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Levelling the costs playing field ?

23 May 2022

The Government has proposed specific rule changes to the QOCS regime following the Supreme Court judgment of Ho v Adelkun [2021] UKSC 43 and has opened a consultation to consider the proposals. The Qualified One Way Costs Shifting regime (QOCS) was introduced to personal injury cases in 2013…

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It's Been a Privilege - Protecting Post-Accident Investigations

19 May 2022

There are some aspects of law which even confuse Judges, and one of those which crops up time and again is legal professional privilege. Whilst it may seem to be something best left to lawyers to entertain themselves with in a dreary Court on a rainy Monday afternoon, understanding the principles can…

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The issues faced by carers during the Covid 19 pandemic

28 Mar 2022

As frequently highlighted by the media over the course of the last 2 years, one of the most highly affected employment groups during the pandemic were those providing care for others. This sector took care of some of the most vulnerable members of society during the various lockdowns implemented in the…

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First Do No Harm

15 Mar 2022

"First do no Harm" is part of the Hippocratic oath that many medical schools still insist their graduates take as part of the qualifying process to become a doctor. The recent Court of Appeal decision in Tindall v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police (2022) EWCA Civ 25 suggests that a…

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DJ Obi provides significant judgment in the case of AB

09 Mar 2022

Deputy High Court Judge Margaret Obi delivered a significant judgment in the case of AB v Worcestershire County Council & Anor [2022] EWHC 115 (QB) . Breaches of Article 3 and Article 6 of the ECHR were being alleged by the Claimant. The claim for AB was brought on his behalf by the Official…

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School Fined After Field Trip Ends In Mountain Rescue

04 Mar 2022

A teacher and a teaching assistant from Gateshead Cheder school led 13 boys up the icy and snowy Helvellyn mountain in the Lake District in March 2020. The school admitted 'mistakes were made' over the field trip, which resulted in one pupil falling on the 3,000-foot high mountain and…

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Manufacturing company fined after workers exposed to risk

04 Mar 2022

A metals fabrication company has been sentenced for health breaches after several workers were diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) or carpal tunnel syndrome. The company was visited by the Health & Safety Executive in March 2018 following a concern received from an employee.…

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