There were some interesting developments on success fees last month which were considered by members of the PI team. Here’s a round up of what we were discussing throughout August and September:
- Gordon Exall considered the basic principles of personal injury damages in Another example of judges going back to basics with personal injury damages
- John Collins discussed the important issues relating to the assessment of contributory negligence as considered in Jackson -v- Murray  PIQR 249 in The Child In The Road
- Bronia Hartley talked us through Making or facing an application to resile from a portal admission under CPR 14.1B
- The Civil Justice Council announced that it has set up a working group to advise as to the handling of Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claims. Chris Rafferty took a look at the aims of the group and the areas which it aims to address in Is that the sound of change to NIHL claims?
- Chris Rafferty looked at the recoverability of success fees in a CFA entered into by a Litigation Friend in Is it really worth the risk?
- Our newest tenant Maxine Best looked at the case of
THE ZENITH PERSONAL INJURY UPDATE 2015
The annual Zenith Personal Injury Update takes place on the 15th October 2015. There are only a few places left.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE
- Developments to the CPR
- Part 36, recent cases and developments
- Developments in credit hire
- How to get cases into the multi-track
- Developments in costs