Monthly Archives: September 2015

A & M v Royal Mail Group – ATE premiums and success fees under CPR 21

By Maxine Best A and M, aged 12 and 4 respectively, brought claims in damages for personal injuries and consequential losses sustained in a road traffic accident on the 31st July 2013. Agreement was reached with the insurers for the Defendant for both general damages and special damages through the usual minor injury claim portal […]

IS IT REALLY WORTH THE RISK?

 By Chris Rafferty “Simply because an ill informed Litigation Friend signs up to a CFA with a success fee of 100% does not automatically mean that a 100% success fee is a reasonable expense for the purposes of CPR 21.12.” District Judge Lumb, A (and anor) -v- Royal Mail Group [2015] EW Misc B30 (CC), […]

IS THAT THE SOUND OF CHANGE TO NIHL CLAIMS?

 By Chris Rafferty   The Civil Justice Council has set up a working group, to be chaired by Andrew Parker of DAC Beachcroft, to advise the present government as to the handling of noise induced hearing loss claims. Membership of the working group will represent solicitors, claims managers, insurers, the Ministry of Justice and the […]

MAKING OR FACING AN APPLICATION TO RESILE FROM A PORTAL ADMISSION? A QUICK GUIDE….

 By Bronia Hartley   Whether you are making or defending an application to resile from a Portal admission, here are a few rules, recent cases and pointers to remember:   Applications to resile from a Portal admission are made under CPR 14.1B:   Admissions made under the RTA Protocol or the EL/PL Protocol 14.1B (1) […]

THE CHILD IN THE ROAD

 By Mr John Collins Issues involved in Jackson-v-Murray Jackson-v-Murray, which has been recently reported at [2005] PIQRP 249 deals directly or indirectly with three important issues: (1) the extent to which a higher court can interfere with an assessment of contributory negligence by the trial judge or by an appeal court; (2) the assessment of […]