Man broke girlfriend’s leg in damages fraud – The Times

Posted November 21st, 2007 in grievous bodily harm, news, personal injuries by sally

“A man deliberately broke his girlfriend’s leg as part of a £100,000 compensation swindle and was caught only because he filmed the incident on his mobile phone.”

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The Times, 21st November 2007


In the line of fire – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 2nd, 2007 in armed forces, news, personal injuries, solicitors by sally

“Solicitors working in the field of military personal injury claims believe the system needs to do more than help those injured during the course of military operations.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st November 2007


Lawyers blamed for injury claims delays – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2007 in delay, legal profession, news, personal injuries by sally

“Lawyers have come under attack for causing excessive delays to personal injury claims while making record profits from Britain’s thriving compensation culture.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2007


Steadman-Byrne v. Amjad and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted July 30th, 2007 in appeals, bias, law reports, personal injuries by sally

Challenge to bias must be made immediately

Steadman-Byrne v Amjad and Others

Court of Appeal

“A clear manifestation of bias on the part of a tribunal should ordinarily be drawn to its attention immediately. Appellate courts tended not to look favourably on complaints of vitiating bias made only after the complainant had taken his chance on the outcome and found it unwelcome.”

The Times, 30th July 2007


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Damages for man who slipped on petals – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2007 in news, personal injuries by sally

“A commuter who slipped on a petal is poised to win substantial damages after a High Court ruling yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2007


Broken fingers and cut faces bring £2 million payout to pupils – The Times

Posted July 17th, 2007 in compensation, news, personal injuries, school children by sally

“Education authorities are launching a crackdown on injury claims over fears of a burgeoning compensation culture in school playgrounds.”

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The Times, 17th July 2007


Tread carefully – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 25th, 2007 in personal injuries, special report by sally

“Both lawyers and insurers agree that the personal injury claims process is in need of radical change. But, asks Anita Rice, will the government’s recently released proposals to reform the industry appease everyone?”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th May 2007


Girl awarded £1.1 million against father – The Times

Posted April 28th, 2007 in damages, news, personal injuries by sally

“A girl was today awarded £1.1 million against her father after she suffered “catastrophic” injuries when she was thrown through the windscreen of a car driven by him.”

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The Times, 27th April 2007


Claimant PI lawyers hail Falconer plan – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 27th, 2007 in news, personal injuries, small claims by sally

“Lord Falconer stunned lawyers last week by unexpectedly announcing that the small claims limit for personal injury cases would remain unchanged.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th April 2007


Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Conference: speech by Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Posted April 24th, 2007 in personal injuries by sally

Speech by Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, 20th April 2007


Personal injury limit to remain – Financial Times

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in news, personal injuries, small claims by sally

“To the relief of claimant lawyers and against the wishes of insurers, the government yesterday recommended that the £1,000 limit for personal injury claims that can heard in the small claims court should remain unchanged.”

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Financial Times, 21st April 2007


Case track limits and the claims process for personal injury claims – Department for Constitutional Affairs

“The first part of this paper reviews and makes proposals on the case management track limits for civil claims found in Part 26.6 of the Civil Procedure Rules. The second part considers how the claims process for personal injury cases could be streamlined to become more efficient and cost effective.”

Case track limits and the claims process for personal injury claims CP 8/07, 20th April 2007