Defence Focus – March 2022

March 31, 2022

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

Included in this edition:

Future Loss of Earnings or Smith v Manchester?
Andrew Ward discusses the case of Natasha Palmer v Seferif Mantas and Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co. Ltd [2022] EWHC 90 (QB), which provides a helpful analysis of the interplay between a Smith v Manchester award of general damages for disadvantage on the open labour market and a future loss of earnings claim calculated on a multiplier / multiplicand basis.

Helping the inquest run smoothly: 10 pointers
Sara Sutherland provides 10 useful points for practitioners to consider when acting in inquests.

Credibility: A divisible concept?
Alice Dobbie considers how credibility was approached by the courts in two recent cases: Cojanu v Essex Partnership University NHS Trust [2022] EWHC 197 and Palmer v Mantas and LV Insurance [2022] EWHC 90.

Highways maintainable at public expense: what are they, and how do you identify them?
This article from Chris Richards is intended to be a helpful guide on what is often considered a complex area of law – highways maintainable at public expense.

Personal Injury Defence Flagship Event – Save the Date!
We are delighted to confirm our Flagship Event will take place this year during the week of 13th June. Further details will be confirmed in due course, but the event is likely to take place over several days that week and will be held virtually. Please save the date and await future correspondence from us.

Click here to view the March 2022 Defence Focus Bulletin.