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Are employers liable for post Christmas party antics?
In this recent case, the High Court considered whether an employer was vicariously liable for an assault by a member of staff following a Christmas party.
In 2010 the claimant attended a Christmas party organised by his employer at a local golf club. After the party ended half of the guests spontaneously decided to move on to a nearby hotel...to read the full article, please click here.
Jackson to review fixed recoverable costs
Lord Justice Jackson has been commissioned to undertake a review of fixed recoverable costs.
The review will consider the types and areas of litigation in which such costs should be extended, and the value of claims to which such a regime should apply...to read the full article, please click here.
Court of appeal rules fixed costs do not apply to multi track cases
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that cases that start in the personal injury protocol and are subsequently allocated to the multi-track are not subject to fixed recoverable costs...to read the full article, please click here.
Cost budgeting does not replace detailed assessment
An agency worker was injured and sustained serious injuries whilst working as a refuse operator for the Local Authority. The incident took place during the claimant’s second spell of employment with the defendant....to read the full article, please click here.
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Refuse collectors claim dismissed by court
The Claimant alleged that she tripped over the edge of a broken, raised and wobbly paving flag whilst walking along a busy footpath and sustained an injury...to read the full article, please click here.
Rocking flag claim dismissed
The court was asked to determine the extent to which the costs budgeting regime fettered a costs judge's powers and discretion at a detailed assessment...to read the full article, please click here.