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Client Alerts 20/04/2021
The High Court has now handed down the judgment in SKX v Manchester City Council  EWHC 782 (QB) which provides further helpful guidance on vicarious liability and non-delegable duties where local authorities place children in their care in private children’s homes.
Client Alerts 19/04/2021
The ONS have just published its response to a consultation on the future timescale and methodology for national population projections (NPPs) and subnational population projections (SNPPs). The last projections were based on 2018 data and were published in October 2019. It will be recalled that these were of importance in the world of complex injury in that they served to depress life-time losses due to a flattening of the previously-projected increase in life expectancy. These new projections served to reduce life-time multipliers and whilst limited, provided some counterbalance to the reduction in the discount rate.
Client Alerts 30/03/2021
Recent days have seen a lot of media coverage concerning allegations of abuse at school. In particular on a website called ‘Everyone’s Invited’ which allows people to make anonymous allegations of abuse. Founded in June 2020, there are currently over 10,000 testimonies on the site.
Client Alerts 22/03/2021
The insurance industry can breathe a collective sigh of relief after the long-awaited judgment in the case of Royal Mencap Society –v- Tomlinson-Blake  UKSC 8 was handed down. This employment law case about the calculation of pay for sleep-in carers had serious collateral ramifications about awards for future care in life-changing personal injury cases.
Client Alerts 22/03/2021 Scotland
Redress for Survivors Update: Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill
The new bill that provides redress for survivors of abuse whilst in care has been passed. The new bill ensures more survivors have up access to redress after the previous scheme. Khadija Sarwar and Calum Fife pick out the details and highlight how things may change as a result.
Client Alerts 19/03/2021
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a claimants appeal after the defendant had bettered their Part 36 offers. Keoghs represented the defendant at both the trial and appeal, Howard Dean comments on this excellent result and the potential implications on future cases.