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A summary of key developments including an update on the practical implications of COVID-19 on the management of RTA litigation; the whiplash reforms; changes to the rules on statements of case, statements of truth, and witness statements; and consultations on e-scooter trials and the potential regulatory framework for micromobility vehicles.
A roundup of recent court decisions raising issues relating to the applicability of fixed recoverable costs and set off in Qualified One Way Costs Shifting cases; uninsured motor accidents on private land; credit hire and fundamental dishonesty.
In this article we explore what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the court system in England and Wales, and the resultant practical issues in the management of road traffic accident litigation.
Two days prior to the 2019 general election we questioned whether the Whiplash Reforms were dead, dying or dormant. Since then, a significant Conservative majority and an indication from the Ministry of Justice of their continued commitment to the reforms should have led to the personal injury portal going live in April.
In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, we will be sharing a mini-series of interviews with some of our apprentices, past and present, in which they share their stories and experiences of their apprenticeship journeys at Kennedys.
With the general election only two days away, many commentators have suggested that the whiplash reforms will not now come into force in April 2020 as has been proposed.
A roundup of recent court decisions raising issues relating to use of a mobile phone while driving, the courts approach to incorrect figures in the Court Proceedings Pack, compensating victims of uninsured drivers on private land, and the concept of ‘use’ of a vehicle in the context of motor insurance cover.
Kennedys wins Innovation in the Business of Law accolade at Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards
We are delighted to announce that our remarkable innovations journey has continued as we won Innovation in the Business of Law: New products and services at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards.
Case review 17/07/2019
Following the hearing of the defendant’s appeal in the Birmingham County Court, the decision of His Honour Judge Murdoch was handed down today (17 July 2019), providing much needed clarity on how courts ought to approach incorrect figures being transcribed in the Court Proceedings Pack (CPP).
A round-up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to, ‘exceptional circumstances’ and fixed costs, declarations to avoid a policy, ‘use’ of a vehicle, claims against unidentified drivers, and interim payments.