Melanie successfully represented the Defendant at a fully contested one-day fast track trial in which liability and quantum were in issue. The court found the Claimant had not discharged the onus of proof, preferred the Defendant’s evidence and awarded costs to the Defendant.
Lavinia was instructed to represent the Defendant at the hearing to assess quantum of damages for a personal injury, sustained in a Road Traffic Accident. The injury was a relatively minor whiplash injury to the neck with duration of 12 months. The Claimants had valued the injury at £3,900. Lavinia made successful submissions that this … Continue reading
Rachel acted for the Defendant at the Stage 3 Ministry of Justice hearing of a personal injury matter. Rachel successfully argued that, despite documentary evidence that the Claimant had undergone the number of physiotherapy sessions recommended by a medical expert, the special damages awarded should be limited to the cost of around one third of … Continue reading
Sophie prepared advice in respect of a child claimant involved in an accident at school. The claim brought was one of negligence, and centred on the school’s failure to prevent access to play equipment during poor weather. The child had sustained serious ankle injuries with on-going symptoms some months after the accident. The balanced advice … Continue reading
Rachel was instructed to oppose an application for wasted costs arising from a personal injury claim. The claimant had issued proceedings arising from a road traffic accident. The claim had been withdrawn but not before it had been listed for various hearings and costs had been incurred by the defence. An order for costs had … Continue reading
Rachel was instructed on behalf of the claimant in a multi-track Personal Injury claim. Directions had been set down for exchange of the costs budgets and, whilst Rachel’s instructing solicitors had served theirs, it was unfortunately late. The position was therefore that under r.3.14 the claimant’s costs (estimated to be in the region of £50,000) … Continue reading
Rachel was instructed by the defendant company to deal with the issue of damages arising from a road traffic accident. As well as claiming damages for the personal injury suffered, the claimant sought to recover over £650 for lost earnings. The claimant provided evidence from her employer, which she argued showed that she had lost … Continue reading
Rachel represented the Defendant at the final hearing of a personal injury claim where liability had been admitted and the award of damages needed to be decided by the Judge. The Claimant had claimed special damages for alleged losses including the cost of attending the medical expert appointments and general expenses. General Damages of £3,400 … Continue reading
Dean acted in a claim for damages for post-traumatic stress disorder, loss of earnings and costs of moving outside the jurisdiction following an incident whereby a car drove through a shop window whilst customers were inside. The client was granted judgment in the full amount claimed.
Ronald acted for a claimant who had unrealistic expectations as what what level of damages would be awarded. On the morning of trial he successfully negotiated a settlement which was more than the client would have received had the case gone to trial, but less than what the client had been led to believe might … Continue reading
Ronald acted for a claimant who was injured in a car accident. The defendant denied liability on the basis that the claimant was making a fraudulent claim having conspired with others to cause the accident deliberately. The defendant had commissioned a report from an accident expert who concluded that the accident could not have happened … Continue reading
Melanie acted for the claimant at a Costs and Case Management Conference (CCMC), successfully arguing for a 35% reduction to the defendant’s costs budget, and conceding only a 5% reduction to the claimant’s budget.
Melanie acted for the claimant at trial in a claim for the assessment of personal injury damages following severe injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. Further to Melanie’s submissions at trial, the Court made an award for compensation to the claimant which exceeded the claimant’s own offer of settlement to the defendant.
Melanie acted for the claimant at trial in a claim for personal injury compensation after her client slipped on a wet floor at work. In finding for the claimant, the Judge found that Melanie had established that on the balance of probabilities proper safeguards had not been in place to ensure the safety of workers, … Continue reading