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DAC Beachcroft Spotlight: 2019 Health and Safety in Numbers

DAC Beachcroft Spotlight: 2019 Health and Safety in Numbers

As we begin to approach the end of 2019, it is that time of year again when the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in festive spirit, release their an ...

Surcharge on Health & Safety Fines in Scotland

Surcharge on Health & Safety Fines in Scotland

The Victim Surcharge (Scotland) Regulations 2019 came into force on 25 November 2019. This means Scottish Courts must now impose a surcharge where a p ...

New Judicial College Guidelines published

New Judicial College Guidelines published

The 15th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines for the assessment of damages in personal injury cases was published on the 26th November 2019, mo ...

Service of Proceedings on a Solicitor

Service of Proceedings on a Solicitor

The recent case of Nangelenan v Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust [2001] has highlighted a very significant flaw in the acceptance of service by a nomina ...

“Rather fail with honour than succeed by fraud”

“Rather fail with honour than succeed by fraud”

For committal applications to be made, is it essential that there be “proceedings”. This important question was considered by the Courts in Jet 2 Holi ...

ASPIC clarifies rules of the employment of Counsel

ASPIC clarifies rules of the employment of Counsel

In Daniel Graham v Enviroclean (Scotland) Limited [2019], the Court looks at whether a sanction should be granted for some items of work done by Couns ...

Court of Session decides when Defenders need to show their hand

Court of Session decides when Defenders need to show their hand

Following the judgement in B v Inverurie Skip Hire Ltd [2019], we look at whether delaying disclosure of evidence, in this case surveillance evidence, ...

Supreme Court settles the debate on who deals with Unidentified Driver cases

Supreme Court settles the debate on who deals with Unidentified Driver cases

Can a claim be brought against the unidentified driver of a vehicle following a road traffic accident? This questions was considered in the case of Ca ...

Court Fee Remissions

Court Fee Remissions

What impact could the recent increased in court fees have on the costs of personal injury claims? Recent increases in Court Fees have seen them rise t ...

Class actions in Australia – NSW Court of Appeal clarifies approach to aggregation clauses

Class actions in Australia – NSW Court of Appeal clarifies approach to aggregation clauses

Bank of Queensland v AIG Australia Ltd [2019] NSWCA 190 At a Glance The NSW Court of Appeal has overturned a first instance decision regarding the ap ...