Mau Mau action with 40,000 claimants in doubt after CA refuses permission to appeal test case – Litigation Futures

Posted October 12th, 2018 in appeals, class actions, colonies, Kenya, limitations, news, personal injuries, torture by sally

‘The future of litigation being brought on behalf of more than 40,000 claimants in the so-called Mau Mau case is in doubt after the Court of Appeal refused permission to hear an appeal against a decision to dismiss the first test case.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th October 2018

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Jail for PI lawyer who lied in witness statements – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor described by a High Court judge as a “thoroughly dishonest man” has been jailed and a medical expert who produced an “astonishing” 32 reports a day handed a suspended prison sentence for civil contempt of court.’

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Legal Futures, 10th October 2018

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Boy, 6, awarded record £37m in NHS compensation after ‘catastrophic’ brain damage – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 9th, 2018 in children, compensation, health, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Boy, 6, awarded record £37m in NHS compensation after “catastrophic” brain damage.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2018

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MIB ordered to pay out for injury suffered on private land – Litigation Futures

‘The Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) has to pay compensation to a man injured by an uninsured vehicle, even though it was on private land, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 4th October 2018

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High Court: Judge has no power to order solicitor to hand over client file – Litigation Futures

‘Judges do not have power to order a solicitor to give a former client copies of documents which are the property of the solicitor, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st October 2018

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NHS pays out record £19.8m compensation to brain injury teenager – The Guardian

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in compensation, health, news, personal injuries, young persons by sally

‘The NHS has agreed to pay a record £19.8m in damages for failings in the care of a woman who suffered catastrophic brain injuries when she was deprived of oxygen as a baby.’

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The Guardian, 1st October 2018

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Woman pretended daughter was injured in Manchester attack for insurance claim – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2018 in fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries, proceeds of crime, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who pretended her fake daughter was injured in the Manchester attack to make an insurance claim has been jailed for fraud. Susan Pain, who worked in insurance herself, posed as a dentist and said her daughter “Sophie” had sustained serious injuries needing two operations following the bombing that left 22 people dead last year. But AXA could not trace a victim under the name given in the £2,500 claim for loss of earnings, and alerted the police after uncovering years of false claims by Pain.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2018

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QOCS applied to whole case after defendant’s unsuccessful PI counterclaim – Litigation Futures

Posted September 18th, 2018 in civil procedure rules, costs, news, personal injuries by sally

‘An unsuccessful defendant in a road traffic claim for financial losses who made an unsuccessful counterclaim for personal injury (PI) was entitled to the protection of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS) for the whole case, a circuit judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 18th September 2018

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How much should a leg cost? detailed consideration of suitability of prosthetics? – Zenith PI

Posted September 12th, 2018 in compensation, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘In Swift v Carpenter [2018] EWHC 2060 (QB) Mrs Justice Lambert carried out a detailed consideration of the value and cost of prosthetic legs. It is unusual for this issue to be considered at length and the judgment is worth reading for that issue alone. Gordon Exall looks at the key points to come out of the judgment.’

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Zenith PI, 11th September 2018

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Gauke to exempt vulnerable road users from whiplash reforms – Legal Futures

Posted September 6th, 2018 in accidents, compensation, news, personal injuries, road traffic, small claims by tracey

‘Vulnerable road users (VRUs), such as pedestrians and cyclists, will be completely exempt from the government’s whiplash reforms, the Lord Chancellor announced yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 5th September 2018

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Shadow justice secretary hits out at Civil Liability Bill – Legal Futures

Posted September 4th, 2018 in bills, civil justice, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The shadow justice secretary has ripped into the Civil Liability Bill, saying Labour will vote against it as it stands.’

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Legal Futures, 4th September 2018

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The QOCS regime and ‘mixed’ police claims – UK Police Law Blog

Posted August 31st, 2018 in civil procedure rules, costs, news, personal injuries, police by tracey

‘The High Court has held in Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Brown [2018] EWHC 2046 (Admin) that qualified one-way costs shifting (“QOCS”) protection does not apply automatically in proceedings where a claimant is advancing both a claim for damages for personal injury and a claim other than a claim for damages for personal injury (a “mixed claim”).’

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UK Police Law Blog, 28th August 2018

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Temperature starts to rise ahead of Civil Liability Bill debate – Legal Futures

Posted August 30th, 2018 in bills, claims management, insurance, news, personal injuries, small claims by sally

‘The rhetoric is heating up ahead of the second reading of the Civil Liability Bill in the House of Commons next week, with the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) and Association of British Insurers (ABI) both speaking out yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 30th August 2018

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Plan to change personal injury claim rules ‘will penalise victims’ – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2018 in costs, news, personal injuries, small claims, victims by sally

‘Victims will find it harder to secure compensation from employers under plans to double the lower limit for recovering costs in minor injury cases, the Ministry of Justice has been warned.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2018

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Big CMCs to be hit hardest as FCA seeks £17m – Legal Futures

‘The big claims management companies (CMCs) will be hit hardest by fee increases planned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to fund the £17m cost of their new regulatory regime, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd August 2018

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Claimant who exaggerated impact of genuine injury found fundamentally dishonest – Litigation Futures

Posted August 21st, 2018 in appeals, damages, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A claimant who suffered a genuine injury – but admitted being dishonest about the extent of his symptoms tripping in a pothole – has lost his argument that was not fundamentally dishonest.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th August 2018

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Shaken Baby Syndrome – legal developments – Six Pump Court

Posted August 17th, 2018 in children, families, forensic science, murder, news, personal injuries by sally

‘This note is intended to set out how medical opinion in relation to and the Court’s approach to “shaken baby syndrome” have developed.’

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Six Pump Court, 22nd March 2018

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Councils pay out more than £2m in compensation for pavement trips – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 16th, 2018 in compensation, local government, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Councils last year paid £2.1m in compensation to pedestrians who tripped on pavements, according to freedom of information requests from motoring organisation the AA.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th August 2018

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High Court gives whiplash contempt proceedings green light – Litigation Futures

Posted August 14th, 2018 in contempt of court, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A High Court judge has allowed a bus company’s application for committal proceedings to go ahead against two dishonest former claimants who said they had serious whiplash injuries from a minor traffic collision, when CCTV showed otherwise.’

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Litigation Futures, 13th August 2018

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High Court dismisses first test case in second wave of Mau Mau claims – Litigation Futures

Posted August 13th, 2018 in colonies, delay, Kenya, limitations, news, personal injuries, torture by sally

‘The High Court has dismissed the first test case brought as part of a second wave of Mau Mau group litigation, following the British government’s settlement of over 5,000 claims for £19.9m in 2013.’

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Litigation Futures, 10th August 2018

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