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PI Reforms on Hold
The Government have announced that the plans set out by George Osbourne in last year's autumn statement to increase the limit for the small claims track and to abolish damages for low value soft tissue injuries are to be put on hold...to read the full article, please click here.
The New Highways Code of Practice: Well Managed Highway Infrastructure Released
The long awaited new highways code of practice, "Well-managed Highway Infrastructure: A Code of Practice" has now been released. The 256 page overarching document supersedes the previous Well-maintained Highways, Well-lit Highways, and Management of Highway Structures codes...to read the full article, please click here.
Local Authority successful at Court of Appeal – There is no duty to warn of the obvious!
The claimant sought damages after he fell with his bicycle from an ornamental bridge into a stream in a local authority park suffering a serious injury. The bridge was narrow and had a low parapet about 30cm high. At first instance, it was found that the ornamental bridge presented an obvious danger and the local authority should have posted signs warning of the danger...to read the full article, please click here.
Forbes at Trial
Commencing Proceedings and Limitation
In this matter, the claimant allegedly suffered personal injury in 2012 whilst undertaking voluntary work as a wardrobe assistant at a theatre. The defendant admitted breach of duty subject to causation in October 2014...to read the full article, please click here.
Tobogganing Claim Nose Dives
In this rather unusual case, the claimant alleged that she suffered personal injury when she tobogganed down the stairs on an up-turned table