Author Archives: gexall

PLEADING (STATEMENTS OF CASE) FOR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS (LIVE WEBINAR) 3RD SEPTEMBER 2020

I am giving a webinar on the 3rd September 2020 “Pleadings (statements of case) for personal injury lawyers”. “It is important that parties properly distinguish between a concise statement of facts and recitation of the evidence upon which they seek to prove such facts. Every bar student is taught that they should plead facts and not […]

CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS: RECENT CASES AND THE EFFECT OF OGDEN 8: WEBINAR 9TH SEPTEMBER 2020

On the 9th September 2020 I am presenting a webinar on loss of earnings. This webinar  looks at recent cases in relation to loss of earnings, and what they can tell us about evidence and the judicial approach to these claims. It also looks at the various factors set out in the latest Ogden Tables.  […]

THE 8TH EDITION OF THE ‘OGDEN TABLES’ AND THEIR PRACTICAL IMPACT: WEBINAR 31ST JULY 2020

I am presenting a webinar on the 31st July 2020 dealing with the new Actuarial Tables.   THE CONTENT   The government’s new ‘Actuarial Tables’ were published on 17th July 2020. The webinar takes us through the significant changes introduced by the 8th edition of the tables. What are the “Actuarial Tables” and what purpose to do […]

CLAIMS FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES, CARE AND WORK AROUND THE HOME: WEBINAR 23RD JULY 2020

On the 23rd July 2020 I am conducting a webinar “Claims for Medical Expenses, Care and Work around the Home”.  This webinar looks at damages in relation to medical expenses and care. It covers the whole range of care claims, from the relatively modest injury to the severely disabled claimant. THE WEBINAR This webinar looks […]

SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER: WEBINAR 31ST MARCH 2020

On the 31st March I am giving a webinar on Social Media and the Personal Injury Lawyer.  This webinar looks at two things in detail (i) The ways in which PI lawyers can use social media as a resource to keep up to date in both law and procedure. (Links to useful, blogs, Twitter accounts […]

WEBINARS: (1) LOSS OF EARNINGS (2) COURT FEES – AVOIDING THE PITFALLS: TWO PLUGS

Just a brief reminder of two webinars this month: one on loss of earnings, the other on court fees and associated issues. CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF EARNINGS This webinar “Claims for loss of earnings: law, procedure and evidence, prove it or lose it” is on the 10th September 2019. The webinar will cover: The law […]

INADEQUATE RISK ASSESSMENT LEADS TO LIABILITY BEING ESTABLISHED: CHISOLM -v- HANKINS CONSIDERED

Originally posted on Zenith PI: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IN PRACTICE:
In Chisholm v D & R Hankins (Manea) Ltd [2018] EWHC 3407 (QB) the High Court found liability established on the grounds of an inadequate risk assessment by the defendant employer.  The judge also made important observations about the relevance of statutory duties after s.69…

HOW MUCH SHOULD A LEG COST? DETAILED CONSIDERATION OF SUITABILITY OF PROSTHETICS

Originally posted on Zenith PI: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IN PRACTICE:
In Swift v Carpenter [2018] EWHC 2060 (QB) Mrs Justice Lambert carried out a detailed consideration of the value and cost of prosthetic legs.   It is unusual for this issue to be considered at length and the judgment is worth reading for that issue alone. …

THE IMPORTANCE OF RISK ASSESSMENTS: IMPORTANT HIGH COURT DECISION AND A REMINDER OF FORTHCOMING TALK

Originally posted on Zenith PI: PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION IN PRACTICE:
In CC v Leeds City Council [2018] EWHC 1312 (QB) Mr Justice Turner reiterates the importance of the risk assessment in personal injury litigation.   On appeal the judge  rejected an argument that a claimant had failed to prove causation. The defendant’s argument that the claimant had not…

RISK ASSESSMENTS AND THE VIOLA PLAYER: BOWING TO THE INEVITABLE OR JUST HIGHLY STRUNG?

The case of Goldscheider v The Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation [2018] EWHC 687 (QB) received a lot of attention because of the unusual facts. However the case is, in fact, a classic illustration of the central importance of the risk assessment in modern litigation. THE RISK ASSESSMENT: FORTHCOMING TALK Here we concentrate upon one […]