant who sued council over bogus highway accident guilty of contempt – Local Government Lawyer

‘A man who sued Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council for £10,000, claiming he was injured after tripping in a hole in the payment, has been found guilty of contempt of court and jailed for four months.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 29th September 2017

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Calls for public inquiry as £37m compensation agreed for victims of rogue surgeon Ian Paterson – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 28th, 2017 in compensation, doctors, health, inquiries, medical treatment, negligence, news, victims by sally

‘Victims of rogue cancer surgeon Ian Paterson yesterday called for a public inquiry into the regulation of private doctors as a High Court judge approved a £37 million compensation package for hundreds of people who suffered at his hands.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2017

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Damages for Surrogacy Costs are Recoverable: A High Court Decision – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 20th, 2017 in compensation, damages, news, surrogacy by sally

‘In XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust [2017] EWHC 2318 (QB) Sir Robert Nelson considered the difficult issue of damages for surrogacy costs.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 19th September 2017

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Lack of compensation for child sexual abuse victims ‘unacceptable’ – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The children’s commissioner for England has condemned draft government rules that mean children as young as 12 could miss out on compensation because they “consented” to their own sexual abuse.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2017

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Holiday fall gran accused of being ‘too tipsy’ for payout wins £30,000 compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 20th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, compensation, holidays, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A grandmother accused of being “staggering drunk” and wearing “silly shoes” when she fell over while holidaying on a Greek island has won over £30,000 compensation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2017

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