Derbyshire PCs sacked after woman injured in police van – BBC News

‘Two officers have been sacked after a woman suffered a head injury when the driver of a police van deliberately braked on the way to custody.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2021

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Appeal judges back higher costs where claimant has died – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Court of Appeal has found in favour of claimants with a ruling that the more lucrative costs regime should apply where someone dies before their case concludes.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 12th July 2021

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Bus driver jailed for crashing double decker carrying 74 children into bridge – The Independent

‘A bus driver has been jailed after injuring 41 children by crashing a double-decker into a railway bridge.’

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The Independent, 10th July 2021

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Court of Appeal boosts claimant PI solicitors with fixed-costs ruling – Legal Futures

‘The Court of Appeal has handed a boost to claimant personal injury (PI) solicitors by applying the more generous fixed costs regime for cases where the claimant in a low-value matter dies.’

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Legal Futures, 9th July 2021

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Medico-legal market contracts as Covid hits PI cases – Legal Futures

‘The value of the medico-legal market fell by 18% to £650m last year because of Covid reducing the number of new personal injury cases and slowing down those already in progress.’

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Legal Futures, 8th July 2021

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Grenfell Tower fire: Borough called on to admit liability – BBC News

‘Dozens of Grenfell Tower fire survivors have called on a London borough to admit its “liability” for the blaze.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2021

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Grenfell bereaved and survivors bring multimillion pound case to high court – The Guardian

‘More than 800 bereaved and survivors from Grenfell Tower and 102 firefighters are seeking up to tens of millions of pounds in compensation from organisations involved in the disastrous refurbishment in a case that reaches the high court on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2021

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Wednesbury man sentenced to six months in jail for fabricating personal injury claim against local authority – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 29th, 2021 in fraud, news, personal injuries, sentencing by sally

‘Walsall Council has prosecuted a man for dishonestly bringing a claim worth £55,000 in damages and legal costs after making what the judge called an “entirely fictitious” personal injury claim against the local authority.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th June 2021

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Medical agency admin fee “not recoverable” as part of fixed costs – Litigation Futures

‘Defendant solicitors have welcomed a ruling that medical agency costs are irrecoverable under the fixed-costs regime.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th June 2021

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Mason v Laing: Wrongly decided? – No. 5 Chambers

‘Those involved in soft tissue injury cases proceeding under the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents (“the RTA Protocol”) may be familiar with paragraph 7.8B of the Protocol.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 11th June 2021

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Small claims court delays continue to increase – Litigation Futures

‘Delays in cases going through the civil court continued to rise in the first quarter of 2021, throwing a potentially huge spanner in the works of the whiplash reforms which came into force last week.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th June 2021

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Number of Covid PI claims remains low “but potential for many more” – Litigation Futures

‘The number of personal injury claims relating to Covid-19 continues to be very low, despite the significant rise in infections over the winter, new figures have shown.’

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Litigation Futures, 3rd June 2021

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“An end to greedy opportunism” – whiplash reforms finally go live – Legal Futures

Posted June 1st, 2021 in electronic filing, news, personal injuries, road traffic, small claims by sally

‘The Civil Liability Act reforms went live yesterday with the government promising an end to “greedy opportunism” while claimant representatives deemed it a “sad day for justice”.’

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Legal Futures, 1st June 2021

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Concussion lawsuits could threaten sports’ viability, warns minister – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2021 in compensation, damages, health & safety, news, personal injuries, sport by sally

‘The rise in concussion lawsuits threatens the financial viability of some sports, the sports minister has said. Speaking to the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Nigel Huddleston also suggested some sports would have to adapt their rules to make them safer to avoid more lawsuits in the future.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2021

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Much still to do, says litigation investor after breast implant case progress – Litigation Futures

‘A litigation investment company bringing High Court proceedings over PIP breast implants has welcomed a liability decision in France but said there is “still much more work to be done” on its claim in the UK.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st May 2021

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‘Significant development’ need not be specific for budget revision – Litigation Futures

Posted May 17th, 2021 in budgets, case management, compensation, damages, news, personal injuries by sally

A ‘significant development’ in litigation requiring a budget to be revised need not be a specific event at a specific time, a Queen’s Bench master has ruled.

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Litigation Futures, 14th May 2021

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Part 36 Offers : Children and Protected Parties Wormald -v- Ahmed [2021] EWHC 973 (QB) – St Philips Barristers

‘In claims concerning a child or a protected party, acceptance of a Part 36 offer is subject to the approval process under Part 21. Consequently, the accepted Part 36 offer is not deemed binding until the court approves the same. What would happen if the offeror wishes to withdraw the Part 36 offer during the period between acceptance and approval due to a material change in circumstances such as the death of a protected party?’

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St Philips Barristers, 13th May 2021

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“Hopelessly complicated” whiplash portal guide slammed – Legal Futures

‘The 64-page users guide for litigants in person navigating the new Official Injury Claim portal has been strongly criticised by a leading academic for being “hopelessly complicated”.’

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Legal Futures, 13th May 2021

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Salisbury Novichok-poisoned officer suing Wiltshire Police – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2021 in news, personal injuries, poisoning, police by sally

‘An ex-police officer who was poisoned in the Salisbury Novichok attack is suing his former force.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2021

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Tribunal throws out employment lawyer’s disability discrimination claim – Legal Futures

‘An employment lawyer who appeared at tribunals during a time he said he was “pretty constantly bed bound” due to a back injury has had his disability discrimination claim rejected.’

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Legal Futures, 10th May 2021

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