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16 February 2017
We have a clear binding judgment from the Court of Appeal which provides clarity to the travel industry. This is following the suggestion that strict liability applied to all-inclusive holiday sickness claims (Hutchinson and others v First Choice [2006], Kempson & Kempson v First Choice [2007], and Antcliffe and others v Thomas Cook [2012]).
7 February 2017
The court provided guidance on the relevance of evidence, in this case surveillance evidence, in relation to the claimant’s damages claim following an accident at work.
6 February 2017
The Court of Appeal has upheld the 2015 decision of the Commercial Court in respect of an insured’s obligation to notify insurers of “any event likely to give rise to a claim”. The Court of Appeal agreed that “likely to” means more than a 50% chance, and that there was no duty of enquiry on an insured to undertake a continuing assessment of possible claims.
6 December 2016
High Court defines ‘defective product’ under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 in landmark case.
6 December 2016
High Court holds that an adjudicator’s decision should not be enforced where a party had advanced factually inconsistent cases in two separate adjudications relating to the same project.
5 December 2016
The Technology and Construction Court gives a helpful reminder regarding the value of proportionate costs awards.
2 December 2016
A claim failed on causation where a child who suffered at least 39 minutes of acute profound hypoxia immediately before his birth, resulting in brain damage, could only establish that there had been a three-minute sub-standard delay, which had no impact on his mental ability or capacity.
1 December 2016
High Court finds employer is not vicariously liable for an assault during impromptu drinks after office Christmas party.
17 November 2016
Does the Australian Court of Appeal’s interpretation of “unlikely ever” in a Permanent Total Disablement insurance policy claim suggest that the English courts might also veer away from the mathematical “probability test” approach?
17 November 2016
In its second decision on fixed costs in the space of a week, the Court of Appeal has given its view on the application of fixed costs to multi-track claims that started in the portal. While the decision appears a just one, the route to it is surprising.
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