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Insurance eNews
July 2016

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Court Refuses to Allow Withdrawal of Pre-action Admission

A defendant has been refused permission to withdraw a pre-action admission of liability in a personal injury claim concerning an alleged faulty read the full article, please click here.

Local Authority Found Negligent Over Death of a Vulnerable Man

A widow brought a claim against Southampton City Council after the death of her husband.    Mr London suffered from Parkinson’s disease, heart problems and dementia. He was waiting to board a minibus at a day care centre run by the council when he was left briefly unattended whilst his carer quickly adjusted the tail lift on the read the full article, please click here.

The Government Accepts the Recommendations of the Insurance Fraud Taskforce

The Government has published a written response to the recommendations of the Insurance Fraud Taskforce.

Lord Faulks (The Minister of State for Civil Justice) confirmed that the government accepts all of the 26 recommendations to tackle fraudulent activity put forward by the Insurance Fraud Taskforce and confirmed that they will set out in due course how the government proposes to implement read the full article, please click here.

Forbes at Trial

Ice Skating – It’s a Risky Business

The claimant was injured whilst skating on a temporary ice rink at Liverpool One.  The claimant was not an experienced skater, she fell and hurt herself sustaining a nasty facial injury.

The claimant alleged that when she took to the ice, the surface was defective with pooling and undulations in the read the full article, please click here.

Claimant Fails to Back Up His Claim

The Claimant alleged that he sustained an injury to his back during the course of his employment when he slipped whilst climbing over wet pallets in the back of an HGV.

The Claimant did not report the accident until some weeks later, following which he provided various differing accounts of the accident circumstances.  At trial the Claimant was cross examined on the mechanics of the read the full article, please click here.

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