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Personal Injury weekly highlights—4 April 2019

Personal Injury weekly highlights—4 April 2019
Published on: 04 April 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Personal Injury weekly highlights—4 April 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Key PI developments
  • Ministry of Justice consults on reforming fixed recoverable costs in civil cases
  • Law Society urges that civil litigation costs be fixed with care
  • Occupational disease
  • First claimant mesothelioma ‘overalls’ case success
  • Vicarious liability
  • Admiralty Court dismisses fisherman’s claim for injury sustained while working onboard a vessel
  • Road traffic accident
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Personal Injury highlights includes the news that the Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs. We also review the case of Carey v Vauxhall Motors Ltd which is thought to be the first litigated mesothelioma ‘overalls’ case to succeed. We also consider the county court decision of Beardmore v Lancashire County Council and why the whole area of medical agency fees needs to be rethought in light of the GDPR. We have our usual round-up of other key cases and news as well as webinar dates for your diaries, recent Q&As and New Law Journal articles of interest. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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