A bitter taste in the mouth of travel providers? The Court of Appeal’s Decision in Wood v TUI Travel plc T.A. First Choice 2017 EWCA Civ 11 – 4 KBW

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in appeals, damages, holidays, news, sale of goods by sally

‘The Court of Appeal was recently asked whether a couple could recover damages pursuant to the implied condition in section 4(2) of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, (“the 1982 Act”), for harm suffered whilst on an all-inclusive holiday.’

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4 KBW, 17th November 2017

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Recovery of Damages for Future Care Costs Does Not Disentitle a Person to After-Care Services Under Mental Health Act 1983 – Garden Court Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in appeals, costs, damages, local government, mental health, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal determined that a person discharged from liability to be detained under s 3 Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA 1983) but who still required “after-care services” pursuant to s 117 of the Act was entitled to have his local authority provide such services under s 117 at any time before he had exhausted sums awarded to him in respect of costs of care for the injury he suffered.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 10th November 2017

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Starham v Greene King – Falcon Chambers

‘In 2014, Starham bought a piece of land on the Harrow Road. Most of the land was being used as a beer garden by the Masons Arms pub, owned by Greene King. Starham claimed this use was a trespass. Greene King claimed it was entitled to use the land as a beer garden by virtue of a right created by a conveyance dated 24 August 1855 which it said was an easement or a restrictive covenant.’

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Falcon Chambers, November 2017

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Know your limitation – New Law Journal

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in damages, limitations, negligence, news, statutory interpretation, taxation, time limits by sally

‘A number of hot topics in the professional negligence arena came before Mrs Justice Moulder in the recent case of Halsall and Others v Champion Consulting Limited and Others [2017] EWHC 1079 (QB), [2017] All ER (D) 44 (Jun). The result ultimately turned on the application of s 14A of the Limitation Act 1980 (LA 1980) and the claim, which otherwise would have succeeded, was dismissed as statute barred. But was the decision on limitation correct?’

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New Law Journal, 27th October 2017

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Burrows Investments Limited v Ward Homes Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 1577 – Falcon Chambers

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in contracts, damages, housing, news, planning by sally

‘The case concerned a residential development is White Sands, Camber, East Sussex. The land initially belonged to Burrows, which had obtained planning permission to build out a residential housing estate. Part of the land was sold to Ward, a housebuilder, subject to the terms of a contract which included an overage agreement by which 30% of profits above a fixed ceiling were payable to Burrows. That overage agreement was protected by a restriction at the Land Registry against the Ward title. Pursuant to the contract, certain disposals were “Permitted Disposals” under Clause 4.9 of the contract, not caught by the restriction. These included sales of individual units in the open market, and also (under sub-paragraph (c)) “the transfer … of land … for roads, footpaths, public open spaces or other social/community purposes”. Save as permitted, other disposals were caught by the restriction and required the disponee to submit to a deed of overage direct to Burrows.’

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Falcon Chambers, November 2017

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Claiming for the costs of a surrogacy arrangement: A new head of loss? – Family Law

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in costs, damages, negligence, news, surrogacy by sally

‘They say that nothing can prepare you for the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to be a parent. But how would you feel if that opportunity was taken away from you because of the negligent action of someone else? In the recent case of XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust [2017] EWHC 2318 (QB), XX received £74,000 for the cost of two surrogacies in the UK. This was because XX was unable to bear children as a direct consequence of her delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer.’

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Family Law, 21st November 2017

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Further education college wins court battle with vending company over fire – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 22nd, 2017 in damages, evidence, expert witnesses, fire, judges, local government, news, statutory duty by sally

‘A judge has held a vending machine company responsible for fire damage at a further education college after a complex dispute involving conflicting views among expert witnesses.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st November 2017

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Landlady who repeatedly told Irish traveller she would not serve him must pay £1,500 in damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 21st, 2017 in costs, damages, gipsies, news, race discrimination by sally

‘A pub landlady has been ordered to pay an Irish traveller £1,500 in damages after agreeing she was refusing to serve him because of his background, having been asked the question 18 times.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th November 2017

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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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What effect can exaggeration have on your damages claim: strike out or percentage reduction in damages? – Zenith PI

Posted November 15th, 2017 in damages, news, psychiatric damage, striking out by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal considered the point in FLETCHER v KEATLEY (by his LF) [2017] EWCA Civ 1540 (a decision from 12.10.2017) and followed guidance in Summers v Fairclough Homes Ltd [2012] UKSC 26.’

