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Crash test


Crash test

Covid-19 has prompted unprecedented collaboration between personal injury claimant lawyers and the insurance sector. Could this new spirit of co-operation survive the pandemic?

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Judge denies firm £1.1m in costs over funding switch


Judge denies firm £1.1m in costs over funding switch

Court of Appeal rules that reasons for changing from legal aid funding to a conditional fee agreement were unreasonable.

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Pilot allegedly fell asleep during flight sues for £1.7 million


Pilot allegedly fell asleep during flight sues for £1.7 million

A pilot who alledgedly fell asleep during a long haul flight is suing Virgin Atlantic for ?1.7 million after he was dismissed.

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Whiplash portal: views from the claimant and defendant


Whiplash portal: views from the claimant and defendant

Development of new regime for low value RTA claims has been a marathon rather than a sprint, but we are now close to a new system.

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Rowing back on vicarious liability


Rowing back on vicarious liability

Two judgments from the Supreme Court have set restrictions on the scope of vicarious liability. In Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13 the test was whether the tortfeasor was in fact the ‘employee’ of the employer.

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NHS Coronavirus advice


NHS Coronavirus advice

Whilst we generally like to focus on news items affecting the legal sector we've taken this opportunity to concentrate on Covid- 19, more commonly known as the Coronavirus.

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Lawyer in the news: Christian Beadell, Fletchers Solicitors


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Direct Line takes £16.9m discount rate hit


Direct Line takes £16.9m discount rate hit

Insurance giant also reveals that motor claims frequency fell in 2019.

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