Stacking the Deck – Again! Further cost obstacles for claimants

In June this year my blog “Justice for All?” looked at how changes to the costs rules since April 2013 had benefitted Defendants at the...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Clinical Negligence | 5th January 2018

Hart Brown secures a six-figure settlement in clinical negligence case.

The court has now approved the settlement on a long running case in our specialist clinical negligence team involving a number of highly experienced specialists....

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Clinical Negligence | 6th December 2017

Bereavement damages incompatible with ECHR

The Court of Appeal has recently recognised that cohabitees as well as married couples (widow/widower) and civil partners have a right to bereavement damages (Smith...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Clinical Negligence | 3rd August 2017

Radical reform of costs in clinical negligence cases…well not quite,...

Lord Justice Jackson has just published his report on fixed recoverable costs (FRC) and it is anticipated that at some stage in future FRC will...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Personal Injury | 3rd August 2017

Holidays: What Happens When Things Go Wrong?

You’re all packed and ready to go, you’ve actually remembered the passport and the tickets, and everyone’s looking forward to a great holiday. The one...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury | 28th February 2017

Shock horror! Justice for claimants after all

Congratulations to the Lord Chancellor, Elizabeth Truss, for (a) doing the right thing and (b) for leaving many claimants’ lawyers stunned. Today (27.02.17), the Lord...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Playing Games with Peoples’ Lives

Is it any wonder that many people view statements by politicians with scepticism? “Say one thing and do the other” syndrome is alive and well...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Stacking the Deck – Again! Further cost obstacles for claimants

In June this year my blog “Justice for All?” looked at how changes to the costs rules since April 2013 had benefitted Defendants at the...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Access to Court – Free to All provided you can...

Prior to the most recent major hike in court fees over a year ago, if your client had a claim worth in excess of £300,000...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Hillsborough Inquest Jury Verdict

At around 11 a.m. today, the Hillsborough inquest jury gave their answers to the remaining questions concerning the disaster at Hillsborough football ground in 1989...

Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence