Personal Injury Articles

Taxi ride ‘contributed to Norma Francis norovirus death’ – Andrew Evans

On 23rd November 2017, Andrew Evans, instructed by Clare Comiskey of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, represented the family of Norma Francis in an inquest at Stafford Coroner’s Court. In April 2016, Mrs Francis, aged 78, had travelled to the Loch Achray Hotel in Callendar, Scotland on a coach holiday organised by Lochs and Glens with her husband and friends. A norovirus...

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Fundamental Dishonesty Pleas by Petar Starcevic

Dishonest claims have attracted a lot of attention and sanctions in recent years. There has always been the right to bring contempt proceedings against dishonest claimants, but the procedure for an application for committal for contempt of court must be adhered to strictly and contempt proved to the criminal standard of proof; i.e. beyond reasonable doubt. Costs is means of...

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Personal Injury Barrister of the Month: March

This months Barrister of the Month is Colin Baran, called in 2003. What caused you to want to specialise in Personal Injury? During my pupillage with Tom Rochford here at St Philips, I saw a lot of personal injury work.  One particularly memorable experience was a trial based on a claim involving an assault course on a Territorial Army weekend. ...

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The Discount Rate and Part 36 Offers – Petar Starcevic

We all know that the change in the discount rate from 2.5% to -0.75%  the value of future losses in PI claims have gone through the roof. All solicitors should have reviewed their cases and in particular cases where they have made part 36 offers. Defendants will snap up offers, which now appear attractive in the light of the discount...

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Discount Rate Announcement

Tom Rochford

You will no doubt all be aware that the Lord Chancellor has surprised everyone by reducing the discount rate to – .75%.  Her proposal is that the new rate will come in on 20th March.  The first challenge this brings is that there are no official Ogden Tables at this rate.  Rebmark have provided an unofficial set.  I have not checked...

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Personal Injury Seminar – 9th February 2017

A very well presented Personal Injury Seminar 09/02/17 by Colin Baran and Lorna Badham, if you would like a copy of the handout then please email our Senior Clerk, Gary Carney. Colin Baran: Ogden 7, Smith v Manchester and all that – where are we now on future loss of earnings? Lorna Badham: Of Concrete and Cathedrals: Trips for Claimants...

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Personal Injury Barrister of the Month: January

This months Barrister of the Month is Petar Starcevic, called in 1983. What caused you to want to specialise in Personal Injury? Of course PI offers plenty to keep you interested in terms of developing law, but it is the medical evidence and issues that offer an entirely different dimension so far as a lawyer is concerned, especially in clinical...

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Alexander Rozycki joins St Philips Personal Injury Team

Alexander Rozycki

St Philips Personal Injury Team are delighted to announce that Alexander Rozycki is now a member of the group. Alexander is an accomplished practitioner across the full range of personal injury disputes. He appears regularly in trials and applications on all tracks. These includes disputes pertaining to both liability and quantum, including those involving complex road traffic collisions, as well...

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Shane Crawford joins St Philips Personal Injury Team

St Philips Personal Injury Team are delighted to announce that Shane Crawford is now a member of the group Shane is a 1996 Year call and  has provided representation in small claims, fast-track and interim multi-track hearings. In addition to his courtroom practice, He is also regularly instructed to advise on liability and quantum, and to draft pleadings. We are...

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Jim Tindal Appointed as Circuit Judge

Jim Tindal

St Philips Chambers are honoured to announce that Jim Tindal has been appointed as a Circuit Judge. Jim will take the customary Oath of Allegiance and the Judicial Oath at a swearing in ceremony before the Lord Chief Justice on Friday 15th January 2016 before being deployed to the Midland Circuit, based at Shrewsbury Crown Court. St Philips are extremely...

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