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Sloppy submissions – a costly case…

Depending on whether or not you are a seasoned legal services user or not – you may be aware of this year’s overhaul of the rules governing UK litigation. If my mention of reforms has gone over your head – don’t worry – the whole point of instructing a solicitor to act for you is… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

‘Whiplash and the compensation culture’

“Whiplash injuries can have debilitating consequences for those who suffer them. However, some of the increase in whiplash claims will have been due to fraud or exaggeration.” Transport Select Committee, the Chair Louise Ellman MP What is whiplash? Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that occurs because the body is suddenly and sharply jerked in… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

So… you want to be a lawyer?

I can’t quite put my finger on what it is about the legal profession that continues to fascinate so many people, but fascinated they are. There is still a perception that a career in law is a prestigious achievement, something respectable and glamorous, which offers its participants enormous riches and perks to match.  Your parents… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Homes for Haringey -v- (1) Mrs Fari (2) Mr Fari [2013]

Mrs Fari brought a personal injury claim for £750,000 against Homes for Haringey after she tripped on a loose paving slab and suffered a knee injury. During the trial, video footage emerged that suggested that Mrs Fari had exaggerated her injuries. The Judge threw Mrs Fari’s case out and Homes for Haringey brought an application… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Contributory Negligence and Drink – Robert Ayres (by his mother and litigation friend Sue Ayres) v Mahesh Odedra [2012]

The Claimant was a 24 year old man who suffered a serious brain and knee injury after being hit by a car whilst drunk on a night out with friends.  He and his friends had been walking through the city centre to a local nightclub along a single laned one way street, within a pedestrian zone which provided limited… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Council prosecuted after parks workers suffer debilitating hand injuries

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council has been sentenced after it was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following 29 employees in the Parks and Leisure Department being diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration syndrome – a debilitating condition that has left them with on-going problems with their hands. It was fined a total of £25,000… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Not every misfortune occurring at school attracts compensation

Richards v. London Borough of Bromley [2012] ‘It needs to be understood that not every misfortune occurring on school premises attracts compensation’. Lord Justice Munby made the statement when dismissing an appeal in a personal injury matter in favour of Bromley Local Authority. In an unusual decision, a claim against a Local Authority has been… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)