Grey v Swansea City and County Council – WLR Daily

Posted July 2nd, 2013 in contracts, law reports, licensing, local government, road traffic by sally

Grey v Swansea City and County Council [2013] WLR (D) 260

“A public service vehicle could be ‘used on a road for carrying passengers for hire or reward’, within the terms of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981, even if it were not actually in motion on the road, and so failure to display the operator’s disc, which section 18 of the Act required to be fixed to and exhibited on the vehicle, on such a stationary vehicle could constitute a breach of statutory duty.”

WLR Daily, 27th June 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Cusack v Harrow London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Cusack v Harrow London Borough Council [2013] UKSC 40; [2013] WLR (D) 250

“A highway authority had power under section 80 of the Highways Act 1980 to erect barriers so as to prevent vehicular access to a frontager’s forecourt, without paying compensation, in order to safeguard users of the highway and the fact that section 66(2) of the same Act conferred an alternative power to achieve the same object, which was subject to compensation, was immaterial.”

WLR Daily, 19th June 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

A1P1 and property rights in the Supreme Court again – UK Human Rights Blog

“This is the tale of how a solicitor from Harrow ended up litigating about his off-street parking in the Supreme Court – and reached for Article 1 of Protocol 1 (A1P1) of ECHR, by way of a second string to his bow. Not his choice, as he had won in the Court of Appeal on other grounds. But his failure on the point reminds us that in the majority of cases A1P1 is a difficult argument to bring home.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 25th June 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Surveillance camera code of conduct comes into force – Home Office

“New guidance in place over police and local authority use of CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition.”

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Home Office, 4th June 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Police officer suing petrol station also taking action against force – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2013 in compensation, news, personal injuries, police, road traffic by sally

“A police officer criticised for taking legal action against a petrol station owner after she tripped on a kerb answering a 999 call is also making a claim against her own force, it has been reported.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bypassing lawyers would save £1.5bn, insurer claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 15th, 2013 in insurance, legal services, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

“Removing lawyers altogether from the small-claims process would save each motorist an average £60 a year on their car insurance premiums, a major insurer today [14 February] claimed.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th February 2013

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Pedestrians, contributory negligence and the current state of the law – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 8th, 2013 in contribution, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

“In a hearing of potential landmark significance, the Court of Appeal has given permission to the defendant in Probert v Moore [2012] EWHC 2324 (QB) to appeal against a finding that a 13 year old girl was not guilty of contributory negligence when struck by a car on an unlit country lane.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 6th February 2013

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Women could pay £500 more for car insurance as EU ruling comes into force – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2012 in insurance, news, road traffic, sex discrimination, women by sally

“Women who take out car or life insurance could find themselves paying as much as £500 more when an EU ruling on gender comes into force on Friday.”

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The Guardian, 17th December 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Whiplash crackdown – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 12th, 2012 in compensation, consultations, news, personal injuries, road traffic, small claims by sally

“New measures to bring down the number and cost of whiplash claims, including speculative and fraudulent applications has been announced today [11th December].”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th December 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Reducing the number and cost of whiplash claims – Ministry of Justice

Posted December 11th, 2012 in consultations, news, personal injuries, road traffic, small claims by sally

“The Government is committed to finding ways of tackling fraudulent and exaggerated whiplash claims, whilst ensuring that people who have suffered a genuine neck injury should continue to be able to get appropriate compensation. However, increases in claims for compensation relating to whiplash injuries are having a significant impact on the motor insurance premiums paid by individuals, families and businesses.”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th December 2012

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Whiplash proposals target fraudulent claims with increase in RTA small claims limit to £5,000 – Litigation Futures

Posted December 11th, 2012 in compensation, consultations, news, personal injuries, road traffic, small claims by sally

“The government will today finally unveil its long-awaited consultation on increasing the small claims limit for road traffic personal injury cases from £1,000 to £5,000, a move that would decimate the workload of many law firms.”

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Litigation Futures, 11th December 2012

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Vet who killed driver wins landmark case to get unlawful killing verdict overturned – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2012 in inquests, news, road traffic, unlawful killing by sally

“A trainee vet whose car fatally struck a tow truck driver by the side of a motorway has triumphed in a ground-breaking legal fight to overturn an inquest verdict that he was ‘unlawfully killed’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th October 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Greater rights for motorists – Home Office

Posted October 3rd, 2012 in news, road traffic, wheel clamping by sally

“From today (1 October), motorists will be given greater rights as new laws banning wheel clamping and towing take effect.”

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Home Office, 1st October 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Wilkinson v Fitzgerald and Churchill Insurance Company Ltd; Evans v Cockayne and Equity Claims Ltd, Secretary of State for Transport intervening – WLR Daily

Posted September 7th, 2012 in EC law, insurance, law reports, negligence, road traffic by tracey

Wilkinson v Fitzgerald and Churchill Insurance Company Ltd: Evans v Cockayne and Equity Claims Ltd, Secretary of State for Transport intervening: [2012] EWCA Civ 1166: [2012] WLR (D)  260

“Where an insured driver permitted an uninsured driver to use his motor vehicle in which he then was injured as a passenger, the insured as passenger was entitled to receive sums from a judgment against the negligent driver and would not automatically be excluded from the benefit of his compulsory insurance, but any recovery by the insurer in respect of that judgment must be proportionate and determined on the basis of the circumstances of the case.”

WLR daily, 24th August 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Addison Lee taxi firm fails to overturn London bus lane ban – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2012 in competition, judicial review, news, road traffic, taxis, transport by tracey

“The Addison Lee taxi company is to take its battle to use London’s bus lanes to a higher court after it lost a judicial review of a ban on the tactic. The taxi firm, headed by millionaire Conservative party donor John Griffin, was hoping to overturn an April ruling in the high court that prevented its drivers from using bus lanes restricted to London buses and licensed black taxis.”

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The Guardian, 11th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court ruling could force motor insurance premiums to rise by 25pc – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 18th, 2012 in accidents, insurance, news, repairs, road traffic by sally

“Customers could face yet more hikes in their car insurance after a court ruling that experts fear could lead to minor repairs costing 25pc more.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th June 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Addison Lee boss could face prosecution for bus lane instruction – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2012 in competition, news, road traffic, taxis, transport by sally

“The head of one of the UK’s biggest cab companies, Addison Lee, faces possible prosecution for instructing his drivers to ignore the law and use bus lanes in London.”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Crackdown on whiplash injury claims – The Independent

“Whiplash injury claims cost insurers more than £2 billion last year – adding around £90 to the
cost of a typical car insurance policy, the AA has revealed.”

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The Independent, 2nd May 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

London cab firm drivers told to defy bus lane law – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2012 in news, road traffic, taxis, transport by sally

“London’s biggest taxi company and Transport for London (TfL) are on collision course after the company’s chairman instructed his 4,000 drivers to defy the law and use bus lanes.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Recent Developments in RTA damages – Zenith Chambers

Posted January 18th, 2012 in accidents, contracts, insurance, news, road traffic by sally

“The latest development in the credit hire saga, this decision follows the attempts by defendant insurers to apply the Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work Regulations 2008 (“the 2008 Regulations”). In Chen Wei v Cambridge Power & Light Ltd the defendant successfully used the claimant’s breach of the 2008 Regulations to avoid payment of any hire charges. In this case the claimant sought to avoid the same conclusion by having the damages paid under a policy of insurance which was in place and pursuing the claim as a subrogated claim by the insurers.”

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Zenith Chambers, 17th January 2012

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk