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Claimant's Case Full of Holes

20 Nov 2017

Westoby v Humber Bridge Board Derby County Court The claimant was walking in a Country Park when he allegedly tripped in a manmade hole and sustained a personal injury. The claimant alleged that there were five manmade holes that had been dug using spades and that these holes had rendered…

Claimants Blurred Account of Accident Fails to Convince the Court

20 Nov 2017

Chapman v TMBC Manchester CC An elderly Claimant alleged that she tripped and fell on a defective kerb and sustained a personal injury. The Claimant provided photographs of measurements showing the difference in levels between the kerb and the pavement to be 30mm. It was argued that the…

No need to plead fundamental dishonesty for a finding to be made

20 Nov 2017

In Howlett v (1) Davies (2) Ageas Insurance Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 1696 the Court of Appeal has found that the Court was entitled to make a finding of fundamental dishonesty even though dishonesty or fraud had not been specifically pleaded in the defence. Following a road traffic accident the…

HSE Waste & Recycling Inspection Campaign

20 Nov 2017

The HSE have announced a programme of unannounced inspections to review health and safety standards in the waste and recycling sector. The HSE has highlighted the waste and recycling industry as a high risk priority sector. In the last five years there have been 39 fatalities to workers and 11…

Employer not Liable for Prank

20 Nov 2017

The claimant brought a claim against her employer, the NHS, after sustaining an injury as a result of a 'prank' whilst at work. The claimant was injured when her colleague deliberately pulled her chair away as she sat down. The claimant claimed damages of £58,000 from Homerton…

No need to plead fundamental dishonesty for a finding to be made

07 Nov 2017

In Howlett v (1) Davies (2) Ageas Insurance Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 1696 the Court of Appeal has found that the Court was entitled to make a finding of fundamental dishonesty even though dishonesty or fraud had not been specifically pleaded in the defence. Following a road traffic accident the…

No Fairy-tale ending for the Mickey Mouse Claimant

07 Nov 2017

O'Brien v Conwy County Borough Council You may recall that we reported on this case earlier in the year. An audacious teaching assistant fabricated an injury at work so that that she could go on a family holiday to Disney World in Florida during school term time. After the claimant…

Supreme Courts holds Local Authority Liable for Abuse in Foster Care

19 Oct 2017

The Supreme Court finds local authority vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster parents in the 1980's. The claimant Natasha Armes was placed in the care of the Nottingham County Council from the age of 7. Between 1985 and 1988 she suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse whilst…

The 'Superb' Forbes Insurance Department Recognised Once Again by Legal 500

19 Oct 2017

The Legal 500 has published its latest results and we are delighted to announce that the Insurance Department has been recognised for its 'superb service'. The Legal 500 praises the Forbes Insurance team for its substantial experience defending all types of claims and for working hard for…

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