Archived Legal Articles from 2012



"Not every misfortune occurring on school premises attracts compensation"


Richards v Bromley London Borough Council (2012) The Court of Appeal recently gave judgment in a case involving a 15 year old girl who was injured in February 2007 when she was struck on the back of the heel by one of a pair of swing doors which had a self-closing mechanism. The Claimant was passing…

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Client Recognition Boosts Recommendations


Forbes Solicitors' Legal 500 rankings this year received a boost due to outstanding feedback and testimonials from clients. The firm was again ranked in 13 categories and moved up a tier in both Corporate and Commercial and Social Housing as a direct result from the comments of clients. Forbes…

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No Liability For School Or Teacher For Girl's Death On School Trip


This case centres around a school girl who was on a school trip on Dartmoor. She was part of a team of children who were training for the Ten Tors Challenge. In March 2007, a training weekend was arranged on Dartmoor and the girl attended this weekend. The group was carrying out an unaccompanied walk…

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"The Claimant Has Come To Court To Lie"


Mustafa v Salford City Council - 15 August 2012 DJ Obodai (Manchester County Court) Forbes recently successfully defended Salford City Council in a claim for personal injury following an alleged trip on the highway. The Claimant alleged that he tripped on a piece of protruding metal work, believed to…

Co-op System Had 'Bean' Reasonable


Latimer v Co-operative Group - 8 August 2012 DDJ Jolley (Salisbury County Court) Forbes recently successfully defended the Co-op in a claim for personal injury following an alleged slip in one of its stores. The Claimant alleged that she sustained injury following a slip on a green bean in the Coop…

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School Pupil Struck By Golf Club During Lesson


Hammersley-Gonsalves (A Child) v Redcar & Cleveland BC (13/7/12) The Court of Appeal recently handed down its judgment in a claim whereby a pupil aged 12 had been struck by another pupil with his club and suffered facial injuries at the start of a golf lesson at school. There had been a finding of…

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Damaged Boat Claim Sunk By Forbes


James and Davis -v- Conwy County Borough Council Conwy and Colwyn County Court - District Judge Jones-Evans Forbes successfully defended Conwy County Borough Council in a claim for damages when a boat's mooring failed to keep it in situ and the vessel floated downstream colliding with a number of…

Manual Handling Guidance For Employers Set Out By The Appeal Courts


Ali Ghaith v Indesit Co UK Ltd (2012) The Court of Appeal on the 17th May 2012 delivered its judgment in an appeal relating to a manual handling claim where there had been no suitable or sufficient assessment by the employer of the relevant risk of injury to the employee who was carrying out a stock…

Promotions for Forbes


Forbes Solicitors is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Partners and a new Associate as part of its continued growth. Adam Bromley has been promoted to Partner within the Commercial Property department based in Blackburn. He has been with the firm since 2002 and advises on all aspects of…

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Kathleen Berry -v- City West Housing Trust


District Judge Neaves - 8 March 2012 Forbes successfully defended City West Housing Trust at a trial at Manchester County Court in a claim for damages being brought as a result of flooding of the property of one of their tenants caused by the ingress of water from the property next door. The Claimant…

Court Roots For Salford In Dispute


Thomas Michael McManus -v-Salford City Council (1); Punch Partnerships Ltd (2) His Honour Judge Stephen Davies - 16 January 2012 Forbes represented Salford City Council in a trial on preliminary issues in the Technology and Construction Court at Manchester County Court for a claim for tree-root…

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Witnesses key in salad slip


James v Co-operative Group - 27 February 2011 Recorder Stead (Weymouth County Court) Forbes successfully defended a claim for the Co-operative Group Ltd in respect of an accident in its store premises in Weymouth on New Years Eve, 2007. The Claimant sustained injury when he slipped on potato salad on…

Expansion For Forbes' Insurance Team


Forbes Solicitors' Insurance team has expanded following the appointment of Solicitor Francesca Garvey. Francesca, who has joined the team based at Leeds, has over eight years' experience in Defendant Personal Injury work. Siobhan Hardy, Managing Partner at the Leeds office commented, "I am pleased…

Zeeshan Ditta Mahmood v Calderdale MBC - HHJ Cockroft - January 2012


Forbes Insurance Department represented Calderdale MBC in a tripping claim brought by Zeeshan Ditta Mahmood. It was alleged by Mahmood that he had tripped as a result of a raised flagstone created by the removal of a tree from a tree pit. The Council admitted a breach of duty but required Mahmood to…

Kashif Mohammed v Calderdale MBC - HHJ Cockroft - January 2012


Forbes Insurance Department represented Calderdale MBC in a tripping claim brought by Kashif Mohammed who alleged that he had tripped as a result of a raised paving stone. A breach of duty was conceded but he was put to strict proof that the accident occurred as alleged. Mohammed's claim formed part…

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15 Feb 2019



Claim Derailed By Compelling Statistics

The Claimant brought a claim following an accident on an amusement attraction. The attraction in question…

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