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Forbes Solicitors

Insurance eNews
May 2016

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Our aim is to keep you updated on the latest news and legal developments. We will also keep you updated on our latest seminars, conferences and un-missable practical guides on a range of insurance issues. 

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Loss Prevention in Retail Liability Claims

Forbes Solicitors and Vita Safety are delighted to announce their joint retail sector legal update, which is free to attend.  The session will focus on how resilient accident investigation can assist with claims defensibility.  We are delighted also to have a guest speaker from Chubb, leading liability insurers, to talk about matters from the insurer’s perspective and to look at the impact that your claims have on your renewal programme.  For more details and to book your place, please click here. 

The Court of Appeal clarifies the test for dangerousness in respect of rarely used highways

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a cyclist’s claim for personal injury finding that a defect on the edge of a remote road was not a danger.

The Claimant had been cycling along a high mountain road, under 4m wide, with gradients of between 14% and 20%. Whilst cycling downhill, he rounded a bend and hit some read the full article, please click here

High Court Swallows Up Sinkhole Case

The tenant had been standing in her garden when a hole suddenly opened up in the ground. She fell into it and sustained minor injuries.  She appealed after her claim under s.4 Defective Premises Act (DPA) against the local authority landlord was read the full article, please click here

Missing Handrail– Duty does not extend to making safe or improving premises

In two recent cases both concerning claims for injuries (in the case of Dodd fatal injuries) sustained on steep staircases with no handrail, the Court has considered whether the absence of a handrail amounts to disrepair pursuant to section 4 Defective Premises Act read the full article, please click here

“Fundamental Dishonesty” Ruling made on a NIHL Claim

A finding of ‘fundamental dishonesty’ has been made in the case of James v Diamanttek Ltd.  The Claimant, a factory worker, alleged that whilst working as a diamond driller and plant operator between 2003 and 2013 he had not been provided with any hearing read the full article please click here

Forbes at Trial

What a Scoop!

Forbes has successfully secured a finding of fundamental dishonesty after a Claimant filed a Notice of Discontinuance just three days before trial.

Forbes argued that the matter ought to remain in the trial list to allow the Court to consider the issue of fundamental dishonesty. At the hearing, the Defence put forward overwhelming evidence that the Claimant had been fundamentally read the full article, please click here

Are you Brave Enough to take the Plunge?

The Claimant sustained an injury whilst using a slide called the “plunge” during a visit to a play centre. It was alleged that the accident was caused by the Defendant’s negligence; specifically a lack of read the full article, please click here


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