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LEGAL COMMENT: Delay in Ogden Rate changes

The UK's Justice Select Committee has recommended a delay to the implementation of reforms to the Ogden discount rate in a new report published this…

Working group on disclosure reforms happy that pre-action disclosure is working

The working group has proposed a new approach to disclosure, encouraging parties to address what is seen as an overly expensive stage of litigation.

Liam McGuire
Liam McGuire Partner

HSE Summary 2017: Occupational Disease Statistics

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently published their annual summary statistics which revealed the burden of occupational illness and disease…

Jim Byard
Jim Byard Partner

Dishonest claimant sees his vehicle related damage claim dismissed and may yet be sent to prison

Mr John Vernon’s claim, which arose out of an alleged road traffic accident on 29 August 2014, started life in an unremarkable way but it brought a…

Jeff Turton
Jeff Turton Associate

Will personal injury reforms impact represented claimants?

Civil Liability Bill introduces a RTA whiplash claims general damages tariff, and bans settling personal injury claims without medical evidence.

Court of Appeal reviews the meaning of fundamental dishonesty

Ageas and Weightmans successfully defend appeal against a finding of fundamental dishonesty

Iain Davison
Iain Davison Partner

BREAKING NEWS: Court of Appeal reviews fundamental dishonesty meaning for first time since Jackson reforms

In the first case to consider the meaning of fundamental dishonesty following the reforms of Lord Justice Jackson, a legal team at national law firm…

Iain Davison
Iain Davison Partner

Contracting away concurrent delay

The recent High Court TCC case of North Midland Building Ltd v Cyden Homes Ltd examines the right of parties to contract out of the general principles…

Paul Lowe
Paul Lowe Associate

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