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01 October 2006
We win a trial under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
An occupier was liable under the 1957 Act for the spring-loaded flap on his letterbox, which amputated the finger of someone delivering a letter.
The claimant was instructed to remove rubbish bags from the back of one vehicle into another vehicle for disposal. The vehicle in question was eight feet high and was full with bags of rubbish.
The claimant was thrown from her moped when she hit an unmarked speed bump.
Another whiplash case. This time the Court of Appeal overturned the findings of a Judge relating to the effect of an injury.
On 1 October 2006 the Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No.4) Regulations 2006 came into force. The rules on Means Tested State Benefits have been changed so that benefits received within a period of 52 weeks after receipt of the award will be excluded from the recoupment
Counsel has recently advised on enforcement of a periodical payment order against the Home Office.