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Raggett, The Executors of The Estate of v Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Others: QBD 1 Jul 2016

Claim for personal injuries loss and damage brought on behalf of the estate of the late John Raggett deceased, pursuant to the provisions of the 1934 Act. Sir Alistair MacDuff [2016] EWHC 1604 (QB) Bailii Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 Personal Injury, Professional Negligence Updated: 19 January 2022; Ref: scu.567068

Stormharbour Securities Llp v Dusek and Others: CA 24 Jun 2016

Application for permission to appeal by StormHarbour against a judgment finding that StormHarbour was liable under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 for the death of its employee, Mr Dusek. The Claimants in the proceedings are Mr Dusek’s widow and children. Mr Dusek died in a helicopter accident … Continue reading Stormharbour Securities Llp v Dusek and Others: CA 24 Jun 2016

Sims v MacLennan: QBD 9 Oct 2015

Claim for damages against doctor, saying he had failed to advise the deceased to attend his GP to have raised blood pressure investigated. Simpkiss HHJ [2015] EWHC 2739 (QB) Bailii Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934, Fatal Accidents Act 1976 England and Wales Professional Negligence Updated: 12 January 2022; Ref: scu.554090

Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated: CA 3 Jul 2015

The claimant commenced an action here after suffering injury whilst in Egypt on an excursion organised under the control of the defendant. The defendant denied jurisdiction as regards the damage suffered. Held: The defendant’s appeal was allowed in part. The use of the word ‘damage’ in the Regulation could not be relied upon to create … Continue reading Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Incorporated: CA 3 Jul 2015

Dusek and Others v Stormharbour Securities Llp: QBD 19 Jan 2015

The claimants were personal representatives of passengers who had died in a helicopter crash. They alleged that StormHarbour was in breach of its duty as employers to provide Mr Dusek with a safe place of work, safe equipment and a safe system of working. Hamblen J [2015] EWHC 37 (QB) Bailii Fatal Accidents Act 1976, … Continue reading Dusek and Others v Stormharbour Securities Llp: QBD 19 Jan 2015

Hayes v South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust: QBD 15 Jan 2015

Claim for damages brought on behalf of the Claimant Mrs Michelle Hayes and her three sons as well as on behalf of the estate of her former husband Mr Paul Hayes. Coe QC HHJ [2015] EWHC 18 (QB) Bailii Fatal Accidents Act 1976, Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 Personal Injury, Professional Negligence Updated: 27 … Continue reading Hayes v South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust: QBD 15 Jan 2015

Matthews v Collins (T/A Herbert Collins and Sons) and Others: QBD 4 Oct 2013

Application to strike out claim as an abuse of process. The claim was for asbestos related condition leading to the death of the claimant’s husband. The defendants denied liability and causation, saying that he had been a confirmed smoker. The post mortem had found asbestos fibres. The defendants complained that the actions of the claimants … Continue reading Matthews v Collins (T/A Herbert Collins and Sons) and Others: QBD 4 Oct 2013

Ashley and Another v Chief Constable of Sussex Police: HL 23 Apr 2008

The claimants sought to bring an action for damages after a family member suspected of dealing drugs, was shot by the police. At the time he was naked. The police officer had been acquitted by a criminal court of murder. The chief constable now appealed a finding that he might nevertheless be liable in a … Continue reading Ashley and Another v Chief Constable of Sussex Police: HL 23 Apr 2008

Braganza v BP Shipping Ltd: SC 18 Mar 2015

The claimant’s husband had been lost from the defendant’s ship at sea. The defendant had contracted to pay compensation unless the loss was by suicide. They so determined. The court was now asked whether that was a permissible conclusion in the circumstances: ‘This case raises two inter-linked questions of principle, one general and one particular. … Continue reading Braganza v BP Shipping Ltd: SC 18 Mar 2015

Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MIND intervening): HL 10 Dec 2008

The deceased had committed suicide on escaping from a mental hospital. The Trust appealed against a refusal to strike out the claim that that they had been negligent in having inadequate security. Held: The Trust’s appeal failed. The fact that she was detained for her own protection rather than to protect others required different standards … Continue reading Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MIND intervening): HL 10 Dec 2008

A v P (Surrogacy: Parental Order: Death of Applicant): FD 8 Jul 2011

M applied for a parental order under the 2008 Act. The child had been born through a surrogacy arrangement in India, which was lawful there, but would have been unlawful here. The clinic could not guarantee a biological relationship with the child. The father had since died of liver cancer. The court considered whether the … Continue reading A v P (Surrogacy: Parental Order: Death of Applicant): FD 8 Jul 2011

Rabone and Another v Pennine Care NHS Foundation: SC 8 Feb 2012

The claimant’s daughter had committed suicide whilst on home leave from a hospital where she had stayed as a voluntary patient with depression. Her admission had followed a suicide attempt. The hospital admitted negligence but denied that it owed her a positive obligation to protect life under Article 2. Held: The claimants’ appeal succeeded. The … Continue reading Rabone and Another v Pennine Care NHS Foundation: SC 8 Feb 2012

Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd: HL 27 Feb 2008

The claimant’s husband had committed suicide. She sought damages for financial loss from his former employers under the 1976 Act. He had suffered a severe and debilitating injury working for them leading to his depression and suicide. The employers said that these damages were too remote. Held: The employer’s appeal was dismissed.Lord Bingham said: ‘Mr … Continue reading Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd: HL 27 Feb 2008

Turk (Deceased) v Regina: CACD 6 Apr 2017

Defendant’s death stops trial immediately At his trial for serious sexual offences, the jury passed a note to the judge saying that they had reached unanimous verdicts on several counts. The judge did not pass the note to counsel, but instead asked the jury to retire overnight to try again on the following day. Overnight, … Continue reading Turk (Deceased) v Regina: CACD 6 Apr 2017

McMinn v McMinn: 2003

A section 27 claim cannot be pursued by a surviving spouse. Black J said: ‘It is clearly established that until an ancillary relief order has been made, an ancillary relief claim is not a cause of action. This appears to be because of the . .

Dipple v Dipple: 1942

The court considered the abatement of an application for financial relief in divorce proceedings on the death of one party.
Held: The wife’s claim to secured provision was not a cause of action within the terms of section 1(1). The wife only . .