West v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 1220

The Court of Appeal dealt with issues concerning the recoverability of ATE premiums in clinical negligence premiums. Full judgment, dated 17 July 2019 Summary: The Respondent sought to have a standard of reasonableness and proportionality applied to the amount of ATE premiums claimed as an expense in two clinical negligence claims. The court rejected the … Continue reading West v Stockport NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 1220

Al-Zahra (PVT) Hospital & Ors v DDM [2019] EWCA Civ 1103

The Court of Appeal gave guidance on the restrictive rules on extensions of time for service of the claim form, which in this claim was out of the jurisdiction. Full judgment, dated 27 June 2019 Summary: Though arising out of a clinical negligence claim pursued by Leigh Day on behalf of the Claimant, this appeal … Continue reading Al-Zahra (PVT) Hospital & Ors v DDM [2019] EWCA Civ 1103

Motor Insurers’ Bureau v Michael Lewis [2019] EWCA Civ 909

The Court of Appeal decided that the MIB is an emanation of the state and accordingly the 2009 EU motor insurance directive was directly effective against it. Full judgment, dated 5 June 2019. Summary: In this claim the Appellant had been found liable to indemnify a Mr Dennis Tindale, who had injured the Respondent with … Continue reading Motor Insurers’ Bureau v Michael Lewis [2019] EWCA Civ 909

Zurich Insurance PLC v David Romaine [2019] EWCA Civ 851

The Court of Appeal fired a warning shot across the bows of dishonest personal injury claimants (and their solicitors) by allowing an appeal against a refusal of permission to bring committal proceedings for contempt against a knowingly deceitful personal injury claimant. Full judgment, dated 17th May 2019 Summary: The Appellant had sought, and was refused, … Continue reading Zurich Insurance PLC v David Romaine [2019] EWCA Civ 851

Poole Borough Council v GN [2019] UKSC 25

The Supreme Court reaffirmed the principles applying to the liability of public authorities for breach of statutory duty and negligence. Full judgment. Summary: The court rejected a damages claim brought on the basis that the Defendant’s responsibilities towards the Claimants under the Children Act 1989 had given rise to a common law duty of care, … Continue reading Poole Borough Council v GN [2019] UKSC 25