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Gabriel Fay continues his series of articles relating to the liability of local authorities for loss and damage caused by trees on the highway. Here, Gabriel considers how the duty on local…Read more
Judgment was handed down yesterday by the Supreme Court in the matter of Knauer v Ministry of Justice. In departing from the decision in Cookson v Knowles (1978) HL, the Supreme Court held that it is…Read more
The issue of whether a Part 36 offer is a “genuine attempt to settle the claim” is not new. The Civil Procedure Rules Committee recognised its importance by including it in the 2015 amendments to Part…Read more
Andrew Cousins examines the recent Court of Appeal decision in Crooks v Hendricks Lovell Limited (2016) on whether a claimant who successfully reviewed a Certificate of Recoverable Benefits after…Read more
This was a case where the defenders successfully defended a personal injury action brought by Mr MacDonald in the Court of Session following a slip whilst walking home at night due to lack of street…Read more
Yesterday’s Court of Appeal decision in the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council will be welcomed by local authorities and their insurers potentially facing strict liability for abuse by foster…Read more