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18 July 2018 Assessing diminution in amenity value in Japanese knotweed cases

Last week's Court of Appeal decision in Williams and Waistell v Network Rail (3 July 2018) could lead, soon, to an influx of new instructions to surveyors.

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18 July 2018 Risk warning: independent contractors

Various Claimants v Barclays Bank is a claim in vicarious liability arising from sexual assaults perpetrated by an independent doctor conducting health examinations on employees and prospective employees of Barclays Bank, on the bank’s behalf.

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18 July 2018 Vicarious liability and independent contractors: the law continues to evolve

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in the case of Barclays Bank plc and Various Claimants has been handed down.

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17 July 2018 Sir Andrew McFarlane, the new Family President: what do we know?

On 27 July 2018, Sir Andrew McFarlance will take over the role as President of the Family Division. What should those involved in social care expect from the President incumbent?

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12 July 2018 A reliable historian? Be prepared to prove it

As anyone who has handled a personal injury claim will know, the success or otherwise of the claim is heavily dependent upon witness evidence and the weight given to the testimony of that witness, the most influential of which is likely to be the claimant.

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27 June 2018 Valuing a claim following professional negligence

Mrs Jean Edwards v Hugh James Ford Simey (a Firm) (2018 EWCA) is an interesting case involving solicitor’s negligence in the bringing of a disease claim under a vibration white finger scheme against the Department of Trade and Industry by the estate of a former miner.

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Legal update

22 June 2018 Abuse and social care newsletter - June 2018

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

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19 June 2018 Is the law catching up with social media… landmark case sees 19yr old sentenced to 18 weeks detention for breaching victims’ anonymity

Under the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000, Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992 and the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1976 (as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 1988), lifetime anonymity is afforded to victims of sexual abuse in current and historical claims.

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19 June 2018 Good expert or bad? The answer lies in the prep

As those who are experienced in handling social care claims will know, parties are often heavily or even wholly reliant upon the claimant’s word alone in assessing the impact that abuse has had upon a claimant.

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19 June 2018 Do you know what your insurance history looks like? We recommend you find out

Changes in the law over the last 20 years mean that children’s services providers can, like local authorities, now face claims in relation to alleged child sexual abuse which took place as long ago as the 1950s.

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