Law Brief Weekly News, 28th September 2018

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28th 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
Percuatneous Vertebroplasty: Too Much Information? - Ryan Harvey, Bolt Burdon Kemp...
FREE article from PIBULJ.COM
Calls for graduated driving licenses in the UK to reduce young driver accidents...
BBC News
Hernia mesh complications 'affect more than 100,000'...
PI Brief Update News
Top chambers planning a PI small claims service for litigants in person...
Legal Futures
QOCS applied to whole case after defendant’s unsuccessful PI counterclaim...
Litigation Futures
Rail passenger injuries jump to highest level in 15 years...
The Times
General Law News & Blogs
Child spies: judicial review sought...
The Guardian
Government admits 'no deal' could mean exit from patent court...
Law Society Gazette
Barclays chairman's PPI comments show why regulators can't afford to ease up on banks...
Uber wins key ruling in USA in its fight to avoid treating drivers as employees...
Ars Technica
Universities call for ban on essay writing companies...
ITV News
'This is insane!' telecoms regulator tells colleagues over failure to stop spam calls...
The Register
A selection of recent and popular articles from PIBULJ.COM. Note that an account is required to read the full articles. If you haven't subscribed yet, why not try it out for one month for just £1? Click here for more info.
Can an 8-year old child be contributory negligent? - Ian Peters, Anthony Gold
The short answer is yes, but that was not the finding of Mrs Justice Yip when she handed down her Judgement in the case Master Caine Ellis v Mr Paul Kelly and Mrs Violet Ellis on 31 July 2018...
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...
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 - A Good Kicking
Today I was instructed on behalf of an insurance company. My instructions were the following:
"The other side's solicitor has caused your instructing solicitor no end of grief in the past few months. We were minded to settle the case on a 50/50 basis but given their approach, Counsel is instructed to go along to court and give the other side a good kicking. With bells on...
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