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News & Events: February 2019



Case note on Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd.

Articles | 22nd Feb 2019

On 20 February 2019, the Supreme Court handed down the much anticipated judgment in Cameron v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd [2019] UKSC 6. This judgment, which constitutes a major victory for insurers, means that it now appears very difficult for a claimant to sue an unidentified defendant following a “hit & run” RTA. In […]

John Carey v Vauxhall Motors Limited [2019] EWHC 238 (QB)

Articles | 21st Feb 2019

Written by Robert O’Leary On 11th February 2019, HHJ Walden-Smith, sitting as a judge of the High Court, found in favour of the Claimant, Mr. Carey, whose wife had died of mesothelioma as a consequence of exposure to asbestos brought home on Mr. Carey’s works overalls. The Claimant worked in the Vauxhall Motors Dunstable plant […]

John Cooper QC successfully defends Morrison Utilities Services.

News | 18th Feb 2019

HSE –v- Morrison Utilities Services – After a retrial lasting over 4 weeks, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty in relation to an incident in 2013 at Benwell Reservoir in Newcastle upon Tyne. John Cooper QC successfully represented the defendant company instructed by Danny McShee and Stephanie Power of Kennedys.

The Supreme Court provides clarity on causation in professional negligence claims

Articles | 15th Feb 2019

On 13 February 2019, the Supreme Court (Lord Briggs, Lady Hale, Lord Wilson, Lord Hodge and Lord Lloyd-Jones) handed down judgement in Perry v Raleys Solicitors ([2019] UKSC 5) allowing the appeal by Raleys Solicitors and in so doing restored the decision at first instance of H.H.Judge Saffman. The judgment is available here. Background The […]

Perry v Raleys Solicitors: the Supreme Court reviews Allied Maples

News | 13th Feb 2019

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in Perry v Raleys Solicitors [2019] UKSC 5. The Supreme Court allowed Raleys Solictors’ appeal. In doing so the Supreme Court provided important guidance on how “loss of a chance” cases should be approached. In particular it identified the clear line between what a Claimant in a […]

The Jurisprudential Basis for Regan -v- Williamson Damages

Articles | 6th Feb 2019

This head of loss is most often seen in fatal cases where children and/or spouses seek a lump sum award representing pecuniary loss suffered as a result of the death, and variously referred to as an award for the loss of the deceased’s love and affection or care and attention or an award for the […]

Periodical Payment Order refused in living mesothelioma case.

News | 6th Feb 2019

In a living mesothelioma case where the Claimant was seeking the costs of future immunotherapy by Periodical Payment Order, Master Thornett refused that claim in favour of adjourning the issue with interim payments as necessary. Case: Geoffrey Howard v The Imperial London Hotels Limited Jeremy Roussak instructed by Irwin Mitchell for the Claimant William Vandyck […]


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