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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Public Liability

Our knowledgeable and experienced team have been successfully defending civil claims against local authorities, insurers and self-insured bodies for many years. We are recognised experts in all aspects of public liability law.

We are highly experienced at defending claims

Our expertise extends across a broad range of sectors and we are adept at defending claims for personal injury / fatality claims, advising on policy issues and conducting recovery actions. We understand the demands on local authorities, insurers and commercial organisations and our specialist team have the skills and experience to deliver the litigation services requested by our clients.

 

Our expertise covers the following areas:

 

  • Building & construction

  • Defamation

  • Education and leisure

  • Flooding

  • Highways Act

  • Motor

  • Nuisance

  • Occupational disease

  • Occupiers’ Liability Act

  • Social care

  • Social housing

Key Contact

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Partner

Clare has represented local authorities for over 25 years

We also help our clients develop risk management strategies, either by providing training on how to avert, manage and defend claims or advising upon existing risk management structures.

Legal Commentary

"One client acknowledges Dolmans at the 'first port of call' for civil and public liability claims', adding: 'They are invaluable to me personally. I feel comfortable approaching them and they are always willing to accommodate'."

 

Chambers & Partners, 2019

Articles

Claimant v Bridgend County Borough Council [2019]

JMP v Cardiff Council [2018]

EJ (a minor) v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2018]