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Civil Liability

Client Alerts 02/08/2018

House of Commons International Development Committee publishes report on sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector

Due to the large number of child and vulnerable adult sexual abuse allegations coming to light concerning UK-based charities operating abroad and dating back to the early 2000s, MPs have produced a report outlining their grave concerns*. This report calls for a register of workers and a specialised ombudsman for the overseas aid sector. 

Client Alerts 25/07/2018

Fixed costs apply following late acceptance of a Part 36 offer

A large gap in the rules surrounding the costs consequences when a defendant accepts a claimant’s Part 36 offer out of time has now been plugged with the Court of Appeal’s decision in the cases of Hislop v Perde and Kaur v Ramgharia Board. The decision provides much needed clarity in cases which are subject to the Fixed Recoverable Costs Regime under Section III of CPR 45. 

Client Alerts 24/07/2018

Limitation in abuse claims: further guidance

Keoghs has defended a claim at trial involving alleged historical abuse by a now deceased former teacher at a Roman Catholic seminary in the 1970s. The High Court has now handed down its judgment in the case, in which it refused to exercise its discretion to allow the claim to proceed. Ian Carroll, Legal Director in the abuse team at Keoghs, who acted on behalf of the defendant in the case, considers the decision and its potential impact in other similar claims.