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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 claim brought under the Occupiers’ Liability Act where the Claimant slipped and fell whilst visiting a leisure centre, as well as various case summaries.

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 claim brought under the Occupiers’ Liability Act where the Claimant slipped and fell whilst visiting a leisure centre and case summaries relating to the recoverability of Counsel’s fees and the Court’s approach to Blamire awards.

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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Dolmans retains “Top Tier” status in the UK Legal 500

 

In the latest Legal 500 rankings for 2020, Dolmans has once again been recognised as a Tier 1 law firm in the area of Personal Injury: Defendant. The Legal 500 seeks quotes from other legal practitioners operating in the same area of the law and clients of the practice. The quotations have been gleaned from confidential research about Dolmans.

 

The 2020 guide states that Dolmans are in the “premier league for defendant personal injury in South Wales” and has “particular experience in acting for the police and public authorities in high value and complex personal injury claims”. Client testimonials cited that “the firm has a large number of high quality defendant instructions" and provide an “excellent and comprehensive service”. Senior Partner, Adrian Oliver and Managing Partner, Justin Harris are recognised as 'Leading Individuals' in this category, with the latter being described as a “quiet, calm, efficient and wily tactician who is quite capable of landing a well-placed body blow when required”.

 

Dolmans has also achieved Tier 2 status in Health & Safety and Sports Law. Head of the Health and Safety team, Peter Bennett, is acknowledged as a 'Leading Individual' and described as “outstanding” with a “wealth of experience in the health and safety industry”. The Sports Law team, led by Adrian Oliver, is recommended and advises Welsh sporting bodies across a range of matters.

 

Dolmans is also recommended in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Commercial, Personal Injury: Claimant and Property Litigation. One client commented how “their commitment to their clients’ requirements is paramount and they strive to deliver all our legal services requirements however diverse and disparate in nature”. Another noted how “the firm provides a hands-on and client-focused service”.

 

Philip Bradley, Simon Evans, Clare Hoskins, Melanie Standley and Nicola Edwards are once again recognised as recommended lawyers across a number of areas.

 

Adrian Oliver, Senior Partner, said:

 

“It is very gratifying to see our practice consistently recognised as one of the top tier firms in Wales and I am particularly delighted to see that the talent of so many leading individuals within the practice is recognised and commented on by fellow practitioners in this area of the law.”