Category Part 36

Settling for nil damages can still be a genuine Part 36 offer – MR v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 1970

The appellant was arrested on suspicion of harassment but was later released without charge, after police had taken fingerprints and DNA samples. The appellant issued a claim for false imprisonment and assault.

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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 […]

ZENITH’S PERSONAL INJURY UPDATE: THE DAY IN PICTURES

  Yesterday we held our annual personal injury update. For those who couldn’t make it (and for those who did) we thought we would do a history of the day in pictures. Justin Crossley chaired the morning session. Apparently stating (more than once) that we had won Yorkshire Chambers of the Year.     Frances […]

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 […]

Dutton & ors v Minards & ors (2015): AN EXAMPLE OF THE CHANGING FACE OF PART 36

 By Frances Lawley Dutton & ors v Minards & ors (2015) An example of the changing face of Part 36… The claimants made a Part 36 offer to settle proceedings for £18,000 which was accepted by the defendants one minute after expiry. In accepting after expiry the defendants avoided the automatic costs consequences contained in […]

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.

THE REAL ADVANTAGES AND RISKS OF PART 36

By Catherine Duffy  In Downing v Peterborough & Stamford NHS Foundation Trust [2014]EWHC 4216 (QB) heard by Sir David Eady on 12th December 2014 the Claimant received an additional £75,000 in damages after beating its own Part 36 offer.