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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Areas of Expertise

About Teleri

Teleri has over 15 years’ experience of defending public liability and employers’ liability claims on behalf of the firm’s local authority clients and also handles motor claims for police forces arising out of road traffic accidents.

 

Teleri has acquired an understanding of the processes and procedures undertaken by public authorities in discharging their statutory duties and has advised on claims arising under those duties and in respect of the common law. In particular, Teleri represents social services departments in respect of claims for alleged failures to protect children from abuse and neglect.

 

Teleri is a fluent Welsh speaker whose knowledge and expertise is a particular contribution to the firm and its relationship with its clients in terms of marketing and the wider promotion of the Welsh language.

 

Teleri also contributes to the firm’s monthly Insurance Bulletin by providing a round-up of important case-law decisions in civil litigation during the preceding month. Teleri has also presented topics at the firm’s annual Keynote Seminar.

Notable Cases

GS v (1) Rhondda CBC (2) Welsh Water [2014]: a highway authority had established its defence under the Highways Act 1980 s.58 to a personal injury claim resulting from a pedestrian tripping on a raised stop tap cover. The court found that the authority's system of a visual inspection was reasonable and it would have placed too high a burden upon it to carry out physical inspections

PP v Caerphilly CBC [2013] (unreported): A  landlord's knowledge of a defect in a property let to a tenant was relevant to the landlord's duty of care under the Defective Premises Act 1972, s.4