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Important Decision for Defendants on Fixed Costs

23 Aug 2018

Mercel Hislop v Laura Perde : Kundan Kaur v Committee (For The Time Being) Of Ramgarhia Board Leicester (2018)[2018] EWCA Civ 1726 The Court of Appeal determined that a claimant was not entitled to standard or indemnity costs where a defendant accepted a Part 36 offer out of time but before trial…

Claim Kicked to the Kerb

23 Aug 2018

Ratcliffe v Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council District Judge Swindley - Manchester CC The local authority has successfully defended a claim following a fall on a defective kerb. The claimant was out walking one evening; she fell when she put her right foot forward onto the kerb which…

It's a Game of Reasonableness

23 Aug 2018

James Lewis -v- Burry Port AFC The claimant was playing in a junior football match for the defendant. During the course of the game the claimant made a sliding tackle and suffered a laceration to his leg. It transpired that there was glass embedded in the surface of the pitch. The claimant…

Regulatory Roundup

23 Aug 2018

Tesco Feels the Brunt of the Sentencing Guidelines Tesco has been fined £160,000 after an employee was seriously injured in an incident involving a roll cage. In September 2015, the employee was working alone to unload roll cages containing stock from a delivery vehicle. The worker…

Claimant puts two and two together and gets four

19 Jul 2018

Allen v Oldham MBC - Manchester CC The claimant alleged that he was out walking his friend's dog, when he tripped due to a pothole in the alleyway. He fell and sustained an injury. Breach of duty was admitted but the defendant remained unconvinced by the claim and put the claimant to strict…

Claim Bouldered Over

19 Jul 2018

Austin v Lancaster County Council Local authorities often have to strike the balance between providing safe and exciting play areas for children as well as protecting the needs of local residents who live nearby. This claim arose after a child was injured after falling on a stone boulder installed…

Regulatory Round Up

19 Jul 2018

DHL receives £2m fine after employee crushed by a reversing lorry DHL has been fined £2m over the death of an employee who was crushed at a depot in Milton Keynes. The worked was trapped between a reversing lorry and a loading bay in February 2015. DHL admitted breaching s 2(1…

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Important Decision for Defendants on Fixed Costs

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