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WHEATCROFT v BRINE – Liability to ‘smartphone zombies’?

By |September 19th, 2017|Case Notes, Personal Injury|

His Honour Judge Main QC on 11th May 2017 handed down judgement in this case at Manchester County Court. David Sandiford, instructed by Irwin Mitchell, appeared for the Claimant; Charles Feeney, instructed by Keoghs, appeared for the Defendant. At approximately 12.10 pm on 24th December 2013 Ms. Chloe Wheatcroft, the then 14-year old Claimant, was [...]

McGeer v McIntosh: Paving a safer way for cyclists? (Number 2)

By |February 28th, 2017|Case Notes, Personal Injury|

The Court of Appeal have dismissed the Defendant’s appeal against the judgement of His Honour Judge Raynor QC awarding the Claimant 70% of damages on a full liability basis. We previously discussed the implications of the first instance judgment in McGeer v McIntosh: Paving a safer way for cyclists? The appeal sought to challenge the [...]

Williams v Bermuda Hospitals Board: The search goes on?

By |February 10th, 2016|Case Notes, Personal Injury|

Case Background Charles Feeny & Sammy Nanneh In our article in the PI Update Law Journal, "Material contribution: the search for the elusive third way", we argued that the decision in Bailey v. The MOD appeared to accept an exception to 'but for' causation in tort. However, the precise basis and ambit of this approach was neither [...]

McGEER v MACINTOSH: PAVING A SAFER WAY FOR CYCLISTS?

By |November 16th, 2015|Case Notes, Personal Injury|

Case Background This case involved a cyclist who undertook a stationary car at traffic lights and then cycled to the nearside of an HGV which was indicating to turn left. In earlier years, this would have been regarded as a very difficult case for a claimant. In a detailed and careful judgment, the Judge, His [...]

Singh v Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

By |September 1st, 2013|Case Notes, Personal Injury|

The Claimant was employed as a specialist registrar on the Yorkshire & Humbar obstetrics and gynaecology training programme. As part of the position it was necessary to rotate between different hospitals; this entailed a degree of travelling. Prior to joining the respective NHS Trust the Claimant suffered with pain in his cervical spine. The pain [...]