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Court considers failure to serve medical report in personal injury case

Articles | 1st Mar 2019

Robert O’Leary, interviewed by Kate Beaumont of LexisNexis, advises that what appeared to be mandatory requirements in all personal injury claims will not necessarily be applied as rigorously in complex cases. To read the full interview, please click here. This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Personal Injury on 12 December 2018.

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

Articles | 21st Feb 2019

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 between 1973 and 1979. […]

Vicarious Liability – An Expanding Universe

Articles | 19th Oct 2017

In 2016, Robert O’Leary of Crown Office Chambers, secured a significant victory for the Claimant in the Supreme Court case of Cox v Ministry of Justice [2016] UKSC 10. In that case, the Supreme Court held that Mrs. Cox’s employers, the Ministry of Justice, were vicariously liable for the negligence of a prisoner working with […]

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