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Tackling Holiday Illness Claims

12/12/2017 | Article

In recent years, gastric illness holiday claims have been steadily on the rise with a reported 500% increase since 2013.

Ground Breaking Decision on Fatal Accidents

12/12/2017 | Article

The Court of Appeal has today handed down a judgment which could extend the classes of persons entitled to a bereavement award under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976. 

Top Tips for Schools' Claims

12/12/2017 | Article

Carol Dalton and Caroline Elson of the Public Sector Unit  recently had an article published in Public RM, the Alarm publication.

Langleys Retains Strong Rankings

12/12/2017 | Article

Continuing to demonstrate commitment to excellence, Langleys have, for another year, achieved strong rankings in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Insurance Law Update

15/11/2017 | Newsletter

Fundamental dishonesty - the Insurance team reviews the development of the concept and provides useful tactical tips in light of recent cases

Alarm National Conference 2017

04/07/2017 | Article

Carol Dalton, Caroline Elson and Sarah Dalton attended the Alarm National conference on 26 and 27 June 2017, which took place at Manchester University.

A New Glimmer of Hope for Insurers - Animals Act 1971

29/06/2017 | Legal Update

There is a new glimmer of hope for insurers as a result of a recent appeal case involving the Animals Act 1971.The complexities of S2(2) of the Animals Act 1971, which deals with liability for damage done by none dangerous animals, is notorious.

Let's Talk About Insurance and Brexit

28/03/2017 | General news

Sarah Dalton and Caroline Elson of the public sector unit are speaking at the next Alarm North West Event taking place in Liverpool on Friday 28 April 2017.

Insurance Law Update - March 2017

23/03/2017 | Newsletter

Our specialist insurance lawyers provide topical legal updates on a range of issues relating to the insurance sector.

Langleys Public Sector Unit presenting at the Alarm National Conference

22/03/2017 | General news

Carol Dalton, Sarah Dalton and Caroline Elson are taking a workshop session at the Alarm National conference in summer 2017. This interactive session is entitled, “Back to school” and will focus on the challenges faced by local authorities in preventing and avoiding foreseeable risks in the context of injury claims.

Langleys’ Insurance Division Ranked in Chambers and Partners

01/03/2017 | Business Update

Langleys’ Insurance Division retained its ranking in the latest Chambers and Partners Directory for UK-wide Personal Injury – Mainly Defendant firms.

Duties and Responsibilities to Employees Working Alone

14/11/2016 | Article

Caroline Elson and Sarah Dalton of the Public Sector Unit recently had an article published in Public RM, the Alarm publication.

Insurance Newsletter - August 2016

10/08/2016 | Email Newsletter

Welcome to the Insurance Newsletter August 2016

Lying to Insurers is Okay

21/07/2016 | Email Newsletter

Thomas Spring reports on one of the first policy coverage Supreme Court cases, following the Insurance Act 2015.

Alarm National Conference

05/07/2016 | Article

Carol Dalton, Caroline Elson and Sarah Dalton of the Public Sector Unit attended the Alarm National Conference last week. Alarm supports professionals who manage risk and insurance serving public services and community organisations.  As well as attending workshops and the awards ceremony, they also presented a session discussing the risks faced by lone workers in the community

Permission to Appeal is Granted in NA v Nottinghamshire County Council

14/04/2016 | Newsletter

It has been confirmed that the claimant in the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council has been granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Today's Supreme Court Decision on Mohamud v WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc

02/03/2016 | Email Newsletter

In a hotly anticipated decision handed down this morning, the Supreme Court  was asked to revisit the circumstances in which an employer should be held  vicariously liable for a vicious assault carried out by an employee on a  customer. 

Comment from Langleys Solicitors on Today's Supreme Court Ruling Against Morrison

02/03/2016 | Press Release

The Supreme Court today (2 March 2016) ruled that Yorkshire based supermarket group Morrisons is liable for the actions of an employee who physically attacked a customer.

