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Blog 2nd February 2023

Mixed Injuries post Whiplash Reforms – Where are we now?

The much awaited judgment in the mixed injury test cases of Rabot v Hassam and Briggs v Laditan [2023] EWCA Civ 19 was handed down by the Court of Appeal on 20 January 2023. However, the divided judgment in these leap frog appeals is likely to raise as many questions as it answers and will […]

News 1st December 2022

Pump Court Chambers launches Personal Injury Online Resource

We are delighted to launch the first in our series of short, bite-sized webinars, designed as an introduction to practical subjects for practitioners with less than 3 years’ experience improve their skills in personal injury litigation. The Autumn series of webinars includes: The RTA Protocol: Louisa Simpson Credit Hire – A Beginners Guide: Henry Hawkesworth […]

News 25th November 2022

LOUISA SIMPSON SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS TWO FUNDAMENTAL DISHONESTY CLAIMS THIS WEEK

Louisa Simpson, who is currently completing her Third Six in Chambers’ Civil Team, represented claimants in two Fast Track Personal Injury (RTA) claims this week. In both cases, the Defendant argued the Claimant had been fundamentally dishonest in relation to their injuries –allegations which Louisa successfully defended. In Claim 1, the Defendant argued the Claimant […]

Webinar Archive 25th November 2022

The RTA Protocol

In this webinar, Louisa Simpson covers the RTA Protocol.   Topics covered include: Applicability of the RTA Protocol; The Protocol upper & lower limits; Stage 1 – the CNF and Response; Stage 2 – settlement, timing, medical evidence and soft tissue injuries, & interim payments; Stage 3 – failure to reach agreement, Defendant’s response & […]

Webinar Archive 18th November 2022

Highway Claims

In this webinar, Oliver Foy provides an overview of a highway authority’s statutory duty under section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 and the statutory defence under section 58. To download a copy of the slides which accompany this webinar please click here. For further information on Oliver’s practice or to discuss any of the […]

Webinar Archive 11th November 2022

Credit Hire – A Beginners Guide

This presentation, by Henry Hawkesworth, is a whistle-stop tour of the issues which arise in a standard credit-hire claim. It is aimed at those who are new to the area, and provides several insights from the point of view of a practitioner who frequently deals with these cases in the county court. It deals briefly […]

Webinar Archive 4th November 2022

Small Claims and the New Protocol for PI Small Claims

In this webinar, Rebekah Batt covers the new protocol for personal injury claims on the small claims track. Topics covered include: When the small claims track applies; Specific features of the small claims track; When the new protocol applies; How liability and quantum are dealt with under the new protocol; and Important time limits and […]

Webinar Archive 28th October 2022

Fixed Costs

In this webinar, Timothy Salisbury highlights the basis of various types of fixed costs within the CPR relevant to Personal Injury litigation.  This presentation highlights some quirks and potential pitfalls of the fixed recoverable costs (“FRC”) regime and includes some worked examples to illustrate how FRC are calculated in practice. To download a copy of […]

Webinar Archive 21st October 2022

Fundamental Dishonesty

In this webinar on Fundamental Dishonesty, Alice Scott covers the basics in this area, including, tips on how to address it in pleadings, recent cases and appealing a finding of  Fundamental Dishonesty. To download a copy of the slides which accompany this webinar please click here. For further information on Alice’s practice or to discuss […]

Webinar Archive 12th October 2022

Limitations and practical considerations

In this webinar, Lucy Plumpton mainly cover the topic of limitation, with a small section bringing together some tips for running personal injury claims well from the outset. This presentation is aimed at solicitors working on behalf of Claimants.   Topics covered include: – Limitation a) Key points b) Calculating time c) Date of knowledge […]

News 30th September 2022
Antonia Ford

European influence on UK Insurance industry loosens

Insurance has been part of road traffic litigation since 1897 when the first policy was issued. Policies were based on existing insurance schemes covering horse drawn carriages and third-party cover was not commonplace. Modern compulsory insurance was not introduced until the Road Traffic Act 1930, a significant time after Ford, Renault, Fiat, Daimler and Benz […]

Webinar Archive 27th August 2022

Indemnity – The Basics

In this webinar, Antonia Ford covers the basics necessary to understand the legal implications and practical considerations associated with indemnity in road traffic insurance. The webinar works through the tree of indemnity and provide guidance on when indemnity can be avoided and how this effects litigation proposed following road traffic accidents. To download a copy […]

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