Hardwicke Building’s Jamie Clarke and Emily Formby dominate the April edition of the Solicitors Journal. Both barristers have written prominent articles in the publication’s high profile Personal Injury Focus supplement and although the articles are on very different topics, both are of topical interest to practitioners and the wider public. Jamie Clarke has tackled the issue of claimants looking to defendants to pay for future care needs, even when state funding is a possible option. Jamie examines the implications of recent Court of Appeal authority Chantelle Peters (by her litigation friend Susan Mark Miles) v E. Midlands Strategic Health Authority and Dr P. Halstead and Nottingham City Council  EWCA Civ 145, tactical solutions and uncertainties for the future. Emily Formby’s cover page article grapples with the debate regarding contributory negligence by claimant cyclists not wearing a bicycle helmet, which recently came to a head in Smith v Finch  EWCH 53 (QB). Uncertainty remains regarding how effective bicycle helmets are in preventing injury and Emily investigates the topic at length.
To read Jamie Clarke’s full article please click here.
To read Emily Formby’s full article please click here.
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