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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This CPDcast series aims to ensure that legal practitioners are familiar with fatal accident claims.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know what happens if a fatal accident occurs in the case of a married couple but there are no children involved;
  • Be aware of the key cases concerning earnings dependency;
  • Understand what guidance can be derived from the case law when it comes to calculating the correct multiplier;
  • Be aware of the term “wealth creator” and the relevant case law.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Sloan v Halsen (Lawtel 2010);
  • Zambarda v Shipbreaking (Queenborough) Ltd [2013] EWHC 2263;
  • Regan v Williamson [1976] 1 WLR 305;
  • Mehmet v Perry [1977] 2 All ER 529;
  • H v S [2003] QB 965;
  • Harris v Empress Motors [1984] 1 WLR 212 ;
  • Coward v Comex Houlder Diving Limited (1984);
  • Cookson v Knowles [1979] AC 556;
  • Graham v Dodds [1983] 1 WLR 808;
  • Knauer v Ministry of Justice [2014] EWHC 2553;
  • White v ESAB Group Ltd [2002] PIQR Q6;
  • A Train & Sons Ltd v Fletcher [2008] EWCA Civ 413;
  • Corbett v Barking Havering & Brentwood Health Authority [1991] 2QB 408;
  • The Fatal Accidents Act 1976;
  • Pidduck v Easter Scottish Omnibus [1990] 1 WLR 993 CA;
  • Arnup v. White [2008] EWCA Civ 447;
  • Wood v Bentall Simplex [1992] 1 PIQR 332;
  • Cape Distribution v Aine O’Loughlin [2001] EWCA Civ 178;
  • Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust v Williams [2008] EWCA Civ 81;
  • Cox v Ergo Versicherung AG [2014] UKSC 22;
  • Thompson v Arnold [2007] EWHC 1875;
  • F & H v Kaur (Lawtel AM0201113 – 2007 claim);
  • Murray v Shuter [1972] 1LLR 6.

In this CPDcast series, Emily Formby, a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, looks at fatal accident claims. Emily reviews the legislative framework of claims that are made as a result of a fatal accident, looking at a number of key legal concepts, the relevant case law and the different factors that need to be addressed when assessing quantum and damages.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD hour for barristers at the Bar of England and Wales.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD point (0.5 for the podcast and 0.5 for completion of the test) for solicitors and legal professionals.

Podcast Length: 33:01

Date Recorded: 8th July 2015

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