Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service Bulletin

Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service Bulletin

The latest edition of the Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service Bulletin is now available, covering the period June-September 2014. The Bulletin is edited by Nicholas Bevan and includes commentary on important decisions on liability and procedure from the last quarter. The bulletins are published 7 times a year and are free to view. The September edition includes the following and can be accessed here.

Road traffic

  • Case C-162/13 Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Trigla dd EU:C:2014:2146

Third party motor insurance should cover all types of motor vehicle and use at any location

  • Delaney v Secretary of State for Transport [2014] All ER (D) 31 (Jun)

Minister liable for breaching European Directives on motor insurance

  • Groves v Studley [2014] EWHC 1522 (QB), [2014] All ER (D) 123 (May)

Timing can be an important factor in causative potency of contributory negligence

Assumption of responsibility

  • Thompson v The Renwick Group plc [2014] EWCA Civ 635, [2014] All ER (D) 98 (May)

Parent company not liable for its subsidiary’s culpable exposure of employees

Second action: abuse, estoppel, limitation

  • Dowdall v Kenyon & Sons Ltd [2014] EWHC 2822 (QB), [2014] All ER (D) 56 (Aug)

Second action not an abuse of court notwithstanding earlier settlement

Relief from sanctions

  • Denton and others v TH White Ltd and another; Decadent Vapours Ltd v Bevan and others; Utilise TDS Ltd v Davies and others [2014] EWCA Civ 906, [2014] All ER (D) 53 (Jul)

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Elizabeth has ten years of experience in personal injury litigation. She studied science and law at the University of Adelaide in Australia and practised there for several years before relocating to London. She initially practised in insurance litigation dealing with product and public liability claims and then specialised in clinical negligence. She worked at Lovells and then at US Firm Howrey. Following that she transferred to Nabarro with her team to help establish the healthcare practice. Elizabeth managed a significant case load dealing with large and small value claims and several large scale group actions. Elizabeth joined the Lexis®PSL team in January 2012.