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VAR (Vicarious Appeal Ruling) goes in favour of the defence

07 Oct 2021

This article explores the recent case of Blackpool Football Club Ltd v DSN [2021] EWCA Civ 1352 which in which the claimant sought to expand further the way in which a defendant can be found to be vicariously liable for the actions of non-employees. The claimant brought an action in the High Court…

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Forbes at Trial Berry v Gwynedd Council

07 Oct 2021

We acted for Gwynedd Council in a claim brought by Mrs Berry. She and her husband were on a day trip to Criccieth. They decided to walk towards a breakwater, which is a large concrete structure and can be accessed by a concrete path as shown in the following photograph. Its purpose is to protect the…

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Guideline Hourly Rates Increases Confirmed from 1 October 2021

07 Oct 2021

The Master of the Rolls, Sir Geoffrey Vos, has confirmed that from the 1 October 2021 new guideline hourly rates recommended by the review undertaken by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) published in April 2021 , will come into use in the civil courts. It is expected that there will be a further review…

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The Extension of Fixed Recoverable Costs (FRC) is coming

07 Oct 2021

We have long been waiting for the Government's response to their Consultation on the extension of FRC in civil cases in England and Wales, following Sir Rupert Jackson's 2017 recommendations. He and the Government have expressed their desire to expand the application of FRC in order to control…

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VAR (Vicarious Appeal Ruling) goes in favour of the defence

21 Sep 2021

This article explores the recent case of Blackpool Football Club Ltd v DSN [2021] EWCA Civ 1352 which in which the claimant sought to expand further the way in which a defendant can be found to be vicariously liable for the actions of non employees. The claimant brought an action in the High Court…

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