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Pursuers and Defenders Reach Agreement Over COVID-19 Hit Personal Injury Claims

Pursuers and Defenders Reach Agreement Over COVID-19 Hit Personal Injury Claims

DAC Beachcroft Scotland and Thompsons Scotland, have collaborated to create an innovative Agreement for use between defender firms/insurers and claima ...

50 predictions: Motor

50 predictions: Motor

The artificial intelligence genie is out of the bottle The use of robots to replace human data entry for tasks that do not rely on complex decision-m ...

Government commissions far-reaching review of UK driving laws

Government commissions far-reaching review of UK driving laws

With the economic uncertainty of Brexit looming ever closer, it is perhaps not surprising that the government has reiterated its commitment to ensurin ...

50 predictions: Motor

50 predictions: Motor

Limited hands-off driving to be piloted on motorways by 2019The next stage of vehicle automation, with the introduction of limited hands-off motorway ...

Can a Claimant's own negligence break the chain of causation?

Can a Claimant's own negligence break the chain of causation?

The claim resulted from a road traffic accident, in which the claimant pedestrian ran across a road into the defendant's moped's path.  At first insta ...

Vicarious liability: The 'Sufficient Connection' test

Vicarious liability: The 'Sufficient Connection' test

In this case, the Supreme Court considered whether an employer was vicariously liable for an employee's unprovoked and violent assault on a customer. ...

Should Jackson's 10% uplift to general damages give Claimants the penny and the bun?

Should Jackson's 10% uplift to general damages give Claimants the penny and the bun?

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, as part of the reforms proposed by Lord Justice Jackson, prevents the recovery of succ ...

Part 36 and fixed costs outside the Portal

Part 36 and fixed costs outside the Portal

The apparent inconsistency between the provisions governing fixed costs for personal injury claims which fall out of the Low Value Protocols and the c ...

Asbestos related lung cancer and the apportionment of liability

Asbestos related lung cancer and the apportionment of liability

The question of how the courts should approach causation in a claim for asbestos-related lung cancer was considered by the Court of Appeal in Heneghan ...

The Overhaul of Part 36

The Overhaul of Part 36

The new Part 36 will come into force on 06/04/2015 and will apply to all Part 36 offers made on or after that date.