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News: Ben Rodgers

The Dekagram 17th October 2022

This week has seen interesting developments in the law relating to the recoverability of Spanish penalty interest and in recognition of judgments, as well as the publication of a consultation on proposed alterations to CPR Part 21, most notably in relation to…

Fast track fixed costs are automatically dis-applied in any case allocated to the multi-track

Readers may remember the judgment of HHJ Grant at first instance: it was given in the autumn of last year and for more than 12 months it has given rise to practical difficulties for solicitors and counsel acting for claimants in low-value…

Coventry v Lawrence – additional liabilities compatible with A6 and A1P1

The Supreme Court handed down judgment this morning in Coventry v Lawrence [2015] UKSC 50, the Court’s much-anticipated decision on the legality of the pre-2013 CFA system.  In short, there will not be any change in the law. 
As many readers…

Coroner makes prevention of future deaths report to Department of Health

On Thursday, 5 April 2012, Ronnie Gittens was taken by ambulance to St Thomas’ hospital in London Bridge suffering a psychotic breakdown and expressing dark thoughts about ending his life.  A psychiatrist assessed him as being “for admission”.  His home hospital was…

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