Our popular bulletins and events will keep you abreast of the latest legal developments.

Our annual keynote seminar was held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at the Vale Resort. Speakers included Simon Evans, Peter Bennett, Amanda Evans and guest speaker, Steven Ford QC.

This edition considers a highway tripping claim where a focused defence overcame the Claimant’s attempts to overcomplicate the matter and case summaries relating to fixed costs and the admissibility of covert recording evidence.

This edition considers recent case-law regarding fundamental dishonesty, the meaning of ‘use of vehicle’ and apportioning liability for speeding.

Our annual keynote seminar was held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at the Vale Resort. Simon Evans considered the impact of the Civil Liability Act 2018, Peter Bennett provided a regulatory update and Amanda Evans and guest speaker, Steven Ford QC, discussed recent developments following CN v Poole BC [2019] UKSC 25.

Our monthly review of developments in the insurance and public sector. This edition considers a highway tripping claim where a focused defence overcame the Claimant’s attempts to overcomplicate the matter and case summaries relating to the fixed costs regime and the admissibility of covert recordings as evidence.

This edition considers recent case-law regarding fundamental dishonesty, the necessity for bespoke life expectancy evidence, the meaning of ‘use of vehicle’ where a vehicle had been parked in a private garage which caught fire and apportioning liability for speeding.

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Our social care team assists local authorities, insurers, educational and care establishments to manage complex claims for historical abuse, sexual exploitation, failure to remove and human rights violations.

A developing area of law

​There has been an increase in the number of claims for historical abuse in recent years, in an area of law which continues to develop.  We defend claims brought by individuals and multiple claimants alleging vicarious liability, deficiencies in social care practice, abuse in foster care and residential placements. We have experience in Court of Protection claims and human rights claims emanating from family proceedings. The team is recognised for its ability to respond to allegations in a robust, timely and cost-effective manner whilst also recognising where cases require to be compromised and where matters of sensitivity arise. We can also assist with recovery of any damages paid by our clients from perpetrators of abuse.

We handle sensitive claims in a responsible manner

The documentation involved in these claims is often substantial, and can date back over many years. We are regularly called upon to advise on complex disclosure and data protection issues.

Claims can be high profile and attract media attention. Our team is adept at managing reputational issues for clients and their employees, whilst at the same time recognising the impact on claimants and the need to handle the claims in a responsible manner at all times.

Key Contact

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Senior Partner

Adrian heads a team who handle complex and sensitive claims

Abuse & Social Care

We can assist with complaints made against authorities which can often precede or run concurrently with these claims.

 

Our expertise extends across the following areas:

 

  • Abuse

  • Failure to remove

  • Human rights

  • Inquests

  • Neglect

  • Social services

Articles

Poole Borough Council v GN & Another [2019] UKSC 25

CD v The Catholic Child Welfare Society & Others [2018] EWCA Civ 2342