‘Hoverboards’ are illegal on both pavements and roads, CPS confirms – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2015 in news, road traffic by tracey

‘The wheeled vehicles, which are an evolution of the infamous Segway “personal transportation device”, are too unsafe to ride on the road, but too dangerous to ride on the pavement, according to British legislation. As a result, they are only legal to use on land which is private property, and only with the landowner’s permission, the CPS says.’

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The Guardian, 12th October 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

London borough secures lifting of suspension of award of CCTV contract – Local Government Lawyer

‘A London borough has successfully applied to the High Court to have lifted an automatic suspension under procurement regulations of the award of a contract for a road traffic CCTV system.’
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Local Government Lawyer, 30th September 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

A & M v Royal Mail Group – ATE Premiums and Success Fees Under CPR 21 – Zenith PI Blog

‘A and M, aged 12 and 4 respectively, brought claims in damages for personal injuries and consequential losses sustained in a road traffic accident on the 31st July 2013. Agreement was reached with the insurers for the Defendant for both general damages and special damages through the usual minor injury claim portal process. Naturally, that agreement was subject to the ultimate approval of the Court pursuant to Part 21 CPR. DJ Lumb at the County Court Sitting at Birmingham was able to provisionally approve awards of £2115 and £2065 respectively on 14th August 2015. In addition, the Defendant agreed to pay the fixed recoverable costs calculated in accordance with CPR Part 45. The case had progressed in the standard way up until this point.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 29th September 2015

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

The Child in the Road – Zenith PI Blog

Posted September 11th, 2015 in children, contribution, negligence, news, personal injuries, road traffic, Scotland by tracey

‘Jackson-v-Murray, which has been recently reported at [2005] PIQRP 249 deals directly or indirectly with three important issues: (1) the extent to which a higher court can interfere with an assessment of contributory negligence by the trial judge or by an appeal court; (2) the assessment of contributory negligence of children; (3) the assessment of the proportions of liability of drivers of vehicles and pedestrians with whom they come into collision.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 10th September 2015

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

London safer lorry scheme in force after cyclist deaths – BBC News

Posted September 1st, 2015 in fines, London, news, road safety, road traffic by sally

‘A ban on “unsafe lorries” in London, introduced as part of efforts to protect cyclists, has come into force.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

NEW UNINSURED DRIVERS’ AGREEMENT – IN FORCE 1 AUGUST 2015 – Zenith PI

‘A new Uninsured Drivers’ Agreement comes into force on 1 August 2015 which applies to accidents occurring on or after that date.’

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Zenith PI, 13th July 2015

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Connolly v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 1339 (QB) and Buswell v Symes [2015] EWHC 1379 (QB) – Zenith PI Blog

‘Multiple witness statements and credibility of witnesses.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 4th June 2015

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

DVLA release latest list of banned licence plates – The Independent

Posted May 26th, 2015 in news, obscenity, road traffic by sally

‘The DVLA have released a list of banned licence plates, revealing while you can ORG45M you can’t have a VA61ANA on the roads.’

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The Independent, 23rd May 2015

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pleadings and putting to proof – an update – Park Square Barristers

Posted April 2nd, 2015 in appeals, fraud, insurance, news, road traffic, striking out by sally

‘An appeal case from the High Court has clarified the position post-Hussain v Amin Charters in respect of road traffic insurers putting claimants to proof due to concerns about fraud.’

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Park Square Barristers, 31st March 2015

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

Man jailed after shooting a police officer – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in accidents, firearms, grievous bodily harm, news, police, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for 12 years for shooting a police officer in south-east London following a car crash.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Car crash Euro-damages against government upheld by CA – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Court of Appeal has recently upheld the decision of Jay J here that a drug-dealer was entitled to compensation against the Government for injuries in a car accident, even though at the time he and the negligent driver both had drugs on them.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd March 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Credit hire rates. Are they basically the same? – Park Square Barristers

Posted March 19th, 2015 in appeals, insurance, news, rent, road traffic by sally

‘A recent decision from the Court of Appeal has caused a sea-change in the ways in which courts will assess the likely cost of basic hire rates (BHRs) when assessing the recoverable damages to be paid under a credit-hire agreement. From now on, the courts will be entitled to calculate BHRs with reference to the lowest reasonable rate charged by a local (to the claimant) main hire company.’

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Park Square Barristers, 6th March 2015

Source: www.parksquarebarristers.co.uk

New Compulsory System for Obtaining Medical Report in Whiplash Claims is on the Starting Blocks. Are You Ready for it? – Zenith PI Blog

Posted March 18th, 2015 in expert witnesses, health, news, personal injuries, reports, road traffic by sally

‘MedCo Registration Solutions’ is the new compulsory system for sourcing medical reports in soft tissue injury claims brought under the PAP for low value PI claims in RTAs.

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Zenith PI Blog, 17th March 2015

Source: www.zenithpi.wordpress.com

Credit Hire Update: Stevens v Equity Syndicate Management Limited – Henderson Chambers

Posted March 17th, 2015 in appeals, insurance, news, rent, road traffic by sally

‘In the most important credit hire decision since Bent, the Court of Appeal rules that judges evaluating credit hire claims involving pecunious claimants should adopt the “lowest reasonable rate”.’

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Henderson Chambers, March 2015

Source: www.hendersonchambers.co.uk

Appeal court sets ‘lowest reasonable rate’ test for credit hire charges – Litigation Futures

Posted March 2nd, 2015 in appeals, insurance, news, road traffic, Supreme Court by sally

‘The insurance industry today claimed they had achieved a major success after the Court of Appeal ruled that judges evaluating credit hire claims involving pecunious claimants should adopt the “lowest reasonable rate”.’

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Litigation Futures, 26th February 2015

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Bristol activist jailed for two years for targeting police cars with tyre spikes – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2015 in appeals, criminal damage, news, nuisance, police, road traffic, sentencing by sally

‘An environmental activist has been jailed for two years for putting the lives of police officers in danger by targeting patrol cars with homemade tyre-deflation spikes to “give them a taste of their own medicine”.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jackson (Appellant) v Murray and another (Respondents) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

Jackson (Appellant) v Murray and another (Respondents) (Scotland) [2015] UKSC 5 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 18th February 2015

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Driverless cars legal review – only one step on the journey – Technology Law Update

Posted February 12th, 2015 in codes of practice, consultations, news, reports, road safety, road traffic by sally

‘The UK government has reported on its major review of the legal framework for the next stage for driverless cars. In The Pathway to Driverless Cars the Department for Transport sets out government thinking on what needs to change to support testing soon to be rolled out on British roads, and to pave the way for increasing autonomy into the future.’

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Technology Law Update, 11th February 2015

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

New code to govern driverless car testing in the UK – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 12th, 2015 in codes of practice, computer programs, news, reports, road safety, road traffic by sally

”Driverless’ cars being tested on public roads in the UK will need to be fitted with data recorders, the government has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 11th February 2015

Source: www.out-law.com

Relatives of road death victims get ‘poor’ service from prosecutors – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 4th, 2015 in accidents, dangerous driving, news, road traffic, road traffic offences, victims by sally

‘Report calls for wide range of improvements to the way the Crown Prosecution Service handles the prosecution of offenders who cause death on the roads.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk