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Causing Serious Injury by Careless Driving - A Significant Development in Road Traffic Prosecutions

Causing Serious Injury by Careless Driving - A Significant Development in Road Traffic Prosecutions

28 June 2022 sees the introduction into UK law of the offence of causing serious injury by careless driving. This will mean that drivers who may previ ...

Learnings and Reflections from the Independent Neurology Inquiry

Learnings and Reflections from the Independent Neurology Inquiry

The Independent Neurology Inquiry has now published its’ findings. The Inquiry Chair, Mr Brett Lockhart QC, delivered a statement announcing the publi ...

Cannabis Claims – A Growing Issue for Insurers

Cannabis Claims – A Growing Issue for Insurers

At DACB, we are continually working with insurers and the industry to assess and counter emerging issues around claims and fraud. One such issue is th ...

Competition Appeals Tribunal grants Collective Proceedings Order in Trucks Litigation

Competition Appeals Tribunal grants Collective Proceedings Order in Trucks Litigation

On 8 June, in the latest instalment of the long-running “Trucks Litigation”, the Competition Appeals Tribunal (“CAT”) granted Road Haulage Association ...

Judgment delivered to strike out Defence & Counterclaim

Judgment delivered to strike out Defence & Counterclaim

The Court considered how solicitor delay in making prompt Applications could be disadvantageous to the client. The solicitor should consider whether t ...

Split trials: an increasingly attractive strategy

Split trials: an increasingly attractive strategy

Those with long memories will recall the days when split liability and quantum trials were a regular occurrence with issues of quantum often set to on ...

Commercial Court upholds CMR Convention limits   Knapfield v. C.A.R.S Holdings Ltd & Ors (2022)

Commercial Court upholds CMR Convention limits Knapfield v. C.A.R.S Holdings Ltd & Ors (2022)

The Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (the CMR Convention) has been ratified by most European states, and was ...

‘Protecting People and Places’ – the HSE’s Strategic Objectives for the Next Decade

‘Protecting People and Places’ – the HSE’s Strategic Objectives for the Next Decade

Alongside the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there is another anniversary that is close to all health and safety practitioners – it has been 50 years since ...

Ferenc Sumegi v Gate Gourmet UK Ltd - more complex injury counter-fraud success

Ferenc Sumegi v Gate Gourmet UK Ltd - more complex injury counter-fraud success

In Sumegi v Gate Gourmet Ltd, we were instructed by Zurich, the defendant’s EL insurer, to defend the claimant’s claim for a back injury he suffered a ...

Mathieu v Hinds - the outer limit for provisional damages?

Mathieu v Hinds - the outer limit for provisional damages?

In Mathieu v (1) Hinds (2) Aviva plc [2022] EWHC 924 (QB) Mrs Justice Hill rejected the claimant’s arguments for a provisional award for post-traumati ...