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Content by Richard Seabrook

01 Aug 2023

Whether assessing the likely award of general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (“PSLA”) on behalf of a Claimant, setting a reserve or considering a Part 36 offer for a Defendant, it is important to ensure that one can be as accurate as possible in the assessment of general damages for PSLA. In…

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28th Feb 2024 @ 20:28

To view the recording of this webinar, please click here. Richard Seabrook will address the procedural hurdles, and evidential opportunities and the limitations of expert evidence and consider how and where it can and can’t be used to elicit expert opinion evidence in relation to the causes of RTAs. We are delighted to be co-presenting this webinar with…

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When you call for an ambulance, you generally want it now. To you, it’s an emergency and an emergency requires an immediate response. The reality of a modern NHS generally and Ambulance Trusts specifically mean that such an expectation is rarely met. Thankfully, in the vast majority of cases the timing of the arrival of…

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28th Feb 2024 @ 20:28

During this webinar Richard Seabrook of Ropewalk Chambers provides an overview of lower limb amputation claims. Our guest speaker Jamie Gillespie from Pace Electronic Rehabilitation will cover microprocessor controlled knee joints and arm prostheses are well established and commonly used within prosthetic rehabilitation. Intelligent microprocessor controlled feet whilst not new, continue to be an area of discussion within legal…

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30 Jun 2021

In AL (by her Mother and Litigation Friend, S) v Collingwood Insurance Company Ltd [2021] EWHC 1761 (QB), a catastrophic brain injury case, Robin Knowles J provided further guidance to practitioners as to the application of the established principles previously laid down in Eeles v Cobham Hire Services Ltd [2010] 1 WLR 409. In a…

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Imagine the following scenario. A patient, known to have mental health issues, has been consenting to a proposed or potential course of medical treatment. Then, as the need to embark on that treatment crystalizes and becomes urgent, consent is withdrawn. The treatment proposed is considered necessary to avoid a potentially fatal outcome for the patient.…

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23 Feb 2021

The recent case of Hopkins v (1) Akramy (2) Badger Group (3) NHS Commissioning Board [2020] EWHC 3445 (QB) considered whether an NHS Primary Care Trust owed a non-delegable duty of care with regard to healthcare services provided by a third party. HHJ Melissa Clarke, sitting as a Judge of the High Court, held that…

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24 Nov 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way many of us work. This blog post primarily considers the potential implications of home working on occupational stress claims by looking closely at the key case law in this area. Some observations are also offered as to the impact of the pandemic on occupational stress claims where an…

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03 Nov 2020

In Hamilton v NG Bailey Ltd [2020] EWHC 2910 (QB), the High Court sought clarity from the editors of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases (the “JC Guidelines”) about their proper application in asbestosis and pleural thickening cases. Richard Seabrook of Ropewalk Chambers appeared for the Defendant. The judgment…

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