The case of Chudley v Clydesdale  EWHC 2177 (Comm) has provided some rare commentary on the identification of third-party beneficiaries under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
A Claimant is sexually abused as a child by foster parents with whom they were placed while in the care of a Defendant Local Authority.
The Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims ("The Protocol") has very recently come into force on 1st October 2017.
On 20th September 2017, Mr. Justice Peter Jackson handed down the decision of M v A Hospital which concerned a best interest decision to withdraw clinically assisted nutrition and hydration.
In Thomas v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors  EWCA Civ 1303 the Court of Appeal examined the duty of a claimant’s solicitor to undertake additional enquiries into potential special damages claims where the case was under a fixed costs regime.