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Roisin Harper
NI JUDGMENT UPDATE (PERSONAL INJURY) Ruth Christine Mullen v Samantha Kerr (Defendant) and South Eastern Education and Library Board (Third Party) [2017] NIQB 69 - Stephens J Relevance: Casualty; Occupiers Liability; Employers Liability; Workplace Health and Safety Regulations (risk assessment and organisation of traffic routes).  Judgment entered for the Third Party in relation to third party proceedings; failure to carry out a formal risk assessment not indirectly causative of injury; precautions taken were adequate and organisation of traffic route sufficient. Instructed on ...
Catriona McCorry
NHS Pays More Than £1 billion in Patient Negligence Claims According to NHS Resolution the NHS paid out over £1.7 billion in damages for medical negligence claims in the last year. Ten years ago, in 2006/2007, the NHS received 5,419 claims. The number of claims last year came to nearly 11,000.  Whilst the overall number of claims in 2016 were down from the previous year, legal costs and damages have increased. As set out in a recent article by The Telegraph’s Health Editor, statistics from ...
Kevin O'Hagan
Ahead of McKinty and Wright’s annual CPD Session on 30th June 2017, Kevin discusses recent cases / points of interest for those dealing with claims litigation in Northern Ireland. The final part of the series focuses on Contributory Negligence in the context of the Judgment delivered in a Personal Injury/Casualty Motor claim dealt with by McKinty and Wright: - Contributory Negligence is one of those hard to pin down principles in Law, but in the simplest terms, it is the portion of blame that rests with the injured party arising from the facts of a case. In practice, it is the apportionment by which the Plaintiff’s damages should be reduced in matters in which the ...