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The costs of commercial surrogacy: setting a principle or creating an exception?

United Kingdom - April 28 2020 On 19 December 2019 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust which, at its heart, lay a simple…

Liam Riley, Mark Ashley.

Resolving Complex and Catastrophic Injury Claims - Has There Ever Been a Better Time to Talk?

United Kingdom - March 20 2020 Coronavirus or COVID-19 has already brought sweeping changes to just about every aspect of life and civil litigation has not escaped this turmoil. In…

Mark Bailey.

Illegality and the recoverability of damages: a dangerous path

United Kingdom - January 23 2019 The recent Court of Appeal decision in XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 2832 has attracted far less comment than might have been…

Mark Ashley.

High cost cases - an important decision on Part 36 offers

United Kingdom - January 14 2019 The decision of the Senior Courts Cost Office in the case of JLE v Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] 12 WLUK 450 is a decision…

Setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate: The Role of the Government Actuary's Department

United Kingdom - October 1 2018 The Civil Liability Bill will introduce major changes to the methodology for setting the Personal Injury Discount Rate in England and Wales, together…

Andrew Parker, David Williams.