Monthly Archives: April 2014

INDEPENDENT ARTICLE ON BACKLOG IN CORONER’S COURTS

There is an important article in the Independent dealing with delays in the coroner’s courts. The article shows that the average period is 26 weeks. However there are major variations with some areas taking twice as long and one inquest taking seven years to complete.

FATAL ACCIDENTS ABROAD: THE DECISION IN Cox -v- Ergo Versicherung AG EXPLAINED

The decision in Cox is an important one in relation to fatal accident claims where the accident happened abroad. Links to the decision and summary were provided in an earlier post. The decision is considered and explained in full in a DWF Briefing on the case which can be found here . Note, in particular, the […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS ABROAD: IMPORTANT DECISION BY THE SUPREME COURT

The Supreme Court today decided an important issue of how fatal accident damages are to be considered when the accident happened abroad. In particular what legal principles apply to the assessment of damages. Cox (Appellant) v Ergo Versicherung AG [2014] UKSC 22 FINDING THE CASE The Supreme Court  Press Summary can be found here  The full […]