19 Feb, 2019
The Tipping Point: Claimants’ Unreasonable Conduct and Novus Actus
“The Claimant caused/contributed to…” is an almost ubiquitous phrase in Defences, but at what point does the Claimant’s conduct become so egregious as to amount to a novus actus? Similarly, the test for a failure to mitigate is well known, but at what point does a Claimant’s treatment decision become unreasonable?
This talk will look to answer these questions through consideration of the relevant case law and give practical guidance as to the key factors to consider for each.
Applications for relief from sanctions and other topical procedural issues: an update
Where are we now on CPR 3.9? This talk looks at some of the more recent cases in which the courts have interpreted each limb of the Denton test, considers the apparently all-pervading nature of Denton and its application to some less obvious procedural issues, as well as providing updates on related topics including costs budgeting and service of claim forms.
These Breakfast Bite sessions are usually over-subscribed so spaces may be limited and numbers restricted per firm.
Breakfast & refreshments will be provided.