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November 2018

Worker Status: Addison Lee taxi drivers are workers

Worker Status: Addison Lee taxi drivers are workers

The EAT has upheld an employment tribunal decision that drivers working for Addison Lee were workers, and not genuinely self-employed contractors.

Low Emission Zones Update

Low Emission Zones Update

We previously issued an alert (published on our website on 11/05/2018) regarding the London-wide Low Emission Zone (LEZ), proposals for an Ultra-Low E ...

Portal claims and contributory negligence: can the argument be raised if the claim's value increases?

Portal claims and contributory negligence: can the argument be raised if the claim's value increases?

Where liability is admitted in a claim commenced within the Pre-Action Protocols for Low Value Personal Injury Claims, and the claim then exits the Lo ...

A vueltas con el artículo 10.3 de la Ley del Contrato de Seguro: hay vida más allá de los seguros de vida

A vueltas con el artículo 10.3 de la Ley del Contrato de Seguro: hay vida más allá de los seguros de vida

El pasado 15 de mayo de 2018 veía la luz la sentencia de la Audiencia Provincial de Barcelona núm. 216/2018. El pronunciamiento resulta de interés por ...

Pre-Action Disclosure and the Low Value Protocol: what costs are payable?

Pre-Action Disclosure and the Low Value Protocol: what costs are payable?

Where claims commence within the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (Employers' Liability and Public Liability) Claims and then exit th ...

First declaration of ineffectiveness granted and some clarity on developments at last

First declaration of ineffectiveness granted and some clarity on developments at last

In a landmark decision of the Court of Appeal, the procurement world has seen the first declaration of ineffectiveness made in England and Wales. DAC ...

Is illness ever a defence to dishonesty?

Is illness ever a defence to dishonesty?

The recent decision of the Divisional Court in the cases of SRA v James, Naylor & McGreggor has caused consternation amongst the profession, many ...

Supreme Court Judgment in MM - Clarity at Last?

Supreme Court Judgment in MM - Clarity at Last?

Finally, we now have the Supreme Court conclusion to the long-running issue of conditional discharge and deprivation of liberty. In this briefing, we ...

Know your victim: Primary or Secondary!

Know your victim: Primary or Secondary!

The recent High Court decision in YAH -v- Medway NHS Foundation Trust is a helpful reminder of the principles to be considered when deciding the 'stat ...

Counterclaiming for personal injuries? QOCS protection: the Sequel

Counterclaiming for personal injuries? QOCS protection: the Sequel

In Ketchion v McEwan, HHJ Freedman decided that a Defendant in an RTA claim who counterclaims for personal injuries is entitled to QOCS protection in ...