Category Archives: Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Government announces consultation on massive changes to claims system

In November 2015, George Osborne surprised many in his Budget speech by recommending an increase in the Small Claims Track (SCT) limit for personal injury claims from £1,000 to £5,000 and also stopping or reducing compensation for ‘minor’ soft-tissue injuries, … Continue reading

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Will changes to the claims process lead to any consumer benefits?

In November 2015 George Osborne (Chancellor at the time) surprised many in his Budget speech by recommending an increase in the Small Claims Track (SCT) limit for personal injury claims from £1,000 to £5,000 and an end to compensation for … Continue reading

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Court rules that children and protected parties entitled to anonymity

The Court of Appeal has recently decided in the case of JX MX v Dartford that the identities of children and protected parties in medical negligence and personal injury cases should not be made public unless there is good reason … Continue reading

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Brain damaged young footballer set to receive up to £7 million

The High Court has recently found Tottenham Hotspur and a cardiologist for the FA liable for a serious brain injury to a young footballer who collapsed 6 minutes into his first game for the club. In 2006, Radwan Hamed, aged … Continue reading

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Court decides solicitors have no room for error

Where a genuine mistake has been made in a case this can usually be rectified, rescinded or the court can order a party to perform a specific act. This common law doctrine is designed to prevent the harsh and unjust … Continue reading

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Motor insurers seeking more reforms for car accident claims

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In recent years, the Association of British Insurers (ABI), which represents all insurance companies in the country, has successfully lobbied the Government to introduce a number of measures aimed at tackling fraudulent claims and deter what it considers to be … Continue reading

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Judge criticises personal injury firm for over-processing claims

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In the past few years a number of niche personal injury firms have developed highly competitive business models based around their abilities to process a large number of personal injury claims with small margins per case. However, in a recent … Continue reading

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