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Two recent mesothelioma liability judgments in Scotland: Gibson & Ors v Babcock; Thacker & Ors v North British Steel
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 30 2018

Two recent Court of Session decisions determined liability for asbestos-related illness: John Samuel Thacker & Ors v North British Steel 2018 CSOH

Causation in Medical Consent Cases post-Montgomery: two 2017 cases
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • June 27 2017

So far in 2017 there have been two cases which have clarified the need for claimant parties to establish causation on a conventional basis in cases

McGowan v Amec Buildings Limited
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • June 23 2017

The claim of McGowan v AMEC Buildings Limited was heard in the High Court before Mrs Justice Andrews DBE in March 2017. Mrs Gertrude McGowan: widow

Rising penalties and serious criminal charges for work-related health and safety law breaches
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • May 17 2017

In recent times, we have seen a shift in relation to prosecutions for work-related deaths and injuries. Personal liability claims have recently

Landmark damages award for quad bike rider rendered quadriplegic
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 13 2016

Whether employer liable for allowing employee to use defective quad bike without training and without wearing a helmet. The defendants, Mr and Mrs

Compulsory Pre-Action Protocol
  • Brodies LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 2 2016

A new compulsory pre-action protocol is being introduced for accidents occurring on or after 28 November 2016 with a value of up to £25,000. There

A new tort - malicious prosecution of civil proceedings
  • Mayer Brown
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2016

On 20 July 2016, a nine member panel of the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Willers v Joyce and Anor (in substitution for and in their

Watts v. Bowman
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • July 19 2016

The driver of a vehicle did not have implied consent to drive her mother's vehicle. The daughter was required to ask for permission to use the

Andraws v. Anslow: Reasons for Judgment Must be Adequate to Facilitate Proper Appellate Review
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 14 2016

The British Columbia Court of Appeal in Andraws v. Anslow found that a trial judge’s reasons for judgment were inadequate, as they did not allow for

Modest damages for minor personal injuries
  • Arthur Cox
  • Ireland
  • July 12 2016

Damages for pain and suffering in personal injury claims have been cut by up to 50 in a number of recent Court of Appeal decisions. EMERGING TREND