For liability to attach to a defendant authority in tripping cases, the defect does need to be objectively considered to be dangerous. It is not sufficient for a claimant to point to the fact that…Read more
School sport: local authority not liable for primary school pupil injured while taking part in sprint race
In A v London Borough of Southwark, the judge found that taking part in a school sprint race was a desirable activity and whilst the claimant's collision with another pupil was unfortunate and not the…Read more
Supreme Court upholds Edmondson v Haven Court of Appeal decision but is its significance about to be overtaken already?
The long-awaited appeal decision in Edmondson v Haven Insurance was handed down on the 18 April 2018. Here we look at the judgment and whether it might have any impact on insurer strategies going…Read more
End of year Claims Portal data for 2017/18 arrives as MoJ ministers prepare for next week's initial scrutiny of the Civil Liability Bill in the House of Lords
Release of the latest Claims Portal data includes figures for March and so permits an end of year review of new claims volumes as we await both the annual CRU claims numbers and the Second Reading of…Read more
The issue of prescription has long been an important factor in professional negligence claims. That being said, the issue of when a claim is time barred has often been a minefield for both Pursuers'…Read more