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Forbes represents Local Authority at the Coroners Court

20 Jan 2020

Forbes has recently represented the interests of a local authority in an Inquest following the death of a man in a house fire in 2018. In a tragic accident, an elderly man died as the result of injuries caused in a house fire. Following his death an Inquest was arranged. Inquests are legal…

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Forbes at Trial: Home goal for successful claimant

20 Jan 2020

The Claimant alleged he was playing football on an artificial pitch owned by the local authority, the Second Defendant (represented by Forbes Solicitors). The First Defendant rented the pitch from the Second Defendant. It was the Claimant's case that he had fallen on a concrete lip and sustained a…

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Forbes at Trial: Claim that failed to 'add up' dismissed by the Court

20 Jan 2020

Anon v Rochdale Borough Council The Claimant alleged that she was walking her grandchildren to school when she tripped and fell over a raised paving stone. She fractured her left shoulder and brought a claim for personal injuries against the local authority. The Defendant admitted breach of…

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Regulatory Round-up January 2020

20 Jan 2020

Parcel carrier fined after worker injured by reversing vehicle An employee was seriously injured when a forklift truck struck him in November 2017. It has been reported that as he was walking across the depot, a reversing forklift truck hit him. He was trapped under the vehicle and suffered serious…

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What lies ahead in 2020?

20 Jan 2020

As a New Year and decade begins, we have a brief look at what developments defendants and insurers are likely to see in 2020 and beyond. Extension to Fixed Recoverable costs Early in 2019, the Ministry of Justice launched a Consultation on extending Fixed Recoverable Costs in civil cases in…

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Case Update - Telecommunications Code

20 Jan 2020

Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited v Ashloch Limited, AP Wireless II (UK) Limited [2019] UKUT 338 (LC) The Court has provided guidance on the relationship between the Electronic Communications Code and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 in determining that an operator may not apply…

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Limitation In Sexual Abuse Cases - Should It Be Abolished?

16 Jan 2020

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) reported recently that many abuse survivors find the civil litigation process "baffling and hostile". Claimant lawyers reported that in "many if not all" cases Defendants routinely rely on the Limitation Defence. This was said…

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