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Res Ipsa Loquitur: it's all just Latin to me...

  In recent years, the maxim of res ipsa loquitur has fallen out of fashion. Whether this reflects the more robust procedural rules governing disclosure (meaning that the cause of an accident can normally be ascertained) or the modern judicial dislike of distracting and potentially misleading latin epithets, is unclear. The low-point for the doctrine probably came in the judgment of Lord Just... [More]

No-one expects the Inner West London Inquisition?

The administrative court has handed down its judgment in R (Cairns) v HM Deputy Coroner for Inner West London [2011] EWHC 2890 (Admin).   This judicial review case concerned a sadly topical subject, at least in London, namely that of cyclists killed by lorries. With the huge upsurge in Londoner’s taking to two wheels seen during the present Mayoral administration, has regrettably come ... [More]