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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 ...

Is the law on third party motor insurance fit for purpose?

Is the law on third party motor insurance fit for purpose?

Ever since the CJEU found in the 2014 Slovenian case of Vnuk v Triglav that the EU consolidated Sixth Motor Insurance Directive (MID) requires all mot ...

50 Predictions: Casualty

50 Predictions: Casualty

The Taskforce’s recommendations – a step in the right direction Following the implementation of section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 ...

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. ...

Vicarious liability: The nature of the relationship

Vicarious liability: The nature of the relationship

In this case, the Supreme Court held that the Ministry of Justice could be liable for the negligence of a prisoner working in a prison kitchen, althou ...

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 ...