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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Jamie Mitchell

Associate

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Areas of Expertise

About Jamie

Jamie joined Dolmans in 2002 and predominantly represents public sector and national companies and their insurers in defence of accidents in the workplace.

 

Jamie has developed expertise in dealing with claims for occupational illness and disease. These include asbestos-related disease, noise induced hearing loss / deafness and tinnitus, hand-arm vibration syndrome / VWF, work-related upper limb disorders, asthma, dermatitis and workplace poisoning.

 

Jamie has provided advocacy services in the County Court and in Coroners’ courts whilst also defending claims under the Highways Act 1980, the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, housing disrepair and a wide range of employers’ liability cases for public authorities, commercial companies and insurers. Jamie also has experience of bringing and defending claims under the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978.

 

Jamie has delivered presentations and training on employers’ liability, civil procedure and HSE prosecutions to many public and private sector clients. He also contributes articles to the Dolmans' Insurance Bulletin.

Notable Cases

Glyn Jeffery Summers v Cardiff City & County Council [2015] EWHC 3066 (QB): a claim for damages for respiratory injuries suffered as a result of the claimant's exposure to asbestos during his employment in the 1960s was statute-barred under the Limitation Act 1980

 

PRH v Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council [2012 – unreported]: any change in the claimant's hearing (if it could be described as a disability) was not such as to leave him ‘appreciably worse off’ despite its permanence and fell within the de minimis principle so as not to be actionable

 

Jonathan Luke Rogers v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2006] EWCA Civ 1134: a claimant who had a staged after-the-event insurance policy should have informed the defendant of that fact and set out the trigger moments when the second, or later stages, would be reached

Robert John Alexander Mackie v (1) Plastics Construction Ltd (2) Lancer Scott Ltd [2016]: a judge had erred in granting relief from sanctions to a personal injury claimant who had failed to provide an adequate schedule of loss