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22 July 2019 Watch this space on breach of contract, vicarious liability and assumption of responsibility

The concept of Assumption of Responsibility is on many stakeholders’ minds at the moment following the Supreme Court decision in CN & GN v Poole.

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8 March 2019 Landlord and tenant inspections - getting the evidence right

In Rogerson v Bolsover District Council (2019) the Court of Appeal found against a local authority landlord pursuant to the Defective Premises Act 1972 following a finding of an inadequate inspection regime.

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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 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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25 July 2018 Children Act 1989 - Section 20 and damages

The Supreme Court decision in Williams and another v Borough of Hackney [2018] UKSC 37 was an example of the local authority getting Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 right.

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25 July 2018 Children Act 1989 – Section 20 and consent

Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 provides the local authority with the power to provide accommodation for children without a court order when they do not have somewhere suitable to live.

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25 July 2018 M.G. v (1) Thomas Street & (2) The Governors of St Augustine of Canterbury RC High School (2018) – the question of Illegality in an historical abuse context

The Claimant was born in 1973. He started at St Augustine of Canterbury RC High School ('the School') in 1985.

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25 July 2018 M.G. v (1) Thomas Street & (2) The Governors of St Augustine of Canterbury RC High School (2018) – a consideration of limitation, expert duties, illegality and public policy

Manchester County Court has recently delivered its Judgment in M.G. v (1) Thomas Street & (2) The Governors of St Augustine of Canterbury RC High School (2018) which is a stark reminder that proven abuse by an employee does not automatically result in a successful claim against the employer.

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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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