the personal injury and clinical negligence blog

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Occupiers rights........

The National Press seem to enjoy the facts of a personal injury claim, decided last week in the High Court by John Leighton-Williams QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge. The case was Lisa Driver v Roman Painted House Trust and Dover City Council. It arose from a night out in July 2007, where Mrs Driver had sometime after midnight fallen down a 20 foot embankment which lay behind a three foot ... [More]

Chambers on both sides in Clinical Negligence action

Dr David Thomson and Angus Piper of 1 Chancery Lane appeared for Claimant and Defendant respectively in the clinical negligence claim of Susan Ryan v Dr David Yick earlier this month. Judgment was today handed down in the RCJ by HHJ Jeremy Richardson QC, sitting as a QB Judge.  Mrs Ryan complained that the defendant GP had been too slow to refer her for hospital and/or orthopaedic treatment... [More]

TR v Devon County Council: Court of Appeal Judgment in Highways Claim

The unanimous judgment of the CA was given by presiding judge Lord Justice Lloyd. Sir Stanley Burnton and Lord Hughes of Ombersley (who has been elevated to the Supreme Court bench since the appeal hearing took place) completed the bench, and the CA partially overturned the decision of Mrs Justice Slade (reported at [2012] EWHC 796 QB). Lord Faulks QC and Angus Piper of 1 Chancery Lane, instructe... [More]

Beware falling branches! Micklewright judgment in Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal (Mummery LJ, Patten LJ and Hedley J) gave judgment today in the case of Micklewright v Surrey County Council [2011] EWCA Civ 922. The Claimant’s appeal was dismissed. The claim concerned a tragic fatal accident when a large oak tree branch fell on Christopher Imison (deceased) whilst he was unloading his bicycle from the family car on a road in Windsor Great Park. The t... [More]

Personal injury damages, a cunning new way of increasing claim value

It seems to me that claimant lawyers have done all they can to raise the quantum of personal injury claims on the care side of the special damages spectrum (we have long been familiar with the concepts of 24 hour paid care; "night awake" carers; 2 carers for certain types of claimant; private medical treatments; adapted properties; adapted vehicles; spare wheelchairs, etc ... [More]