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26 July 2016 Claimant allowed to amend value of claim after limitation expired

The case of Glenluce Fishing Co Ltd (G) v Waterman Ltd (W) has shown the court allowing the claimant to amend the value of claim outside of limitation.

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22 July 2016 Lies, Damned lies and Collateral lies –Supreme Court guide to fraud in insurance claims

The finding of 4-1 majority in the Supreme Court in favour of an appeal, and rejecting an insurers right to repudiate a claim based (to an extent) on lies will go down as more than a statistic.

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21 July 2016 Strict interpretation of the ex turpi causa principle results in bad news for claimants

the Court of Appeal upheld a judgment that a taxi driver was not liable in negligence to two passengers, both 17 years old, when he continued to drive despite being aware that the passengers were not wearing seatbelts and one of the doors of the taxi was open.

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20 July 2016 Path to victory - Supreme Court limits remit of 'structure and exterior' under Section 11

The recent case of Edwards v Kumarasamy will give heart to social landlords because the Supreme Court has overturned the judgment of the Court of Appeal.

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20 July 2016 The consequences of health and safety convictions is not limited to financial penalties

A judge at the Old Bailey has recently sentenced a construction company on two counts of corporate manslaughter and one count under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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20 July 2016 Witnesses face prosecution as false evidence leads to contempt in exaggerated employee claim

Judge Edis granted permission for the employer, Network Rail, to bring committal proceedings for contempt against a claimant and his primary witness (his mother).

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19 July 2016 A stark reminder of the importance of managing workplace transport safety

A plant hire company has been fined £300,000 and ordered to pay £50,000 in prosecution costs following a fatal accident in which an employee sustained head injuries.

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19 July 2016 Greater consumer protection needed following retailer insolvency

A recent Law Commission report entitled ‘Consumer Prepayments on Retail Insolvency’ has considered the need for greater protection for consumers.

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18 July 2016 Setting aside judgment in default? Don’t delay!

The court’s decision in the case of Goldcrest Distribution Ltd v Charles McCole Mary McCole and another [2016] shows a strict application of the ‘Denton Rules’.

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14 July 2016 Pathway to driverless cars – the proposals for automated vehicles technologies

A consultation commenced this week which looks at the pathway to driverless cars, seeking responses from the industry by Friday 9 September 2016

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