News & Events

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This edition reports on the Claimant’s burden of proof in highways claims in proving that an accident occurred as alleged or that a particular defect had caused the alleged accident, together with various case updates.

DIB April

This edition reports on an inquest case which involved issues of diagnosis and causation of death in the context of alleged asbestosis with concurrent COVID-19 lung fibrosis, a discussion on the bold judicial review of the Compensation Recovery Unit scheme in the context of long tail claims and includes various case updates.

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This edition includes case summaries relating to fundamental dishonesty, jurisdiction and portal medical evidence, together with an article on the Highway Code changes.

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This edition reports on the successful defence on a matter concerning highway kerb lines and s.41 dangerousness, an analysis of the Health and Safety Executive annual statistics for 2020-21 and includes various case updates.

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This edition reports on the assistance of historical land documents when dealing with defects bordering different owners’ land, further developments in the case law around social services failure to remove claims and includes various case updates.

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This edition reports on the successful Defence against a claim for personal injury in an Employers Liability case in the context of agency workers (grass cutters) and also in the context of the use of unauthorised equipment and includes various case updates.

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This edition includes case summaries relating to capacity whilst drunk, complex regional pain syndrome, liability apportionments and whether a photograph is more reliable than the party’s own evidence.

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This edition reports on the successful Defence against a claim for personal injury in which the Claimant’s reliance and/or lack of reliance upon his Sat Nav clearly contributed to the alleged accident and includes various case updates.

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This edition reports on the successful repudiation of a living mesothelioma claim, considers an important judgment in ‘failure to remove’ claims and includes various case updates.

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This edition considers historical and unique features in the context of alleged defects / dangers under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, together with various case summaries.

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This edition includes case summaries relating to capacity to litigate, accidents involving pedestrians and an article which considers whether conditions can be attached to Part 36 offers.

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This edition examines the recovery of costs in a case where the Court found the Claimant had been fundamentally dishonest and case summaries relating to occupiers’ liability and vicarious liability in sexual abuse claims.

DIB Aug

This edition considers the scope of the duty to maintain the highway under section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 and case-law updates relating to claims for dependency under the Fatal Accidents Act, fixed costs, fundamental dishonesty and service of the Claim Form.

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This edition considers the test of dangerousness where the accident locus is not part of the adopted highway, a focus on the scope of the duty of care in professional negligence claims and various case summaries.

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This edition considers recent case-law relating to expert evidence, fundamental dishonesty, credit hire and costs.

DIB June

Our monthly review of developments in the insurance and public sector. This edition considers a workplace accident claim in the post-ERRA era and case updates relating to limitation, medical agency fees and ‘failure to remove’ claims.

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Dolmans has once again been recognised as a ‘Band 1’ firm for Personal Injury: Mainly Defendant (Wales) in the Chambers & Partners rankings for 2021.

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Dolmans is once again recognised as a Tier 1 law firm in Wales in the category of Personal Injury: Defendant in the Legal 500 rankings for 2021. The Legal 500 seeks quotes from other legal practitioners operating in the same area of the law and clients of the practice. The quotations are gleaned from confidential research about Dolmans.

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