Articles matching "fatal accident claims"
The long awaited Supreme Court decision in the case of Four Seasons Holdings v Brownlie was recently handed down, but has the question of how to interpret "damage" in what is called the "tort…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
It had been thought that Currie v Esure (2014) might operate as benchmark for awards in fatal cases in Scotland. That hope for clarity has however been set back by yet another fatal award which has…Read more
This unanimous decision of the Supreme Court clarifies the law in relation to claims for wrongful death which occur in other jurisdictions and are pursued in England and Wales. The decision will be a…Read more
The Claimant had cohabited with her partner for six months before he died in an accident at work. She was not entitled to compensation under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 because they had not lived…Read more