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Case review 2021-10-20
The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment on this tragic and long standing case - FS Cairo v Brownlie.
2021 has presented retailers with numerous risks, many of which relate to COVID-19, whether borne out of the pandemic or exacerbated by it. In this article, we set out a number of these risks from both UK and US perspectives and offer some practical considerations for businesses and insurers.
Welcome to the latest edition of Hong Kong Personal Injury Brief
Case review 2021-10-07
Judgment was handed down on Friday in the long running matter of Stansfield v BBC. The former BBC TV presenter was awarded £2.42 million (reduced by 33% to £1.6 million for contributory negligence) in respect of his mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) workplace injury claim.
We are pleased to have strengthened our London team with the appointment of partner Simon Durkin, formerly at Weightmans.
A roundup of recent court decisions raising issues relating to fatal accident claims, tour operator liability, the law on primary victims in Scotland, and whether or not to plead fundamental dishonesty.
For many countries, steering a course to economic recovery involves focusing on vaccinations. An EU vaccine "passport" has been introduced across all member nations. In Scotland, a QR system has been launched which will be required for entry to nightclubs and many large events from 1 October 2021.
A summary of key developments including new guideline hourly rates, new rules coming into force on 1 October 2021, the Civil Justice Council’s interim report on the resolution of small claims, draft guidance on rehabilitation after traumatic injury, the UK Government’s response to the National Data Strategy consultation, and a political landscape roundup.
Case review 2021-07-29
In this month’s Brief, we highlight several recent judgments where courts have accepted the defendants’ surveillance and expert evidence and awarded sums much lower than what has been claimed.
Today, stage four of the UK Government’s roadmap has been reached, resulting in all legal restrictions and requirements to socially distance coming to an end.