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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

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Civil Liability Bill

Articles | 10th Dec 2018

On 20 November 2018 the long-awaited Civil Liability Bill passed the Lords without amendment. Once it becomes law following Royal Assent, the Bill will bring forward significant changes to the bottom and top ends of the personal injury landscape. The Bill provides wholesale amendments to disposal of “whiplash” claims, and creates a new statutory framework […]

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