15 June 2021 - Written by Thomas Herbert
Show me that you can divide the notes of a song; But first, show me that you can discern Between what can be divided And what cannot....
19 January 2021 - Written by Thomas Herbert
In a judgment handed down on 18 January 2021 in Head v The Culver Heating Co Ltd  EWCA Civ 34, the Court of Appeal unanimously allowed an appeal against the decision of HHJ Melissa Clarke dismissing the Claimant's 'lost years' claim. The judge had dismi...
18 January 2021 - Written by Jessica Woodliffe
In R (on the application of (1) Aviva Insurance Ltd (2) Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd) v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  EWHC 30 (Admin), Henshaw J dealt with certain consequential matters arising from his ...
30 November 2020 - Written by Jessica Woodliffe
Certain Compensation Recovery Unit Payments Declared Incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights
In R (on the application of (1) Aviva Insurance Ltd (2) Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd) v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  EWHC 3118 (Admin), the Claimants challenged the unintended and onerous consequences of the Compensation Recovery Unit ...
3 November 2020 - Written by Richard Seabrook
The Correct Application of the Judicial College Guidelines to the Assessment of Damages for Asbestosis and Pleural Thickening
In Hamilton v NG Bailey Ltd  EWHC 2910 (QB), the High Court sought clarity from the editors of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases (the "JC Guidelines") about their proper applicat...
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