KINGS CHAMBERS COSTS GROUP WEBINAR ON BELSNER: 1st DECEMBER 2022

This webinar by Kings Chambers on the 1st December 2022 gives litigators a chance to consider the practical implications of the Belsner decision. THE PRESENTERS My colleagues  Craig Ralph and Andrew Hogan will consider the significance of the Belsner and Karatysz cases,…

PROBLEMS WITH EXPERTS- THE ISSUES ARE UNIVERSAL: AN EXAMPLE FROM THE IRISH COURTS: WEBINAR ON EXPERTS 14th DECEMBER 2022

When in September I planned the webinar Expert Evidence in the Courts in 2022 there had been a dozen or so cases relating to experts in litigation. Since then there have been half a dozen more.   There is an example…

ANALYSIS OF BELSNER 4: FAIR COSTS AND LEGAL FICTION : PLUS A USEFUL WEBINAR

ANALYSIS OF BELSNER 4: FAIR COSTS AND LEGAL FICTION : PLUS A USEFUL WEBINAR

The latest development in Belsner v CAM Legal Services Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 1387 is that the unsuccessful claimant has been ordered to pay £130,000 on account of costs and repay £25,000 that was previously paid to her. However, here I…

ESCAPING FIXED COSTS WEBINAR: IF YOU MISSED IT LIVE YOU CAN SEE IT HERE

ESCAPING FIXED COSTS WEBINAR: IF YOU MISSED IT LIVE YOU CAN SEE IT HERE

I put details of this webinar up in early November. Unfortunately the event reached capacity and some people were not able to view it.   However it was recorded and it is now available online here.   THE WEBINAR Fixed costs…

"HE LACKED THE NECESSARY EXPERTISE TO SUBSTANTIATE AND JUSTIFY HIS CONCLUSION": A CASE WHERE NO SPECIFIC RELIANCE WAS PLACED ON AN EXPERT'S EVIDENCE

“HE LACKED THE NECESSARY EXPERTISE TO SUBSTANTIATE AND JUSTIFY HIS CONCLUSION”: A CASE WHERE NO SPECIFIC RELIANCE WAS PLACED ON AN EXPERT’S EVIDENCE

In Eaton v Auto-Cycle Union Ltd & Ors [2022] EWHC 2642 (KB) Mr Justice Turner was critical of the expert evidence called by the claimant.   “Quite simply, he lacked the necessary expertise to substantiate and justify his conclusions. It…

FATAL ACCIDENTS 2023: SEEING THE CLIENT; UNDERSTANDING THE LAW; THE SCHEDULE: GETTING THINGS RIGHT: TAKING CARE OF YOUR CLIENTS AND YOURSELVES: A SERIES OF WEBINARS TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH IT

Alongside solicitor Hilary Wetherell we are presenting a series of webinars to take practitioners through the major elements of personal injury law, practice and procedure.  Each webinar can be viewed as a stand alone webinar as well as being part…

WEBINAR ON CARE, AIDS & APPLIANCES CLAIMS AFTER MUYEPA -v- THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: 18th NOVEMBER 2022

WEBINAR ON CARE, AIDS & APPLIANCES CLAIMS AFTER MUYEPA -v- THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: 18th NOVEMBER 2022

I have already written three times about the judgment of Mr Justice Cotter in  Muyepa v Ministry of Defence [2022] EWHC 2648 (KB).  I have not explored in detail the important observations in that judgment in relation to claiming, and presenting,…

JUDGE FINDS PROCESS BY WHICH EXPERT REPORT OBTAINED "SO FLAWED, AND THE MATERIAL ON WHICH IT IS BASED SO LIMITED AND CONJECTURAL THAT IT WOULD BE ENTIRELY WRONG FOR ME TO PLACE ANY WEIGHT ON IT WHATSOVER"

JUDGE FINDS PROCESS BY WHICH EXPERT REPORT OBTAINED “SO FLAWED, AND THE MATERIAL ON WHICH IT IS BASED SO LIMITED AND CONJECTURAL THAT IT WOULD BE ENTIRELY WRONG FOR ME TO PLACE ANY WEIGHT ON IT WHATSOVER”

In de Renee v Galbraith-Marten [2022] EWFC 118 Mr Justice Mostyn commented on an expert report that one of the parties sought to introduce. The report had been obtained in breach of the rules. It did not comply with the…

