Author Archives: zenithpi

Whiplash Portal – “Vulnerable” Parties To Be Exempt (At Least To Begin With)

The new whiplash portal is due to launch in the spring of 2020. It is likely to cover injuries arising from accidents occurring after 6th April.

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Infant Approval Hearings – 6 top tips!

From agreement of damages to approval, there are various procedural banana skins to be negotiated along the way.
Here are six tips to help you in having a settlement approved.

When is a highway “maintainable at public expense”?

The claimant brought an action against the defendant for personal injury following a tripping incident on a path in Abram Park, Wigan.

Defective service and “technical game playing”: Woodward & Ors v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 985

Woodward & Ors v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 985 is the latest procedural skirmish in the ongoing battle between Claimants and Defendants.

SOLICITORS CAN RECOVER VAT ON MEDICAL REPORTING ORGANISATION FEE : BRITISH AIRWAYS PLC V PROSSER

09/05/2019 British Airways Plc v Prosser [2019] EWCA Civ 547, [2019] All ER (D) 30 (Apr)     Personal Injury analysis: Frances Lawley, barrister at Zenith Chambers, explores the decision in British Airways Plc v Prosser, which found that a solicitor can recover VAT on a medical reporting organisation fee.   What are the practical […]

Zenith’s Newly Appointed Deputy District Judges

Zenith Chambers are proud to announce that the Lord Chief Justice has appointed; Colin Richmond, Ruwena Khan, Chris Rafferty, Mark Henley and Keith Allen as a Deputy District Judge on the North Eastern Circuit. Huge congratulations!

EXAGGERATION NOT NECESSARILY FUNDAMENTAL DISHONESTY

Spencer Smith v Ashwell Maintenance Limited (Leicester County Court, 21/1/2019) Claimant who was found to have exaggerated and overstated his difficulties not fundamentally dishonest on the basis that his motive was to convince rather than to deceive The claimant was a qualified gas engineer who, on 14th July 2013 in the course of his employment, […]