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Fantastic exceptions to QOCS and where to find them

The appellant police forces successfully appealed the trial judge’s ruling on costs that qualified one-way costs shifting (“QOCS”) applied,…

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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Has the High Court opened the door to the recovery of costs for defendants in RTA portal cases involving high value vehicle related damages?

High Court considers a discretion to dis-apply QOCS protection where the claim presented is a mix of personal injury and vehicle related damages

Chris Ball
Chris Ball Partner

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Restoring the litigation balance

The Supreme Court recognised that employers should be free to act as they think fit litigation and do not owe a duty of care to employees/officers.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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Emergency services owe duty of care to individual following 999 call

Emergency services owed a duty of care to an individual who later committed suicide after they were deemed to have assumed responsibility for her…

Richard Jolly
Richard Jolly Partner

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A matter of restraint

This case is a useful reminder to those defending claims against the police that as long as officers have acted in obedience with a warrant they will…


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When One Door Closes

Diane Heeds v The Chief Constable of the Cleveland Police & Tascor Services Limited [2018] EHWC 810 QB

Peter Forshaw
Peter Forshaw Partner

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The burden of proof in Article 5 claims

The burden of proof lies with the police to prove a detention is lawful where a breach of the right to liberty under Article 5 of the European…

John Riddell
John Riddell Partner

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No liability for arrest after passing incorrect information

There was no liability for the claimant’s subsequent police arrest of a person passing to the police in good faith incorrect information putting in…


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