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South West: beating  the downturn

South West: beating the downturn

As the credit crunch tightens its grip lawyers in the South West respond with a realistic but upbeat approach to the challenge, says Jean-Yves Gilg
Testamentary promises

Testamentary promises

The Court of Appeal's ruling in Thorner v Curtis takes an unnecessarily rigid approach to the assessment of promises in estoppel claims, says Mark Pawlowski
Untraced driver claims to rise after Court of Appeal strikes down MIB agreement

Untraced driver claims to rise after Court of Appeal strikes down MIB agreement

The Motor Insurance Bureau could face thousands of claims for compensation in cases involving untraced drivers after a Court of Appeal ruling that children victim of hit-and-run drivers should be able to bring late claims for compensation in the same way as personal injury claimants in cases involving uninsured drivers (Byrne v Motor Insurance Bureau [2008] EWCA Civ 574).
Catastrophic injuries are best left to experts

Catastrophic injuries are best left to experts

Non-specialists should be wary of tackling catastrophic injury claims, as illustrated by a recent case that resulted in a record-breaking structured settlement for a road accident victim, says Ben Townsend, a partner at Stewarts
Life in crime

Life in crime

Benjamin Newton discusses a recent Court of Appeal case that considered whether the defence of doli incapax was still available to defendants aged from 10 to 14 years
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