Full Circle: the Court of Appeal re-interprets s.151(8) of the Road Traffic Act

On 24 August 2012, the Court of Appeal handed down its long-awaited judgment on what is generally referred to as the ‘circularity argument’.  The issue in the cases of both Read more…

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Posted on Sep 19th, 2012 by Lyons Davidson

What can be done about exaggerated claims?

The long-awaited Supreme Court judgment in Fairclough Homes Ltd v Summers [2012] was finally delivered on 27 June. The facts of the case can be summarised briefly: the claimant suffered Read more…

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Posted on Jul 12th, 2012 by Lyons Davidson

Jury Awards v Judicial Awards for Loss of Society: good news in Scottlish law for defenders?

On 8 June, the Inner House of the Court of Session in Edinburgh pronounced its opinion on the joint appeals of Kirsty May Hamilton v Ferguson Transport (Spean Bridge) Ltd Read more…

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Posted on Jun 29th, 2012 by Lyons Davidson

St John’s Chambers’ Brain Injury Conference

Earlier this month, St John’s Chambers, in partnership with Headway, organised a brain injury conference in Bristol. As well as being a very interesting and informative event, it was an Read more…

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Posted on Dec 6th, 2011 by Lyons Davidson

Facebook evidence: a defendant solicitor’s view

Facebook has nearly 30,000,000 users in the UK and is now viewed as an important first port of call for employers, insurers and defendant solicitors, as it provides a real-time Read more…

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Posted on Nov 3rd, 2011 by Lyons Davidson