Publications by Area of Law


Supreme Court hold Local Authority vicariously liable for abuse by foster parents

Barrister: Marcus Coates-Walker
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Summary: Marcus Coates-Walker, reports on the recent case of Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] UKSC 60, regarding care of the appellant by the respondent local authority from the ages of 7 to 18.

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Catalano v Espley-Tyas Development Group Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1132

Barrister: Darren Lewis

Darren analyses the recent Court of Appeal case of Catalano v Espley-Tyas Development Group Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1132, which overturns the Court’s findings in the case of Julie Casseldine v Diocese of Llandaff Board for Social Responsibility (a charity) (2015).

Click here to read the full case: Catalano v Espley-Tyas Development Group Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1132

Read the full article: New Court of Appeal Judgment provides clarity on QOCS – Darren Lewis of St John’s Chambers – 31 07 17. pdf

 

QOCS and Credit Hire: a Pyrrhic victory avoided and…Autofocus: the End of the Road.

Barrister: Patrick West

Area of law: Personal Injury 

Date: 21 July 2017

Summary: Patrick addresses credit hire charges referencing the case of Select Car Rentals (North West) Ltd v Esure Services Ltd (2017) [2017] EWHC 1434 (QB).

Download article: Latest article from Patrick West | QOCS and Credit Hire: a Pyrrhic victory avoided and…Autofocus: the End of the Road

Relief from sanction after Denton : A summary of cases

Barrister: Matthew White & Marcus Coates-Walker
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Summary: Matthew White, a member of our Personal Injury team,  first created the table which has now been updated by barrister Marcus Coates-Walker summarising cases which have dealt with relief from sanction issues since Denton. The document provides readers with cases from Denton up to the end of April 2017. It sets out each part of the Denton test together with the outcome.

View/download summary of cases: Relief from sanction after Denton: A summary of cases

Relief from sanction after Denton : A summary of cases

Barrister: Marcus Coates-Walker & Matthew White
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Summary: Marcus Coates-Walker, a member of our Personal Injury team, has updated the table first created by barrister Matthew White summarising cases which have dealt with relief from sanction issues since Denton. The document provides readers with cases from Denton up to the end of April 2017. It sets out each part of the Denton test together with the outcome.

View/download summary of cases: Relief from sanction after Denton: A summary of cases

In a fix: PAD application costs in Sharp v Leeds CC

Barrister: Marcus Coates-Walker
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Source: Personal Injury Law Journal March 2017 
Summary: Marcus Coates-Walker, a member of our Personal Injury team, has recently authored an article within the March edition of the Personal Injury Law Journal 2017 on Sharp v Leeds CC where it was decided that fixed costs do apply to the costs of a PAD application in ex-protocol cases. 

Download article: In a fix: PAD application costs in Sharp v Leeds CC

Latest Court of Appeal Credit Hire Judgment: McBride v UK Insurance Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 144

Barrister: James Marwick
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Date: 16 March 2017
Summary: James Marwick, a member of our Personal Injury team, provides analysis of the latest credit hire case before the Court of Appeal.

Download article: Latest Court of Appeal Credit Hire Judgment: McBride v UK Insurance Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 144

Qader incorporated into the CPR

Barrister: Matthew White
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Date: 
13 February 2017
Summary: Matthew White, a member of our Personal Injury team, updates his article “Qader v Esure Court of Appeal decision:- fixed costs do not apply to ex-protocol cases that are allocated to the multi-track” in light of subsequent amendments to the CPR.

Download publication: Qader incorporated into the CPR

Court of Appeal decision in Crawley v. Barnsley MBC [2017] EWCA Civ 36

Barrister: Matthew White
Area of Law: Personal Injury
Date:
3rd February 2017
Summary: The Court of Appeal decides: a Highway Authority’s system was to inspect reported defects the next working day. Not good enough (in the circumstances), according to the Court of Appeal. That’s right… the highway authority’s system was to inspect reported defects the next working day. Not good enough (in the circumstances), according to the Court of Appeal, writes Matthew White, member of our personal injury team.

Download publication: Court of Appeal decision in Crawley v. Barnsley MBC [2017] EWCA Civ 36

Court of Appeal in Sharp v Leeds CC decides fixed costs “plainly apply to the costs of a PAD application” in ex-protocol cases

Barrister: Marcus Coates-Walker
Area of Law: Personal Injury 
Date: 2nd February 2017
Summary: Marcus Coates-Walker, a member of our personal injury team, provides an analysis of the judgment in Sharp v Leeds City Council [2017] EWCA Civ 33 which the Court of Appeal handed down yesterday.

Download article: Court of Appeal in Sharp v Leeds CC decides fixed costs “plainly apply to the costs of a PAD application” in ex-protocol cases


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