By Peter Yates   In Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Ltd v Yavuz and others, Warby J found that the parties to a crash-for-cash conspiracy were guilty of contempt of court. The case put forward by Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Ltd (“LVI”) was that “false and dishonest statements were made by the defendants in witness statements, […]

By Colin Richmond   The Court of Appeal has handed down its long-awaited judgment in the case of Alina Budana (Appellant) v Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (Respondent) & Law Society (Intervener) [2017] EWCA Civ 1980. Briefly, the Court held that a Conditional Fee Agreement (“CFA”) can be validly assigned from one firm of solicitors […]

By Jonathan Holsgrove   The Court of Appeal (link here) have considered the issue of whether or not an ATE policy is relevant when considering an application for security for costs.  The substantive claim is a complex one strongly denied by the Defendants.  The Claimant companies allege that the Defendants, PWC and Lloyds Bank, conspired […]

In a short judgment today in Casson v Spotmix Ltd & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1994 the Court of Appeal overturned a trial judge’s decision that a claimant who suffered injury at work was contributory negligent. “the extent to which the claimant’s conduct could be criticised fell considerably…

The Court of Appeal decided today that the failure of the  Fatal Accidents Act to include cohabitees  within the definition of those entitled to a bereavement payment is incompatible with Section 4 of the Human Rights Act. As the law currently stands cohabitees are  not…

By Catherine Duffy   TINSLEY V MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL & OTHERS [2017]EWCA Civ 1704 1.On 1st November 2017 this case came before the Court of Appeal.  The case was heard by the Master of the Rolls, Lord Justice Longmore and Lord Justice Irwin. Appeal point 2.The question in the appeal:- Is a person who has […]

By Vilma Vodanovic The Court of Appeal considered the point in FLETCHER v KEATLEY (by his LF) [2017] EWCA Civ 1540 (a decision from 12.10.2017) and followed guidance in Summers v Fairclough Homes Ltd [2012] UKSC 26. In 2007, Mr Keatley (‘K’), who was only 17 at the time, and Mr Fletcher (F) were in […]