Law Brief Weekly News, 24th August 2018

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24th 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 ‘The Law of Houses in Multiple Occupation: A Practical Guide to HMO Proceedings’ by Julian Hunt...
FREE article from PIBULJ.COM
Death of British tourists in Egyptian hotel may be due to food poisoning...
Daily Mail
Calls to ban smoking in homes due to alarming child death rate...
PI Brief Update News
ABI reveals number of fraudulent claims and dishonest applications...
Claims Media
No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms...
BBC News
Museum visitor injured falling into hole he assumed was just a painting...
Science Alert
General Law News & Blogs
Legal bloggers allowed to report on family proceedings...
Law Society Gazette
Europe's new data law upends global online advertising...
Uber London License judge steps aside due to family links with the firm...
The Guardian
Lawyers can help win the fight against climate change...
New Scientists
Domestic abuse husband 'let down' before his murder...
BBC News
9 things I wish I knew before starting my law degree...
Legal Cheek
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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...
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'...
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...
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 4: 'A Masterclass on Mitchell and Denton' by Andrew Mckie
Andrew Mckie from Clerksroom presents a half-hour guide on relief from sanctions covering the latest developments post Mitchell and Denton. Includes: avoiding difficulties post Mitchell and Denton, relief from sanctions, costs budgets, Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Limited [2013] EWHC 2355 QB, Denton v TH White Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 906, what does Denton mean in practice?
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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 - Just a Small Point
Today ClicheClanger my solicitor rang me "just to check a small point" about one of his cases. I always worry when a solicitor says that because it generally means two things. First, it is probably not a small point or they wouldn't be ringing counsel in the first place. As OldSmoothie's inverse rule as to sets of papers says: the smaller they come the longer they'll take.
Second, by "small point" they actually mean...
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