Category Dependency

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 […]

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 […]

THE KEY CASES IN FATAL ACCIDENT DEPENDENCY CLAIMS: WEBINAR 6TH APRIL 2020

On the 6th April 2020 I am presenting a webinar “The Key Cases in Fatal Accident Dependency Claims” – concentrating upon the assessment of damages in fatal accident cases.      THE WEBINAR The means of assessment of fatal accident damages is not set out in the Fatal Accident Act, but is set out in […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS: LAW, PRACTICE, PROCEDURE & COMPASSION: COURSES IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2019

Alongside solicitor and partner in Irwin Mitchell Hilary Wetherell I am speaking at the APIL day-long courses on fatal accidents in November and December this year, in London, Manchester and Bristol.  Our emphasis is on practical knowledge and application of that knowledge, alongside compassionate client care. “Stimulating, scintilating and inspiring on what is a very difficult and […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS COURSES: MANCHESTER AND LONDON NOVEMBER 2018

In November this year I will, along with solicitor, Hilary Wetherell, be giving two day-long courses organised by APIL “Fatal Accidents, Practice, Procedure and Compassion”   Manchester on 21/11/2018 London 28/11/2018 Booking details are available here.  Details from the APIL website. “This course will be given by experienced practitioner Hilary Wetherell, a partner at Irwin Mitchell, and […]

DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF A FATHER: DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF “INTANGIBLE BENEFIT” AWARDED

In  CC v TD [2018] EWHC 1240 (QB) His Honour Judge Freedman (sitting as a High Court judge) found that it was appropriate for the court to award damages for loss of intangible benefit when children had suffered the loss of a father. THE CASE The deceased was killed in a road traffic accident. At trial the judge […]

COSTS BUDGETING IN FATAL CASES WHERE THERE IS A CHILD

I had an interesting email this morning from Jon Heath, solicitor at Levins, Liverpool. It dealt with the issue of costs budgeting in a fatal case where there is a child involved. BUDGETING, FATAL ACCIDENTS AND CHILDREN CLAIMS “I recently attended a CCMC at the County Court at Liverpool on behalf of the claimant in […]

FATAL ACCIDENT DEPENDENCY AND CULTURAL EXPECTATIONS: THE REPORTED CASES

A number of recent cases I have been involved in have highlighted the need for care when dealing with claimants who have specific cultural expectations as to dependency.  There are relatively few reported cases on this topic. It is worth looking at them. KEY POINTS Perhaps the major point to be made is to read […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS DAMAGES MASTERCLASS: 19th JULY 2016 LEEDS

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, […]

KNAUER -V- MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: DATE FOR SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT

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.