The Dekagram: 11th March 2024

This week’s Dekagram brings to our readers’ attention an interesting Court of Appeal decision on incorporation of standard terms via website tickbox – the conclusion seemingly likely to favour those travel agents and tour operators who seek to argue in favour of such incorporation. There…

Dekinar Recording: Griffiths v TUI – the Supreme Court Decision

In yesterday’s webinar Kerry Nicholson and Richard Collier, along with Jatinder Paul, Partner at Irwin Mitchell who represented Mr Griffiths, discussed the impact of this landmark decision. The speakers provided the facts of the case and its long journey through the courts and considered the…

The Dekagram: 6th November 2023

As you know, we keep a weather eye on what’s going on in other jurisdictions; often developments internationally can inform and sometimes even influence our own domestic law. We wonder whether the recent increase in the personal injury discount rate from -0.25% to 1% might…

Montague v The Governing Body of Heavers Farm Primary School

An unusual, complicated and interesting case which confronts the delicate conflict between religious belief and inclusive secular education. Earlier this year HHJ Lethem handed down judgment in Montague, a case that generated a good deal of press coverage.  In this article Richard Collier considers the…

The Dekagram: 5th June 2023

Last week we were asking ourselves whether the courts’ introduction of artificial intelligence is imminent. This week we read that the time it takes to bring a claim to trial has reached an all-time high of just under 80 weeks, up six weeks from a…

The Dekagram 6th February 2023

The big news this week is that, as foreshadowed by Roderick Abbott here, CPR Part 44.14 is to be amended to reverse the decision in Ho v Adelekun [2021] UKSC 43. The amendment, which comes into force on 6th April 2023, will allow a Defendant…

Recent Court of Appeal Personal Injury Decisions

Excalibur & Keswick Groundworks Ltd v McDonald [2023] EWCA Civ 18 The issue How to approach setting aside of a Notice of Discontinuance pursuant to CPR 38.4 and the interpretation of the phrase “likely to obstruct the just disposal of the proceedings”, in CPR 3.4(2)(b)…

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