The law in relation to fatal accidents This blog aims to provide a resource for all those involved in fatal accident litigation, whether it be as a dependant or a litigator. This section provides a brief overview of the law in relation to fatal accidents. See the links section on the side of this blog […]

Zenith Chambers invite you to :     PI Wine and Wisdom: Fatal Accident Damages Masterclass       4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Tuesday, 19th July 2016     The Chambers, 30 Park Place, LS1 2SP     £20.00     This seminar is accredited for 2 CPD Hr(s) On Tuesday 19th July 2016, […]

Originally posted on Civil Litigation Brief:
Over the weekend I heard two speakers on costs budgeting mention my view that costs budgeting may not now apply to fatal accident claims where children are dependants.  Given the potential significance of this, it is worth expanding my concerns. THE NEW RULE The new rules came into force on…

Originally posted on Civil Litigation Brief:
There has been major controversy recently about the proposed increase in probate fees. In particular there was some concern, expressed on twitter, that claimants could not afford to issue proceedings.  There are a number of points that need to be considered,  if there is a major increase in probate…

The Supreme Court gave judgment in Knauer -v- Ministry [2016] UKSC 9 of Justice this morning. The court allowed the appeal.  The multiplier in a fatal accident case now runs from the date of trial/assessment and not the date of death. This means that fatal accident awards will now be higher.  There is a greater […]

The judgment in the Supreme Court case about multipliers is to be given on the 24th February 2016.   The video of the arguments in the case can be seen here. 

The issue of the date when the multiplier should run from has been considered by the Supreme Court on the 28th January 2016 in Knaur -v- the MOJ. This is a case that, undoubtedly, is going to feature again on the blog. THE MULTIPLIER The question of the date from which the multiplier should be […]

There are interesting observations in relation to several aspects of Fatal Accident damages in the judgment of Mr Justice Garnham in  Mosson -v- Spousal (London) Ltd [2015] EWHC 53 (QB). KEY POINTS An allegation of contributory negligence on the part of the deceased could not be sustained in the total absence of evidence. The costs […]

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