Category Occupational Stress

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 The defendant’s argument that the claimant had not established negligence were withdrawn in the course of the appeal. […]

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 […]

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.

FOUR IMPORTANT POINTS FOR THOSE HASTILY ISSUING PROCEEDINGS THIS WEEK

 By Gordon Exall Twitter and other sources have been full of stories of solicitors issuing numerous proceedings to avoid the (wholly ridiculous) price hike next week.  There are a few things that should be borne in mind by all those who have issued but are not proposing to serve immediately.

OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AND/OR BULLYING:-  THE HIGH COURT RECONSIDERS WHAT IS NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH FORESEEABILITY AND BREACH OF DUTY

 By Kate McKinlay The recently reported decision of Daniel v Secretary Of State For The Department Of Health [2014] EWHC 2578 (QB) is the first judicial consideration of an occupational stress claim for nearly two years.  This 41 page judgment acts as an important reminder of the high threshold in such claims as well as […]