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Pre-Action Admission Warning
In this matter, the defendant Transport for London (TfL) applied to withdraw a pre-action admission of liability in a personal injury claim brought by a cyclist.
Mr Cavell alleged that he had sustained a personal injury following an accident where he had fallen off his bicycle in October 2011 because of a defect in the...to read the full article, please click here
Further Civil Court Fee Increases on the Horizon?...again!
In March 2015, the government implemented its controversial plans to increase civil court fees. Four months on and the government has launched a "Consultation on Further Fees Proposals". Government minister, Shailesh Vara commented that despite the fees already introduced...to read the full article, please click here
Claimant receives QOCS protection despite pre 1st April 2013 CFA
In this controversial decision, a regional costs judge has ordered that a claimant was entitled to the protection of QOCS even though she had signed an earlier pre- 1st April 2013 CFA for the same injury.
The claimant had entered into a CFA with her solicitors prior to the introduction of the QOCS rules on 1 April 2013. The solicitors then terminated the agreement in January 2013 and the claimant...to read the full article, please click here
Attempts to Undermine Medco System Leads to Immediate Review by MoJ
MedCo is the new system to facilitate the sourcing of medical reports in soft tissue injury claims brought under the MoJ's Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents. It went live in April 2015.
After a matter of months, the MoJ is being forced to undergo an immediate review...to read the full article, please click here
Forbes at Trial
Palwankar v Lancashire County Council & Lancaster City Council
Court confirms that Local Authorities do not owe a duty to provide street lighting. The Claimant alleged that she was walking under the arch of a bridge when she stumbled and fell on unlit steps sustaining a personal injury. A floodlight provided under the bridge was not working.
Both Defendants denied responsibility...to read the full article, please click here
Hale -v- Wakefield and District Housing and Another
The Claimant brought a claim against the First Defendant alleging that he had tripped on a raised and defective paving stone in an alleyway whilst walking his dog.
From the outset of proceedings, Forbes on behalf of the First Defendant argued that it was not liable...to read the full article, please click here