SIDO JOHN v CENTRAL MANCHESTER & MANCHESTER CHILDREN’S UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2016)

The costs of a claimant awarded damages for clinical negligence were reduced by 5% where there had been a very late and significant reduction in his claim for loss of earnings. He was also required to bear the cost of a claim that he had not pursued at trial arising out of the same action. … Continue reading SIDO JOHN v CENTRAL MANCHESTER & MANCHESTER CHILDREN’S UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (2016)

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R v NIX (2016)

In a trial involving sexual offences committed by a father against his two daughters, a judge had been entitled to allow into evidence the father's previous conviction for sexual assault against his step-daughter. The father's convictions were not rendered unsafe by the judge's summing up, despite its defects. The appellant appealed against his conviction for … Continue reading R v NIX (2016)

SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v WEBB (T/A PROTECTIVE COATINGS) (2016)

  A recorder, in releasing a contemnor eight days into his four-month sentence, had erred in failing to give proper consideration to the question of whether he had received sufficient punishment for his breaches of an order or whether the interests of justice would best be served by permitting his early discharge. The appellant local … Continue reading SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL v WEBB (T/A PROTECTIVE COATINGS) (2016)