Defence Focus – March 2021

March 5, 2021

Welcome to the second edition of our Defence Focus e-bulletin, brought to you by Exchange Chamber’s Personal Injury Defence team.

Included in this edition:

Accident Reconstruction Evidence: Perception Reaction Time
In this article, David Sandiford reflects on one element of accident reconstruction – perception reaction time – and offers some useful thoughts and perspectives to consider when working with experts.

Snow and Ice on the Highway – the extent of the s.41(1A) duty
Kerron Rohrer provides a useful guide on Section 41(1A) of the Highways Act 1980.

Exaggeration in personal injury claims
Alice Dobbie considers exaggeration in personal injury claims and asks the question: ‘How far is too far?’

Rule Number One; know your witness
Lee Speakman recalls a cross-examination gone wrong and highlights the importance of knowing your witness.

A caselaw update on highways claims under the Highways Act 1980
James Kinsey discusses recent caselaw on highways claims under the Highways Act 1980.

Click here to view the March 2021 Defence Focus Bulletin.