Fatal Accident Claims

In this 25-minute video, Charles Bagot looks at recent developments and what can be expected in the coming year in the field of fatal accident damages.

Topics include:

  • The legal principles that underlie fatal accident cases
  • A review of recent, significant cases:
    • Cox v Ergo
    • Brown v Hamid
    • Blackmore v DCLG
    • Hayes v South East Coast Ambulance Service
    • Bianco v Bennett
  • Implications of the forthcoming Supreme Court decision in Knauer v MOJ
  • Previous attempts to reform fatal accident law
  • Strategic advice for practitioners handling fatal accident claims

Case references:

  • Cox v Ergo Versicherung AG (formerly Victoria) [2014] UKSC 22
  • Cookson v Knowles [1979] A.C. 556
  • Brown (Widow and Executrix) v Hamid [2013] EWHC 4067 (QB)
  • Blackmore v Department for Communities and Local Government (unreported, 23 October 2014, Exeter County Court)
  • Hayes v South East Coast Ambulance Service [2015] EWHC 18 (QB)
  • Bianco v Bennett [2015] EWHC 626 (QB)
  • Knauer v Ministry of Justice [2014] EWHC 2553 (QB)
  • Corbett v Barking, Havering and Brentwood HA [1991] 2 Q.B. 408
  • A Train & Sons Ltd v Fletcher [2008] EWCA Civ 413

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Date:Published Wednesday 05 August 2015
Duration:0.5 hours
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Charles Bagot


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