Law Brief Weekly News, 31st August 2018

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31st 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 Unlawful Eviction and Harassment’ by Stephanie Lovegrove...
FREE article from Law Brief Publishing
PI referral fee ban not working, MoJ told...
Law Society Gazette
Financial Conduct Authority proposes fees for CMCs...
PI Brief Update News
Claimant who exaggerated impact of genuine injury found fundamentally dishonest...
Litigation Futures
Air pollution may damage intelligence...
BBC News
Plan to change PI claims rules will penalise victims...
The Guardian
General Law News & Blogs
Supreme Court ruling renews cohabitation warning...
Law Society Gazette
Unregulated eviction service 'crossed line' into litigation...
Legal Futures
Allardyce accuses Football Association of failing to follow employment law...
ITV News
A LiP suing Google in he High Court who has been anonymous for 9 months, even from the Judge, has been ordered to identify himself...
Law Society Gazette
Emails while commuting 'should count as work'...
BBC News
Law student receives brutal vacation scheme rejection email...
Legal Cheek
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 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 5: 'RTA Personal Injury: a 2015 Update - What Is Happening to PI in 2015?' by Andrew Mckie
Andrew Mckie from Clerksroom presents a 35 minute guide to the latest developments in RTA personal injury claims. Covers fundamental dishonesty, inducements in PI cases, CUE for claimants, pre-medical offers, MedCo, and further problems.
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 - TheHamster
My opponent today was truly worse than I am in court and I have to admit that that's saying something for most of my court appearances except those rare occasions when I somehow manage to luck out with a Busker impression or a judge getting the wrong end of the stick. But today, my opponent wasn't bad due to inexperience. That in itself I would hope is forgiveable. No, my opponent has been practising for over twenty years and was very clearly the worse for it.
I'm going to call her TheHamster since the only way to describe her style in court is like the very worst ham actor in the very worst amateur dramatic pantomime in the very worst town in the worst area of England. It was like she'd watched endless re-runs of Perry Mason and AllyMcBeal and decided that that was how a lawyers should perform in court...
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