Personal Injury Articles

St Philips dealt a full house of “Band 1” listings in Chambers UK Bar 2019

Chambers UK 2019

Thank you to all of our clients for your support during the past year, with a particular thank you to those who participated in the feedback process and gave us such glowing reports. 14 Silk (QC) and 45 Junior rankings were achieved by our members, along with a full house of “Band 1” listings in our ranked disciplines. Chambers &...

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Theodora Hand and Alexander Barbour become tenants at St Philips

Theodora and Alex

St Philips are delighted to announce that Theodora Hand and Alexander Barbour have both become tenants following the successful completion of the pupillages; Theodora in general common law and Alex in crime, including regulatory. Director of Clerking, Joe Wilson said: “We welcome Theodora and Alex as tenants. They have both have shown an aptitude for advocacy and will be excellent...

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Rosa Dickinson appointed as a District Judge

Rosa Dickinson

St Philips are pleased to announce that Rosa Dickinson has been appointed as a District Judge, sitting in Birmingham Civil Justice Centre. Rosa was called to the Bar in 2006 and until her appointment she was a member of the Personal Injury and Employment Teams at St Philips Chambers, Rosa was secretary of the St Philips Employment Law Practice Group...

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

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

Colin Baran

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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