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Zenith PI, 13th November 2017

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High Court: proportionality is about more than ‘damages v costs’ – Litigation Futures

Posted November 14th, 2017 in case management, costs, damages, news, proportionality by tracey

‘Proportionality involves more than simply comparing budgets with the size of the damages claimed, a High Court judge has made clear in deciding that costs management should be applied in a case worth £350m.’

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Litigation Futures, 14th 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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Surrogacy and HFEA Update (November 2017) – Family Law Week

‘Andrew Powell, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers recent developments relating to surrogacy law as well as the latest cases concerning administrative errors and the HFEA.’

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Family Law Week, 7th November 2017

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Solicitor awarded £70,000 damages for “very serious libel” – Legal Futures

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in damages, defamation, incitement, news, perjury, solicitors by tracey

‘A solicitor has been awarded £70,000 in libel damages after he was accused by a newspaper of incitement to commit perjury.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd November 2017

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Deposits, Lies and Unlawful Evictions – Nearly Legal

Posted November 1st, 2017 in damages, deposits, landlord & tenant, news, repossession, trespass by sally

‘The Claimants were the tenants of a property owned by the Defendant by way of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement dated 18th September 2012. A deposit was paid in the sum of £500 but not protected by the Defendant.’

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Nearly Legal, 31st October 2017

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Lea v Ward [2017] EWHC 2231 (Ch) – Tanfield Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in damages, interpretation, news, rights of way by sally

‘The High Court held that the most natural reading of a deed granting a right of way “over the track or way” was to limit the right of way to the track that was actually in use at the time of the grant in 1979. The claim concerned the existence, location and in particular, the width of a right of way. The Claimant sought injunctions and damages for interference.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 12th October 2017

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Serious Personal Injury Litigation – A Quantum Update – Byrom Street Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in damages, indexation, news, periodical payments, personal injuries by sally

‘Arguments concerning the indexation of periodical payments orders triggeredmany more cases than usual being tried out after 2005 on numerous heads of damage. Further cases followed after theissue of indexation was decided, leading to the landmark decision in Whiten (2011). In late 2014 and 2015 there has been a further spate of reported cases driven by the NHS LA. James Rowley QC brings together the judgments so that trends in awards in the most serious litigation can be identified.’

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Byrom Street Chambers, 29th September 2017

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The Great Repeal Bill: What will happen to accrued rights to claim Francovich damages? – Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in bills, damages, EC law, human rights, news, repeals by sally

‘In the Miller litigation, the UK Government placed considerable weight upon its intention to enact a “Great Repeal Bill”. As the Supreme Court understood it, such a Bill would “…repeal the 1972 Act and, wherever practical, it will convert existing EU law into domestic law at least for a transitional period” (see the majority judgment at ¶34, see also ¶¶94, 263). Now that the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has been published, it appears that Francovich damages are an important exception to this intention.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 3rd October 2017

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Case Law Update – Byrom Street Chambers

‘This paper examines a selection of those of the more interesting cases to those acting for defendants over the past two years.’

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Byrom Street Chambers, 26th September 2017

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Law Pod UK Ep. 12: Damages claim over IVF baby – 1 COR

Posted October 20th, 2017 in assisted reproduction, consent, damages, forgery, news by sally

‘Rosalind English talks to David Prest about a case involving a forged signature, disputed consent, and the claim made by a father for damages in relation to a baby born through IVF using frozen embryos.’

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Law Pod UK, 19th October 2017

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