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"A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words"

06 Feb 2018

The Claimant, aged 76 at the date of the accident, alleged that she sustained a personal injury after tripping over a base level barrier after collecting her grandchild from school. The school was partly under construction and base level barriers are generally used to segregate pedestrian walkways…

Pull the other leg!

06 Feb 2018

Wigan Council - DDJ Glassbrook - Wigan County Court A Claimant had her highways claim dismissed at trial after giving unconvincing evidence. The Claimant alleged that she was walking along a road one evening with her friend, when her right foot got stuck in a pothole. She pleaded that she…

Highways Claim Dismissed by Judge

06 Feb 2018

Barnes v Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council A Judge dismissed a claim for personal injury after finding that the Claimant had failed to prove her claim. In April 2014, the Claimant alleged that she was walking home from the supermarket when she tripped on a defective grid and stubbed her…

Claimant Loses Appeal after Slipping on Ice on a Council Car Park

06 Feb 2018

Cook v Swansea City Council (2017) EWCA Civ 2142 The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from an Appellant Claimant after his claim for damages in negligence and/or breach of duty under s2(2) of the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 was dismissed. The claim arose from an accident in…

PI Reform Update

06 Feb 2018

Lord Keen of Elie QC has appeared before the House of Commons Justice committee to set out the government's agenda for personal injury reforms. This one off session was intended to explain: · the rationale and evidence supporting the Government's proposals for raising the…

No Duty to Repair Uneven Driveway

19 Dec 2017

Powell v Lancaster City Council The Claimant alleged that during the course of his employment as a paramedic he attended a property owned by the Defendant. It was dark and as he approached the property carrying a defibrillator he twisted his ankle on the driveway suffering a personal injury to…

Dishonest Claimant held in Contempt of Court

07 Dec 2017

Advantage Insurance Ltd v Christopher Ewere (2017)QBD (Slade J) 16/11/2017 A person who falsely claimed to have been in a parked car when it was struck by another has been found in contempt of court. The defendant, Mr Ewere, brought a personal injury claim against the driver who bumped into…

Compelling Evidence in Support of McGeown Defence Sees Off Claim

07 Dec 2017

A Claimant has been forced to discontinue her substantial claim for personal injury in the face of overwhelming evidence in support of a McGeown defence. The Claimant alleged that she slipped and fell on a slippery substance whilst walking on a footpath between a supermarket and a public car park…

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"A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words"

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