Woman who caused cyclist to fall into car’s path has manslaughter conviction quashed – The Guardian

Posted May 9th, 2024 in appeals, bicycles, disabled persons, homicide, news, road traffic by sally

‘A woman who shouted and waved at a cyclist, causing her to fall into the path of a moving car, has had her manslaughter conviction overturned.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2024

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The Supreme Court hands down definitive guidance on calculating damages in ‘mixed’ claims: Hassam & Anor v Rabot & Anor [2024] UKSC 11 – 7BR

‘On 31 May 2021, the Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/642) came into force, transforming the landscape for personal injury claimants with whiplash injuries in motor vehicle accidents. For claims accruing after that date, the regulations limited the recoverable damages for pain, suffering, and loss of amenity (‘PSLA’) to amounts set out in a tariff.’

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7BR, 5th April 2024

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Quantifying whiplash and non-whiplash injuries in RTA claims – Becket Chambers

‘The Supreme Court recently considered the correct approach to quantum of general damages for PSLA in claims concerning whiplash and non-whiplash injuries.’

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Becket Chambers, 5th April 2024

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“A racket” – judge hits out at hidden commissions in PI cases – Legal Futures

Posted April 18th, 2024 in costs, expert witnesses, fees, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘A circuit judge has attacked the “little micro-industry of unknown and unknowable commissions or referral or arrangement fees” in personal injury claims.’

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Legal Futures, 18th April 2024

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Claimant lawyers ordered to pay half the costs of a fundamentally dishonest personal injury claim – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A defendant firm has hailed a rare court decision where a claimant’s lawyers were ordered to pay towards the costs of a fundamentally dishonest claim.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 28th March 2024

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Government rejects multiple calls to reform whiplash claims process – Legal Futures

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has rejected all but some technical changes to the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal put forward by both claimant and defendant representatives.’

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Legal Futures, 19th March 2024

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Credit hire firm “voluntarily assumed” risk of claimants being dishonest – Legal Futures

Posted March 12th, 2024 in accidents, costs, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by tracey

‘A High Court judge has refused to overturn a non-party costs order (NPCO) against a credit hire company, saying the firm “voluntarily assumed the risk” of the claimants turning out to be dishonest.’

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Legal Futures, 12th March 2024

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Ministers to consult on doubling legal wattage of electric bike motors – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2024 in consultations, electricity, news, road safety, road traffic by sally

‘Ministers are to consult on doubling the legal wattage of electric bike motors, despite concerns over road safety and the risk of deadly fires caused by batteries.’

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The Guardian, 29th 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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Supreme Court rules that insurer should pay victim’s car hire losses – Law Society’s Gazette

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

‘An at-fault driver is liable for losses agreed in advance between a claimant and her hire car company, the Supreme Court has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 15th 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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New law requires 22% of cars sold in UK to be zero-emission – The Independent

Posted January 4th, 2024 in electricity, news, pollution, road traffic, transport by sally

‘New rules requiring car manufacturers to sell a minimum proportion of zero-emission vehicles has come into force, according to the government’s Department for Transport (DfT).’

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The Independent, 4th January 2024

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Black man shot with stun gun by London police allowed to appeal in damages case – The Guardian

Posted January 2nd, 2024 in appeals, London, news, police, road traffic, stop and search, weapons by tracey

‘A black youth worker who was standing with his arms folded when he was shot with a stun gun by officers during a traffic stop has been given permission to appeal over a lost claim for damages against City of London police.’

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The Guardian, 1st January 2024

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Stonehenge A303 tunnel opponents in second High Court bid – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2023 in government departments, judicial review, monuments, news, road traffic, roads by sally

‘Campaigners will make a second High Court bid later to try to block a road tunnel project near Stonehenge.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2023

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You Can’t Lose What You Never Had: Ali v HSF Logistics Polska SP Zoo – Pump Court Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2023 in accidents, causation, chambers articles, ex turpi causa, news, road traffic by sally

‘Mr Ali had incurred credit hire charges of over £21,500 following an accident in which his car was damaged. The Defendant argued that since Mr Ali’s car did not have a valid MOT, and there was no evidence of any intention to obtain one during the period of the car hire, the claim for credit hire could not succeed on grounds of illegality. The car was parked at the time of the accident.’

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Pump Court Chambers, 19th October 2023

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Just Stop Oil pair jailed over bridge protest lose Supreme Court appeal bid – The Independent

Posted October 12th, 2023 in appeals, demonstrations, news, nuisance, road traffic, sentencing, Supreme Court by sally

‘Two Just Stop Oil protesters jailed after scaling a bridge at the Dartford Crossing have lost a bid to challenge their sentences at the Supreme Court.’

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The Independent, 11th October 2023

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London borough accused appellants of fraud with “no adequate evidence”, tribunal finds – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 3rd, 2023 in forgery, fraud, local government, London, news, penalties, road traffic, tribunals by sally

‘A London Tribunal has ordered a penalty charge notice (PCN) to be cancelled after finding the London Borough of Newham accused the appellants of forging defective PCNs “with no adequate evidence to support the allegation”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd October 2023

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Evidence “does not back up” insurer claims of ‘hiplash’ and ‘wristlash’ – Legal Futures

Posted September 26th, 2023 in accidents, compensation, insurance, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

‘Insurer assertions that the number of mixed injury cases has risen dramatically since the launch of the Official Injury Claim (OIC) portal are not borne out by the evidence, it was argued last week.’

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Legal Futures, 25th September 2023

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‘Archaic’ UK law needs urgent update for self-driving vehicles, MPs say – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK’s reputation as a “trailblazer” in the development of self-driving vehicles is at risk unless new laws are passed as a matter of urgency to better support their testing and commercialisation, a committee of MPs has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th September 2023

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ULEZ expansion: Low emission zone challenge to start at High Court – BBC News

Posted July 4th, 2023 in local government, London, news, pollution, road traffic, tolls by sally

‘A judicial review into Sadiq Khan’s plans to expand London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is due to get under way at the High Court.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2023

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