WHAT IS THE BEST COSTS ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO A YOUNG LAWYER? THE ENTRIES

What single piece of Advice on costs would you give to a young lawyer to stand them in good stead throughout their career?  This was the question asked in the contest started last month.  The contest has a prize generously…

UNDERSTANDING FATAL ACCIDENT LAW: A SERIES OF FIVE WEBINARS THIS YEAR

UNDERSTANDING FATAL ACCIDENT LAW: A SERIES OF FIVE WEBINARS THIS YEAR

Together with solicitor Hilary Wetherell we are presenting a series of five seminars on fatal accident law and litigation. These take you through seeing the client for the first time, understanding the law relating to fatal claims, preparing a Schedule,…

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…