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“Arising out the use of a vehicle?” Common sense definition prevails

Judy Dawson, who specialises in insurance indemnity issues, reviews the authority of Carroll v QBE Insurance which was handed down on 30th January 2020 and provided a helpful review of the current statutory and case law on the definition of the Road Traffic Act wording “arising out of the use of the vehicle”

Section 57 – can a Defendant obtain an order for strike out before a trial

Following on from recent training provided to solicitor and insurer clients in relation to obtaining strike outs pursuant to section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 by the PSQB team, Judy Dawson discusses the recent case of Sudhirkumar Patel v Arriva Midlands Limited and Zurich Insurance Plc [2019] EWHC 1216.

The role of the Court Examiner

This is an article outlining the role of the Court Examiner in particular with reference to parties or witnesses too ill to attend trial. Judy Dawson was appointed Court Examiner in 2017 and sits as the same throughout the North of England.

Inquests Seminar Success

Assistant Coroner Lorraine Harris and senior civil and regulatory law barrister Judy Dawson, have this week, led an informative session entitled, “Addressing the Key Points of Inquests Into Hospital Deaths”.

Inquests Seminar

Thursday 10th May 2018

Lorraine Harris and Judy Dawson will be presenting.

Park Square Barristers Inquests Team; The right to refuse to answer questions

At the inquest touching upon the death of Poppi Worthington, the effect of Rule 22 of the Coroners (Inquests) Rules 2013 was thrust into the media spotlight as her father exercised his right to refuse to answer 252 questions during the course of his evidence. Judy Dawson from the Inquests Team considers the provisions and the impact it can have upon the evidence at an Inquest and its weight.

Duty to hold (or reopen a suspended Inquest) – by Judy Dawson

Judy Dawson of the Park Square Barristers Inquest Team discusses an important judicial review case exploring whether other investigations, reports, criminal processes or enquiries can fulfil such duty and requirements such that the Coroner can decide either not to hold or not to reopen a suspended Inquest.