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Case watch

Fatal accident in Germany: Assessment of damages

Choice of law for foreign torts

In this DWF Fishburns case of Cox v Ergo Versicherung AG concerns the basis upon which damages should be assessed in a fatal accident claim, where the accident took place in Germany.  The case was heard by the Supreme Court on 20 and 21 January 2014.  Judgment is expected to be delivered in February/March of this year.

Catastrophic injury: Capacity to litigate


Dunhill v Burgin concerns issues of whether a claimant had capacity at the time of settlement and whether the requirement for court approval under CPR 21.10 applies even if at the time of settlement the claimant was not known to lack capacity.  The Supreme Court is due to hear the case on 3 to 5 February 2014.

Professional risks: Solicitors duty of care


The Defendants have appealed the decision of Charles Hollander QC to the Court of Appeal and the appeal is set to be heard on 13 or 14 March 2014. Feltham v Freer Bouskell

Supreme Court: Hearing list

The Supreme Court has provided a provisional list of cases for the Hilary Term.  Read the list of cases on this pdf.


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