Law Brief Weekly News, 21st September 2018

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21st September 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 BOOK CHAPTER from 'A Practical Guide to Industrial Disease Claims' by Andrew Mckie & Ian Skeate
FREE article from PIBULJ.COM
Supreme Court refuses appeal bid from firm denied PI costs...
PI Brief Update News
Quality of service in personal injury market is 'crucial'...
New Law Journal
Civil Liability Bill will mean 'more reasonable' pricing...
Claims Media
PI firms losing work due to follow-up failures,,,
Legal Futures
4 in 10 tenants reveal they haven't got a single smoke alarm in their home...
General Law News & Blogs
Fixed costs regime proposed for leaseholders...
Law Society Gazette
Facebook sued for hiding job adverts from women...
Technology Review
Mobile phone customers overcharged by almost half a billion pounds...
Sky News
300,000 UK owned domain names will be cancelled due to Brexit...
The Register
Croydon cat killer mystery finally solved...
BBC News
'Fortnite addiction' increasingly cited in divorce cases...
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Faking it: Holiday Sickness Claims, An Update on the New Rules - Katherine Ettridge, Blake Morgan
As many of you may have heard in the news, tour operators have warned that British tourists could be banned from all-inclusive package holidays in some countries, or the price of going on all-inclusive holidays could rise, as there has been a huge spike in reports of holiday sickness, mostly from British tourists....
Analysis Shows Increased Cash Flow Troubles for PI Firms - Norman Kenvyn, VFS Legal Funding
Running a personal injury law firm has never been so hard. With regulatory changes eating into profit and cash flow stymied by the slow billing process in cases, it is no surprise that many are reportedly teetering on a cliff edge...
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...
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...
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...
PIBULJ.TV - masterclasses from the experts
Episode 2: 'Tripping and Slipping Claims Masterclass: An Update Post-Jackson' by Andrew Mckie, Clerksroom
Andrew Mckie from Clerksroom presents a detailed one hour guide on running tripping and slipping claims covering recent developments including the portal and focusing on specific litigation tips and tactics.
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 - Bare Garden
This morning I visited the so-called 'bear garden' in the high courts for the first time with a case of my own. Whenever I've seen the place before it's like a vision of hell with lawyers piled high all arguing aloud like some kind of terrible legal trading floor. Today though, it was completely and utterly silent. Not a lawyer in sight. Not even an opponent. Now admittedly all I was doing was handing in agreed directions, (hard days work if ever there was one) and so I guess not having an opponent was not actually a complete surprise. But what has happened to the bear garden? Is litigation coming to an end? All cases settling? For the sake of the profession, that would be a most terrible thing.
But just when I was even starting to wonder if I'd somehow got the wrong day or something, who should pass through but OldFatherTime himself. The old ex-law lord who still strolls around the Temple and also it now seems the high court. We have now met on quite a few occasions and this time he recognised me. "Ah, hello, young man. It's rather quiet around here don't you think?"...
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