Monthly Archives: April 2017

COMPENSATION FOLLOWING FATAL STABBING: HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CICA: “DOUBLE RECOVERY” NOT ALLOWED

The decision of the Upper Tribunal in  VG -v- CICA [2017] UKUT 0049 (AAC) is important reading for anyone involved in advising in fatal claims. In essence a High Court action was rendered valueless because the damages awarded were offset by the CICA.  It shows the need to think long and hard before issuing civil […]

THE SCOPE OF RTA INSURANCE – A BROAD APPROACH

 By Catherine Duffy UK Insurance Limited and R&S Pilling T/A Phoenix Engineering [2017]EWCA Civ 259 Court of Appeal (Civil Division) – hearing date 29th March 2017 The issue was whether the motor insurance cover of the 1st defendant’s, Mr Holden, extended to liability for damage to the property of 3rd parties as a result of […]

Road Traffic Liability: stick to your own side of the road … and that means cyclists too

By Vilma Vodanovic   Summary of the decision in Elson v Stilgoe [2017] EWCA Civ 193 (30.3.2017) One cold, dull January morning (at about 8am) C and a friend, R, were riding their bicycles on a single carriageway road. They were both overtaking a stationary line of traffic on their nearside. There was an area […]