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‘Ghost’ brokers scamming drivers
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • January 11 2018

Unscrupulous ghost insurance brokers are offering cut price policies which are far from legal according to BLM, leading insurance risk and commercial


Firm signs of progress towards fixing costs in holiday sickness claims
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • January 5 2018

Claims for gastric illness sustained on all-inclusive holidays are a discrete area in which fixed recoverable costs look very likely to be introduced


There’s no cherry picking when it comes to costs regimes: Catalano
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • January 3 2018

The Court of Appeal has ruled that claimants may not “blow hot and cold” with which regime they are entitled to select when it comes to costs, i.e


Striking out for abuse of process
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • January 3 2018

In a recent claim handled by BLM, the issue of abuse of process was considered by the court. BLM had been instructed to act on behalf of a defendant


Reopening settled claims: VWF claims from the 90s
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • January 3 2018

The Court of Appeal in Graham Thomas v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors 2017 (judgment here) has considered a professional negligence claim against


Don’t let the bed bugs bite
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • January 3 2018

Bed bug infestations are on the rise. British Airways has recently had to apologise and upgrade three passengers after a flight from Vancouver to


Supreme Court on vicarious liability: Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • January 3 2018

In Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council the Supreme Court has held that local authorities are not subject to a “non-delegable duty” to ensure that


Johnson & Johnson: the fightback
  • BLM
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • January 3 2018

In the October edition of the Disease Review we reported that in a US decision Eva Echeverria received an award of damages against Johnson & Johnson


Bereave it or not: bereavement damages and The Human Rights Act
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • January 3 2018

In Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust & Secretary of State for Justice the Court of Appeal ruled that section 1 of the Fatal Accidents Act


Every time a bell Drings: disclosure following the Cape litigation
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • January 3 2018

The High Court in Dring v Cape Distribution Limited et al 2017 has allowed disclosure of a large number of documents concerning the development of