Category Accidents at Work

THE IMPORTANCE OF RISK ASSESSMENTS: IMPORTANT HIGH COURT DECISION AND A REMINDER OF FORTHCOMING TALK

In CC v Leeds City Council [2018] EWHC 1312 (QB) Mr Justice Turner reiterates the importance of the risk assessment in personal injury litigation.   On appeal the judge  rejected an argument that a claimant had failed to prove causation. The defendant’s argument that the claimant had not established negligence were withdrawn in the course of the appeal. […]

COURT OF APPEAL OVERTURNS FINDING OF 10% CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE: CLAIMANT’S CONDUCT DID NOT FALL BELOW A REASONABLE STANDARD

Originally posted on PERSONAL INJURY: LIABILITY AND DAMAGES:
In a short judgment today in Casson v Spotmix Ltd & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1994 the Court of Appeal overturned a trial judge’s decision that a claimant who suffered injury at work was contributory negligent. “the extent to which the claimant’s conduct could be criticised fell considerably…

COUNCIL VICARIOUSLY LIABLE FOR FOSTER PARENTS: SUPREME COURT DECISION TODAY

In the judgment today  Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] UKSC 60 the Supreme Court held that a local authority could be vicariously liable for the acts of foster parents. It is an important development of the principles relating to vicarious liability. THE CASE The claimant’s case is that she had been abused by foster […]

2016 IN PERSONAL INJURY: A YEAR IN BLOG POSTS

Throughout 2016 the Zenith Personal Injury  Team have been busy blogging about the latest news in PI and civil procedure. Here, as the first “review of the year” are all the posts topic by topic. POSTS ON PROCEDURE This has been (as always) an interest year in relation to procedure. Vilma Vodanivic considered what happens […]

REAL QUESTIONS?

 By John M Collins 1. In his preface to the latest Ninth Edition of Redgrave’s Health and Safety, just published, Jonathan Clarke asks certain questions and answers them with a non-answer “time will tell”.  I do not accept that these are real questions, because it seems to me the answers are so obvious, that they […]

PERSONAL INJURY ANNUAL UPDATE: 17th OCTOBER 2016 CENTRAL LEEDS

The Personal Injury Practice Group is holding its Annual Update on the 17th October at the Park Plaza Hotel in Leeds. The course runs from 9.30 to 5.00pm and lunch is provided. The cost is £80. Topics to be covered this year include: Costs – developments in 2016. Employer and public liability update. Road Traffic […]

FIVE MORE IMPORTANT POINTS FOR THOSE ISSUING IN HASTE

 By Gordon Exall Friday is ( or may be)  effectively the last day you can issue under the old fee regime.  This is going to be a busy day for many litigators. Here are five points in an attempt to ensure that no long-term problems arise.