Law Brief Weekly News, 3rd August 2018

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3rd 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 the Law Relating to Food’ by Ian Thomas
FREE article from Law Brief Publishing
Hospital sepsis deaths jump by a third...
BBC News
Even low levels of air pollution may cause dangerous heart changes...
PI Brief Update News
FCA will have the power to cap the fees of personal injury CMCs...
Legal Futures
ICO fines marketing company over nuisance claim calls...
Claims Media
Tourists Are Being Warned Not To Rent Mopeds And Quad Bikes Abroad...
Huffington Post
General Law News & Blogs
Costs blow for slow defendant with 'worse than hopeless' case...
Law Society Gazette
Consumer satisfaction with lawyers reaches new high...
Legal Futures
Sharia law recognised by UK High Court for first time...
Express
UK urged to adopt inquisitorial criminal justice system...
The Guardian
Law Society Annual Statistics Report 2017...
Law Society
Corporate lawyer tells Mumsnet users to ask her anything and immediately regrets it...
Legal Cheek
PIBULJ.COM Articles
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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...
 
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'...
 
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 1: 'Credit Hire Masterclass: An Update, 2014' by Aidan Ellis, Temple Garden Chambers
Aidan Ellis from Temple Garden Chambers presents this comprehensive and practical one hour guide to developments in credit hire over the past 18 months.
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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 - JudgeLooseCannon
My opponent opened his case today with the following words: "This is an appeal from District Judge..." I won't mention his name and will only go so far as to say that he is notorious enough in the South East that the name JudgeLoooseCannon is not far off.
Anyway, the circuit judge hearing the appeal interrupted my opponent at that stage and with a completely straight face said: "Yes, yes, and what are the other grounds of appeal."...
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