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Steven Snowden QC and Adam Taylor discuss the government’s proposals for the future of soft tissue claims and small personal injuries claims

Articles | 24th Feb 2017

Yesterday the government published its proposals for the reform of whiplash claims. The proposals build on earlier governmental reforms aimed at tackling the problem of “minor, exaggerated and fraudulent” RTA whiplash claims, such as the fixed cost medical reports provided for by CPR rule 45.29I(2A). The government cites statistics that 90% of RTA personal injury […]

David Sears QC & Charles Pimlott successful in the Court of Appeal in Harding v Paice

Articles | 7th Dec 2015

David Sears QC and Charles Pimlott have been successful in the Court of Appeal in Harding v Paice, in which the court had to consider whether an earlier adjudication on related matters shut out a new adjudication. The Court of Appeal has held that an adjudicator’s previous decision that, because an employer failed to serve […]

Horner v Norman: Q&A article with Shaun Ferris published

Articles | 17th Nov 2015

Shaun Ferris explores Horner v Norman and argues that this case shows that, despite a tendency to apportion a larger share of blame to the motorist, the courts may still hold the pedestrian significantly at fault. The full article is featured here.

Margaret Bickford-Smith QC’s inaugural CIArb Oxford Lecture published

Articles | 30th Sep 2014

The text of this inaugural Oxford Lecture to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators on “The interface between ADR and the Courts“ has been published in the latest issue of Arbitration. The CIArb Oxford Lecture is a new lecture series instituted by the Chartered Institute with the aim of creating a forum for intellectual exchange between […]


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