Road traffic

Fighting the good fight

Gordon Dalyell’s 20-year commitment to injured people saw him become president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers this year. He explains what brought him to this point and why it matters

Supreme Court clarifies recourse in unknown driver cases

Claimant lawyers will not be able to bring proceedings against unnamed parties following a Supreme Court ruling last week.

VAT on insurance defence work set to increase law firms’ costs

Insurance law firms undertaking defence work for clients under a delegated-authority agreement could face higher VAT bills and potential disputes with clients, accountants have warned.

Government road safety review welcomed by lawyers

Two-phase review announced following Charlie Alliston case

The application of ex turpi causa

A number of recent cases show the blurred line between situations where the illegality defence applies and those where it does not, writes Roger Cooper

Private prosecutions and the shape of things to come

Criticism of charities’ right to prosecute alleged offenders is short-sighted and ignores the nature of justice, writes Melinka Berridge

Stop! Look both ways

Roger Cooper considers how liability can be determined in cases involving cyclists injured by a defect in the road or in a collision with a larger vehicle