Category Damages

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 […]

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 […]

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. …

LOSS OF EARNINGS: CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE AND CAUSATION

The need to prove that a claim for loss of earnings arises from the negligence complained of can be overlooked. A failure to consider the key issue of causation can lead to claims being made which, ultimately, cannot be proven.   An example of this can be seen in the decision of Mr Justice Nicol […]

WHEN A DOCTOR CANNOT GO BACK TO WORK: EXAMINATION OF THE LOSS OF EARNINGS AWARD

There are some important matters considered in the decision of Mr Justice Picken in Dr Sido John -v- Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2016] EWHC 407 (QB). THE CASE The claimant was a doctor who was injured in a fall. He was successful in establishing clinical negligence on the part […]

LOSS OF EARNINGS AFTER LEAVING THE MILITARY: MURPHY -v- MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

In Murphy -v- Ministry of Defence [2016] EWHC 3 (QB) HH Judge Coe QC (sitting as a judge of the High Court) considered damages for loss of earnings in the case of a 21 year old soldier who suffered injuries that caused him to leave the army. KEY POINTS The sum of £10,000 was awarded […]

LOSS OF EARNINGS AND THE SELF-EMPLOYED: SOME KEY ISSUES

There are now a record number of self-employed people working in the UK and the numbers are increasing. There are 4.6 million people working for themselves, that is 15% of the total workforce.  Here I want to look at some of the issues that face the self-employed claimant when claiming loss of earnings.  We also […]