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Valuable guidance on limitation for contribution claims

Articles | 18th Apr 2018

Carlo Taczalski of Crown office Chambers discusses the valuable guidance on limitation for contribution claims arising from the judgment in RG Carter Building Ltd v Kier Business Services Ltd for Practical Law’s Construction Blog.   To read the full publication, please click here.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – A Judicial Review

Articles | 9th Apr 2018

Ruffell v Lovatt – HHJ Hughes QC 4 April 2018 In a recent judgment handed down by HHJ Hughes QC at Winchester County Court the issue of damages for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (“CRPS”) was considered. Shaun Ferris was instructed by Liddell & Co on behalf of the Defendant. The Claimant sought damages in excess […]

The Civil Liability Bill – Is there a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Articles | 22nd Mar 2018

By Victoria Woodbridge With the chorus to the gospel-inspired finale track from the musical Starlight Express blaring from the radio as I made my way to the railway station this morning en route to Chambers, I thought it summed up neatly the questions that have been hovering on practitioners’ lips since September 2017 when the […]

QOCS strikes again: Corstorphine v. Liverpool City Council

Articles | 21st Mar 2018

By Peter Houghton Introduction The Court of Appeal (Sir Geoffrey Vos and Hamblen LJ) handed down judgment last week in another appeal concerning the application of qualified one-way costs shifting (‘QOCS’). The decision in Corstorphine v. Liverpool City Council [2018] EWCA Civ 270 marks the Court’s third foray into the QOCS realm in the past […]

Jack Macaulay considers 2 new high court authorities that demonstrate the willingness of the courts to dismiss PI claims for s.57 fundamental dishonesty.

Articles | 5th Mar 2018

Introduction Two new cases, Sinfield v LOCOG [2018] EWHC 51 (QB) and Razumas v MoJ [2018] EWHC 215 (QB), show the willingness of the courts to exercise the power in s.57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 to dismiss personal injury claims where there has been fundamental dishonesty, and provide a new formulation […]

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