Vicarious Liability and the Non-Delegable Duty in the Context of Dental Negligence Claims: Hughes v Rattan – Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog

‘For several years in the 2000s and 2010s, the law relating to vicarious liability and non-fault liability more generally was “on the move”. However, in the last couple of years, the case law dealing with non-fault liability has been far less fruitful for claimants (e.g. Barclays Bank Plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13; SKX v Manchester City Council [2021] EWHC 782 (QB)). So the decision of Heather Williams QC (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) in the case of Hughes v Rattan [2021] EWHC 2032 (QB) provides an early sign that the tide may be turning back in favour of claimants, at least in the context of medical negligence claims.’

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Ropewalk Clinical Negligence Blog, 7th September 2021

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Local authority ordered to pay mother fleeing ex-partner £10k in compensation following data breach – Local Government Lawyer

‘Hampshire County Council should pay £10,000 in compensation after a mother who was fleeing her ex-partner had her address exposed in a data breach, Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 6th September 2021

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Woman refused 5pm finish wins £185,000 payout – BBC News

‘Alice Thompson wanted to work shorter hours to pick her daughter up from nursery, but ended up resigning.’

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BBC News, 7th September 2021

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PI claim to proceed despite tribunal settlement – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has allowed a PI claim to be pursued by an employee against his former bosses – even though the parties settled an employment tribunal claim over the same matter years previously.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd September 2021

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Costs and costs of repairs – Nearly Legal

‘An interesting, though non-binding, county court decision on the issue of costs of a disrepair claim that settled pre-allocation.’

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Nearly Legal, 30th August 2021

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PDS employee dismissed after work with murderer awarded £100k – Legal Futures

‘The Public Defender Service (PDS) has been ordered to pay £100,000 in compensation to an employee unfairly dismissed after suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to her work debriefing a murderer.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd August 2021

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Harry Dunn: Civil damages deposition case postponed – BBC News

‘The deposition of Harry Dunn’s alleged killer has been postponed just days before it was due to take place.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2021

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UK academic sues university after losing role in critical race theory row – The Guardian

‘Aysha Khanom claims discrimination after Leeds Beckett accused her of using “racist language” in tweets.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2021

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UK appeal court clarifies ‘doctrine of merger’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 13th, 2021 in abuse of process, appeals, damages, mergers, news, res judicata by tracey

‘A recent decision by the English Court of Appeal confirms the scope of the “doctrine of merger”, which is designed to prevent an abuse of court process by preventing parties from bringing multiple claims in respect of the same cause of action.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th August 2021

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Eight things you need to know: Personal Injury damages in divorce cases – Family Law

‘The “pre-acquired” or “non-matrimonial” argument is one which has taken up much commentary in family law circles over recent years. However, the conundrum can be even more challenging when considering personal injury damages that one party may have received in order to meet their specific needs arising from an accident or injury.’

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Family Law, 12th August 2021

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Liquidated damages and London buses – Practical Law: Construction Blog

Posted August 11th, 2021 in compensation, construction industry, contracts, damages, news by tracey

‘Cases about liquidated damages are, it transpires, like London buses: you wait ages for one to turn up and then two come along together.’

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Practical Law: Construction Blog, 9th August 2021

Source: constructionblog.practicallaw.com

Appeal judges reject “binary” approach to negligence claim – Legal Futures

Posted August 5th, 2021 in damages, limitations, negligence, news, personal injuries, striking out by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected as “too binary” the approach taken by a High Court judge when striking out a negligence claim against lawyers over their former client’s capacity to litigate.’

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Legal Futures, 5th August 2021

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Damages for breach of lease? Possibly not… – Nearly Legal

Posted August 3rd, 2021 in covenants, damages, injunctions, landlord & tenant, leases, news by sally

‘This is a county court case, so not a binding precedent, but it is a) fascinating (if hardly uncommon in London as a situation), and b) a judgment by HHJ Luba QC, so carries the weight of a highly experienced housing/landlord and tenant judge.’

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Nearly Legal, 1st August 2021

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Supreme Court Revisits Wrongful Birth Claims – Quarterly Medical Law Review

‘In Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21 the Supreme Court has revisited the principles to be applied in “wrongful birth” claims: claims for the cost of bringing up a disabled child who would not have been born but for a doctor’s negligent medical advice/treatment. However, the judgment has implications beyond the world of clinical negligence litigation. The Supreme Court has taken the opportunity to clarify the components or ingredients of the tort of negligence more generally. In particular, the court has affirmed the importance of the “scope of duty” principle: a principle which limits the recoverability of damages wherever it applies.’

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Quarterly Medical Law Review, 28th July 2021

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Dougan v Bike Events Ltd: High Court decision on liability for a cycling sportive accident – 12 King’s Bench Walk

‘The claim was brought by Mr Dougan, an event participant, against Bike Events Ltd as the event organiser of the Manchester 100, a non-competitive charity cycling sportive on open roads.’

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12 King's Bench Walk, 19th July 2021

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Walkden v Drayton Manor Park – Emma Zeb looks at the recent High Court appeal – Gatehouse Chambers

‘The Claimant’s case was that he suffered severe psychiatric and back injuries on a cable car at the Defendant’s amusement park in 2014. Liability for the accident was admitted. Quantum claimed at £1.5million was in issue.’

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Gatehouse Chambers, 27th July 2021

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A return to orthodoxy – Supreme Court decides on Triple Point v PTT: Case analysis by Mathias Cheung – Atkin Chambers

‘The following case analysis, produced by Mathias Cheung, in partnership with LexisNexis, discusses the recent Supreme Court judgment in Triple Point Technology, Inc v PTT Public Company Ltd [2021] UKSC 29 (16 July 2021).’

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Atkin Chambers, 26th July 2021

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Khan (Respondent) v Meadows (Appellant) [2021] UKSC 21 – Hailsham Chambers

‘In this highly anticipated judgment, the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the appeal and held that the Defendant doctor was only liable for losses which fell within the scope of her duty of care, thereby significantly reducing the damages recoverable by the Claimant.’

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Hailsham Chambers, 21st July 2021

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Council and bus operator to pay out £109k in damages and costs to religious organisation over refusal to advertise rally – Local Government Lawyer

‘Blackpool Council and its wholly owned company Blackpool Transport Services have been ordered to pay £109,000 in damages and costs to a religious organisation run by evangelist Franklin Graham after refusing to advertise a rally on buses.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st July 2021

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Tommy Robinson loses libel case brought by Syrian schoolboy – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in assault, children, damages, defamation, internet, Islam, news, victims, young persons by sally

‘The anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson has lost a libel case brought against him by a Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked at school.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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