Personal Injury

  • A Stand Against Incompetence!

    A Stand Against Incompetence!

    In his report on costs in civil litigation cases, Lord Justice Jackson was extremely critical of delays caused by solicitors/file handlers acting in these cases, stating that the courts had simply become too tolerant of delays and… Read More

  • Net closing on rogue firms, says Leeds legal expert

    Net closing on rogue firms, says Leeds legal expert

    News that hundreds of claims management firms have shut down following the introduction of tough new laws is welcome, but more needs to be done, according to a Leeds legal expert.

  • Hurrah for the Law Society!

    Hurrah for the Law Society!

    I have to be honest and say that the title to this piece surprises even me. But there are two things which the Law Society has done recently which I think deserve comment and praise. The first is squaring up to the Minister of Injustice,… Read More

  • Chris Grayling – a man out of his depth?

    Chris Grayling – a man out of his depth?

    Readers will be aware that I am unimpressed with the present Justice Secretary.   An earlier blog referred to his mouth working hard, rather like a fish out of water, and on balance, that may have been a slightly unfair analogy.… Read More

  • Chris Grayling – A Fish out of Water!

    Chris Grayling – A Fish out of Water!

    When a fish is caught and removed from water, its mouth can be seen to open and close which, to the uninitiated, looks as though the fish is breathing through its mouth.  Of course, as we keen fishermen know, the fish breathes through… Read More

  • A new Chief Coroner for England and Wales

    A new Chief Coroner for England and Wales

    Well, it has only take three years, but at long last the Chief Coroner has been appointed for England and Wales and I personally wish him well in the task ahead. Judge Peter Thornton QC says his aims are to provide quality and uniformity… Read More

  • Where’s that Myth, Whiplash?

    Where’s that Myth, Whiplash?

    As I was driving back home the other night I was listening to a debate between Jack Straw and a physiotherapist. An odd combination, I thought. As usual, the interviewer was keen to latch on sound-bites such as “There is no whiplash”… Read More