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Fundamental dishonesty and fraud in a personal injury cases

Usheena Patel

Posted by Usheena Patel | Solicitor
On 22nd March 2019

The term ‘fundamental dishonesty’ is referred to in both Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) 44.16(1) and Criminal Justice and Courts Act (CJCA) 2015, Section 57. CJCA 2015, Section 57 allows for an entire personal injury claim to be dismissed, including any genuine elements, on the basis that the claimant has been fundamentally dishonest in relation to the primary claim or a related claim.

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Why you should always have a specialist Brain Injury Solicitor when making a personal injury claim

Posted by Hina Modha | Partner
On 5th March 2019

Injury to a particular part of the brain can produce impairment in the function that it controls. If the damage is limited to a small area, then it is likely that a few functions will be impaired. More commonly, there is widespread damage, which can produce a complex assortment of physical and psychological problems. The level of impairment will depend on the type, location and severity of the injury but given what the brain can do, any damage to it can have a devastating effect.

It is therefore important to ensure that the solicitor you instruct to deal with your personal injury claim is a specialist in brain injury claims.

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What is an infant approval hearing?

Riffat Yaqub

Posted by Riffat Yaqub | Partner
On 28th February 2019

An infant approval hearing is sometimes referred to as a Damages Approval Hearing, and takes place after the court has settled a child’s injury claim.

Unlike in an adult’s personal injury compensation claim, it is not enough for the Claimant to simply accept a settlement amount and to then receive payment. In cases involving children, there is an extra step which involves court involvement. The child’s case needs to be put before a Judge who can confirm that the amount that has been offered by the Defendant is acceptable in the circumstances.

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