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Case review 19-08-2022
The case of Patricia Andrews & Others v Kronospan Ltd (Andrews) [07.03.22] is a stark reminder of what can go wrong when expert witnesses do not fully understand their duties, and lawyers overstep the limits of their role when instructing them.
Section 135 of the Building Safety Act 2022 came into force last month (June 2022), increasing UK limitation periods for claims brought in connection with unsafe buildings. In addition to this recent development here in the UK, we highlight two other articles on the application of limitation from our lawyers in Scotland and Australia.
Five years on from the Grenfell Tower fire, the Building Safety Act 2022 is set to make major changes to the law and practice of the construction industry when it starts to come into force at the end of this month.
The law of prescription is set to change on 1 June 2022, when Sections 5 and 13 of the Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 finally come into force.
Case review 30-03-2022
The High Court has recently published its decision in Tyclicki v Gibbons [21.12.21], an action raised for damages following a collision between two jockey’s mounts which left the claimant paraplegic.