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  • Personal Injury - 16, August
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    “MIND THE GAP” …when jumping between balconies breaks the chain of causation

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    Posted by Christopher Taylor

    To the layman it might sound obvious that if you attempt to jump from one hotel balcony to another and fall in the process you will have difficulty in establishing that any blame rests with others. Yet these were the facts that presented His Honour Judge Seys Llewellyn QC and subsequently the Court of Appeal … Continue reading “MIND THE GAP” …when jumping between balconies breaks the chain of causation

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  • Clinical Negligence - 16, August
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    Informed Consent: Risks and Choices

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    Posted by Joanna Lewis

    Breach of duty was established and causation followed when the Claimant did not give informed consent to an operation that left her tetraplegic. This case explores the implications of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11 and the duty on doctors to ‘take reasonable care to ensure that the patient is aware of any … Continue reading Informed Consent: Risks and Choices

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  • Personal Injury - 16, August
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    What makes an injury ‘actionable’? The Supreme Court offers some guidance

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    Posted by Joanna Lewis

    Although Dryden v Johnson Matthey PLC [2018] UKSC 18 is a case involving industrial disease, the Supreme Court’s decision has wider significance in helping to clarify what makes a personal injury actionable’. The Facts The Appellants worked for the Respondent in factories making catalytic converters. Platinum salts were used in the production process. The respondent, in breach … Continue reading What makes an injury ‘actionable’? The Supreme Court offers some guidance

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