Author Archives: gexall

A SERIES OF WEBINARS ON FATAL ACCIDENT LITIGATION AND DAMAGES: JUNE 2022

There are a series of four webinars in June 2022 on key aspects of fatal accident litigation and damages. Looking at recent cases, the child claimant and fatal accidents, damages in anticipation of death and avoiding the pitfalls of fatal accident litigation. (T RECENT CASES IN FATAL ACCIDENT LITIGATION: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THEM? […]

ALL DAY COURSE ON FATAL ACCIDENTS, LAW, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE – AND MUCH MORE: 16th NOVEMBER 2022

On the 16th November 2022 I will, along with solicitor Hilary Wetherell, be presented a one day course on Fatal Accidents.  The course will be presented live in London, for those who want to attend, and delegates will also be able to attend remotely. Booking details are available here. https://www.apil.org.uk/training/fatal-accidents-law-practice-procedure-compassion “Stimulating, scintillating and inspiring on […]

FATAL ACCIDENT DAMAGES: COURT OF APPEAL UPHOLDS WIDOW’S CLAIM TO DAMAGES BASED ON “PRACTICAL REALITY”

In Paramount Shopfitting Company Ltd v Rix [2021] EWCA Civ 1172 the Court of Appeal rejected a defendant’s appeal in relation to the assessment of damages awarded to a widow. The widow’s husband had run a successful business.  The fact that it had continued to prosper after his death did not impact upon the award that was […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS: DAY LONG (ONLINE) COURSE ON LAW, PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE: 12TH NOVEMBER 2021

Alongside solicitor Hilary Wetherell I am presenting a day long course: Fatal Accidents: Law, Practice, Procedure and Compassion 2021.  It is an online course on the 12th November 2021.  Booking details are available here. THE COURSE This one day virtual course will take you through every element of a fatal accident claim, with particular emphasis on the compassionate […]

A SERIES OF WEBINARS ON “STAYING SAFE” IN PERSONAL INJURY PRACTICE: BRIGHTEN UP YOUR NEW YEAR

To help 2021 run smoothly  for our members I am presenting a series of webinars in February and March on the theme of “staying safe” in the running of personal injury cases. The webinars look at key areas of practice and procedure, examine where any why things go wrong and then how to avoid problems. […]

INSOLVENCY AND THE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER: WEBINAR 29TH JANUARY 2021

There have been several features on this blog about the problems that insolvency causes to personal injury litigants. Both in terms of the claimant being bankrupt and also the difficulties in pursuing insolvent defendants.  These issues are looked at in detail in a webinar on the 29th January 2021 “Insolvency and the Personal Injury Litigator”. […]

THE CHILD CLAIMANT AND FATAL ACCIDENT LITIGATION: WEBINAR 8TH DECEMBER 2020

I am giving a webinar on the 8th December 2020.  I wanted to look at the particular issues facing a child claimant in a fatal accident case.   There are quite complex principles governing the losses involved.  Booking details are available here. THE WEBINAR This webinar looks at the particular problems and issues faced by a child […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS 2020: A SERIES OF WEBINARS TO HELP THOSE INVOLVED IN FATAL ACCIDENTS LITIGATION

Normally at this time of year I get together with Hilary Wetherell to present a one day course on fatal accidents.  There are obvious difficulties with giving  lectures this year. We are instead  series of webinars on the key issues relating to fatal accident litigation and damages. FATAL ACCIDENTS: SEEING THE CLIENT FOR THE FIRST TIME, PREPARING […]

INCREASE IN FATAL ACCIDENT BEREAVEMENT AWARD FROM TODAY

  INCREASE IN FATAL ACCIDENT BEREAVEMENT AWARD FROM TODAY: A FEW THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT THE BEREAVEMENT AWARD ct 2020 has increased to £15,210.  However that increase only applies where the cause of action accrues on or after 1st May 2020. It has no relevance to ongoing cases, see The Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) […]

Covid-19 useful bereavement links from Leeds Bereavement Forum

This blog has a series of useful links in relation to bereavement, however Leeds Bereavement Forum has prepared a truly comprehensive list of resources in relation to bereavement and Covid-19.  That list is available here. THE LIST The list is particularly important in that it concentrates upon a large number of resources available in relation […]