Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence


Appeal judges reject “binary” approach to negligence claim

5 August 2021

The Court of Appeal has rejected as “too binary” the approach taken by a High Court judge when striking out a negligence claim against lawyers over their former client’s capacity to litigate.


Negligence action against lawyers over amputation not time-barred

21 July 2021

A man who received “devastating news” that his lower leg needed to be amputated seven years after settling his PI claim is not prevented by limitation from suing his lawyers for negligence.


More NHS claims settling without proceedings as costs payouts fall

19 July 2021

The proportion of clinical negligence claims resolved without formal proceedings has reached a record high amid greater co-operation between parties, NHS Resolution has revealed.


CMC boss banned for encouraging bogus holiday sickness cases

19 July 2021

The boss of a claims management company that encouraged people to bring bogus holiday sickness cases has been disqualified as a director for five years.


Court of Appeal boosts claimant PI solicitors with fixed-costs ruling

9 July 2021

The Court of Appeal has handed a boost to claimant personal injury solicitors by applying the more generous fixed costs regime for cases where the claimant in a low-value matter dies.


Medico-legal market contracts as Covid hits PI cases

8 July 2021

The value of the medico-legal market fell by 18% to £650m last year because of Covid reducing the number of new personal injury cases and slowing down those already in progress.


Brian calls in Atkinson to lead post-Civil Liability Act strategy

25 June 2021

The former chief executive of NAHL Group has joined innovative claims management company Call Brian as its chairman. It says it allows people to submit a claim in just seven minutes.


Latest figures confirm low take-up by LiPs of whiplash portal

24 June 2021

Low numbers of litigants in person, two law firms dominating claims, and solicitors using the wrong portal have been features of the early days of the whiplash reforms.


Most claimants in new whiplash portal have representation

10 June 2021

Almost all of the people who have started claims in the new Official Injury Claim portal so far are represented, a leading insurer has revealed. A number of bugs have also already emerged.


Work begins on whiplash portal ‘mixed claims’ test cases

2 June 2021

Claimant and insurer representatives have begun work on developing test cases to take to the Court of Appeal for claims that involve both whiplash and non-whiplash injuries.

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Our latest special report, produced in association with Temple Legal Protection, looks at the role of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in commercial litigation post-LASPO.

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