Monthly Archives: December 2016

Application for permission to bring contempt proceedings: a useful illustration (Aviva Insurance Ltd v Randive)

By Peter Yates In Aviva Insurance Ltd v Randive [2016] EWHC 3152 (QB). Slade J dealt with the Applicant’s application for permission to bring contempt proceedings against the Respondent. No new points of principle arise, but Slade J’s recitation of the existing principles and treatment of the issues in the case is a useful indication […]

A Christmas Works party gone wrong – vicarious liability or not?

By Vilma Vodanovic A review of the High Court decision in the case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Limited [2016] EWHC 3104 (QB) and a useful summary of the principles governing vicarious liability. Facts: Mr Bellman was employed by D whose director and major shareholder was an old friend of his, Mr John Major. A […]

CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE APPEAL – FINDINGS MUST BE JUSTIFIED ON THE EVIDENCE!

 By Catherine Duffy CLAIRE WORRALL and DR HELENA ANTONIADOU [2016]EWCA Civ 1219 Court of Appeal (Civil Division) – Lord Justice Tomlinson and Lord Justice David Richards Hearing date 01/11/16 – Judgement published 06/12/16. APPEAL This was an appeal against an order made by His Honour Judge Davey QC in the Bradford County Court on 05/06/16 […]

Discount Rate D-Day – Government Set To Announce Consultation Outcome

 By Colin Richmond The Ministry of Justice has today (7th December) confirmed that the long-awaited announcement of the result of the consultation into the discount rate applied in personal injury claims will be made by 31st January 2017, as reported by (among others) The Law Society Gazette. The rate, based on yields generated by index-linked […]

THE DUTY THE POLICE OWE TO THE POLICE

 By Justin Crossley  JAMES OWEN & OTHERS  v  COMMISSIONER OF THE POLICE FOR THE METROPOLIS (2016) EWCACIV1217 The above appeal concerns, in part, the duty the police force owes to its serving officers. The case concerns an appeal against the Order of Mr Justice Jay in which he struck out claims brought by a number […]