PSLA in St Helena

Attorney General of St Helena v AB and others (St Helena) [2020] UKPC 1  This article originally appeared in Issue 5 (May 2020). This case arose out of two actions for damages for personal injury brought against a doctor employed on the island of St Helena (in the South Atlantic…

In Brief – May 2020

In each issue, we try and cover cases in brief which we were unable to cover in full. Below are the cases covered in brief in Issue 5, May 2020. M (Declaration of Death of Child) [2020] EWCA Civ 164 – Issue was whether the child, Midrar, was legally dead…

In Brief – March 2020

In each issue, we try and cover cases in brief which we were unable to cover in full. Below are the cases covered in brief in Issue 4, March 2020. Attorney General of St Helena v AB and others (St Helena) [2020] UKPC 1 – Privy Council decision considering whether…

Fundamental Dishonesty

This article originally appeared in Issue 2 (July 2019). Introduction  There are two separate and distinct regimes relating to fundamental dishonesty in litigation which have been available in personal injury claims since 2013. However, in the last year or two, there has been increasing attention focused on the perils and…

The New Discount Rate and a Proposal for Dual Rates

The article originally appeared in Issue 2 (July 2019). We couldn’t omit from this edition of QMLR the Lord Chancellor’s announcement on 15 July 2019 of a revised discount rate of minus 0.25% to take effect from 5 August 2019. It will cover all personal injury claims, irrespective of the…

In Brief – July 2019

In each issue, we try and cover cases in brief which we were unable to cover in full. Below are the cases covered in brief in Issue 2, July 2019. ARB v IVF Hammersmith Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 2803 - On 17 July 2019, the Supreme Court refused to grant permission…