August 2011 Archive

Does the Council have liability for falls on public pavements?

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A recent case looks carefully at their assessment of whether someone who is injured in a typical highway tripping case can successfully bring a claim in negligence against their council. More …

Tragedy in Norway – what happens now?

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When arranging trips for youngsters, whether a day out from school or a full blown expedition, organisers must make themselves aware of any risks which may be involved.  Such trips can range from a trip to the zoo to one such as the recent expedition to the Norwegian Arctic, where a 17 year old, Horatio Chapple, from Salisbury in Wiltshire tragically lost his life.  Four other expedition members were also injured. More …

Cosmetic surgery results in death: Batt v Highgate Private Hospital

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In Batt v Highgate Private Hospital [2004] EWHC 707 (Ch) the claimant was the widower of Lorraine Alison Batt, who died due to clinical negligence following abdominoplasty, commonly referred to as "a tummy tuck". Read the full case here More …

How the assessment of damages for accidents abroad has changed

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It is one of the most important questions to anyone looking to pursue a claim – how much will I get in damages for what has happened?<br /> More …