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Can a defendant resile from a pre-action admission of liability? (Wood v Days Healthcare UK Ltd and others)

Can a defendant resile from a pre-action admission of liability? (Wood v Days Healthcare UK Ltd and others)
Published on: 05 January 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Can a defendant resile from a pre-action admission of liability? (Wood v Days Healthcare UK Ltd and others)
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  • To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area? Are there still any unresolved issues practitioners will need to watch out for?
  • How does the decision fit in with other developments in this area of law?
  • What are the implications for practitioners? What will they need to be mindful of when advising in this area?

Article summary

Personal Injury analysis: If the amount of damages claimed for personal injury increases dramatically after proceedings are issued, can a defendant resile from a pre-action admission of liability? Shaun Ferris, of Crown Office Chambers, looks at the Court of Appeal’s approach in Wood v Days Health UK. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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