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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David Boobier

Consultant

Areas of Expertise

About David

David has been a practising solicitor for over 34 years and specialises in personal injury litigation including disease and accident claims.

 

David acts on behalf of local authorities, their claims handlers and insurers in defending a variety of claims. David has experience of dealing with claims involving defamation, flooding, landslip and erosion, malicious prosecution, nuisance, sexual abuse and neglect, occupational disease, including NIHL and HAVS claims, employers' liability, special educational needs, education, highway tripping and occupiers' liability claims. David has dealt with such cases in the County Court, the High Court and in the Court of Appeal.

 

David is a fluent Welsh speaker and advises clients from media and entertainment particularly in relation to defamation matters. David adopts a pragmatic and common sense approach to his work based upon the experience and expertise that he has gained over the years.

 

David has been a Board Member of Cartref Limited for 10 years. He is a former Chairman and Deputy Chairman and was an active member of Cwlwm Busnes Caerdydd a’r Cylch for 12 years.

Notable Cases

Carolyn Elizabeth Shaw v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2014] EWCA Civ. 1678: an offer which did not satisfy one of the mandatory requirements of Part 36, by stating on its face that it was intended to have Part 36 consequences, was not a valid Part 36 offer and Part 36 cost consequences did not follow

David John Arscott & Others v The Coal Authority and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2004] EWCA Civ. 892: any person threatened by floodwaters is entitled to take reasonable steps to defend his land even if this means that a neighbour’s land is flooded

Articles

MJW v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council and others [2019]

GJJ v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2018]

SGD v (1) Secretary of State for Energy & Climate; (2) Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council [2016]

BA v Bridgend County Borough Council [2016]