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The fourth industrial revolution is the emerging use of radical disruptive technologies and is rapidly changing the way we live and work. These technologies offer tremendous opportunities, but the lessons of our not so distant past show that they can also represent potential risks.
A new era of transport continues to unfold at pace. The technology innovation that promises to deliver a new future is running in tandem with the reality of a number of business impacts, including changing consumer demands and commercial pressures. All will bring challenge and opportunity.
Case review 03/09/2018
The Court of Appeal recently provided clarity on the rules relating to liability where the injury is directly linked to consent. It reinforces the materiality rule established in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  and confirms the limited scope of the causation principle established in Chester v Afshar .
Since October 5, 2017, the date on which The New York Times first ran its report exposing the numerous sexual harassment and assault allegations made by several women against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the flood gates have opened on high-profile allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace and beyond.
Case review 20/08/2018
Hislop provides a welcome clarification to costs following late acceptance of Part 36 offers in low value claims. It confirms that fixed costs will apply but for exceptional circumstances. This is certainly good news but what does it mean in practice?
To set aside or to not set aside? Responding to a claimant’s discontinuances as part of a fraud strategy
A claimant is entitled to discontinue court proceedings at any point. That is their prerogative. However, when they do, the rules provide the presumption that a claimant who does is liable for the defendant’s costs up to the date of the discontinuance.
Statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive show that the death rate from mesothelioma continues to remain at around 2,500 people each year and the figure is not expected to start to reduce until at least 2020. It is predicted that by 2033 the figure will have dropped to 1,900 per year.
Case review 10/08/2018
In New Jersey, disputes involving personal injury protection (“PIP) benefits are handled through arbitration via the Forthright Solutions Forum (“Forthright”).
A round up of recent court decisions raising issues relating to exaggerated claims, permission for care practitioners evidence, Part 36 fixed costs, and equitable liens.
The Claims Portal was established in 2010, dealing only with claims in road traffic accidents (RTA) valued up to £10,000. Now in its eighth year, the Portal has been extended both vertically and horizontally – covering low value personal injury RTA, employers’ liability and public liability claims up to £25,000.