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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 […]

Bussey v Anglia Heating Limited: Important Court of Appeal decision on asbestos claims

Articles | 23rd Feb 2018

By Alexander Macpherson The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down judgment following the appeal heard in Bussey v Anglia Heating Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 243. The appeal was allowed, with the case being remitted back to the trial judge for consideration. The judgment has been keenly awaited as providing guidance as to (i) the correct […]

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