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21 November 2018 Clarification by the court on causation and loss in brokers negligence claims

The UK court has recently clarified the law in relation to causation and loss in broker’s negligence claims in the case of Dalamd Limited v Butterworth Spengler Commercial Limited [2018] EWHC 2558.

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14 August 2018 Reflecting on the standard of care owed by an injured child and their parent

Caine Steven John Ellis v Paul Kelly & Violet Ellis (2018) highlights the challenges and sensitivities in alleging fault on the part of a child and parent in circumstances where the primary cause of an accident rests with a third party.

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7 August 2018 Applying QOCS protection in a claim for personal injury and something else

In The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Brown [2018], the High Court ruled that a Circuit Judge was wrong to automatically apply QOCS protection to a claim for misuse of data which also included a claim for personal injury.

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26 July 2018 Another door opens for victims of sexual abuse

The Court of Appeal this week handed down judgment in the case of JT v First-Tier Tribunal and Others opening the door for many victims of sexual abuse, who were previously prevented from seeking compensation from the CICA.

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26 July 2018 Organisations owe no duty to staff when responding to claims

In Bowen v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, the Supreme Court have confirmed that members of the workforce aggrieved by the way in which such claims are defended or settled are not entitled to pursue a claim against their employers on this basis.

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23 July 2018 Personal injury reforms delay

In May 2018 I prepared a blog entitled ‘small claims u-turn?’ after the Justice Select Committee called on the government to put the ex-Chancellor George Osborne’s plans to raise the small claims limit for personal injury claims and prohibit awards of general damages for minor soft tissue injuries on hold whilst the past five years of reforms are evaluated.

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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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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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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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