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As many predicted in the last 12 months, Claims Management Companies seem to be moving away from the more traditional motor injury claims sector as profits are being squeezed by reforms. Due to this, one area that has seen a large increase in claims, but has somewhat gone under the radar until recently, is housing disrepair claims. John Quirk takes a closer look.
Client Alerts 26/01/2022
Detailed assessment of costs of part of a claim cannot be commenced without a “forthwith” order for assessment
On 24 January 2022 Costs Judge Leonard announced his decision in the case of ABA v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust. In costs cases the eagerness to push claims to the next stage results in demands for high interim payments and insufficient time allowed for points of dispute to be discussed. Howard Dean and Ben Petrecz discuss the details and the implications for future cases.
The Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on 18 February 2020. A number of reasons were given for filing for bankruptcy, but the main ones were stated to be as a result of declining membership and following receipt of a number of claims of historic sexual abuse by troop leaders. At the time of filing BSA stated it faced 275 abuse claims plus potential (it believed) for a further 1,400. However, since actually filing for bankruptcy it is understood there are now in the region of 82,500 claims outstanding and pending until bankruptcy has been finalised.
It is already illegal to text or make a phone call (other than in an emergency) using a handheld device while driving. This year, laws will go further to ban drivers from using their phones to take photos or videos, scroll through playlists, or play games. This will mean anyone caught using their handheld device while driving will face a £200 fixed penalty notice and 6 points on their licence.
Client Alerts 18/01/2022 Scotland
Hugh Kennedy v The Right Reverend Paul Bonnici, The Right Reverent James Warren Cuthbert Madden and Denis Alexander  CSOH 106 Summary of Issues On 20 October 2021, Lady Wolffe issued her decis...
At the end of 2021, the Court of Appeal overturned the decision by Mr Justice Hayden of the Court of Protection [2021 EWCOP 23] and deemed it unlawful for carers to help their vulnerable clients find and arrange sex workers in certain circumstances. Emily Eastwood takes a look at the case and what implications it may have on complex injury claims.