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Claim in Time Despite Previous Health IssueMarch 20, 2012

There is a general rule that an action to claim damages for personal injury must be brought within three years of the claimant becoming aware...

Claim in Time Despite Previous Health IssueMarch 20, 2012

There is a general rule that an action to claim damages for personal injury must be brought within three years of the claimant becoming aware...

Nuisance Depends on CircumstancesFebruary 28, 2012

The Court of Appeal recently decided on a claim for nuisance and its decision contained some interesting logic: in essence, implying that what would be...

Nuisance Depends on CircumstancesFebruary 28, 2012

The Court of Appeal recently decided on a claim for nuisance and its decision contained some interesting logic: in essence, implying that what would be...

Council Defence Undone by Council InspectorFebruary 17, 2012

Although roads and pavements cannot be guaranteed to be kept safe to use at all times (for example, during exceptionally cold weather, when ice can...

Council Defence Undone by Council InspectorFebruary 17, 2012

Although roads and pavements cannot be guaranteed to be kept safe to use at all times (for example, during exceptionally cold weather, when ice can...

Failure to Act Causes Loss of ClaimAugust 17, 2007

A recent case illustrates the point that where a personal injury claim is anticipated, it is important to commence the claim promptly and not to...

Failure to Act Causes Loss of ClaimAugust 17, 2007

A recent case illustrates the point that where a personal injury claim is anticipated, it is important to commence the claim promptly and not to...

Duty of Care Surprisingly LimitedMarch 7, 2007

An interesting attempt at a defence came to nothing in a recent traffic accident case.   It involved a driver who, having missed his turning, decided to...

Shared Blame Means Reduced DamagesMay 8, 2005

Cases involving personal injury when both parties are ‘in the wrong’ present a particular problem when it comes to determining the apportionment of responsibility for...