Category Resources and links

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 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 […]

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 […]

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: AVOIDING THE PITFALLS: WEBINAR 29TH MARCH 2019

I am presenting a webinar on avoiding the pitfalls in fatal accident claims on the 29th March 2019, 1 – 2 pm. It is designed to look at those areas of fatal accident litigation where a lawyer can be negligent, or run into significant problems. ISSUES TO BE COVERED Important issues prior to death, the […]

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, […]

FATAL ACCIDENTS: 10 KEY POINTS

The interesting thing about lecturing is that you get questions and feedback. Following the talk at Hardwicke last week I thought it may be useful to set out some central issues in relation to fatal accidents. These issues arose both in the talk itself and in conversations afterwards. There are 10 key issues which benefit […]

THIRD EDITION OF APIL GUIDE TO FATAL ACCIDENTS NOW AVAILABLE

The third edition of the APIL Guide to Fatal Accidents is now available (click on the link to see order details). . WHAT THE BLURB SAYS “The APIL Guide to Fatal Accidents, now in its third edition, provides practical advice on how to run a case involving a fatal accident and how to secure maximum awards […]

IMPORTANT JUDGMENT ON LEGAL AID AND INQUESTS: EXCEPTIONAL FUNDING GUIDANCE FOR INQUESTS IS WRONG

Bindmans website has a summary of an important judgment in the case of R(Joanna Letts) -v- Lord Chancellor. The judge found that there were material errors in the Guidance given in relation to funding for representation for inquests. KEY POINTS OF JUDGMENT “For the reasons that I have set out above in my judgment this […]

ASSISTING THE BEREAVED CLIENT: GUIDANCE AND LINKS

Some years ago I ran the APIL course on fatal accidents. As part of that course I insisted upon lecturing with an experienced bereavement counsellor  who could advise solicitors on how best to deal with the problems of recently bereaved clients. This was always well received. It is an area where lawyers receive no training […]