ESCAPING FIXED COSTS: KINGS CHAMBERS WEBINAR: 2nd NOVEMBER 2022

ESCAPING FIXED COSTS: KINGS CHAMBERS WEBINAR: 2nd NOVEMBER 2022

My colleagues Andrew Hogan and Paul Hughes are presenting a webinar on the 2nd November 2022 4 – 5pm on “escaping fixed costs”. The webinar is free. Booking details are available here. NB the live event is now “full”. It…

RECENT CASES ON LOSS OF EARNINGS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: WEBINAR 21st NOVEMBER 2022

RECENT CASES ON LOSS OF EARNINGS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: WEBINAR 21st NOVEMBER 2022

I am presenting a webinar “Recent Cases on Loss of Earnings: What you need to know” on the 21st November. Booking details are available here. THE WEBINAR This webinar looks at recent cases in relation to loss of earnings and…

ONE DAY OUT - BUT STILL TOO LATE: WEBINAR ON SERVICE OF THE CLAIM FORM CASES IN 2022: 14th OCTOBER 2022: "RELIANCE ON NON-COMPLIANT SERVICE IS NOT ONE OF THE INSTANCES OF OPPORTUNISM DEPRECATED BY THE COURTS"

ONE DAY OUT – BUT STILL TOO LATE: WEBINAR ON SERVICE OF THE CLAIM FORM CASES IN 2022: 14th OCTOBER 2022: “RELIANCE ON NON-COMPLIANT SERVICE IS NOT ONE OF THE INSTANCES OF OPPORTUNISM DEPRECATED BY THE COURTS”

This webinar is of interest to all litigators.  It covers recent cases where there have been issues relating to the claim form. These cases involve litigation at every level, including the Court of Appeal, the Administrative Court, the High Court…

CHOOSING AN EXPERT: AN ACADEMIC OR PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE: HOW WILL THEY PERFORM WHEN THEY GET THE BIT BETWEEN THEIR TEETH?

CHOOSING AN EXPERT: AN ACADEMIC OR PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE: HOW WILL THEY PERFORM WHEN THEY GET THE BIT BETWEEN THEIR TEETH?

One of the difficult issues that has to be faced when instructing experts is whether to choose academic qualifications or practical experience.  This issue can be seen in the judgment of HHJ Melissa Clarke (sitting as a High Court Judge)…

AVOIDING LIMITATION PROBLEMS IN PERSONAL INJURY: WEBINAR 29th SEPTEMBER 2022

AVOIDING LIMITATION PROBLEMS IN PERSONAL INJURY: WEBINAR 29th SEPTEMBER 2022

On the 29th September 2022 I am presenting a webinar “Avoiding Limitation Problems”. This deals with the major issues relating to limitation in personal injury actions. Booking details are available here.   THE CONTENTS OF THE WEBINAR Basic limitation periods,…

AVOIDING PROCEDURAL PROBLEMS: A PRACTITIONER'S GUIDE: WEBINAR 23rd SEPTEMBER 2022

AVOIDING PROCEDURAL PROBLEMS: A PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE: WEBINAR 23rd SEPTEMBER 2022

In case anyone hasn’t noticed a lot of (perhaps the vast majority) of posts on this blog relate to procedural issues and problems that litigators have run into, or taken advantage of.  On the 23rd September 2022 I am presenting…

EXPERT EVIDENCE IN THE COURTS IN 2022 - REVIEW AND GUIDANCE: DON’T LET THESE PROBLEMS HAPPEN TO YOU: WEBINAR 14th DECEMBER 2022

EXPERT EVIDENCE IN THE COURTS IN 2022 – REVIEW AND GUIDANCE: DON’T LET THESE PROBLEMS HAPPEN TO YOU: WEBINAR 14th DECEMBER 2022

As the two posts on this blog yesterday showed there appears to be a never ending problem with expert evidence.   This year there have been over a dozen cases about expert evidence reported on this blog alone, all of them…

AVOIDING UNDER-SETTLEMENT: A GUIDE FOR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS: WEBINAR 20th SEPTEMBER 2022

AVOIDING UNDER-SETTLEMENT: A GUIDE FOR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS: WEBINAR 20th SEPTEMBER 2022

A webinar on “avoiding undersettlement” for personal injury lawyers is being held on the 20th September 2022. Booking details are available here.   “We go back through your claim in fine detail and if we find that your previous solicitor…