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Experts in contempt - amend reports at your peril...

Medical reports are often meticulously scrutinised in personal injury claims. They provide an overview of the claimant's personal account to his or her expert of their symptomatology, past medical history and the circumstances of their accident. Sometimes, a claimant may suggest that their report does not quite accord with the symptoms they say are...

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Channel 4 Television v Met Police Commissioner [2019] 1 WLUK 322

A very sensible ruling by Edis J that the Crown Court has no jurisdiction to make any order for costs in relation to an application for a production order under the Terrorism Act 2000.

The case arose from the screening of a documentary by Channel 4 which showed a UK national, one Matthews, fighting in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State. Matthews was arrested and...

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Deputy District Judge Appointment

Chambers are delighted to announce that both Justin Althaus and Simon Trigger have been appointed as Deputy District Judges on the South Eastern Circuit, effective as of 13th March 2019.

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Tenancy Announcement: Susanna Bennett

We are delighted to announce that Susanna Bennett has accepted Chambers invitation to join us on completion of her probationary tenancy.  She will practice in all Chambers core areas.

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Proving the size of highway defects - why measurements of length, width and depth are crucial

By Dominique Smith

It is common in highway trip and slip claims for claimants to provide photographs of the defect they say caused them injury. Those photographs usually show, amongst other things, an attempt to measure the defect in support of their claim. However, in Walsh v The Council of the Borough of Kirklees, Mr Justice Dingemans confirmed that...

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Claim dismissed after Judge makes finding of fundamental dishonesty

Terence Wong acted for the successful Defendant in a Fast Track claim for personal injury and costs of vehicle repair. The Judge made a finding of fundamental dishonesty against the Claimant after it was uncovered during cross-examination that the vehicle had been sold, without having been repaired, some two years prior to the filing of the CNF. The claim was...

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Claimant in stroke case fails to prove causation on the balance of probabilities.

Sophie Mortimer acted for the successful Defendant in a clinical negligence trial. The judge found that the Claimant had failed to discharged the burden of proving that but for the Defendant’s admitted negligence he would not have suffered a stroke. You can read the details on our PI Blawg by Ella Davis.

 

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Trecarrel House Limited v Rouncefield

This article was first published in Nearly Legal

HHJ Carr in a reserved judgment handed down on 13 Feb 2019 allowed the Appellant’s appeal against a possession order made by DDJ Rutherford in the Truro County Court on 13 Sept 2018.

The tenancy was an AST granted 20 Feb 2017 of a self-contained flat in a domestic property. Hot water and heating were provided...

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