High Court reverses circuit judge’s decision to reduce costs budget – Legal Futures

Posted February 29th, 2024 in appeals, budgets, costs, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The High Court has taken the unusual step of reversing a circuit judge’s decision to reduce a costs budget, finding she “closed her mind to any argument” based on a comparison with the other side’s.’

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Legal Futures, 28th February 2024

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Infected blood victims step up compensation battle – BBC News

Posted February 29th, 2024 in blood products, budgets, compensation, HIV, news, personal injuries, victims by sally

‘Victims of the contaminated blood scandal have urged the government to set out a compensation scheme, for those affected, in next week’s Budget.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2024

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ABI urges extension of injury damages tariff beyond whiplash – Legal Futures

Posted February 28th, 2024 in accidents, damages, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘The fixed tariff for whiplash claims should be extended to other injuries to help reduce motor insurance premiums, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) argued yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 28th February 2024

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Widow sues AstraZeneca after husband’s Covid-19 vaccine death – BBC News

Posted February 22nd, 2024 in bereavement, coronavirus, married persons, news, personal injuries, vaccination by sally

‘A woman is suing AstraZeneca after her husband died from a “rare reaction” to the company’s Covid-19 vaccine.’

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BBC News, 22nd February 2024

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PI world turns its attention to Supreme Court for mixed-injuries case – Legal Futures

Posted February 19th, 2024 in accidents, appeals, compensation, damages, insurance, news, personal injuries, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Whiplash claimants, insurers and their lawyers will be watching the Supreme Court closely tomorrow when it hears the appeal on how to value so-called mixed injury claims.’

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Legal Futures, 19th February 2024

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A few weeks to go and still no sign of clin neg fixed costs rules – Legal Futures

Posted February 15th, 2024 in costs, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has not yet ruled out the introduction of fixed recoverable costs (FRC) for low-value clinical negligence claims in April – despite no rules being published.’

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Legal Futures, 15th February 2024

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Pelvic mesh compensation disappointingly low, says victim – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2024 in birth, compensation, medical treatment, news, personal injuries, victims, women by sally

‘A woman who described the time in her life after a pelvic mesh implant as “soul destroying” said proposed government compensation was “disappointingly low”.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2024

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Woman hit by two Tube trains takes TfL to High Court – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2024 in accidents, health & safety, London, news, personal injuries, railways by sally

‘A woman who lost an arm and leg after being run over by two Tube trains has issued a legal claim at the High Court against Transport for London (TfL).’

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BBC News, 7th February 2024

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MoJ launches call for evidence on whiplash tariff – Legal Futures

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched a call for evidence on the whiplash tariff to inform the statutory review of the figures that it is required to carry out.’

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Legal Futures, 7th February 2024

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Mesh and sodium valproate scandal victims need payouts soon, report says – BBC News

‘Families of children left disabled by an epilepsy drug and women injured by pelvic mesh implants should be given urgent financial help, England’s patient safety commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2024

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MoJ to press ahead with fixed costs changes amid JR threat – Legal Futures

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is pressing ahead with reforms to the fixed recoverable costs (FRC) regime that came into force in October, opening the door to a possible court challenge.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd February 2024

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Supreme Court rules on “shock” in clinical negligence cases – Law Pod UK

‘The Supreme Court has ruled out claims for physicatric harm suffered by family members witnessing death or serious injury as a result of medical negligence. Rosalind English talks to Judith Rogerson of 1 Crown Office Row about the implication of this ruling.’

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Law Pod UK, 1st February 2024

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Mother of girl whose death was linked to air pollution sues UK government – The Guardian

‘The mother of a nine-year-old girl who became the first person in the UK to have air pollution cited on their death certificate has launched a high court claim against the government.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2024

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Case Comment: TUI Limited v Griffiths [2023] UKSC 48 – UKSC Blog

‘In this case, Catherine McAndrew, a Senior Associate in the Insurance and Reinsurance team at CMS, comments on the Supreme Court’s decision in TUI Limited v Griffiths [2023] UKSC 48, which was handed down on 29 November 2023.’

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UKSC Blog, 26th January 2024

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Lord Briggs, Liability for Mental Injury – Supreme Court

Posted January 23rd, 2024 in negligence, personal injuries, psychiatric damage, speeches by tracey

‘Lord Briggs, Liability for Mental Injury, Chichester University Lecture.’

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Supreme Court, 19th January 2024

Source: www.supremecourt.uk

A material difference in material contribution claims – Mills & Reeve

Posted January 19th, 2024 in appeals, causation, news, personal injuries by sally

‘If you’ve ever felt perplexed by the concept of material contribution or its treatment of divisible and indivisible injuries, you’re not alone.’

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Mills & Reeve, 18th January 2024

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Daughter of murdered MP David Amess taking legal action against police and Home Office – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2024 in government departments, murder, news, personal injuries, police, terrorism by sally

‘The daughter of murdered MP Sir David Amess is suing the police and government for failing to stop his death.’

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The Independent, 17th January 2024

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We all die: what are doctors’ duties to shield families from the sight of death? – Mental Capacity Law and Policy

‘In Paul and another v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2024] UKSC 1, the Supreme Court had to decide whether (and, if so, when) an individual can make a claim for psychiatric injury caused by witnessing the death or other horrifying event of a close relative as a result of earlier clinical negligence. In dismissing the three conjoined appeals, a majority of the Supreme Court held that, while doctors owe a duty of care to protect the health of their patients, they do not owe a duty of care to members of the patient’s close family to protect them against the risk of illness from the experience of witnessing the death or medical crisis of their relative from a condition which the doctor has negligently failed to diagnose or treat.’

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Mental Capacity Law and Policy, 11th January 2024

Source: www.mentalcapacitylawandpolicy.org.uk

Barrister who caused assistant’s “collapse” must pay £155,000 – Legal Futures

‘A barrister who caused her assistant to suffer a mental and physical “collapse” has been ordered to pay her over £155,000 in compensation by an employment tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 9th January 2024

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Insurer not entitled to hold back evidence of potential PI fraud – Legal Futures

Posted January 8th, 2024 in damages, disclosure, fraud, insurance, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘An insurer was not entitled to hold back evidence that a claimant was a friend of the owner of the vehicle he collided with, hoping the claimant would lie about it in his witness statement, the High Court has held.’

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Legal Futures, 8th January 2024

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk