Personal Injury Law Newsletter

November 1, 2011

Welcome to Field Court Chambers’ Personal Injury Newsletter. In our first issue we feature several recent cases we feel may be of interest and importance to practitioners involved in personal injury litigation.

These include the extent an insurance company can seek to reopen settlements after fresh evidence of fraud is uncovered; reaffirmation of the extent of driver duties and pedestrian contributory negligence in road traffic accidents from the Court of Appeal; the meaning of criminal acts for the purposes of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme; the approach the court will take to attempts to withdraw pre-issue admissions of liability; the potential to impose obligations on the Ministry of Justice relating to the provision of equipment and training; and some useful examinations from the County Court relating to recoverability of costs in infant settlement cases.

Future issue will aim to keep you updated on recent developments in this field as well as news from Chambers’ Personal Injury Team. Chambers has a large personal injury law team offering experience at all levels of call and providing advice and representation to both Claimants and Defendants. Members are prepared to accept instructions under conditional fee arrangements on a case by case basis.

We hope you find these updates useful and enjoyable.