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Claimant found fundamentally dishonest

27 Nov 2019

Ryan -v- Rochdale Borough Council Forbes Solicitors has secured a finding of fundamental dishonesty against a Claimant who brought a claim for personal injury after allegedly falling in a pothole. In December 2014, the Claimant alleged he was crossing the street when he lost his footing in a…

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Court rules the costs of an Inquest are recoverable in a civil claim

21 Nov 2019

Fullick v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2019] EWHC 1941 (QB) The High Court determined that costs relating to an Inquest are recoverable in a civil claim but such costs will be subject to the new post-Jackson proportionality rules. Usually, Coroners have no jurisdiction to award costs…

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The Notification of Deaths Regulations 2019

21 Nov 2019

Following recommendations made by Dame Janet Smith, Chair of the Shipman Inquiry, new regulations have finally been introduced to ensure greater consistency in the reporting of deaths by medical practitioners in England and Wales. The Regulations came into force on 1st October 2019 with immediate effect…

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Defendant Successfully Bumps Claim

21 Nov 2019

The Claimant brought a claim for personal injury after riding the dodgems at the Defendant's fairground attraction. The Claimant alleged that whilst on the dodgems, she was struck by another car driven by her cousin. She argued that as a result of the impact, she was propelled forwards and…

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Regulatory Update - November

21 Nov 2019

Council and Bus Company fined after a passenger was killed by a lorry at a bus station A bus passenger was run over by a grab lorry as she walked across a pedestrian crossing at a bus station. She subsequently died as a result of her injuries. The bus station had been demolished and was in the…

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Court Strikes out Claim Incubated in the Portal worth £2.6 million

21 Nov 2019

Barry Cable v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Limited - Case number D34BI037 On Appeal, the Court has endorsed a decision striking out a claim worth £2.6 million for abuse of process. The facts The Claimant was involved in a road traffic accident on 1st September 2014. On…

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Research reveals Facebook surveillance 'normalised' by social work teams

20 Nov 2019

A 15-month participant study of social work and child protection practices in two local authorities in England has discovered the extent to which social workers use social media, particularly Facebook, to obtain information about service users' lives. The findings reveal that Facebook is used in…

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