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John Foy QC, Edwin Buckett and Max Melsa featured in this month’s edition of PI Focus

John Foy QC, Edwin Buckett and Max Melsa have been published in this month’s edition of PI Focus, APIL’s monthly newsletter, regarding amputation claims and claims under the Montreal Convention respectively.

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John Foy QC and Edwin Buckett settle case for £3.35m

Following a settlement meeting yesterday, John Foy QC and Edwin Buckett, both representing the Claimant, settled a below the knee amputation case for £3.35m.

The Claimant, a pedestrian, sustained a devastating crushing injury to her leg in a road traffic accident which…

Success in claim under the Montreal Convention

Max Melsa successfully represented the Claimant, who suffered a serious fall when embarking from Bristol Airport.

The claim was brought under Article 17 of the Montreal Convention 1999, which applies in cases where injury is sustained either on board an aircraft…

Landmark Decision Confirms that Primary Care Providers Are Entitled to Interest at the Rate of 8% on Damages

In SSP Health Ltd v The National Health Service Litigation Authority (Primary Care Appeals Service) and others [2020] EWCA Civ 1574, [2021] P.T.S.R. 958, SSP challenged the lawfulness of a decision by the NHS Resolution adjudicator, Ms Lisa Hughes, to follow usual…

Andrew Ritchie QC calls for new insurance policies for victims of no blame accidents

Andrew Ritchie QC spearheads initiative for a new type of comprehensive insurance policy clause. This will provide rehabilitation for people left with life-changing injuries when falling victim to a no blame accident.

As one of the country’s highest profile personal…

Gurion Taussig acts in High Court false imprisonment claim

This week Gurion Taussig successfully defended G4S Secure Solutions UK Ltd (‘G4S’) in an appeal in the High Court, Chancery Division, Birmingham District Registry. The claim against G4S was brought in the tort of false imprisonment. Gurion was instructed from…

Sabrina Hartshorn writes on Investment Advice

Last week JPIL published Sabrina Hartshorn‘s article on recovery of investment advice and the discount rate in Issue 1 2018. The Response to the Report of the Justice Select Committee appears to now add a degree of clarity to…

Stuart McKechnie QC comments on MOJ’s response to report of Justice Select Committee on Discount Rate

The MOJ has today published its response to the report of the Justice Select Committee on the setting of the discount rate. The report can be found here:

The MOJ’s recommendations are reflected in the Civil Liability Bill that was introduced…

Stephen Glynn recovers nursing home fees in fatal mesothelioma claim

Stephen Glynn acted for an 86 year old widow whose husband died of mesothelioma as a result of his exposure to asbestos when he worked for the MoD at its Chatham Dockyard in the 1970s. The widow sadly suffered from Alzheimer’s…

Court of Appeal uphold CICA Damages Act Discount Rate

The Court of Appeal has upheld the application of the Lord Chancellor’s Prescribed Discount Rate by the CICA in assessing future care costs in a pre-tariff case under the 1990 Scheme. The rate had been used even though the CICA is…

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