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No extended meaning for Road Traffic Act liability to injured claimants:  Carroll v QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd and others

No extended meaning for Road Traffic Act liability to injured claimants: Carroll v QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd and others

In a robust judgment delivered in the High Court this morning, Mrs Justice Tipples refused to extend the established meaning of the phrase “caused by, ...

The Civil Liability Act 2018 – what now?

The Civil Liability Act 2018 – what now?

The Civil Liability Bill finally received Royal Assent and completed the Parliamentary process on the 20th December 2018 becoming the Civil Liability ...

The Civil Liability Bill enters its final phase

The Civil Liability Bill enters its final phase

Yesterday saw the Civil Liability Bill complete both its Report Stage and Third Reading in the House of Commons.

Calling time on the compensation culture: The Civil Liability Bill is laid before Parliament

Calling time on the compensation culture: The Civil Liability Bill is laid before Parliament

Earlier this week the government published the long-awaited Civil Liability Bill. The Bill, which also incorporates proposed legislation to adjust the ...

Discount Rate Reform–the only way is up!

Discount Rate Reform–the only way is up!

The Civil Liability Bill contains proposals relating to Whiplash Reform and amends the Damages Act 1996. The amendments to this Act in Part 2 of the B ...

General Data Protection Regulation - The Time to Act

General Data Protection Regulation - The Time to Act

The time to act to make sure you are ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (the 'GDPR') (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is now. The GDPR provide ...

The Judicial College Guidelines – 25 years after their introduction, the 14th Edition is published

The Judicial College Guidelines – 25 years after their introduction, the 14th Edition is published

25 years after the publication of the 1st Edition of the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines (as they were then called), the 14th Edition of the Judicia ...

Fixed Recoverable Costs – the next chapter?

Fixed Recoverable Costs – the next chapter?

On 11th November 2016, the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls commissioned Lord Justice Jackson to carry out a further review and to devel ...

Calling time on the compensation culture - Government responds to the whiplash consultation and lays primary legislation before Parliament

Calling time on the compensation culture - Government responds to the whiplash consultation and lays primary legislation before Parliament

Having now consulted with several hundred industry stakeholders, the Government yesterday delivered its response to the recent whiplash consultation ( ...

Calling time on the compensation culture - Ministry of Justice releases long awaited plans to reform the whiplash claims process

Calling time on the compensation culture - Ministry of Justice releases long awaited plans to reform the whiplash claims process

After keeping the industry on tenterhooks for almost a year the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) yesterday issued its consultation paper on the removal of ge ...