Law Brief Weekly News, 27th July 2018

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27th July 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 ‘Commercial Mediation – A Practical Guide’ by Nick Carr...
FREE article from Law Brief Publishing
MPs call for proper explanation of small claims rise...
Legal Futures
Call for Tomlin order review after major QOCS ruling...
PI Brief Update News
Experts say GDPR could help lower car insurance costs...
The Telegraph
Irish personal injury payouts dwarf UK totals...
The Times
'Cancel the holiday - I've got insurance figures to exploit'...
Law Society Gazette
General Law News & Blogs
Firm wins refund judgment after mistakenly paying client £177,000...
Law Society Gazette
May accused in high court of deserting international law principle...
The Guardian
Labour instructs top law firm to proof radical government plans amid court backlash threat...
Independent
Pace of global warming remains double the international target...
Schroders
Gene edited products to be classed as GMOs under EU law...
New Scientist
US lawmakers will investigate facial recognition software that matched 25 of them as criminals...
Technology Review
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...
 
Metal on Metal hips and the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (Part One) - James Bell, Hodge Jones & Allen
Metal on Metal hips (MoMs) were introduced by the four leading orthopaedic prosthetic companies to the hip prosthetic market on a wide scale in the early 2000s. Stryker, DePuy, Zimmer and Smith and Nephew all produced very similar MoM models as the industry moved to using all metal products after earlier attempts had tried and failed in the 1980s...
 
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...
 
FREE BOOK SAMPLE from 'A Practical Guide to Wrongful Conception, Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims' by Rebecca Greenstreet
This book provides an overview and analysis of the law in relation to wrongful life, wrongful conception and wrongful birth claims. After reading this book you will: Understand how to establish whether there is a cause of action in your cases in these areas. Have an in-depth understanding of the relevant case law, including...
 
CC (widow and dependant of JC (deceased)) v TD [2018] EWHC 1240 (QB) - Paul Sankey, Enable Law
A recent case raises the issue of how dependency under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 is calculated when the parties had started but not completed divorce proceedings and there was uncertainty over the outcome of that process. It is also interesting for its unusual facts...
 
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A one hour practical guide on litigating employers' liability claims after the Enterprise Act. Includes: the likely effects of s69, circumventing or mitigating the effects of s69, conventional common law principles, enhanced common law duties, direct application of European legislation, Francovich actions, other duties, practical considerations.
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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 - JusticeForSale
Today I was involved in a tiny case involving a small road traffic accident. Which made it all the more surprising that I found myself against a barrister who was fifteen years call and according to the costs schedule was being paid £2,000 for the day compared to my £350. The thing is, it's not that I'm a terrible barrister or anything although I don't pretend to be particularly good either. But this barrister was a...
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