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Case review 2019-08-01
This case (which was heard in June 2019) in which the claimant pedestrian and defendant cyclist were held to be equally at fault following a collision, has attracted much media interest and comment, much of which has focussed on the finding of liability against the cyclist and the (potentially significant) costs bill that he now faces.
Last Friday I was involved in an RTA on the M62. It was a terrifying experience, but thankfully my son and I, walked away from the accident without serious injury. The same cannot be said for my car.
This is the third in a series of articles on the topic of innovation in the legal services field by Partner Richard West.
As one of the largest studies on attitudes towards autonomous vehicles to date, our new report explores public support across the globe and insights from key industry leaders.
British people are the least supportive nation in their attitude towards driverless cars, or indeed any form of autonomous vehicle (AV), according to a study across six territories (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong).
Case review 2019-07-17
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).
After a long reform process lasting nearly two and a half years, the Lord Chancellor has today finally determined a new personal injury discount rate of minus 0.25% effective from 5 August 2019.
When we investigate coordinated fraud activity (aka fraud rings) we look for commonalities, relationships and trends that bind claims together. I often think back across the many fraud ring investigations I have been involved in, and the names they are given.
Section 152 Road Traffic Act 1988 amendment: removal of statutory declarations following an accident
On 1 July 2019 the Department for Transport laid regulations before parliament that will end the ability of motor insurers to avoid statutory liability for third party claims in circumstances of fraud or misrepresentation by the insured.
The results of the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commissions’ joint preliminary consultation into the safe regulation of autonomous vehicles (AVs), echo the importance of manufacturers working collaboratively with government and insurers on data management in the new driverless vehicles environment.