Pump Court Chambers

News & Events: Personal Injury

News 13th November 2019

James Byrne joins Pump Court Chambers

We are delighted to announce that James Byrne has joined Pump Court Chambers. James is an experienced practitioner with a wide civil practice encompassing commercial, property, personal injury and regulatory law. James also maintains a practice in the area of private children law. James said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining a set held […]

News 18th July 2019

Personal Injury Practitioners 

Does life on Circuit, within easy reach of London, appeal to you? We are a busy, successful and expanding Personal Injury Team in a large common law chambers. We have a significant strength at the junior end of the team (up to 15 years call) but are seeking to recruit senior junior practitioners to help […]

Blog 13th March 2019

Credit Hire, Loss of Use and Illegality

Shadbolt v Stefanatica (unreported) When a person is involved in a non-fault road traffic accident, they are usually entitled to two vehicle related heads of loss; diminution and loss of use. Diminution is usually (although not always) quantified using the reasonable cost of repairs required to put the vehicle back into its pre-accident condition. Loss […]

Blog 1st November 2017

“Fundamental Dishonesty” in the Court of Appeal

Paul Mertens reviews the recent decision of Howlett v Davies [2017] EWCA Civ 1696, the first case in which the Court of Appeal has considered the approach to “fundamental dishonesty” as an exception to Qualified One-Way Costs Shifting (QOCS) under CPR 44.16(1). Background Howlett v Davies was a fairly commonplace PI claim arising from a […]

News 23rd June 2016

Worker loses fingers in log splitter

Richard Tutt recently appeared at the Norwich Magistrates’ Court representing an Italian company in relation to a breach of one of the general duties of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974. Metal Agricola SRL made and supplied a log processor comprising a large circular saw, a log splitter and an outfeed conveyor. […]

Blog 14th March 2016

Broadhurst v Tan; Taylor v Smith [2016] EWCA Civ 94

Broadhurst v Tan; Taylor v Smith [2016] EWCA Civ 94: Claimants will be entitled to recover costs on the indemnity basis where they beat their own Part 36 offer in personal injury cases which no longer proceed under the RTA Protocol (and will not be restricted to recovering fixed costs under r.45.29B and r.45.29C). Summary […]

News 19th January 2016

NHS prosecuted following death of 82 year old man on a mobility scooter

The NHS has been fined £40,000 after an 82-year-old man riding a mobility scooter fell 12ft to his death when a barrier on an elevated walkway collapsed. Benjamin Withers was visiting Fareham Health Centre, Hampshire, when his scooter collided with a wooden weather screen placed around the main entrance. The crash caused a section to […]

Blog 1st October 2015

From the GMC fitness to practise panel

Rajkumar (June 2015) Providing drug without prescription – vulnerable patient – invitation to patient to collude in malpractice. Facts The Doctor, without formally prescribing it, gave a patient lorazepam on a home visit, and then told her not to inform his secretary of what he had done. At the time the patient was under the […]

News 29th June 2015

Tree-felling incident leaves worker in wheelchair

In June Richard Tutt prosecuted a Health and Safety case at the Crown Court in Amersham. Defending were Ronald Walker QC, Christopher Paxton and Philip Stott. The defendants were a company, Alpha Schools Ltd, that runs four private schools, and one of its caretakers, Paolo Mule. The company was developing a site to which it proposed […]

News 9th February 2015

Ezra Macdonald joins Pump Court Chambers

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that Ezra Macdonald has joined Chambers following successful completion of his pupillage. Ezra has a mixed practice, with a primary focus on personal injury and employment law. He has experience of a broad range of court advocacy, including in the Employment Tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the County […]

Home
Shortlist close
Title Type CV Email

Remove All

Download


Click here to email this list.