Monthly Archives: November 2018

FUNDAMENTAL DISHONESTY – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED (HOPEFULLY)

I recently represented a claimant at trial in relation to a personal injury claim arising out of a road traffic accident. The defendant indicated an intention to pursue a finding of fundamental dishonesty. There were certain aspects of the evidence that might have led to such a finding, but such an outcome was far from […]

Withdrawn but not forgotten – Part II: Britned Development Limited v ABB AB & Anor [2018] EWHC 3142 (Ch)

Another case dealing with the thorny issue of withdrawn Part 36 offers is Britned Development Limited v ABB AB & Anor. Here, the Defendant withdrew a Part 36 offer after trial but before judgment. The Claimant was awarded damages in a lower sum and the parties were in a dispute as to the costs consequences. […]

DANGEROUS DRIVING, JOINT CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE and EX TURPI CAUSA DEFENCE: is MENS REA made out?

In the case of Kelly Wallett (on her own behalf and on behalf of the dependants of Ian Hill (Deceased)) v Vickers [2018] EWHC 3088 (QB) the High Court considered (heard on 14.11.2018) issues of joint criminal enterprise in the context of the ex turpi causadefence. Two motorists drove alongside each other on a dual carriageway […]

ZENITH PERSONAL INJURY ANNUAL UPDATE LECTURE: SEE THE PICTURES – DO THE QUIZ

Over a 100 people attended our annual update on the 22nd November.  Thanks to everyone who attended. We hope you had as good as time as we did.  Here are a few pictorial highlights. The course was opened by Gordon who explained that if people stayed to the end they would get Smarties.   This […]

ZENITH PI GROUP IN THE DIRECTORIES

Members of the group (and our clerks) have been reviewed favourably in the legal directories.  Here is what The Legal 500 & Chambers & Partners are saying about us.   THE LEGAL 500 PERSONAL INJURY AND CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE Zenith Chambers’ ‘very knowledgeable’ personal injury team reports a significant uptick in instructions from both claimants and […]