Law Brief Weekly News, 17th August 2018

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17th August 2018
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This week we have another excellent free article from the PI Brief Update Law Journal, as well as the usual selection of personal injury and general law news, blogs, and humour.
Personal Injury News & Free Articles
FREE CHAPTER from ‘A Practical Guide to the Ending of Assured Shorthold Tenancies’ by Elizabeth Dwomoh...
FREE article from Law Brief Publishing
Mistrust endemic between PI lawyers, relatives and case managers...
Law Society Gazette
Government proposes 'death by dangerous cycling' law...
PI Brief Update News
Struck-off Dr Bawa-Garba wins appeal...
Claims Media
'Whiplash gravy train to end' is how one paper describes the Civil Liability Bill...
Daily Express
Shock court verdict against Monsanto’s Roundup despite lack of scientific evidence...
The Economist
General Law News & Blogs
Court warning after solicitor called by own client to give evidence...
Law Society Gazette
Schools can no longer rely on Equality Act exemption to exclude abusive children with disabilities...
New Law Journal
Director liability 'should only apply when insolvent company evaded tax'...
Out-Law
Overheard pub talk 'showed solicitor’s redundancy was bogus'...
Legal Futured
Swedish Muslim woman who refused handshake at job interview wins case...
BBC News
Elon Musk's tweets investigated for possibly breaking the law...
The Guardian
PIBULJ.COM Articles
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FREE BOOK CHAPTER: Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claims – from ‘A Practical Guide to Disease and Illness Claims’ by Andrew Mckie
The Small Claims Track change for personal injury cases is likely to come into effect in October 2018. This book looks at other areas personal injury practitioners have begun to focus in, including industrial disease claims. This book covers issues in relation to industrial disease, and in particular focuses on the day-to-day issues in practice that one encounters with such cases including spotting the ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ quickly and efficiently, practical tips for investigation, litigation tactics, as well as a summary of the law, the important cases, and how to run these claims efficiently...
 
EXCLUSIVE: Clinical Negligence experts may have deficient knowledge of their area of expertise in new figures from the GMC and HEE. 2018 – Dr Mark Burgin
Dr Mark Burgin discusses the implications for courts of the results of freedom of information requests on three groups of doctors sitting a knowledge test...
 
Fake Holiday Sickness Claims in Court - Miles Hepworth, FOIL & DWF
After several summers of facing gastric illness claims in the courts, this summer is set to be an altogether quieter one for insurance lawyers defending gastric illness claims. ABTA's Stop Sickness Scams campaign together with the robust approach taken by some of the larger tour operators, the focus of the Ministry of Justice alongside the wider industry interest has been remarkably successful in a relatively short space of time in discouraging holidaymakers from making fraudulent claims...
 
Metal on Metal hips and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (Part Two) - James Bell, Hodge Jones & Allen
The statistical data arguments - The recorded 10-year CRR for the Pinnacle Ultamet Prosthesis in the NJR is 13.98% - which more than double the CRR in the NJR for all external comparators, including the latest and best MoP hips .This was described as the 'high water mark of the claimant’s case'...
 
The Problem of Never Saying Never: Case Comment on Duce v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 1307 - Lucile Taylor
Duce v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 1307 was the appeal of a surgical consent case. The Appellant had failed at first instance to establish that she would have either deferred or abandoned an operation had she been warned of a given risk as she contended she ought to have been...
 
PIBULJ.TV - masterclasses from the experts
Episode 3: 'Limitation Masterclass: A Practical Overview' by Andrew Roy
Andrew Roy from 12 King's Bench Walk presents a practical guide to limitation law for personal injury practitioners. Includes: date of knowledge, suspending time, bringing/issuing proceedings, service, section 33, addition and substitution, procedure, special cases.
Click here to watch a sample for free!
Queen's Counsel
This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen's Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen's Counsel Lawyer's Omnibus.
BabyBarista - Legend
OldRuin was in chambers today and looking particularly sprightly which was a pleasure to see after all of his health scares last week. "I've got a get together with some old chums from the bar this evening. Ever decreasing number they are too, BabyB. Still, OldFatherTime keeps on going regardless."
I told him that I had bumped into OldFatherTime in the bear garden the other day and that he had passed on his regards to OldRuin.
"They don't make them like him, any more, BabyB. Legend has it that as a young man he was a friend of Lord Atkin and helped him draft the judgment in Donoghue v Stevenson after church and a particularly hearty Sunday lunch out in the shires. That'd make him older than...
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