The appellant HGV driver appealed against an award of damages made following a personal injury claim brought against his former employers. The claim arose out of an accident at work. The appellant had been driving a tipper lorry when the hydraulic ramp collapsed. The resulting impact forced him upwards at speed and his head collided … Continue reading GURTEJ PAWAR v JSD HAULAGE LTD (2016)
The defendant underwriters applied to set aside an order permitting the claimant to amend and re-issue his claim form so as to strike out the first and second defendants and re-name the third defendants. The claimant, a jeweller, claimed to have lost valuable items in a theft which occurred on 17 February 2009 and … Continue reading DANNY MAMAN (T/A FINE WATCHES & JEWELLERY) v CERTAIN LLOYD’S UNDERWRITERS (2016)
A company (C1) and its director (J) appealed against a decision ( CSIH 12, 2015 S.C.L.R. 619) that the dispositions of four properties to them amounted to "gratuitous alienations" for the purposes of the Insolvency Act 1986 s.242. The dispositions had been made by a group of three companies (G) controlled by J's father (S). … Continue reading BROWN & ANOR (JOINT ADMINISTRATORS OF LOANWELL LTD) v STONEGALE LTD (2016)
The Court of Appeal considered the effect of relevant planning policy and guidance in relation to an appeal against the grant of planning permission for the development of properties within the buffer zone of the Liverpool World Heritage Site. Judgment reserved.
The appellant (D) appealed against a sentence of eight years' imprisonment imposed following his guilty plea to rape. D was 56 years old. When aged 28 he had raped the victim as she walked home during the early hours of the morning. Seizing her from behind by putting his arm around her neck, he had … Continue reading R v JIMMI DYER (2016)
An insurance company applied for permission to bring contempt proceedings against the second and third respondents (R2 and R3). R3, a doctor, had examined a driver who had been in an accident in December 2011. His report, dated 17 February 2012, said the driver had symptoms including muscle spasms and continuing pain. The driver's solicitors, … Continue reading LIVERPOOL VICTORIA INSURANCE CO LTD v KHAN & ORS (2016)
The appellant appealed against a refusal to extend time to allow him to appeal against the respondent local authority's decision that it had discharged its duty to house him. The appellant had made an application for interim accommodation and the local authority had accepted that it had a duty to house him and his family. … Continue reading LOUNIS v NEWHAM LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL (2016)