piBlawg

the personal injury and clinical negligence blog

A collaboration between Rebmark Legal Solutions and 1 Chancery Lane

Mr 10%

Until recently “Mr 10 %” has probably best been known as a gaming app which can be bought and downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet. The aim of the game is, as an “agent to the stars”, to buy and sell celebrities and make enough profit as quickly as possible to lead the life of the rich and famous. For lawyers, however, “Mr 10 %” is Lord Justice Jackson wh... [More]

End of term report

This has been a busy term for schools and a successful one for those who insure them.   What lessons can be learnt from the four important school cases which have been decided since March 2012? First up, on 9 March 2012, was the decision of the Court of Appeal in Woodland v Essex County Council [2012] EWCA Civ 239 in which the Court of Appeal, by a majority, held that it was not appropri... [More]

Definitely a good walk spoiled: Hammersley-Gonsalves (A child by his litigation friend T Gonsalves) v Redcar & Cleveland BC

Some things simply make one feel old: the 90s revival, being older than your doctor, complaining about people playing music on public transport.  To this (abridged) list I can now add school games lessons.  Back in my day (a phrase that can be added to the aforementioned list) school sport largely consisted of being cold and taking part in team games in the winter (good character buildin... [More]

The addition of a late expert: case note

Van Niekerk v Carnival Plc & Anor. [2012] LTL 13/6/12 (QB, HHJ Seymour QC)   This claim concerned further directions for a High Court trial that was listed a little over 2 months after a Pre-trial review in which further permissions for expert evidence were sought. The Claimant’s husband had died on holiday while he had been taking part in a diving excursion arranged by or through t... [More]

Clever Cars

Cars are getting more intelligent. Mine tells me when to change gear, puts its own windscreen wipers on and tells me off by beeping if I am late putting on my seatbelt. But modern cars are set to make mine very much look like the dunce of the class.   A leading German car maker is already advertising that its latest technology allows its cars to sense the presence of other cars and take some... [More]