Law Brief Weekly News, 7th September 2018

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7th 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
FREE CHAPTER from ‘A Practical Guide to Immigration Law and Tier 1 Entrepreneur Applications’ by Sarah Pinder...
FREE article from Law Brief Publishing
Pedestrians and cyclists to be exmepted from whiplash reforms...
Legal Futures
PI small claims limit below £5,000 'would see lawyers play system'...
PI Brief Update News
Public backs reform to whiplash compensation according to the ABI...
Claims Media
Bar Council says solicitors are refusing to pay barristers' unrecovered fees in CFA cases...
Litigation Futures
PI firm confirms £700k redundancy costs but overall profits soar...
Law Society Gazette
General Law News & Blogs
Legal aid contracts fiasco continues hours before stopgap measure expires...
Law Society Gazette
SRA warns small law firms about fraudster infiltrators...
Legal Futures
One-legged golfer sues council-run course for discrimination...
BBC News
Historic victory for legal professional privilege...
New Law Journal
Government reviews misogyny in hate crime law to protect women from street and sexual harassment...
Evening Standard
Applications are now open for the H M Hubbard International Law Scholarship...
Hubbard Law Scholarship
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.
FREE BOOK CHAPTER from 'A Practical Guide to Industrial Disease Claims' by Andrew Mckie & Ian Skeate
Chapter Two – The Portals and Fixed Portal Costs in ELD Claims. The Low Value Portals in Employers Liability Claims Came into effect for any claim where the accident date is on or after 31 July 2013. The purpose of this Chapter is to examine the most important aspects of the Portals in the context of Low Value Personal Injury claims, for claims that start off with the Low Value Portal but then exit the Portal...
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...
PIBULJ.TV - masterclasses from the experts
Episode 6: 'Masterclass on Litigating Employers' Liability Claims After the Enterprise Act' by Andrew Roy, 12 King's Bench Walk
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 - Glasses
BusyBody was in chambers today. "Hi BabyB. I'm back in court next week. How do you like my new deadly weapon?"
"Sorry, I don't know what you mean."
"My new glasses, silly."
"Oh. But I didn't know you ever needed glasses before," I answered, looking at the thick rimmed pair that now adorned her face.
"I still don't."...
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