Monthly Archives: May 2017

ROBERTS -v- JOHNSTONE AFTER THE CHANGE IN DISCOUNT RATE: A HIGH COURT DECISION

The recent change in the discount rate was covered on this blog.  One issue that arose was how the courts were going to treat the Roberts -v- Johnstone approach to accommodation claims.  It was not practical to use a multiplier that was a minus figure. In JR -v- Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2017] […]

Zenith Chambers PI Wine and Wisdom Seminars 2017

By Justin Crossley The below Wine and Wisdom events will be held at the Radisson Hotel, No.1 The Light, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8TL and will cost £25 each. The events will be from 4:00pm-6:00pm (Registration from 3:30pm).  If you are interested in attending any of the below events please email our Marketing Administrator who […]

Unreasonable Behaviour – Costs on the Small Claims Track – Dammermann v Lanyon Bowdler LLP [2017] EWCA Civ 269

By Jonathan Holsgrove   In 2002, Mr. Dammermann entered into a mortgage with a bank.  He defaulted on that mortgage and LPA receivers were appointed.  The receivers appointed Lanyon Bowdler to conduct the sale of the property.  On sale of the property Lanyon rendered a bill to the receivers that was paid and became part […]

Stage 1 Costs Do Not Need To Be Repaid – JC and A Solicitors v Iqbal (1) EUI (2) [2017] EWCA Civ 355

By Colin Richmond     The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the JC and A Solicitors v Iqbal [2017] EWCA Civ 355. The Issue This case concerned the issue of whether or not claimants (or their solicitors) should be obliged to repay Stage 1 costs of £400 + VAT (under the […]

Low-Budget Litigation – Not Necessarily A Good Thing – Parties Should Not Treat Costs Budgeting As Some Sort Of Game

By Colin Richmond It is far from unknown, in my own experience of costs management hearings, for a party which does not expect to recover any costs (for example, a defendant in a case where liability has been admitted) to serve a very low costs budget. Often, such budgets appear not only to be low, […]

DUTY OF CARE OWNED BY JUNIOR DOCTORS: IMPORTANT COURT OF APPEAL DECISION

In the decision today is FB -v- Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 334 the Court of Appeal made important observations about the duty of care owed by junior doctors. “The conduct of Dr Rushd in the present case must be judged by the standard of a reasonably competent SHO in an accident […]

KERRY UNDERWOOD COMES TO TOWN: PERSONAL INJURY REFORMS COURSE: ZENITH SPONSORING LECTURE ON THE 11th MAY 2017

The Personal Injury Group are pleased to be sponsoring Kerry Underwood’s talk in Leeds on Thursday the 11th May 2017. This course looks in detail at the personal injury reforms following the Government’s announcement on 23 February 2017. The talk is in central Leeds, near the railway station, at BPP, Leeds, Whitehall Quay, Leeds. To […]