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The Dekagram 20th March 2023

In the context of news that millions of pounds’ worth of County Court judgments in Great Covid Refund Claims remain unpaid, and with further millions of pounds’ worth of refund vouchers as yet unclaimed, we were interested to see that a voucher-holding…

Re C (‘Parental Alienation’; Instruction of Expert) [2023]: Red Light Spells Danger – but not a definitive embargo on instructing unregistered and unchartered psychologists

In determining the applicant mother’s appeal against an order made by HH Judge Davies refusing her permission to reopen findings of fact, the President gave guidance relating to the instruction of experts in family proceedings where there is an allegation of parental…

The Dekagram 13th March 2023

This week we bring tidings of such importance that we have devoted the entire Dekagram to them – a forthcoming rule change of the utmost importance to all those undertaking work in the Admiralty Division. Gone are the days of issuing in…

Highways: only a touch of frost

1. This is the fourth and final article in a short series which focuses on case law which may assist in the defence of claims against Highways Authorities under s.41 of the Highways Act 1980.

2. In this article, and inspired at…

The Dekagram 6th March 2023

Another week, another travel alert. Having advised Brits not to travel to Turkey to undergo cheap cosmetic surgery, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has issued an advisory warning of an outbreak of shigellosis in Cape Verde. Apparently travellers returning from the…

PI Focus-Second chance: Contributory negligence in secondary victim claims

The law on secondary victim claims has been much debated recently. In Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2022] EWCA Civ 12 the Supreme Court is due to reconsider the position of claimants whose psychiatric injury arises from witnessing a horrific event…

The Dekagram 27th February 2023

Another week, another update on the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, a piece of legislation which has the potential to disrupt the underpinnings of almost all of the law we in the travel and cross border world rely on as…

Highway Inspections: when once is enough

1. This is the third short article in a series focusing on lesser-known case law which may assist in defending claims brought against highways authorities for failing to maintain the highway under section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 and its predecessors.

The Dekagram 20th February 2023

As the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill wends its way towards Royal Assent, we were interested to witness an early example of the unintended consequences that might result from its implementation. Readers will already be aware that the Bill, when…

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