High Court dismisses fundamentally dishonest £850,000 personal injury claim – Litigation Futures

Posted July 20th, 2018 in news, personal injuries, psychiatric damage, road traffic by tracey

‘The High Court has dismissed in its entirety a £850,000 personal injury claim on the grounds of fundamental dishonesty.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th July 2018

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A guide to the Civil Liability Bill – Legal Futures

Posted June 7th, 2018 in bills, damages, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘Compensation claims, particularly for minor injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, are the centre of ongoing tension between the insurance industry and those who represent claimants. ‘

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Legal Futures, 6th June 2018

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Learner drivers now allowed on motorway after law change – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2018 in news, road traffic, roads by sally

‘Learner drivers in England, Wales and Scotland are now allowed to have lessons on the motorway.’

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BBC News, 4th June 2018

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High Court: Defendant must pay credit hire costs even where claimant has contingent liability for them – Litigation Futures

Posted May 16th, 2018 in contracts, insurance, news, road traffic by sally

‘A circuit judge was wrong to deny a claimant recovery of £20,000 in credit hire charges because she had been assured that she would never have to pay any outstanding sums herself, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th May 2018

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Act 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Government gives no quarter in defence of whiplash reforms despite pressure from peers – Legal Futures

Posted May 14th, 2018 in accidents, bills, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘The government stood firm on its proposed whiplash reforms yesterday despite criticism from peers, on the first day of the Civil Liability Bill’s committee stage in the House of Lords.’

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Legal Futures, 11th May 2018

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Civil Liability Bill: Whiplash damages and definition revealed – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 9th, 2018 in bills, damages, news, personal injuries, road traffic, select committees by tracey

‘Legislators have outlined the tariffs that are likely to apply to whiplash injuries if a bill for fixed figures is passed. In a draft order of the Civil Liability Bill laid before parliament today, the total damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity payable for injuries lasting less than three months is restricted to £225. That figure rises to £450 for injuries up to six months, and to £765 where the injuries last nine months.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th May 2018

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The fruits of iniquity: RTA Protocol fixed costs and the solicitor’s lien – Zenith PI

Posted April 30th, 2018 in accidents, costs, news, personal injuries, road traffic, solicitors by tracey

‘On 18th April 2018 the Supreme Court gave judgment in Gavin Edmondson Solicitors Ltd v Haven Insurance Company Ltd. The case represents an important victory for Claimant solicitors, who would be well advised to review their files for previous cases falling within its ambit.’

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Zenith PI, 27th April 2018

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Woman divorcing husband when he died claims £675k damages because ‘I still loved him’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 25th, 2018 in accidents, damages, divorce, news, road traffic by sally

‘A woman who was divorcing her husband when he died is trying to claim over £675,000 in damages because she claims she still loved him, the High Court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th April 2018

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Justice minister uncompromising on whiplash reforms and says more fixed costs are on the way – Legal Futures

Posted April 18th, 2018 in costs, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘Justice minister Lord Keen today set the stage for next week’s House of Lords debate on the Civil Liability Bill with an uncompromising message that there are “too many unmeritorious whiplash claims made each year which proceed without challenge or investigation”.’

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Legal Futures, 17th April 2018

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Personal Injury and the tort of deceit – Zenith Chambers

Posted April 13th, 2018 in damages, deceit, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘In this High Court action a road traffic insurer recovered damages in the tort of deceit against the Defendant following a staged accident. ‘

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Zenith Chambers, 27th March 2018

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Police error meant ‘speeding’ motorists paid fines but never exceeded the limit – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2018 in drafting, fines, mistake, news, police, regulations, road traffic, speed cameras by tracey

‘A police force has admitted it has wrongly fined ‘speeding’ motorists after a clerical error meant the speed limit was never officially lowered. Avon and Somerset Police face having to cancel hundreds of tickets after a motorist successfully overturned his fine.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2018

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Justice Secretary unveils new bill to cut car insurance premiums – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 21st, 2018 in bills, compensation, insurance, personal injuries, press releases, road traffic by tracey

‘Justice Secretary David Gauke today (20 March 2018) unveiled the Civil Liability Bill, offering hope of lower insurance premiums to millions of motorists.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th March 2018

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Insurers and claimant lawyers clash over impact of Civil Liability Bill on motor premiums – Legal Futures

Posted March 21st, 2018 in bills, compensation, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by tracey

‘Publication of the Civil Liability Bill yesterday met with a polarised response and a commitment from the chief executives of 26 leading insurance companies to pass on the savings to customers – dismissed as empty promises by claimant solicitors.’

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Legal Futures, 21st March 2018

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UK drivers to save £35 after new curbs on whiplash claims – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2018 in bills, compensation, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by tracey

‘Car insurance premiums are to fall by £35 a year after the government announced measures to curb the high number of whiplash claims that currently cost UK drivers over £1bn a year. The justice secretary, David Gauke, unveiled plans to introduce the civil liability bill through the House of Lords, which will set out changes to the way that whiplash claims are calculated and paid.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2018

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Uncertainty Around The Proposed Personal Injury Reforms Continues… – Zenith Chambers

Posted March 16th, 2018 in accidents, bills, news, personal injuries, road traffic, small claims by sally

‘Personal injury lawyers have been aware of the government’s plans to reform how personal injury claims are dealt with for some time. Originally, the new proposals were to come into force in October 2018. However, as a result of the General Election in 2017, the Prisons and Courts Bill did not progress.’

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Zenith Chambers, 6th March 2018

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Officials confirm April 2019 for RTA claim reforms – Law Society Gazette

Posted February 14th, 2018 in accidents, news, personal injuries, road traffic by michael

“Ministry of Justice officials have confirmed to personal injury lawyers that key reforms affecting the sector will be implemented next year.”

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Law Society Gazette, 12th November 2018

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The countdown begins: Whiplash reforms to be introduced in April 2019 – Legal Futures

Posted February 13th, 2018 in insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘The government plans to introduce its whiplash reforms in April 2019, it emerged today [12 February].’

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Legal Futures, 12th February 2018

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Lorry driver who killed father-of-two in crash when he had a coughing fit at the wheel escapes prosecution – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 25th, 2018 in accidents, news, prosecutions, road traffic by tracey

‘A lorry driver who killed a father-of-two when he had a coughing fit at the wheel has escaped prosecution.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2018

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Laser pen offenders face five years in jail and unlimited fines under new laws – The Independent

Posted December 21st, 2017 in aircraft, bills, fines, health & safety, news, road traffic, sentencing, ships, transport by tracey

‘People who shine lasers at air, ground and sea vehicles could be jailed for up to five years under new laws. Offenders also face unlimited fines as part of Department for Transport (DfT) measures to boost safety.’

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The Independent, 20th December 2017

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