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Mason Hayes & Curran LLP | Ireland | 10 May 2022

Court Dismisses Medical Negligence Claim Due to Delay - A New Era?

Courts usually tend to allow cases to proceed rather than dismissing them on grounds of delay. The recent decision of Mr Justice Simons in Rooney v…
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Browne Jacobson LLP | United Kingdom | 2 Mar 2022

Health and safety successes at trial highlighting need for engaging staff compliance training

A teacher claimed that she had slipped on a wet floor when returning to her classroom during a parents’ evening. Proceedings were issued against the…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 18 Jan 2022

Strengthening the position for public authorities - Tindall v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police [CoA January 2022]

In the early hours of 4 March 2014, a motorist, K, was driving along the A413 in Buckinghamshire. It was a freezing night and K lost control of his…
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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 16 Dec 2021

Expert evidence in clinical negligence litigation

Without expert evidence there is no clinical negligence litigation. Experts are at the heart of the process and occupy a unique and important role…
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Cordato Partners | Australia | 5 Dec 2021

Must airlines compensate minor in-flight injuries?

Baggage falling from an overhead locker is one of the five most common causes of injuries to passengers in-flight, the others being turbulence…
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Gowling WLG | Canada | 28 Oct 2021

Intentional torts "dressed up" as negligence: Coverage considerations

Under what circumstances will an insurer be required to defend a claim involving an intentional tort framed as negligence? This question often arises…
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Gowling WLG | Canada | 22 Oct 2021

Supreme Court of Canada clarifies applicability of governmental policy immunity

In its decision in Marchi, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") provides helpful guidance to municipalities and other government actors regarding the…
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Brodies LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Oct 2021

Importance of establishing foreseeability - Morrison v Oakden [2021] CSOH 96

A recent Scottish case decided by Lady Carmichael in the Court of Session (High Court equivalent) highlights the importance of proving the…
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Gatehouse Chambers | United Kingdom | 6 Oct 2021

Questioning professionals - when should a client know that a professional has given them defective advice? Professional negligence claims and section 14a

In Witcomb v (1) J. Keith Park (2) Gregory the High Court considered the application of section 14A of the Limitation Act 1980 to a professional…
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Cooper Grace Ward | Australia | 22 Sep 2021

Employee awarded nearly $1.5 million in compensation for vibrating finger injury caused by employer’s negligence

In Tyndall v Kestrel Coal Pty Ltd (No 3) [2021] QSC 119, Mr Tyndall claimed that he developed white finger syndrome during the course of his…
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