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Advising on settlement: Dunhill v W. Brook & Co. (A Firm) [2018] EWCA Civ 505

A case settled at trial where only liability was to be decided. The claimant’s counsel was concerned about the risks of fighting on.

There was then a dispute as to the claimant’s capacity which went all the way to the Supreme Court. 1,658 more words


Statutory protection, or not, for QFES

A member of QFES writes regarding the Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 (Qld) s 153B(1).  That section says:

No liability attaches to any person for an act done, or omission made, honestly and without negligence under chapter 3.

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Treating a professional athlete

This question is inspired by events at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. My correspondent works

… for a private event medical provider and we are discussing the liability of a medic who intervenes when an athlete is in dire need of intervention, but this puts them at risk of being disqualified. 258 more words


Case of the Day - Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Anyone who follows the law (or, for that matter, reads this blog) must from time to time read about a case that seems… well, just so trivial. 1,085 more words

Robot Rights and Liability: Do they need legal rights? Here's what one expert witness has to say...

Have you been following the advancements in artificial intelligence and robotics? There are some really fascinating developments in the fields. Just this week I’ve read about artificially intelligent systems used to identify people likely to commit a crime (before it happens); robotics systems being used in construction; unmanned aerial vehicles; self-driving cars; and, of course, it seems a week cannot go by without a new headline about sex robots. 752 more words

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Case of the Day - Monday, April 16, 2018


We’re in Texas today for a hearing, which reminds us – as we look over the flat land that goes on forever and the urban sprawl that surrounds Dallas – that Texas is a place where… 1,485 more words

What Will It Take To Stop The Smoking Here

My friend on the third floor had her window open yesterday evening and suddenly smelled strong cigarette smoke. She lifted her screen and saw an extended arm with a lit cigarette in someone’s hand through a window on the first floor. 355 more words

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