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Forbes Solicitors

Insurance eNews
August 2015

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The Forbes' Insurance Team

Success Fees and ATE Premiums Are Compatible with Art 6 ECHR

The highly anticipated judgment in the matter of Coventry v Lawrence has been handed down by the Supreme Court. By a majority of 5-2, the Supreme Court held that the system for the recovery of costs in civil litigation under the Access to Justice Act 1999 ("the AJA") is compatible with article 6 of European Convention on Human Rights - right to a fair trial and article 1 of the First Protocol to the Convention.

With Lord Neuberger and Lord Dyson providing the main judgment they found read the full article, please click here

Another Swimming Tragedy

In this tragic case, the Claimant by way of his mother brought a claim for damages against the local authority following an incident at a swimming pool.  The claimant was just 6 years old when he suffered a serious accident and nearly drowned.

The Claimant had visited the swimming pool with his father and his three older half-siblings. He was found by another pool user lying on the bottom of the pool, following a poolside resuscitation his life was saved but he was left with significant brain read the full article, please click here

Risks in Leisure - Foreseeable Accidents

In the matter of Jason Lowdon v Jumpzone Leisure UK Ltd (2015)[2015] EWCA Civ 586 a company operating a fun fair ride known as the “Hyper Jump” on Brighton Beach appealed against a first instance decision that the Claimant had suffered personal injury as a result of its read the full article, please click here

Forbes at Trial

Nazir v Calderdale Metropolitan Council

During a visit to a local swimming pool the Claimant sustained an injury to her foot.  She alleged that whilst she was in the sauna area of the establishment, her foot came into contact with a loose metal strip on a step.  A claim was therefore brought pursuant to section 2 of the Occupiers Liability Act read the full article, please click here

An Unusual Occurance

Forbes has recently successfully defended an unusual case at trial. The Claimant had parked his car outside a cemetery and had attempted to take his own life.  A member of the public happened to notice something was wrong and contacted the Emergency Services just in time.  The Claimant was admitted to a Mental Health Unit where he remained for 2 read the full article, please click here




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