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Adjournment of trial: defendants deliberately try to take advantage of “ill-health”

November 1 2017 Although this was not a casualty claim, the case raised interesting points in respect of what reasons are sufficient to adjourn proceedings.

Overturning findings of fact made by a trial judge: Court of Appeal reiterates principles to be applied

May 15 2017 In this case the second defendant insurer appealed against a County Court judgment that a road traffic accident had occurred which entitled the…

Claimant unreasonably electing to exit claim from portal

May 15 2017 This is an interesting case where the claimant was challenged for exiting their claim from the portal. Although this case involved a road traffic…

Future of s29 Data Protection Act requests about suspected fraudulent claims after GDPR

October 23 2017 Many of us working in the field of fraudulent insurance and legal claims have been wondering with trepidation what the future holds for the…

Handwritten signature not required on court documents

August 31 2017 In this case, the defendant applied for a ruling that the claim form and particulars of claim had not been properly verified by the claimant. The…

Rapid Review of GNM in healthcare

June 11 2018 Following the Secretary of State’s announcement into a rapid policy review into gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare, the panel, chaired by Sir…

Internet images - know your position

June 7 2018 BLM Partner Steve Kuncewisz sets out what consumers need to know about copyright law - and what can happen if you lift a picture off the internet and…

Don't let life imitate a soap opera

June 1 2018 In an attempt by TV producers to create realistic televisual experiences, we often find soap opera storylines can be very close to the mark and that…

Claimant restricted to fixed costs where failed to comply with protocol

May 30 2018 Although this was not a casualty claim it raises interesting points in respect of the costs that a claimant can recover if they have failed to comply…

Highway authority not to blame for overgrown vegetation by road

May 30 2018 In this case, the claimant was cycling along the road when he collided with a car that was being driven by the defendant. The accident occurred at a…