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High Court confirms discretion to award costs to a party despite budget sanctions

United Kingdom - April 30 2021 In Pasricha v Pasricha (Rev 1)[2021] EWHC 1017 (Ch), a property dispute claim, the defendant had not filed a budget in time and accordingly had been…

Daniel Saul, Tim Riordan.

Local authority not vicariously liable for a corporate sub-contractor to which it had successfully delegated the day-to-day care of a child

United Kingdom - April 8 2021 The High Court has held that a local authority was not vicariously liable for abuse committed by an employee of a private children's home run by an…

Carl Dray, Tim Riordan.

QOCS and group litigation orders for personal injury claims - To issue or not?

United Kingdom - November 25 2020 A recent decision in the Oxford County Court in Waterfield and 25 others v Dentality and 3 others (No.2) [2020] 11 WLUK 223 has introduced another…

Carl Dray, Tim Riordan.

Employer not directly or vicariously liable for personal injury from practical joke gone wrong

United Kingdom - October 8 2020 The High Court considered on appeal the second stage of the test for vicarious liability and whether an employer is directly liable for the injury…

Carl Dray.

First COVID-19 wrongful death suit filed in the US - What are the wider implications?

United Kingdom, USA - April 8 2020 It has recently been reported that the first wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in the United States related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The case…

Carl Dray, Nicholas Draper.