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Defendant's costs paid by Claimant's expert

United Kingdom - February 14 2020 In the clinical negligence case of Thimmaya v Lancashire NHS Foundation Trust v Jamil (Manchester County Court 30 January 2020), HHJ Evans ordered…

Penelope Smith v The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

United Kingdom - September 17 2019 HHJ Berkley gave judgment for the Defendant this week in Winchester County Court in the claim of Penelope Smith v The Royal Bournemouth &…

Hot drinks and burns: What are a vendor's duties when serving hot drinks to customers?

United Kingdom - April 19 2019 Customers can sometimes sustain injuries when purchasing hot drinks from vendors, particularly if the contents of their drink escapes from the mouth…

Can you be found contributorily negligent for attempting your own suicide?

United Kingdom - April 3 2019 Suicide is a topic that many of us find difficult to discuss. Attempts on one's own life, particularly if unsuccessful, are not commonly spoken about…

Disapplication of QOCS: Is failure to pay the trial fee sufficient?

United Kingdom - March 26 2019 QOCS, otherwise known as Qualified One-way Costs Shifting, leaves defendants out of pocket when defending claims, unless a defendant can satisfy one…

Discount Rate Klaxon - Review due in August 2019

United Kingdom - March 20 2019 The Lord Chancellor will announce later today that the first review of the personal injury discount rate under the Damages Act 1996 as amended by the…

Word of warning for McKenzie Friends & Co

United Kingdom - March 19 2019 I have seen this decision reported in a number of places online and it seems to be both important and interesting, so thought I'd add something brief…

Anonymity Orders: Balancing privacy with the principle of open justice

United Kingdom - March 15 2019 The High Court has recently considered the circumstances in which it is appropriate to grant anonymity orders under CPR 39.2(4) and the stage at…

An Unexpected Relief

United Kingdom - March 1 2019 In a recent case before DDJ Sadd in Croydon County Court, relief from sanctions was obtained by a Defendant in circumstances where it had failed to…

Claimant in stroke case fails to prove causation on the balance of probabilities.

United Kingdom - February 22 2019 The judge held that, even though there were gaps in the medical literature, the Claimant had to prove his case on the balance of probabilities. He…