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The Compensation Bill

The Compensation Bill

Introduction. The compensation bill was published by the government on 3rd November 2005 and will form the Compensation Act 2006 if passed. The bill’s focus is on the regulation of claims management companies who many…


Fixed Costs Are Here At Last

Fixed Costs Are Here At Last

Fixed Costs Are Here at Last The Civil Procedure Rules As of 6 October 2003, any cases involving road traffic accidents having the value of £10000 or less that settle without issue of proceedings will…


Reviews Of Recent Appellate Decisions

Reviews Of Recent Appellate Decisions

REVIEW OF RECENT APPELLATE DECISIONS WHICH ARE RELEVANT TO CLAIM HANDLING Part 36 Offers The offer made pursuant to Part 36 of the CPR is governed by the law of contract. Thus any issued between…


The Principles Of Legal Column

The Principles Of Legal Column

LEGAL COLUMN In this article we plan to briefly cover the rules in relation to requirements for what is called an “Entry Clearance Certificate” (a visa) for visitors wishing to travel to the United Kingdom….


Disease – Success Fees

Disease – Success Fees

DISEASE LITIGATION – FIXED FEES The news that an agreement had been reached on fixed recoverable success fees for employers’ liability disease cases was widely welcomed by the legal profession1 . The agreement will be…


Hearing Regulations To Prompt Waive Of Compensation

Hearing Regulations To Prompt Waive Of Compensation

As an insurer underwriting claims you are under a duty to warn your insured that employers have been warned to take serious measures to protect their employees hearing in preparation of the Control of Noise…


The Principles Of Personal Injury Law; A Talk By Abdul Hafezi

The Principles Of Personal Injury Law; A Talk By Abdul Hafezi

INTRODUCTION 1. GENERAL PRINCIPLES A claim for damages in respect of personal injury arises as a result of commission of a tort or a breach of contract Matthews v Kuwait Bechtel Corporation [1959]. Where a…


Limitation Is Not A Complete Defence

Limitation Is Not A Complete Defence

Limitation is not a complete defence In personal injury matters a claimant has three years from the date of the accident (or date of knowledge) to issue proceedings under the Limitation Act 1980. One of…


Is An Apology An Admission Of Liability?

Is An Apology An Admission Of Liability?

On the 7th march 2006 the House of Lords defeated Ministers on proposals to confront the ‘compensation culture’. There is a growing concern that people in fear of the intensifying ‘compensation culture’ are stopping many…


Patients Under Sixteen Right To Medical Confidentiality

Patients Under Sixteen Right To Medical Confidentiality

Last months news reported Mr Justice Silber ’s dismissal of a claim concerning patients under sixteen right to confidentiality when seeking advice and treatment on contraceptives, sparking much controversy over potential infringement of parental rights….