At the end of last month, the Court of Appeal gave judgment in an important appeal concerning the recovery of disbursements in ex-portal, fixed costs cases under CPR 45.29I(2)(h).
When is it appropriate to allow a potential defendant to take advantage of a mistake on the part of a would-be claimant giving rise to defective service, where any new claim would be statute-barred?
Ms Shelbourne worked for Cancer Research UK, the charity, as their Cambridge Research Institute.
Contempt of court should lead to an immediate prison sentence: Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Ltd v Zafar  EWCA Civ 392.
Exemplary damages are a narrow exception to the rule that damages are compensatory, not punitive. This case is a paradigm example of when they are appropriate.
The Appellants, during their employment in chemical production plants, were negligently exposed to platinum salts.