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David v Honeywell Normalair-Garrett Ltd: QBD 2 Mar 2006

The claimant sought damages for personal injuries arising from exposure to depleted uranium whilst working for the defendant. An earlier claim had been compromised. The defendant denied liabilty and relied also on the compromise. Held: The evidence from expert witnesses was conflicting, but there was no sufficient evidence of exposure of the claimant to depleted … Continue reading David v Honeywell Normalair-Garrett Ltd: QBD 2 Mar 2006

Kennedy v Cordia (Services) Llp: SC 10 Feb 2016

The appellant care worker fell in snow when visiting the respondent’s client at home. At issue was the admission and status of expert or skilled evidence. Held: Mrs Kennedy’s appeal succeeded. ‘There are in our view four considerations which govern the admissibility of skilled evidence: (i) whether the proposed skilled evidence will assist the court … Continue reading Kennedy v Cordia (Services) Llp: SC 10 Feb 2016

Kennedy v Cordia (Services) Llp: SCS 19 Sep 2014

The respondent, Mrs Kennedy was working for the reclaimers as a carer. She had been injured walking up a snowy client’s path. The reclaimer appealed against an award for damages after a finding that she should have been provided with grips for her feet in these conditions. Held: The reclaimer was granted. The Lord Ordinary … Continue reading Kennedy v Cordia (Services) Llp: SCS 19 Sep 2014

Kennedy v Cordia (Services) Llp: SCS 7 Aug 2013

Outer House – damages after carer’s fall in snow. Held: The Outer House found Cordia liable under the PPE Regulations, the Management Regulations, and the common law. Both risk assessments for Cordia had been faulty.Lord McEwan summarised the expert evidence: He then looked at the risk assessments. Agreeing in general with the later evidence of … Continue reading Kennedy v Cordia (Services) Llp: SCS 7 Aug 2013

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