"X" Marks the Spot

07/01/2016 | Email Newsletter

Local authorities are often faced with claims arising from accidents on the highway where claimants cannot identify the defect that caused them to fall. The East Riding of Yorkshire Council recently faced such a claim and we worked with them to defend the case at trial. The outcome should provide some comfort. 

Summary Judgment - Success Through Adversity

15/12/2015 | Email Newsletter

Thomas Spring reports on a case which Langleys successfully defended, recovering costs for our insurer client, despite having to overcome the hurdles of judgment in default and a refusal by the Claimant’s ATE insurers to provide indemnity.

New Chambers Rankings for Langleys

03/11/2015 | Press Release

Langleys Solicitors has been ranked in three new practice areas in the 2016 edition of Chambers UK, the directory of the legal profession. The firm has achieved a national ranking for its insurance work in Defendant Personal Injury.

Falling Trees

02/10/2015 | Article

In the Rail Professional magazine, Chris Price looks at who is liable for falling trees and managing risk in the areas that adjoin railway premises.

Strong Showing for Langleys in New Industry Rankings

21/09/2015 | Press Release

The new Legal 500 rankings reveal a strong showing for York and Lincoln based Langleys Solicitors LLP.

Promotions at Langleys York

24/08/2015 | Press Release

Langleys Solicitors in York has promoted seven members of staff.

Tractors, Rural Roads and Risks

09/07/2015 | Email Newsletter

Adam Millar considers issues arising from the recent High Court case of Warwick Buswell v (1) Robert Symes (2) Motor Insurers Bureau [2015] EWHC 1379 (QB).  This case highlights issues to consider when assessing liability in accidents involving agricultural vehicles. In particular, agricultural vehicles exiting fields to turn onto rural roads.

Mind Your Head!

16/04/2015 | Email Newsletter

Samantha Whitehead reports on a case we successfully defended on behalf of the defendant at trial.  The claim was brought by an employee of the defendant’s who alleged that he had sustained a head injury and suffered a psychological injury after hitting his head on a low doorway in the defendant’s property. The claimant argued that the height of the doorway was not suitable.

What's New with Part 36?

12/03/2015 | Email Newsletter

Part 36 of the CPR has been significantly amended by The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 8) Rules 2014 (SI 3299 of 2014) which come into force on 6 April 2015 and will apply to offers made on or after that date.

Proposed Court Fees Increase

24/02/2015 | Article

The Government has announced its intention to introduce “enhanced court fees” which will apply to all money claims over £10,000, including personal injury.

Cracking Down on Fundamental Dishonesty!

24/02/2015 | Article

The newly enacted Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 enshrines in law the requirement for judges to dismiss personal injury claims where there is exaggeration that can be described as ‘fundamentally dishonest’, even if there are genuine aspects to the claim.

Push the Button - Can Mistakes be Made in the Claims Portal?

20/02/2015 | Email Newsletter

Following the introduction of the claims portal in 2010, which was limited to RTA claims for £10,000 or less, the process has expanded up in value, and out in scope. As of July 2013, the portal now applies to employers’ liability and public liability claims up to £25,000. For defendants and compensator representatives alike, the portal is typically the first stage in any claims process.

Caroline Elson Speaking at Alarm Seminar in York

09/02/2015 | Invitation

The Alarm North East and Yorkshire region are pleased to announce their one day event taking place at the Hilton York.

Langleys Achieves Top Security Standard

05/02/2015 | General news

Langleys Solicitors has achieved a top information security management standard as a major survey shows almost half of all UK law firms suffered from a security incident last year.

Liability for Drunken Rail Passengers

27/01/2015 | Article

Intoxicated passengers are a high risk to rail operators and stations, particularly in large city stations and at weekends. Many incidents occur after bouts of evening drinking and NR have actioned a campaign urging travellers to take extra care. 

Alan Bate v Aviva Insurance UK Ltd (2014)

21/01/2015 | Article

In this case Aviva applied to commit a Claimant (Mr Bate) for contempt of court, for having created or colluded in the creation of false documents in support of his insurance claim. The Claimant was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years.