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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 […]
The law of limitation for Fatal Accidents Act claims for children is often misunderstood. Here we look at the limitation period in relation to fatal accident claims and children. There are two issues: the limitation period when any of the dependants are children: the limitation period when it is a child who has been […]
In Pearce & Ors v The Secretary of State for Business, Energy And Industrial Strategy & Ors  EWHC 2009 (QB) Mr Justice Turner considered the principles relating to Section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980 and granted an application where the claim was brought 25 years out of time. This is an important recap of the […]
The facts in Powell & Ors v The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police  EWHC B12 (Costs) are quite extraordinary. This judgment, on the issue of costs, adds to the material relating to proportionality. Equally important is the fact that it provides some guidance as to the steps a claimant is able recover costs for […]
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.
Fatal accident litigation can give rise to very specific problems in the context of clinical negligence. All fatal accidents always throw up their own unique problems. Recent cases have demonstrated a number of particular areas of concern for all practitioners, but particularly those instructed where medical negligence has caused, or hastened, death. WHAT THE CASES […]
The previous post considering Brown –v- Hamid looked at the award for loss of consortium. This post looks at this developing head of damage in more detail. THE CLAIM FOR “INTANGIBLE LOSS” This head of damage for ‘intangible’ loss – is a common feature in claims brought by children when their mother was killed and […]