Category Procedure

When it goes badly wrong; contempt and solicitors – Re M

Lessons for everyone – civil practitioners, family lawyers, and judges alike – in the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Re M (for which the case report is awaited).

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 […]

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 […]

Repeat Claimants – res judicata and issue estoppel

 By Jonathan Holsgrove Srivatsa v Secretary of State for Health & Another [2016] EWHC 2916 (QB) As we approach Christmas we get ready to enjoy the repeat runs of favourite TV specials from yesteryear. What isn’t so well received is a new claim from that claimant that you thought had already gone away.  The High […]

Surveillance skulduggery?

By Peter Yates In Stewart v Kelly Blake J dealt with an application, made by a Defendant in a personal injury claim, to adduce surveillance evidence. The ex tempore judgment – currently available only in summary form – deals with the principles to be applied in relation to ambushes and surveillance. The Claimant alleged that […]

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 […]