Monthly Archives: June 2015

Lowdon-v-Jump Zone Leisure UK Limited [2015] EWCA Civ586: ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

  By Justin Crossley All The Fun of The Fair Lowdon-v-Jump Zone Leisure UK Limited [2015] EWCA Civ586 This case concerned an appeal against an Order in which the Defendant was to pay the Claimant, Mr Lowdon, the sum of £17,000 by way of general damages for personal injury following injury he suffered as a result […]

Litigants in person, mental health, and relief from sanctions

 By Nicola Phillipson Elliott v Stobart Group [2015] EWCA Civ 449 13th May 2015 Summarised by Nicola Phillipson An application for an extension of time to serve medical evidence by a litigant in person with a mental health disability was refused where there had been a number of breaches and considerable delay, effectivly bringing proceedings […]

STOCKER v STOCKER [2015] EWHC 1634 (QB)

   By Kate McKinlay SOME USEFUL GUIDANCE ON COSTS BUDGETING FROM THE HIGH COURT Whilst the recent case of STOCKER v STOCKER [2015] EWHC 1634 (QB) is a libel case, the guidance on cost budgeting is relevant to all civil proceedings. Mr Justice Warby, who adjudicated on costs budget in Mr Yeo MP’s libel claim […]

PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS AND THE AGEING POPULATION: THE COURSE AND THE PHOTOS

The Zenith Personal Injury Group conference on Personal Injury Lawyers and the Ageing Population took place on the 24th June.  For those who couldn’t attend here is our attempt to give a flavour of what went on. TECHNICAL PROBLEMS The Powerpoint projector did not work for the first 45 minutes. (We struggled on despite Gordon […]

BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY AFTER THE ENTERPRISE AND REGULATORY REFORM ACT 2013 : A SCOTTISH DECISION: DALEKS ARE NOT THAT DANGEROUS AFTER ALL

Originally posted on PERSONAL INJURY: LIABILITY AND DAMAGES:
The precise impact of the ERRA upon liability is still very much open to debate.  Some guidance may be found in the Scottish case of Gilchrist -v- Asda Stores Ltd [2015] CSOH 17. A judgment of Lady Stacey where judgment was given on the 17th June 2015.…

WE TALK THE TALK AND NOW WE’VE WALKED THE WALK

Member of Zenith Chambers took part in the Leeds Legal Walk today.  Walking 10 km to raise money for North East Legal Support Trust. Donations can be made at Zenith Chambers’ Fundraising Page. SELECTED PHOTOS

No relief for being a litigant in person – Chadwick (trustee in bankruptcy of Anthony Burling) v Burling [2015] EWHC 1610 (Ch)

 By Jonathan Holsgrove In Chadwick, the appellant former wife, Mrs. Burling, appealed against the order of a Deputy Registrar dismissing her application for relief from sanctions for failing to file evidence in accordance with an earlier order. Mrs. Burling was seeking to defend applications for possession of two properties made by the trustee in bankruptcy […]