CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE: LEARNING FROM RECENT CASES: WEBINAR 5th JUNE 2023

Contributory negligence is one of those issues that play a daily part of the life of the personal injury practitioner.  The basic principles  underlying findings of contributory negligence are rarely explored, however these can have profound practical implications for the claimant and defendant.

This webinar looks at  recent cases where these principles have been considered and then looks at the practical issues relating to contributory negligence, including pleading contributory negligence and making offers in relation to liability.

Booking details are available here. 

RECENT CASES CONSIDERED

Cases to be covered include:

  • Taylor -v- Raspin– contributory negligence in a road traffic accident, over-reliance on expert evidence
  • Macdonald -v- MS Amlin– motorcyclist colliding with stationary vehicle
  • Barry -v- Ministry of Defence– was there contributory negligence in hearing loss case?
  • Parry -v- Johnson– allegations of contributory negligence against a pedestrian
  • Deller -v- King– vehicle collision

LAW AND PRACTICE RELATING TO CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE

After looking at recent cases, the webinar considers the implications for litigators and their clients

  • Pleading contributory negligence
  • Where contributory negligence has been established
  • Where allegations of contributory negligence have not been successful
  • How claimants have responded to allegations of contributory negligence. The importance of witness evidence
  • The “reverse allegation of contributory negligence” – using allegations of contributory negligence against the defendant